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Clearing is available for the following locations:

  • Scotland (Widening Access Places only)
  • England, Northern Ireland and Wales
  • International
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The course

UCAS code
N2N8
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

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Overview

Our International Business Management with Operations degree is relevant and practical, developing employability and professional development skills throughout.

Our degrees reflect the current thinking and practices of successful leaders and organisations and will provide you with all you need to thrive in the positions, organisations and industries of the future.

We take an innovative approach to learning and teaching which puts cutting-edge business theory through a real-world filter. With regular industry speakers and case-study driven assignments we bring teaching in business management to life.

Go Global with international study opportunities

Our International Business Management degree will help you stand out in increasingly globalised recruitment markets and gives you the option to stay in Edinburgh or travel, study and gain experience in different business environments, countries and cultures.

This is catered for by the university’s Go Global project which allows you to study your International Business Management degree at any of our campuses in Dubai and Malaysia.


Course content

In Year 1 you will follow a common course in the principles and practices of modern international business management. In Year 2 you will be introduced to functional areas of Business Management such as marketing, human resources, business law and operations management. Then in Years 3 and 4, you will complete a number of optional and specialist courses which introduce advanced learning across the key principals of Operations and Business Management from a global perspective.

Detailed course guide

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Business Skills - Professional Development Track
  • The Economy
  • Introduction to Finance

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Intercultural Issues in Business Management

Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Management Theories in Practice - Professional Development Track
  • Managing the Service Experience
  • Option or elective

Optional courses available include Business Entities, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Perspectives.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Research Methods
  • Project Management
  • Option
  • Option or elective

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Analysis and Consultancy - Professional Development Track
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Option or elective

Optional courses are a choice from our Business Management portfolio, including: Employment Law, Employment Relations, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications.

Elective courses are a free choice from the university's course portfolio.

Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • Managing Business Performance
  • Option
  • Dissertation 1

Semester 2

  • Global Trends and Ethics - Professional Development Track
  • Option
  • Option
  • Dissertation 2
Unistats course data

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) International Business Management with Operations Management students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 77% are working
  • 8% are studying
  • 3% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 76% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £20000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Administrative occupations
  • Sales occupations
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Elementary occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC B in a graded unit

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points
  • HNC HNC Business. A in graded unit.
  • HND HND Business. BB in graded units.

Year 3

  • HND HND Business. AA in graded units.

Additional information

  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Business Management courses.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £14,640

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).

*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.