International Business with a Year in Industry (BSc (Hons))

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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About International Business with a Year in Industry at University of Kent

The International Business programme is taught in Kent Business School (KBS) in a brand-new building, providing modern study facilities. KBS is a top 30 UK business school for academic teaching, student satisfaction and graduate employment prospects. We provide a friendly, student-focused environment, which helps you to make the most of your studies. You benefit from our global links and the international make-up of our staff and students. You are taught by lecturers with experience in a range of management disciplines, as well as by leading experts currently in business. As a student at Kent Business School, you also have the opportunity to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 5 Professional Award in Management and Leadership alongside your degree. Our degree programme In your first year, you are introduced to all aspects of business including accounting, financial reporting, business modelling and the global business environment. In your second and final years, you cover international business strategy, business ethics, operations management, innovation, strategy analysis and interactive decision modelling. You can also focus on areas you are particularly interested in, such as new product marketing, international entrepreneurship and enterprise. Year in industry Your spend a year working between your second and final year – we have a Placement Officer who can give advice and guidance. In previous years, students have spent their year in industry with: Denne Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ernst & Young Eurosport Fujitsu IBM Lloyds Banking Group Morgan Stanley National Grid The Walt Disney Company UBS AG Bank Vauxhall Motors. Year abroad If you would like to spend a year studying or working abroad, see International Business with a Year Abroad. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.  Alternatively, you can take our three-year International Business degree, without a year abroad or a year in industry. For details, see International Business. Exchange partners Kent Business School has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Our wide array of exchange partners give you the opportunity to gain international experience. Our partners are committed to enhancing their international outlook while providing excellent teaching. You will gain invaluable work experience, develop your understanding of a new culture and improve your language skills. Our exchange partners include these top ranked institutions amongst others: University of Technology, SydneyRenmin University of China, School of BusinessUniversity of Hong KongESSECNeoma Business SchoolFreie Universitat BerlinUniversity of FlorenceIE Madrid UniversityStockholm Business SchoolGeorgetown University. Extra activities Alongside your studies, you can discover how to turn your idea into a successful business at our ASPIRE centre, which provides practical advice and support, and runs our Business Start-up Journey initiative. You can also get involved with the student-run Kent Business and Kent Enterprise societies, which in previous years have organised regular events with guest speakers from industry and supported budding entrepreneurs with their ventures. Alongside your lectures and seminars, Kent Business School gives you many opportunities to interact directly with the business community. Special events and schemes have previously included: workshops and seminars business challenges enterprise initiatives, including the Business Start-Up Journey networking events. Professional network Kent Business School has long-established links with business schools in China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Finland. We also have excellent links with local, national and international businesses.

We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case-study analysis, group projects and presentations, and computer-based situations. You have approximately 12 hours of class time per week, and regular access to an academic adviser for advice on any matter concerning your studies or your performance on the course.

For language study, teaching takes place in small groups, with regularly assessed work throughout the year. The latest language learning technology is used extensively to support classroom-based learning.

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and end-of-module examinations, with the examinations normally counting for up to 70% of the marks for each module.

Knowledge and understanding

You gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • organisations, their environments and the management of people, operations, finance, marketing and organisational strategy
  • social science concepts and theories, and the ability to apply them to business and management contexts
  • contemporary and pervasive issues, deepening core knowledge
  • European and international developments relevant to management
  • the integration of business theory and practice through a work placement.

Intellectual Skills

You gain the ability to:

  • critically evaluate arguments and evidence
  • analyse and draw reasoned conclusions to structured and unstructured problems
  • apply core numeracy and IT skills to problems
  • apply these skills in practice through a work placement.

Subject-specific skills

You gain the ability to:

  • identify, formulate and solve business problems using qualitative and quantitative tools
  • create, evaluate and assess options in a range of business situations, applying concepts and knowledge
  • communicate effectively, orally and in writing, about business issues
  • apply core numeracy and IT skills to business problems
  • conduct research into business/management issues using a variety of sources and methodologies
  • apply these skills in practice through a work placement.

Transferable skills

You gain the ability to:

  • identify and use information from various sources to assess ideas
  • be an effective self manager of time, planning and delivering outputs effectively
  • communicate well, orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • work in groups and apply other interpersonal skills
  • make good use of numeracy and IT skills
  • apply these skills in practice through a work placement.

The programme aims to:

  • develop understanding and knowledge of a broad range of organisations, their management and the changing international environment in which they operate
  • provide an academic preparation for a career in international business and management
  • provide a broad, analytical and highly integrated study of business and management issues
  • provide a sound academic base from which students may continue to benefit from lifelong learning skills and personal development
  • develop key intellectual, subject-specific and transferable skills with applications to employability and international management
  • integrate theory and practice through a variety of means, including work-based learning, work experience or placement, exposure to business issues through employer-based case studies, visits and inputs from practising managers
  • provide students with opportunities to study chosen aspects of business and management in greater depth
  • develop skills in a second European language, suitable for use in a business context (where language option is taken).

Study options for this course

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Notes about fees for this course

Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR

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