The BA (Hons) International Business Administration is a top-up degree which allows students to progress towards an honours degree qualification through one year of further full-time study. The degree is run over two semesters and has two entry points in each academic year.
The aim of this course is to provide high quality and professionally relevant degree qualification, developing in students a critical appreciation of the role managers undertake in the modern international business world together with the skills and knowledge for a multi-disciplinary approach to diverse business.
Learning & Teaching
The course structure and the proposed teaching strategies are designed to encourage a student centred approach to learning. Such strategies will include; case studies; projects; practical exercises supplemented by the use of appropriate support materials; videos; etc. Active engagement with the subject material enhances learning and many of the learning strategies used attempt to promote this.
Delivery of the curricular material will be through a blend of lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.
Employability & Careers
Successful graduates have found positions at supervisory and management level not only within the traditional business and commerce sectors but also small and medium enterprises, public sector and the voluntary sectors.
Others have chosen to continue their studies and have moved on to Masters Level programmes such as the MSc International Business Management, MSc Financial Management and the MBA at Cardiff School of Management.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Candidates should possess either a Higher National Diploma (or equivalent) in Business and Management, a Foundation degree or an equivalent (NARIC) qualification equalling 240 credits.
International Applicants: Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visitwww.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.
Selection Procedure: The major criteria for selection of candidates are that they must demonstrate they are capable of succeeding on a degree programme.
Students wishing to enter the course must apply on the basis of RPL or RPEL for admission with Credit. Such claims must conform to Cardiff Metropolitan University Regulations for advanced standing and applicants must submit a portfolio of evidence. This will be assessed initially by members of the course team and a report sent for confirmation to the School's Learning and Teaching Committee. The details contained in this portfolio will depend upon the nature of the credit being claimed.
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