In today’s international market, businesses need employees who understand globalisation, sustainability and intercultural communication. It’s a recipe for success. Learn more about these complex issues and how you can manage them in a modern, global organisation.
In a progressively globalised world, organisations can only successfully operate and compete when they develop and enhance their strategies on issues such as globalisation, intercultural awareness, sustainability, and ethics.
You can choose to study our course over three or four years. The four-year course includes a placement year in Year 3, giving you the opportunity to work in an international organisation, greatly improving your hands-on experience of business management and your employability. There’s also an accelerated course that allows you to complete your degree in just two years.
Here at Anglia Ruskin, sustainability is really important to us. And it’s important to businesses, too. Building on employer feedback, successful student-led initiatives, and green audits in businesses – and in partnership with our Global Sustainability Institute – we’ve developed a course that has sustainability at its heart. We’re committed to making sure that our students not only know about sustainability, but know how to apply their knowledge and make a real difference to business practices and communities.
Our Global Business Environment module has been specially designed for this course and introduces sustainability as a contemporary issue for international business.
As you’d expect from an innovative international business degree, you’ll have the option to study a foreign language. You’ll learn to operate in a multi-cultural context, studying alongside and from students and academics from around the world. We also encourage our students to include a semester of study at one of our partner universities in Europe (including France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, and Switzerland), North America or Malaysia during Year 2. (Teaching is in English.)
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My time at ARU has improved my communication – making me the person I am today. Whatever I do, wherever I go, I have the dedicated, supportive, and brilliant staff within the Business School to thank.
Throughout our BSc (Hons) International Business Management course, you’ll benefit from lectures and seminars on career-relevant issues such as CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media.
Our dedicated placements and employability support team will give you access to information that’s relevant to International Business Management graduates. We’ll encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development and to make plans to strengthen your skills and experience in preparation for employment in a global organisation.
On successful completion of this degree, you might choose to move onto postgraduate studies, such as our MSc Management.
We regularly host employer visits and speakers. We also organise business events designed to enhance your knowledge of the job market and give you opportunities to meet and speak with employers.
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our virtual learning environment (VLE).
All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete the course.
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
Through our curriculum, you’ll learn to be critical and thoughtful; someone who can challenge current and emerging business practice and apply your knowledge to businesses all over the world. We aim to prepare you for a world of work that is diverse, ever-changing and increasingly international. While developing business-specific knowledge and skills is important, so too is the ability to think critically, to adapt to change, to react well to new and emerging conditions – and to always be learning, reflecting and developing.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
This course includes a optional study abroad semester. Flights and accommodation may cost up to £1,000.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2019, September 2018
Full-time undergraduate (2 years)
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