The course

UCAS code
N201
Duration
4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

In Year 1 students on all International Business Management degrees follow a common course which provides a strong grounding in the principles of modern business management. Year 2 introduces the more functional areas of business and management, including Marketing, HRM, and Operations Management. Year 3 is spent studying abroad. In Year 4 students choose from a range of specialist courses in the key functional areas of Business Management, including Marketing, HRM, and Business Law, which allows them to tailor their degree to meet their career needs and aspirations.

Detailed course information

Course content

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 and Management


Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Management Theories and Practice - Professional Development Track
  • Option
  • Option or elective

Optional courses available include Business Entities, Marketing Perspectives, Enterprise Concepts & Issues.

Year 3

Students spend third year studying at one of our exchange partners in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Italy, or France.

All partners offer management courses in English and students follow a course similar to that of Level 3 of the MA (Hons) Business Management.

Placements are allocated on a competitive basis.

Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • Option
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Global Trends and Ethics - Professional Development Track
  • Option
  • Option

Across Both Semesters

  • Dissertation

Optional courses available in the fourth year include Business Ethics; The Contemporary Workforce; Logistics; International Business Law; Diversity Management; Management Science; Digital Marketing; and Company Law.

Employability

Work and study

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

  • 80% are working
  • 0% are studying
  • 0% 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:

  • 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

Standard entry requirements
  • Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • BTEC DDM (Business preferred)
  • HNC B in graded unit (Business preferred)
  • HND B in graded unit (Business preferred)

Minimum entry requirements*

  • Highers BBBC
  • A-Levels BCC

* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:

  • live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
  • are care experienced.

We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our Minimum and standard entry requirements

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB including one of Accounting, Business, Economics or Maths, plus AAAB at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB including one of Accountancy, Business, Economics or Maths
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points (with Higher Level Business at 5)
  • HNC A in graded unit (Business)
  • HND BB in graded units (Business)
  • BTEC DDD (Business-related subjects preferred)

Year 3

  • HND AA in graded units (Business)

Additional information

English language requirements

  • If English is not your first language, you have to demonstrate that your English language ability is strong enough to succeed on your course. Please refer to our English language requirements.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £15,080

* 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).

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020

In addition to government 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:

Merit Awards for international students starting undergraduate degree courses in 2019

If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded applicant and have achieved, or are on course to achieve, the minimum entry requirements for the programme you wish to study you may be eligible for:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.