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We are living in a global economy, surrounded by products sourced from all over the world. Learn how to develop strategies to make businesses internationally successful.

Increasingly many of the services you use, whether it is booking a flight or watching a film, are provided by businesses located in countries other than your own. Thanks to the digital revolution, businesses both large and small can trade across the world. However, differences between nations remain and understanding their similarities and differentiation are essential.

As with all our business courses, employability and digital skills are embedded to give you hands-on practical experience. You'll also be able to learn a language as part of your studies.

Why Study International Business Management?

You'll be able to immerse yourself in international business management through stimulating lectures and seminars, and will be exposed to the many aspects of business including supply chain management, business information and systems, people management, accounting, sustainability and more.

As well as looking at different organisations, you'll explore the external environments in which they operate and are managed, and you'll be encouraged to apply critical thinking to help solve business challenges.

Entry requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

More information about entry requirements.

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All about the course

You'll study all the fundamental areas of business – finance, HR, marketing and operations - and you'll also learn about the macro and micro international environments in which they operate, as well as other areas such as cultural, social and ethical issues. As with all of our business courses, there is a strong practical element, and from the first day you'll be building your knowledge and understanding of organisations and how they are managed. 

You'll explore areas including: 

  • international business strategy
  • operational business analysis 
  • cultural research and analysis. 

You'll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement, in addition to your three year academic studies. The Problem Oriented Project in Year 3 also provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain real life experience in the workplace. 

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

You'll be taught through lectures and seminars where, in smaller groups, you'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures. In addition, you'll have meetings with your academic personal tutor.

Each 20 credit module will involve 200 hours of work with 50 of these being contact time (lectures and seminars) and the rest self-directed study which includes preparation for and the production of assessments.

You'll be expected to read up on the relevant topics and positively contribute to class discussions and debates.

All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.


When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions, you'll be expected to continue learning through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, preparing coursework assignments/examination, and preparing for workshops and seminars.

Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities that you will be expected to complete before class,

On average, you should expect to carry out approximately 35 hours of self-study per week during semester time.

The majority of staff have worked as practitioners. As well as teaching, the team is also actively involved in research, knowledge exchange and cross-cultural teaching at institutions in other parts of Europe. 

The course helps to prepare you for professional life in worldwide business.

Julian GloverProgramme Director BSc International Business Management

How you’ll be assessed

The goals of our assessment strategies are to promote learning, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, and to ascertain the high standards of the programme. Our assessments consist of case studies, essays, individual and group projects, presentations, exams, and in class assignments. 

Your future career

Combining academic study and practical assessments, this degree will equip you to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Our graduates have moved on to very exciting and challenging jobs in the private as well as public sector, in the UK and abroad, in roles as diverse as project management, logistics, banking, production management and teaching. Their employers include Google, Apple, KPMG, HSBC and the NHS. This degree also provides an ideal basis for continued study at Masters level in a range of business-related disciplines


The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK** Overseas***
Full-time - Foundation Year 0 £9,250 £14,500
Full-time - years 1-3 * £9,250 £14,500
Part-time £4,625 N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

* The tuition fees of £9,250 / £14,500 / £4,625 relate to 2022/23 only. Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

**Home (UK) Fees

The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here:

Professional accreditation

The Business School has accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Several of our year two modules are accredited and on successful completion you will be eligible for CMI Level 5 qualifications in Leadership and Management.

Industry links

A Business School Advisory Board has been established which includes representatives from across the private and public sector. This encourages employer engagement as The Board engages in discussion about technical content of the curriculum and the development of wider employability skills, the provision of work placement opportunities, guest speakers, live case studies, and workplace visits.

We closely collaborate with external organisations, such as CIPD, Fujifilm, Discovery Park, Dreamland and Shepherd Neame.

Regulated by the Office for Students

The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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