We were ranked in the top ten modern universities in England for student satisfaction with our Business Studies courses in the National Student Survey 2016.*


Prepare yourself for a career in an international business environment with a degree in International Business Management. This course has been designed to help you meet the many challenges of the complex, dynamic and exciting world of business. We have developed this course in partnership with public and private local business organisations to give you a real-world understanding of the contemporary business landscape.

Why choose this course?

We mix academic learning with an emphasis on real-world experience, ensuring that our in-class teaching is informed by the latest research and cutting-edge global practices. You’ll learn essential business functions within an international context and the influences of culture on international management.

We’ll give you the information, tools, techniques and experience you need to devise creative solutions to the full range of business problems. The knowledge you will gain during this course is a real opportunity to start a rewarding career.

This course gives full academic exemptions to the Chartered Management Institute.
For over 50 years, our Business Studies degree has achieved a reputation for meeting educational and professional needs, both nationally and internationally. UWL was among the first to offer a Business Studies degree, and the School maintains strong links with major professional institutes, including the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Direct Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Personnel.
Everyone learns differently, so we employ a range of teaching methods to get the best out of all our students. Our methods include:
  • lectures, which introduce new concepts/models/theories and encourage participants to develop as independent learners
  • task-based learning to develop problem-solving skills and helps you relate theory to practice
  • group work, encouraging you to communicate, share ideas and experiences and learn from each other.
  • Discussion and reflection encourage inquiry, application and analysis, and help you take control of your own learning and experiment with the academic knowledge you have gained.
  • seminar support is available through group and individual tutorials by arranged appointment.
  • Blackboard (the University's online learning platform), supports the more traditional teaching methods.
Our teaching staff
The highly qualified and experienced University of West London Business School team brings together lecturers from a variety of backgrounds, providing expertise that spans both industry and business academia. Some members of the team are active in research and can support and supervise research work through to Doctoral level.
Our staff's main expertise is in functional areas of business such as HRM, business operations, accounting and finance, marketing, strategic management, business ethics and enterprise.
They all bring a wealth of employment experience and knowledge into the classroom, and we pride ourselves on the strong links we make for our students between theory and practice.

Career and study progression

When you graduate from this course, you will be in a position to apply for a variety of roles in business, in the UK or abroad.

A Business Studies degree can open the door to many exciting and rewarding careers. Some of the most fields our graduates tend to move into include:

  • personnel management
  • marketing
  • business research
  • finance
  • sales
  • sales promotion
  • retail management.

Your degree can take you anywhere, but popular careers for our graduates include:

  • Junior Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Administration
  • Market Researcher
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Data Analyst
  • Marketing Assistant.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied or to explore something new.

Postgraduate study enables you to specialise in the field you are passionate about. See our postgraduate courses page to view the full range of postgraduate degree courses offered by the Claude Littner Business School.

*Modern universities are defined as those higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL received the rankings listed above when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the guides/surveys cited.

Course content

Year one (Level 4)

  • Professional Skills for Business and Finance
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Researching Business Data
  • Business Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Information, Communications and Technology (ICT)
Year two (Level 5)
  • Business Economics
  • Enterprise and Business Development
  • Managing Business Operations
  • Research Methods
  • Business Ethics
  • Cross-Cultural Management
Year three (Level 6)
  • Strategic Management
  • International Trade, Finance and Investment
  • Research Methods*
  • Final Project (Dissertation)*
  • International Business
  • Managing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
*Sept intake students will do Research Methods in semester 1 and dissertation in semester 2. Jan intake students will do Research Methods in semester 2

Entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.

These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 120 undergraduate credit at level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 240 undergraduate credits (at level 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

International entry criteria
International students need to meet our English language requirement at IELTS 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated January 17, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 9, 2019
12,500 GBP
International students. EU/UK students: £9,250. 2019 fees may change subject to government policy and regulations.
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