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N121 - International Business Management

International Business Management

BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: N121
  • Full time
  • 3 years
  • Next start date: September 2022

This International Business Management degree will prepare you for the ever-changing world of international business, with a global outlook and a 'no borders' approach to leadership.

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £20400

Entry requirements

  • A Level: AAB
  • IB: 35 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21

Course overview

This three-year degree will equip you with the business and language skills you'll need to operate in a globally connected, locally rooted, and culturally complex business environment. 

Studying in the very heart of a region of innovators, you'll be able to choose from several different pathways depending on your language level. You'll develop core business skills, including human resource management, finance, and strategy, alongside French, German or Spanish.

You'll graduate as a proficient linguist, equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience needed for a management career in international, multi-national, or global organisations. 

This is a three-year degree. If you would like to take a year abroad for study or placement please apply for International Business Management with Placement (N120).

Your course during COVID-19
Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to guidelines that may be in place from time to time.

View our COVID-19 Study page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2021-22.

See our terms and conditions and student complaints information

Quality and ranking

We have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, recognised in many external surveys and assessments, but also by our own students.

Our commitment to teaching quality and an excellent student experience is reflected through our results in national and international student satisfaction surveys.

Modules and learning


The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

You'll study French, German, or Spanish from beginner's level. In your first year, you'll develop a good understanding of core areas of business, including an introduction to accounting and finance, global business environment, and business management and observation. 


Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Accounting and Finance (for Business School Students) 20
Global Business Environment 20
Management and Organisation 20
Quantitative Methods for Business Management 20

You will also study the following modules based on your language choice:


FRE1065 Level A (HE Entry Level) French I
FRE1066 Level A (HE Entry Level) French II


SPA1065 Level A (HE Entry Level) Spanish I
SPA1066 Level A (HE Entry Level) Spanish II


GER1065 Level A (HE Entry Level) German I
GER1066 Level A (HE Entry Level) German II

You'll broaden your knowledge with modules such as international finance and financial markets, global perspectives in managing people and organisations, and language and cross-cultural communication.


Compulsory Modules Credits
International Finance and Financial Markets 20
Operations Management 20
Global Perspectives in Managing People and Organisations 20
Global Marketing 20

If you have not already selected 120 credits, you also take the following:

Language and Cross Cultural Communication

You will also study one of the following modules based on your language choice:


Level B (HE Intermediate) French


Level B (HE Intermediate) German


Level B (HE Intermediate) Spanish

In your final year, you'll study topics such as contemporary issues in international business management, and advanced global strategy. You'll also complete a dissertation and choose between international entrepreneurship and international business diplomacy. 


Compulsory Modules Credits
International Business Management Dissertation 40
Contemporary Issues in International Business Management 20
Advanced Global Strategy 20

Contemporary Issues in International Business Management

You will also choose one of the following:

International Entrepreneurship
International Business Diplomacy

You will also study one of the following modules based on your language choice:


Level C (HE Advanced) French


Level C (HE Advanced) German


Level C (HE Advanced) Spanish

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

Throughout the programme, you'll benefit from a variety of teaching methods, including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • language classes

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Assessments

  • Assignments – written or fieldwork

  • Dissertation or research project

  • Essays

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Presentations

  • Projects

Skills and experience

Practical skills

Through our innovative business simulation, you'll experience all aspects of running a business, implementing the strategic decision making of a multi-national company.

The International Entrepreneurship module will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and grow a small business internationally.

Research skills

Throughout your degree, you'll develop the research needed to explore and analyse the latest thinking on a range of core business topics.

In your final year, you'll call upon your research skills to complete a significant project focused on business practice.

Facilities and environment


This degree is run by our triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

You’ll benefit from a world-class business education and leave as a socially responsible graduate, ready to challenge conventional business thinking.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School and our facilities


Each degree offers you a stimulating curriculum and a supportive teaching and learning environment.

You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.

Your future

Benefit from excellent links with potential employers

We have excellent links with national and international organisations, allowing you to benefit from work placements, guest speakers, and networking opportunities.

Through these links, you'll have the chance to gain commercial experience through an optional paid work placement or a summer internship.

You'll also have plenty of opportunities to develop personal, employability, and enterprise skills that will make you highly employable amongst a diverse range of companies when you graduate. 

Join a network of successful graduates

According to the most recent data, 92% of our graduates were in work or study within six months*, in a diverse variety of roles, including graduate global risk consultant, brand manager, human resources graduate trainee, and regional junior finance analyst.

Recent graduates have secured roles at globally-recognised companies, including:

  • Barclays Bank
  • EY
  • British Airways
  • Amazon
  • KPMG
  • Capita PLC
  • Accenture
  • Whitbread Plc

*Destinations of (undergraduate, UK and EU) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17

Employability at Newcastle

96% of Newcastle University graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating, with 85.5% in graduate-level employment or further study.

Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates. See what they have gone on to achieve and be inspired to follow in their footsteps.

Statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation (Destinations of (undergraduate and postgraduate UK domiciled) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17).

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Careers support

You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:

  • a careers conference called Future Focus tailored to the stage of your degree
  • interwoven employability provision
  • access to a dedicated placement officer within the Business School who can help you find a work placement in your area of interest
  • specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service and the Business School's careers consultants
  • career management sessions with a careers consultant
  • work experience opportunities while studying with us
  • Business School summer internship scheme

We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

Visit our Careers Service website

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

A Level


International Baccalaureate

35 points

Other UK and the Republic of Ireland qualifications

(This includes PARTNERS)

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Contextual offers

Through one of our contextual routes, you could receive an offer of up to three grades lower than the typical requirements.

Find out more and if you’re eligible for a contextual offer or our PARTNERS Programme supported entry route

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

Home Fee Students


International Fee Students


The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for home fee-paying students is set by the UK government.

As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.

EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.

If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.

Read more about fees and funding


We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our undergraduate scholarship page for more information.

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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Apply through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
  • the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

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