BSc International Management / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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First-hand knowledge of another culture can be crucial in business. The distinctive feature of this four-year course is that you spend a full academic year abroad on exchange at a top global business school or university.
You will spend your third year studying in Europe, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand. We have 44 diverse exchange partners across 16 countries and all classes are taught in English.
- Spend your third year on an academic exchange at a top business school or university in Europe, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand
- Choose from 44 diverse exchange partners across 16 countries and 4 continents. Many feature in the top 100 Financial Times or Shanghai JiaoTong global rankings. All classes are taught in English
- Enhance your academic and career prospects - 90% of our exchange students achieved 1st or 2:1 degrees in 2019
- Our dedicated international team prepares you for your exchange and supports you whilst on exchange
- Study core and specialist areas of international business and management according to your personal or academic interests or career ambitions.
Teaching and learning
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
Course content for year 1
Course units for year 1
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Financial Decision Making M||BMAN10522M||10||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Financial Reporting||BMAN10621M||10||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Management Accounting M||BMAN10632M||10||Mandatory|
|Academic and Career Development||BMAN10780||10||Mandatory|
|Case Studies in Professional Management||BMAN10862||10||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Work Psychology||BMAN10872||10||Mandatory|
|Quantitative Methods for Business and Management||BMAN10960||20||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Management and Organisation Studies||BMAN10970||20||Mandatory|
Course content for year 2
You will take International Business (20 credits) and /or American Society and Economy (20 credits) depending on your country of exchange and choose 100 credits from the management portfolio of second-year course units, as detailed below. International Management students can also choose up to 10 credits from a range of University College level 2 course units, including the Manchester Leadership Programme , and up to 20 credits of language courses at varying levels - please visit the Language Centre website for more details.
Allocation of your exchange destination will also take place. Our dedicated international team prepare you for your exchange and supports you while on exchange. You will be asked to indicate your preferred institutions by ranking destinations in order of preference. We aim to place you as high as possible up your personal ranking and will take your first year grades into account when allocating places for each of our partner institutions.
Our partners currently include the universities of Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Auckland, Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore, alongside world-leading business schools such as Cornell University, ESADE, Copenhagen, McGill University, EM Strasbourg and Rotterdam School of Management. All partners have been selected on the basis of their global ranking, the quality of their courses, high standard of teaching, social and sporting facilities, the safety and attractiveness of the campus and the level of support for our exchange students.
Course content for year 3
Course content for year 4
Scholarships and bursaries
In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of Social Responsibility Scholarships to UK and international/EU students. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study. You must achieve A*AA at A-level (or equivalent qualification) and be able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. The School will also award a number of International Stellar Scholarships to international students achieving A*AA at A-level (or equivalent qualification). Additional eligibility criteria apply - please see our scholarship pages for full details.
What our students say
Final year International Management students Jade, Wokedje, Shreeya and Alicia spent their third year on exchange at our world-class partner institutions in Hong Kong, Barcelona and Florida.
Hear them talk about their practical tips, the academic and personal skills they gained from the experience and why it was the best year of their lives over on our YouTube channel .
John Rylands University Library is renowned as one of the most extensive libraries in the world. This is complemented by our specialist business and management Eddie Davies Library which provides a dedicated service to Alliance MBS undergraduates. There is increasing provision of information via various web-based services and much of your reading material will be available through e-journals. These and other standard computing services, such as access to the internet and word processing, are available through computer clusters across campus in departmental buildings, libraries and halls of residence. Many buildings in and around the campus are also equipped with free wifi access.
Personal development plans
PDPs are aimed at helping you develop awareness of generic transferable and subject-specific skills, improve independent learning and provide a record of your academic learning and achievement.
All new Alliance MBS students are allocated an academic advisor who you will meet in regular sessions as part of a first-year course unit. Where possible, you will keep the same academic advisor throughout your time here. Your advisor will support you throughout your studies on matters of an academic nature, from providing feedback on a practice essay in preparation for your `formal' assessment at the end of each semester to discussing your PDP or writing you a reference. We also have a dedicated undergraduate assessment and student support centre within the School, who will be your first point of contact for any ill health or other personal problems which are affecting your work.
We operate a peer mentoring scheme which aims to provide you with a second or final year 'mentor' to provide practical assistance with orientation and induction as well as advice and information on any aspect of student life.