International Business Management BA (Hons)

Degree in Business Management

1. Overview

Our International Business Management degree has been designed to develop the managerial, business, intercultural and personal skills required in contemporary global business.

The course is grounded in general business subjects and incorporates theory and practice which builds your understanding of international management today. You will also learn and develop competency in a range of transferable skills and knowledge - in computing and communications and in analytical methodologies, presentation and teamwork practice.

These are the key skills which have been identified by employers as essential for a business professional and will equip and enable you to operate successfully within the highly competitive and challenging international business environment. You will gain an appreciation of the various social, cultural, economic and legal complexities which face managers working within the highly competitive international environment, and develop an understanding of the strategies of multi-national corporations.

2. What you will study

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: ABBB

GCE A Level: BBC

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: AB2B2B2

IB Diploma: 29

Alternative Qualifications: Equivalent overseas qualifications and some access programmes will be considered. Applications welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

Degree Link Programme: A relevant HND from one of our partner FE Colleges may be considered for year 3 entry. Students will follow the class-based taught route as an alternative to a placement in year 3.

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

English language requirements for those whose first language is not English.

4. Placements and accreditations

Each of the courses within the Management Programme offers the opportunity to undertake a one-year salaried placement. On this course, you must study abroad for either semester 1 of year 2 or semesters 1 and 2 of year 3. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience another country, earn credits towards your studies and meet new people from all over the world.

Through our placement opportunities, you can work with small, medium or large companies based locally, nationally or internationally and undertake real jobs, with real salaries and real responsibilities. Many of our placement students have had the opportunity to go on business trips, work with senior managers and directors, and take responsibility for their own projects. We have also had a small number of students run their own company instead of participating in a traditional placement. They are given business advice by academic staff from our Centre for Entrepreneurship and assigned to an industry mentor.

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:


6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,900 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students


  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students


  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,250 per academic year

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS. All applicants must apply online at Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

8. Prospects

This course will prepare you for a managerial career either abroad, or in a company that operates internationally. Your knowledge of the international business environment is relevant for the following sectors:

  • International Business Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Territory Manager
  • International Broker
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BA (Hons)
Start date
September 2014
Course length
4 years
Mode of Attendance
Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
Teaching locations
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