This programme offers you the opportunity to pursue a thorough grounding in general business subjects while developing more detailed knowledge and skills within the specialism of international business.
The modern business environment is increasingly international in scope. Consequently, this programme not only gives you a thorough grounding in the core topics that are key for all businesses success, but combines this with the study of contemporary issues within the international business environment. You also have the option of studying a modern European language, coupled with the opportunity to spend a year in Europe or Asia studying at one of our partner universities.
The programme equips you with the key skills and knowledge essential for managing a business, both domestically and within an international context. It will strongly appeal to students who are considering a future career in international management.
For your year abroad, which takes place between your second and final year of study, you spend your time studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe or Asia. It may also be possible to spend your year abroad on an approved work placement.
In the National Student Survey 2013, Business Studies was ranked 9th for student satisfaction. And according to The Guardian University Guide 2014, 90% of Business and Management students at Kent were satisfied with the quality of their course.
TBCVisit Programme Website Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
All first-year students take the following modules:
Business Skills and Employability
Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis
Global Business Environment
Introduction to Business Modelling
Introduction to Management
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Statistics for Business
Microeconomics for Business
Stage 2 and 3
All students take the following compulsory modules in Stages 2 and 3:
Business in Emerging Markets
International Business I
International Business II
International Business: A Strategic Perspective
European Business or International Business Management Project
Business Ethics and Sustainable Management
Corporate and Business Strategy
Creativity, Innovation and Organisation
Interactive Decision Modelling
Strategy Analysis and Tools
Your remaining modules are selected from a wide range available including:
Diversity in Organisations
Macroeconomics for Business
New Product Marketing
A European language
You can optionally spend a year at a partner University in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China or Hong Kong, between years 2 and 3. This will equip you with an integrated knowledge of the economic, social and cultural environment acquired through language and business study.
The Year in Hong Kong (or China) is taught in English. The Year abroad in Europe entails studying in the language of the host country.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
Students wishing to study abroad for a year need a minimum average of 60% for Stage 1 and Stage 2, with good attendance and academic standing. Students must complete the Overseas Travel Health Questionnaire, and attend a pre-departure briefing by the Go Abroad team. See theoptions available by programme. Study abroad places are always subject to availability.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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