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BSc International Business

Programme code:BS-IBUSUCAS code:N120
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Andy Smith Contact address:A.Smith2@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: minimum grade B/6.
- GCSE Mathematics: minimum grade B/5.
- A Level: typically AAA (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification).

When English is not the first language, students will need to provide evidence of English language ability through qualifications such as TOEFL (score of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing) and IELTS (score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in listening, speaking, reading or writing), all in accordance with standard Business School entry requirements and policy.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School (LUBS)

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

General Business and Management

Programme specification:

Programme Aims (PA)

Our graduates will:
1. Have an understanding of how the forces of globalisation and the economic, political, legal and cultural conditions of countries and regions present opportunities and challenges to business-people and organisations.

2. Be able to comprehend the complexity, diversity and geographic scope of the strategies, structures and methods used by organisations to extend their activities across national borders.

3. Have a theoretical and practical understanding of the strategic and operational issues that govern the establishment and management of profitable, sustainable and competitive foreign operations.

4. Have the skills, competencies and understanding required to operate appropriately, ethically, productively and with confidence when managing a business in the international arena.

5. Have the intellectual and research skills required to comprehend, analyse and make sense of international business issues.

6. Be able to understand how cultural similarities and differences influence decision-making, interpersonal relationships and business dealings in cross-cultural settings.

7. Have an appreciation of the ethical and environmental issues that have emerged as a result of globalisation.

8. Have the skills, competencies, knowledge and understanding to build a career in international business.

Learning outcomes

1: Students will be able to design, advocate and justify an appropriate internationalisation plan taking into account the political, economic, social and legal conditions of countries. (Programme Aims 1 & 2)
2: Students will be able to identify, collect, appraise and apply country-level data and information to resolve international business-related problems. (PA 1 & 2)
3: Students will be able to engage critically with current literature in the field of international business studies to analyse issues in the global economy and their implications for management practice. (PA 2, 3 & 5)
4: Students will be able to demonstrate the analytical, critical thinking and intellectual skills required to solve international business problems. (PA 1 & 3)
5: Students will be able to define, design, execute and present a significant and extended piece of independent research on an international business topic. (PA 5)
6: Students will be able to identify, illustrate and account for cultural differences when taking managerial decisions. (PA 6)
7: Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and the ability to function sensitively and productively when working in cross-cultural teams. (PA 6)
8: Students will be able to critically evaluate the potential of international business activities to deliver positive and negative social and environmental outcomes. (PA 4 & 7)
9: Students will be able to produce professional-quality international business reports and documents. (PA 8)
10: Students will be able to deliver professional-quality presentations on international business issues using appropriate technology. (PA 8)


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 80 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS1105Academic and Professional Development for Studies in International Business10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1140Principles of International Business20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1175Global Entrepreneurship10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1940Economics for Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

The FLTU-coded modules are intended for students who are complete beginners with no prior knowledge of the language, they are NOT suitable if you already have some knowledge of the language. In this instance you may want to consider the more advanced language opportunities that are available as discovery modules. If you have any questions, please contact the Languages for All team (lfa@leeds.ac.uk). It is advised that students only undertake one language option per year.

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 20 credits from the following optional modules:

FLTU1009Beginners Korean 10 Credits Semester 210 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1025Beginners Japanese 10 credits Semester 110 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1304Beginners French 10 credits Semester 210 creditsSemester 2
FLTU1405Beginners German10 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1605Beginners Italian10 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1805Beginners Spanish10 creditsSemester 1
FLTU1909Beginners Mandarin Chinese 10 Credits Semester 210 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1185Understanding Statistics in the Social Sciences10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1290Economic Controversies10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1520Introduction to Sports Analytics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1755Business and Society (Combined)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1785Introduction to Effective Decision Making10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN1030Introduction to Surface and Air Transport10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to progress to Year 2.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 60 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2405Cross-Cultural Management20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2415Research Methods in International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2860Managing International Business20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 40 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2095Understanding Data in the Social Sciences10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2410Small Business Internationalisation and Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2765Advanced Management Decision Making10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2785How Managers Make Decisions10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2810Business and the Legal Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2820Contemporary Topics in International Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2850Marketing20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2895Organisational Behaviour in Practice10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2970Corporate Social Responsibility10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 2 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to progress to Year 3.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 70 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3321International Business Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3860International Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 30 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW3371Commercial Law: Commercial and Consumer Sales20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3003Business Ethics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3051Digital Information at Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3185People Analytics: Strategy and Practice20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3190International Marketing10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3820Contemporary Topics in International Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3840European Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3845Marketing Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3850Contemporary Management Consulting20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3885Management Decision Making20 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS3895Applied Management Decision Making10 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS3966Managing Global Value Chains10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3990Innovation; Thinking and Practice10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN3041Freight Transport, Logistics and the Environment10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 3 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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