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International Business Management, BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About International Business Management, BSc (Hons) - at Newcastle University

Course Overview

This degree is designed for students who want a management career in international, multinational or global organisations.

At a Glance


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BSc Honours

Course Duration
3 or 4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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Study abroad
Work placement

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You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to operate and manage businesses across borders.

Developing proficiency in a modern language is integral to the degree. We offer a range of languages at beginners' or advanced level, including Chinese, French, German, Spanish and business English.

There are several pathways through the degree, depending on your language level and needs.

You may choose to spend a year on work placement or studying abroad. These opportunities enhance your CV, improve your language skills, and give you an international perspective on business management.

We also offer International Business Management BSc Honours at our London campus.

Highlights of this degree

Pathways through the degree

Pathways through the degree

There are three pathways through the degree.

Studying a modern language at post-A level or equivalent

You can study French, German or Spanish at post-A level or equivalent.

This four-year degree includes a year abroad at an international partner University, developing your language skills and experiencing another culture.

Studying a modern language from beginner's level

You can study Chinese, French, German or Spanish from beginners' level.

This is a three-year degree, but may be extended to four years by taking either a study abroad year or a work placement (subject to visa restrictions)

Studying Advanced Business English

This route is available to non-native English speakers, who have IELTS 6.5 on entry.

This is a three-year degree, but may be extended to four years by taking either a study abroad year or a work placement (subject to visa restrictions)

Those taking a four-year path will be registered as N120 and those taking a three-year path as N121.

Your language choices

Your language choices

You can choose to study as a beginner or from post-A level or equivalent. Your choices are: 

  • Chinese: available from beginner level only
  • French: available from beginner level or post A-Level (or equivalent)
  • German: available from beginner level or post A-Level (or equivalent)
  • Spanish: available from beginner level or post A-Level (or equivalent)
  • Advanced business English: available to non-native speakers with IELTS 6.5 on entry

The University has fantastic facilities for language learning, including hi-tech language labs and the Language Resource Centre, with self-study resources in more than 50 languages.

Intercalating year (N120)

Intercalating year (N120)

Study abroad year

A study abroad year is compulsory for students taking languages post A-Level, to support your language learning.

For students studying languages at beginners' level, this year is optional.

We currently have partners in various locations in France, Spain, Germany and China.

Work placement year

Those opting to take a work placement will gain invaluable business experience.

You'll receive support from the Business School's Placement Officer and the University's Careers Service to find a placement that matches your skills and interests.

Newcastle University Business School has strong links with companies such as IBM, BMW, Nissan, Microsoft, L'Oreal, Goldman Sachs and P&G.

Industry links

Industry links

Newcastle University Business School has excellent links with industry and professional bodies, providing you with exposure to future employers.

Our links include:

  • a wide range of national and international contacts who provide work placement opportunities for our students (see below)
  • major firms and professional bodies, which sponsor awards for our outstanding students each year to commend their dedication
  • regular guest speakers from industry

Facilities and support


This degree is run by Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within Newcastle's emerging business district. Our Business School's facilities include:

  • 120 PCs across three hi-tech computer clusters
  • Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building
  • social spaces for learning and relaxation
  • bookable meeting rooms

Take a virtual tour of our building.

Careers support

You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:

  • specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service
  • career management sessions with our dedicated Business School Careers Adviser
  • an Annual Career Development Week, to help you improve your employability skills and meet potential employers
  • work experience opportunities while studying with us
  • Business School summer internship scheme

We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.


You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.

There's also a Board of Students so you can share your views about the degree.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

You'll benefit from a combination of teaching methods, including lectures and seminars

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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