You’ll look at the increasing significance of the global/local market place, including traditional export/import operations, international expansion and e-commerce. You’ll understand international customers and their requirements, focusing on customer relationship management, customer service and cross-cultural management issues associated with diverse international business teams. And you’ll learn about International Business strategy development, including acquisitions, international partnerships, global supply chains and joint ventures.
- Advanced knowledge of organisations, their management and the fast-changing international environment
- Your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of international business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice
- A wide array of professional skills that will enhance your employability, such as communication/presentation, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, analysis and decision-making
Lifelong learning skills that will enable you to work with self-direction and originality to contribute to business and society at large
- Flexible study options - Weekdays or Evenings
- Industry experienced lecturers with excellent education and professional qualification
- Simplified learning
- Personal attention to all learners
- Small classes
- Free career development mentoring programme
- Connect with our very successful alumni
- Leadership and Professional Development – three days of scheduled teaching
- International Business – 10 x 2.5 hours
- Operations and Global Supply Chain Management – 10 x 2.5 hours
- Corporate and International Strategy – 10 x 2.5 hours
- Business Research – 10 x 2.5 hours
- Research Project/Dissertation – Contact hours as agreed with supervisor
- Innovation, Change & Enterprise; Human Resources Management; Project Management or Services Marketing
Assessments at GBS
This GBS course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. Formative assessment will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment, which will determine your final marks.
Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your course team. Formative assessments are purely for developmental purposes and do not count towards your final module mark. They are designed to help you to gain more knowledge and confidence in the module material and approaches to formal assessment. Students who do not engage with informal assessments often struggle with Foundation Year progression, as well as with the academic levels above.
The formal summative assessment usually occurs towards the end of each module. Assessment methods may include written examinations and a range of coursework, including reports, portfolios, essays and presentations. The marks awarded for summative assessments count towards your final module mark. Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated in consultation with students, for example in response to student or External Examiner feedback. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from another higher education provider, and they are appointed by the University of Suffolk to provide external assurance regarding the academic standards of your course.
EducationAn honours degree (minimum 2.2) in any discipline.
English ProficiencyIf English is not your first language IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.
Funding your study
You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.
A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.
If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. For more information please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.
Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.
New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.
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