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BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies

First-hand knowledge of another culture has become increasingly valuable in business.

Add a crucial international dimension to your thinking - study abroad in the US or Canada for a full academic year and benefit from broadened horizons and enhanced employability, independence and cultural awareness.

Course statistics

19

exchange partners across 12 US states and 3 Canadian provinces

90%

of students on our international programmes achieved a 1st or 2:1 degree in 2019

90%

in work or further study within 6 months (Discover Uni, 2020)

15+

Optional language study - choose from 15 different languages

World University Rankings

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5th in the UK and 21st in the world for Accounting & Finance (QS World University Rankings 2019)

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7th in the UK and 35th in the world for Business & Management Studies (QS World University Rankings 2019)

BSc International Management with American Business Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years including an exchange year
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting.
Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades ABB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall. 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Students  without  GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths (or Maths Studies*) and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature). If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021

We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019. For this programme of study we will accept grade 5 in Standard Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation.

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

253 applications for 28 places (2019 entry)

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
UCAS course code
N2T7
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

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Top 5 reasons to study International Management at Manchester

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 the US or Canada. We have 19 exchange partners across 12 US states and 3 Canadian provinces. Most feature in the top 100 Financial Times global rankings. Browse the full list of our current partner institutions .

In Manchester, you will benefit from a specialist American course unit and study international topics across the range of disciplines. From your second year, you will benefit from a huge amount of choice. With a wide range of optional units to choose from, you really can shape your own course.

Open days

For details of forthcoming University undergraduate open days, visit  open days and visits .

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2020 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £24,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

You will receive a significant tuition fee discount for the exchange year. UK students with a household income of up to £35,000 are also eligible to receive a  cash bursary  worth up to £2,000.

Students who live in England should visit  www.gov.uk/travel-grants-students-england  for information about travel grants. You may be eligible for financial support to help cover the cost of up to three return flights as well as medical insurance and travel visas.

Additional expenses

Additional costs for the year abroad may include accommodation, textbooks, insurance, visas and travel. Please visit the appropriate country website for visa costs. You may be required to provide evidence of sufficient financial support during your stay.

The University's student travel insurance policy provides cover for students undertaking study abroad. Some institutions may also require you to purchase additional compulsory health insurance.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Manchester Bursary is available to UK students registered on an undergraduate degree course at Alliance MBS who have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance England. 

In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of Social Responsibility Scholarships to UK/EU and international students. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study. You must achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) 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 AAA at A-level (or equivalent). Additional eligibility criteria apply - please see our scholarship pages for full details.

Contact details

School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 3425/3401
Email
Website
https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/ug/imabs
School/Faculty overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .

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