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BA (Hons)

International Business Management (Top Up)

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  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Course duration: One Year


This one year top-up degree will equip you with the knowledge of business theory and with the core management skills to successfully engage with a globalized and ever-changing business environment.

This course focuses on regional and global business environments and provides an international perspective in functions such as marketing, operations, management and leadership. It also gives you the opportunity to study a foreign language putting you ahead of majority of your graduate peers.

This course is only available for students from specific international partner institutions whose curriculum has been previously approved by Nottingham Business School.

If you successfully complete the course, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in International Business and Management. This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) providing our students with a dual-award status.

For details of the partner institutions please contact us.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

Accredited by:

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What you'll study

The course begins in September. Take a look at the academic calendar for term dates. The academic calendar will apply throughout your course, aside your placement year (if you have chosen to undertake one).

  • Core modules

    • Global Business in a Changing World
    • International strategic Management
    • Leadership and Employability
    • Research Project
  • Optional modules

    You will pick two out of the below options:

    • Business English or Other Language
    • Comparative International Management
    • Investment Portfolio Management
    • International Development Economics
    • Global Supply Chain Strategy
    • International Marketing and Communications

    You will also study a core module supporting your study skills. This module bears no credit points.

    • Business Information Communication and Learning

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Nottingham Business School has both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education.

How you’re taught

How will I learn?

We use a mixture of interactive teaching methods including traditional lectures and seminars, IT workshops, guest lectures, problem-based learning and group discussions and presentations.

How will I be assessed?

Each module on the course is assessed in a variety of ways, including written examinations, reports, essays, group work, presentations, and research projects.

Careers and employability

Many graduates of the BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top Up) enter employment at a junior managerial level in the UK or overseas. The positions they have obtained have been in functional areas such as finance, treasury, marketing, public relations, personnel, or logistics of corporations whose activities have an 'international' character.

Other opportunities exist with consultancy companies; media companies; industry bodies; governmental departments and international authorities, including those involved in trade facilitation, diplomatic and foreign affairs, economic research, international relations, and national promotional activities. Strong academic foundations and international know-how combine to make attractive graduates with excellent all-round prospects.


This course has a Dual Award status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This means you will have the opportunity to gain the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.

We offer a range of support to help you achieve a successful career:

Annual Placement and Recruitment fair

Open to all Business students, our annual Placement and Recruitment Fair brings local, national and international companies and students together.

Dedicated employability support

The University provides personalised and specialist career advice via our Employability Team. The School also has a dedicated career consultant, who will offer support unique to you and your studies throughout your time at NTU. Our tailored advice can help you plan the steps you need to take to maximise your potential.

Employability mentoring

Through this service the University can match you with an employer who will support you to develop graduate attributes, gain industry sector insight and develop your network.

Student membership of the Institute of Directors (IOD)

The IOD works with NTU to provide a programme that offers you unprecedented access to some of the most senior company heads in the UK as mentors, potential employers and even investors in start-up businesses.

This course does not currently offer placements.

Entry requirements

In order for you to be eligible for this programme, you must meet the following entry requirements.

  • Currently enrolled on one of the eligible pathway programmes at your home institution.
  • Completed the equivalent of 240 UK credit points (120 ECTS credits).
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no marks under 5.5.
  • Filled and returned our application form by 30 May.

How to apply

  1. You will need to register your interest to your home International Coordinator that you wish to study with us, who will then nominate you before our deadline of 30 April.
  2. After you have been nominated the International Coordinator at Nottingham Business School will contact you directly with an email containing information on studying at NTU and your application form.
  3. You will need to ensure you complete and return the application form to NBS before the deadline of 30 May, you will also need to include a scanned copy of your passport, transcripts and proof of English proficiency (if you wish to secure NTU accommodation please submit your completed application form by 1 February).
  4. After NBS have received your completed application file and it has been approved by the NBS course leader, we will send you confirmation of your place including your NTU Student ID number.

This course is only available for students from specified partner institutions to come to Nottingham Business School for a year and receive a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in International Business and Management.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

For details on course fees and any funding available please visit our fees and funding page for further information and any additional support.

Additional Costs

Your course fees cover the cost of studies, and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.

Library books

Most study modules will recommend one or more core text books, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential text books, journals and materials (many of which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you might think! There may also be a supply of second-hand books available for purchase from previous year students.

Field trips

All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to take part in optional field trips, which do incur additional costs.

Print and copy costs

The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.

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