The course

This industry-focused degree puts specialist business theory through a real-world filter to develop graduates who can add real value to any organisation.


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This degree specialism puts functional areas of business and management alongside advanced enterprise courses such as Business Venturing, Innovation Management and International Entrepreneurship. Our expert Strategy and Enterprise faculty call on their industry experience and research-led knowledge to bring these enterprise subjects to life.

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 economic policy. 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 Enterprise and Business Management from a global perspective.

Throughout your degree, you have the opportunity to take electives and options. Electives courses are a free choice from across the University portfolio and optional courses are a free choice from the Business Management portfolio.

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
  • Enterprise: Concepts and Issues
  • Option or elective

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

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Venturing
  • Option
  • Option or elective

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Analysis and Consultancy - Professional Development Track
  • Innovation Management
  • Option or elective

Optional courses available include Project Management, Employment Law, Employment Relations, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications.

Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Option
  • Management Dissertation 1 or Business Project 1

Semester 2

  • Approved Enterprise Option
  • Global Trends and Ethics - Professional Development Track
  • Marketing and Management in SMES or Social Enterprise
  • Management Dissertation 2 or Business Project 2

Enterprise options include Business Ethics; High Growth Companies; Marketing & Management in SMEs; Social Enterprise; Changing Trends in Employment, additional optional courses available include Logistics; International Business Law; Diversity Management; Management Science; Digital Marketing; and Company Law.


In highly skilled work

  • 75% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £23000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £24000

Potential career paths

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals

This specialism is part of MA (Hons) International Business Management

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