This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s interconnected and fast-paced business world.

The BSC (Hons) in International Business Management will cover key aspects of business management within an international context and provide students with an in-depth knowledge of general business disciplines. Throughout the course, students will gain a fundamental understanding of essential topics, including accounting and finance; management essentials; economics and trade; and innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will benefit from gaining a professionally-recognised qualification which offers strategic leadership skills and encourages entrepreneurial thinking.

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for Bachelor's of International Business degree, you may have the option to gain entry by completing the foundation year (see entry requirements for more information).

With foundation year (four years)

This course incorporates an optional foundation year to prepare you for undergraduate study, by developing your business knowledge and study skills. You will also develop skills in: research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, team building and entrepreneurship.

There are 2 study options available, you can choose to study:

  • Full-time (3 years)
  • Full-time with foundation year (4 years)

With a core focus on employability, this course will ensure students are up-to-date with all the latest developments in this constantly shifting field.

Based at GISMA's Berlin campus, there is ample opportunity for students to extend their networking links and experience the dynamic forward-thinking environment. Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, recognised for its high-quality education of which you can experience with GISMA^.

This programme will have the option to start online for the January 2021 intakes. Students will learn in a hybrid format, which is a live learning experience and allows for interaction with the tutor, as well as the ability to work in student groups. Students will then have the option to complete the programme in Germany once they are able to travel.

*Partial scholarships are available for this programme of up to 30%. The 30% discount will apply to the first year of teaching for the January 2021 intake only, and all subsequent years will then be reduced to 20%.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Established provider

The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education, with over 100 years of experience supporting students to build successful careers. This institution is a world leader in legal and business education, with a reputation for innovation and excellence in learning. 

Who is the International Business Management programme for?

This course is designed for students looking to pursue a career in international business, with an interest in developing a knowledge and understanding of key aspects of business management.

How will you learn?

The first two years of the course consist of four contact hours per module per week, and the final year consists of three contact hours per module per week. Total contact time is split between lectures and small workshops to promote group interaction and facilitate personal

In addition to face-to-face learning, students have access to a wealth of online resources such as learning videos and reading materials, as well as The University of Law Business School’s Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

International Business Management Modules overview

All modules carry 20 credits, apart from the Sector Internship / Sector Project which each carry 60 credits.

The programmes combine common and specialist modules, with all first-year modules being common across all programmes.

Foundation modules

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Management
  • Numeracy Skills for Business
  • Academic and Report Writing

Year 1 modules

  • Essentials of Management
  • Academic and Professional Studies
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • International Business Environment
  • Managing and Leading People

Year 2 modules

Four core modules:

  • Economics and Global Trade
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Corporate Responsibility in a Global Context
  • Leading Change

2 electives from the following list:

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Communication in a Digital World
  • Personal Finance

Year 3 modules

The third year will consist of International work experience - 2 modules:

  • Sector Specific Project (60) and/or
  • Work Internship (60) and/or
  • Dissertation (60)

Career direction

International Business Management course is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a managerial role in the fields of accountancy, marketing, finance and business. Thanks to the year of international work experience, you will be a valuable asset to companies upon graduation.

Alternatively, students will be able to pursue further studies after completing this undergraduate International Business course. Some postgraduate programme options include Masters of Business Administration (MBA), MSc in Strategic Business Management or Chartered Management Institute’s postgraduate qualifications.

Career development centre

Our goals:

  • Assist students in making connections between their academic experience and chosen career path
  • Offer career-related educational opportunities which help students establish career plans and increase their professional and personal development
  • Work with alumni to enhance interactions among former and current students for the purpose of career exploration
  • Strengthens and expands relationships with employers
  • Builds strategic partnerships with local company associations and organises networking events for companies and students at GISMA.

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Fees and funding

Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.

Tuition fee - €  12,000/ Year

Flexible payment plan

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.

You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.

*Terms and conditions apply. 

A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Should you be granted a scholarship, the tuition fee schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

Entry requirements

Full-time with foundation: 

  • 32 UCAS points from the equivalent of one A Level or 40 UCAS points from the equivalent of two A Levels
  • A Level equivalents to the UCAS point requirements are either one A Level at grade C or two A Levels with grades DE
  • Students should also possess GCSE English Language at A-C (9-4) and Grade D/4 or above in GCSE Maths or equivalent qualifications
  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or an English waiver letter)

Full-time without foundation: 

  • Grades BBC at A Level; and Grade C or grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent qualifications)
  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or an English waiver letter)

Language requirements may be waived if the student has conducted previous studies in English.

Contact us for more information on a non-standard application route.

Students applying to study at GISMA must apply through here.

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  • Full-time
  • Berlin
  • 3 Years (full-time) / 4 Years (full-time with foundation year)
  • Jan & Sept 2021
  • € 12000 per year.

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A Global Network

Connect with 64,000 professionals working across legal and business sector

A Diverse Cohort

Study with an international student cohort with over 40 nationalities 

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Earn up to €40,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany 

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Work in Germany

After successfully graduating, you will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit 

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