Course Details

Add managerial knowledge and capabilities to your skillset to equip you for leadership roles in whatever career you decide to forge.

You will learn the broad principles of business management that will make you employable in the public, private and charitable sectors. With a particular focus on international business, you will develop a global outlook and gain an understanding of how larger organizations with an international presence compete successfully across a range of cultures and economic environments.

Modules have been carefully designed in partnership with industry experts to ensure the content and philosophy behind each subject blends contemporary theory and practice and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work for organizations who operate in a multinational context.

This course is ideal for ambitious graduates of any subject who want to develop their managerial prospects, and, in particular, want to work for international organizations.

Course Benefits

Your tutors' expertise spans theory and practice, with academic staff who are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy and industry professionals qualified to chartered status in their respective fields.

Your teaching will involve a mixture of lectures, small seminars, and tutorials, and will include a guest lecture programme designed to inspire you and provide you with networking opportunities with potential employers.

We are committed to offering hands-on learning and have a purpose-built business simulation suite where your growing analytical and decision-making skills will be put to the test. Mimicking facilities used to train the emergency services to coordinate responses to real-time crises, you will be presented with a range of business-critical challenges and situations. You will work in small teams to devise response strategies, using the real-time business information to formulate your approach. A trained facilitator will help you evaluate and improve your analytical and decision-making abilities.

You can choose between a dissertation or a live consultancy project with one of the Faculty's partner organizations and you will negotiate the detail and scope. On completion, you will present your research to your client and academic supervisor.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honors degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.


IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.


Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example, completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.


If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email


Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council.

Job Prospects

Your broad understanding of strategic business principles and managerial skills within an international context will complement your undergraduate degree specialism. This will make you readily employable in a range of managerial positions within global organizations, including operations and business development.

  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Operations Manager

Careers Advice

Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Teaching and Learning

Core modules

  • Contemporary Marketing
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management, People & Organisations
  • International Environments of Business
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Economics of International Trade

Option modules

  • Live Commercial Project
  • Dissertation

Fees and Funding

UK and EU students

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £6500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

International students

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £12500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.



Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

The Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the center of a dynamic business community.

Simulation suite

You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

Program taught in:
  • English

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6,500 GBP
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