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BSc (Hons) Business with International Management

BSc (Hons) Business with International Management includes modules that develop your understanding of the issues faced by international businesses, their growth strategies and resourcing, their cultural contexts and strategic frameworks, and their value propositions and how they innovate.


Course Details

  • Duration: One academic year
  • Awarding body: Northumbria University, UK
  • Intakes: May/August/November
  • Lectures: Saturdays & Sundays
  • Academic Year: 2021

Entry Requirements

  • BMS – GDM / HND
  • IBSL – DBF / DABF
  • CIMA – Managerial Level
  • CIM – Professional Diploma
  • ACCA – Knowledge and Skills
  • CIPM – PQHRM
  • NIBM – Higher Diploma
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This module aims to provide you with insights into contemporary issues and an ability to evaluate and critique business responses to them. Businesses work in a dynamic environment ever more so when working across the globe. The challenges imposed by and the nature of issues that they face are quite heterogeneous. This module provides a perspective on these and builds your ability to evaluate and suggest responses to address them.

  • International business and the interface with the digital environment.
  • Entrepreneurship and international business.
  • Contextual policy and environmental aspects and responsible business practice.
  • Competitive international business strategy in emerging markets.
  • Multiple stakeholder perspectives and varying units of analysis in examining contemporary issues.
  • Legislation and enforcement in the international business context.

This module aims to provide you with insights into some key considerations that international businesses need to be aware of. Creating and appropriating value from international business strategy, and aligning with innovation for competitive advantage, are topical aspects that you will engage with in this module.

  • Analysing and ascribing characteristic to organisations in international businesses and note how they change and emerge over time (Cultural profile, Presence and strategic structure profile: International, Multinational, Global and Transnational)
  • Key competitive advantage in international business
  • Multidimensional capabilities
  • First mover advantage in international business: from a strategy of position to that of movement
  • Managing networks in international business
  • Innovation and the international business context
  • Ethics and International business ‘Glocal and Global’ – a holistic perspective

This module transfers highly-sought-after graduate level consultancy skills that can be brought to bear in analysis of commercial companies. Here you learn to synthesize the major Resource-based View concepts of Capability, Competence and Resource with Value Chain analysis, and how to deploy these tools to create a strategy for a sustainable and commercially successful future for an organisation. The development of recommendations meeting the generic tests of Acceptability, Suitability, and Feasibility will also require the consideration of Leadership, Stakeholders, Sustainability and Business Ethics.

The module provides a comprehensive guide to Organisation Theory, and offers practical guidance to application of theoretical perspectives to organising practices. It offers an introduction to main theoretical perspectives dominant in Organisation Theory, i.e. modern, symbolic and contemporary perspectives. It highlights the implications of contrasting theoretical perspectives in practice, and further explores the latest development in organising practices. Through challenging conventional understanding of organisation and management, the module enables you to critically approach Organisation as a field of theory and practice, and to construct your own knowledge and understanding of ‘management’. It helps you to situate yourself within this field as critical thinkers, and as capable and reflective practitioners. As such the module contributes to your enhanced employability, and informed employment decision-making.

The dissertation module aims to equip you with the necessary intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into an applied business (or the named degree) problem or issue. In addition, the dissertation aims to equip you with key transferable, employability skills, including: time management, project management, communication (written and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving, and analysis.