Leeds University Business School International Business programmes Hanna Gajewska de Mattos / Malcolm Chapman Centre for International Business at the.
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Leeds University Business School International Business programmes Hanna Gajewska de Mattos / Malcolm Chapman Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL)
Overview Why study International Business? Courses and entry requirements Teaching Study abroad / placement year Joint honours
What is International Business (IB)? International Business involves commercial transactions that are devised and carried out across national borders to satisfy the objectives of individuals and organisations (Daniels et al. 2009)
Why study International Business? Many organizations have international operations or are affected by the global economy, even smaller firms (thanks to the Internet, for example) It is highly likely that your future career will involve dealing with foreign companies (e.g. as suppliers or customers) as well as managers and people from other countries to your own Increasingly, international experience and knowledge (not to mention language skills) are key to competing in the job market
Why study International Business? Studying international business will help you to understand the latest management techniques, business processes and innovations, many of which are being developed outside of your own country International business raises many more complicating issues than simple domestic business, so the learning opportunities are that much greater It’s interesting and fun...!
Why study International Business at Leeds University Business School? CIBUL: the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds International standing Regularly identified as one of the world’s leading centres of IB research e.g. International Business Review (August 2006) Students benefit from teaching by experts – our research informs our teaching
Our Undergraduate Programmes in International Business
Our current portfolio BSc International Business BSc International Business and Economics BSc International Business and Finance Each is a three year programme, with the option of extending this to four years with Year 3 spent studying abroad or on an industrial placement.
Entry requirements BSc International Business: Grades AAB at A-level (without specific subject requirements, but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking), plus at least a grade B in both English and Mathematics at GCSE level (or equivalent for international students).
Degree structure In each year, you will study 120 credits of modules, comprising: Compulsory Modules Optional Modules (from a prescribed list) Electives Certain modules are common to different degree programmes, enabling transfers between programmes
Year 1 BSc International Business TitleCreditsPass for Progression Principles of International Business20Yes Current Topics in International Business10Yes Personal Tutorials for IB10Yes IT and Communication Skills (I)10Yes Organisational Behaviour20Yes Economics for Management20Yes Students will also study 30 credits of elective modules. A recommended elective is PIED1511 International Politics Students are required to pass 100 credits including the 90 credits of compulsory modules in order to progress to Year 2. Compulsory modules (90 credits)
Year 2 BSc International Business TitleCreditsPass for Progression Managing International Business20Yes International Economic Environment10Yes Research Methods for International Business10Yes Marketing or20No Organizations and the Human Resource20No From Study To Work10No Industrial Economics10No Business Economics10No International Law20No Compulsory modules (60 credits) Optional modules (choose 40 credits) Students will also study 20 credits of elective or optional modules. Students are required to pass 60 credits of compulsory modules and 40 credits of optional modules to progress to Year 3.
Year 3/4 BSc International Business TitleCreditsPass for Progression International Strategic Management20No Managing Across Cultures20No Transnational Corporations in the World Economy 10No International Business Dissertation30No Compulsory modules (80 credits) Students will also study 40 credits of optional modules (see next slide). Students are required to pass 100 Level 3/4 credits to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree.
Year 3/4 BSc International Business TitleCredits Business Ethics20 Modern Advances in International Business Research10 Transition Economies in the New IB Environment10 Internationalization of Emerging Country Firms10 European Business10 International Banking and Finance (I)10 International Marketing10 Marketing Strategy20 International Business Finance10 Management Decision-Making20 Information Management in Organizations10 HRM and Industrial Relations20 HRM Management in the Asia Pacific Region20 Physical Distribution and Logistics10 Optional modules (students choose 40 credits)
Teaching check detail Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, independent group work Guest lecturers from outside the School add breadth Assessment : exams and course work (roughly equal split) Presentations also assessed
Other programmes BSc International Business and Economics BSc International Business and Finance Grades AAB at A-level (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking), plus at least a grade B in English and grade A in Mathematics at GCSE level (or equivalent for international students) if Mathematics is not offered at AS or A level.
Study abroad / placement year It is possible to transfer to a 4 year programme and take either a Year in Industry or a Study Year Abroad These opportunities are facilitated via specific modules and dedicated professional support staff There are study abroad / industry year abroad talks in Business School room G.31 at 12.00 and 1.30 pm
Benefits of additional year When in industry, earn salaries from £10-28k (average £15k) Develop valuable skills and experience Get a clearer idea about your future career direction Gain confidence in job seeking Enhance your employability Improve final year grades and possibly gain a better degree classification You may be offered job on graduation!
Questions Naomi French, Undergraduate Admissions Manager, will be in the Business School’s Undergraduate Common Room to answer queries