BSc (Hons) International Business Management

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Introduction to our International Business Management degree

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Studying International Business Management at ARU

Master the complexities of international business management, and get the knowledge and skills you need to step into a management role.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

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You know that today’s business world is connected, fast-paced and innovative; that industry needs creative thinkers and new ideas. And you want to graduate with knowledge that’s fresh and relevant. Our International Business Management degree will ensure you do just that.

By choosing ARU you’ll be able to study in Cambridge – a truly international city – spend a semester abroad, and take a placement year in a company of your choice. It’s your chance to design your future.

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Facilities and accreditation

Brilliant facilities and teaching

At ARU you’ll be part of our School of Management:

  • study in one of the largest business schools in the East of England
  • benefit from award-winning facilities
  • learn from qualified, expert staff
  • choose to study abroad for a semester (3- and 4-year courses only).

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Career support from day one

Study at a university that’s known for its entrepreneurial spirit and:

  • attend business events, seminars and talks
  • make connections with local employers
  • take an optional placement year in industry
  • benefit from ongoing careers and employability support
  • get business support and mentoring through our start-up hub.

Careers

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International business management is the management of business operations within an organisation that serves markets and operates globally. An international business management degree can prepare you for careers in a range of industries around the world.

At ARU, we’ll help you on your way. In lectures and through team-based learning, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to kick-start your business career.

You can choose to study International Business Management as a 2 year accelerated degree or a four-year degree, with a placement year. During your placement year you’ll really get to immerse yourself in the day-to-day operations of a business. Many students who’ve chosen this route have been offered graduate roles by their placement companies.

What can you do with international business management?

We also work closely with employers in Cambridge to offer valuable work placements and business-related experience. It’s a great chance to build your networks and set yourself apart from the competition.

A degree on an international business course can prepare you for a career overseeing a company's global operations, in which you could be responsible for a company's global business, international sales, or overseas manufacturing.

You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters. There are plenty of options, including our MBA, MSc Marketing or MSc International Business and you can take advantage of our special Alumni Scholarship. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore an ARU Certificate for Professional Development, placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

FRANCESCO

“ARUCPD enabled me to challenge myself and my abilities. Throughout the module I increased my leadership skills and the experience with my mentor was a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and advice. I found the whole experience inspiring!”

FRANCESCO

Studies in the Faculty of Business and Law

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Our friendly, bustling campus is a stone’s throw from the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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