BSc International Business

Course Details

In 2013, 92% of our BSc International Business students gained first or upper second class degrees

We will introduce you to Warwick with an induction programme to familiarise you with our teaching methods, and with WBS and the University. Throughout your first year you will attend modules with other WBS and joint degree students to widen your social and academic network.

Study programme
In Year 1 you take ten core modules, all of which are compulsory.   This includes a double module in your chosen language.

In Year 2, you continue with your language & culture studies along with five other core modules but can choose three electives.

Your 3rd year is spent studying or working abroad and you will also take two core modules: International Business in Context and Year Abroad Portfolio which are submitted on your return in Year 4.  This year counts for 10% of your final degree classification.

In Year 4, you study four core modules: Critical Issues in Management and Business & Society in Europe and choose another six electives.

Assessment
Throughout, you will be assessed by a mixture of formal examinations, essays, reports, case study analysis and group work.

Your year abroad

Year 1

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Explore the basic concepts, theories and context that underpin and influence accounting and its development. Learn to record and summarise accounting transactions and events, to integrate and understand the impact of accounting adjustments into the accounting records, and prepare and present financial statements.

Quantitative Analysis for Management 1

Quantitative Analysis for Management 1

Examine basic probability and statistical concepts, and explore realistic problems using case material and making use of Excel to analyse data sets. Apply the concepts and techniques to fully understand how they are used in practice.

Language lessons

Language lessons

You will take classes in your chosen language: French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Foundations of Financial Management

Foundations of Financial Management

Critically appraise the value added by a capital project by calculating the present value of expected future cash flows, and estimating the cost of capital. Describe how inflation and tax impact project appraisal. Compare and contrast the main sources of financing for a company. Explain the importance of financial planning over both the short term and long term.

Management Organisations and Society 1

Management Organisations and Society 1

Explore the historical emergence of large organisations, management and of the 'organisational society'.  Be introduced to key social science concepts for understanding Management, Organisation and Society.  Learn about topics such as: motivation, knowledge and learning, leadership and change, culture, and identity.

Language lessons

Language lessons

You will take classes in your chosen language: French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Operations Management

Operations Management

Consider four aspects of Operations Managment: design operations, delivering operations, directing operations and the link between operations management and operations strategy.  This module looks at the challenges that organisations face in effectively and efficiently managing their operations

Management Organisations and Society 2

Management Organisations and Society 2

Drawing heavily on recently published empirical work, case-studies, films and news, this module explores a range of contemporary issues and tensions confronting Management, Organisation and Society.  Issues include: ethics and social responsibility, power, inequality and diversity, technology, and leadership.

Markets, Marketing and Strategy

Markets, Marketing and Strategy

Identify and evaluate why markets have arisen and the importance of oligopolistic models of competition. How the corporation came into existence and how consumers and competition became key priorities for strategic decision makers.

Integrative Project

Integrative Project

Try your hand as an entrepreneur in a group exercise. Gain an understanding of the problems and opportunities inherent in establishing a new businesses and learn how all the things you have learnt so far fit together. Reflect on the entrepreneurial process, team dynamics, and your own personal development.

Year 2

Economics for Business

Economics for Business

Apply analytical techniques to real world problems, especially in the business context, gain an understanding of fundamental concepts in micro and macroeconomics; and develop a range of appropriate analytical skills, including descriptive, graphical and elementary mathematical methods.

Language lessons

Language lessons

You will take classes in your chosen language: French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Global Environment of Business

Global Environment of Business

Understand the business responses of global firms to the features and influences of the business environment.Appreciate the importance and impact of political, economic, social and cultural factors. Read, analyse, and compare different theoretical perspectives on globalisation, convergence and varieties of capitalism, strategic management, and the role and influence of multinational corporations in both the developed world and in developing countries.

Economics of Strategy

Economics of Strategy

Understand fundamental concepts in micro and macroeconomics, as relevant for the study of strategic decisions of firms. Develop a range of appropriate analytical skills, including descriptive, graphical and elementary mathematical methods used in the economic analysis of strategy. Develop your capacity to apply analytical techniques to real world business problems and strategy choices.

Language lessons

Language lessons

You will take classes in your chosen language: French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Global Integrative Project

Global Integrative Project

Develop a critical understanding of major trends and issues in Global business. Increase your understanding of how global firms analyse their business environment. Experience and develop an understanding of multi-disciplinary management. Using an international issue based assignment/project develop project management, decision making, teamworking, and business research skills.

Governance and Social Environment of Business

Governance and Social Environment of Business

This module explores the changing role of business in global society. We discuss how businesses are affected by and affect many of today's challenges, such as, but not limited to: poverty, environmental sustainability, corruption, and human rights. The module follows an interdisciplinary approach blending insights from management studies, political science, sociology, and international law.

Elective modules x3

Elective modules x3

In Year 2 you will choose three elective modules from a range of subject areas such as: marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, human resources, customer service management, industrial relations, law as well as accounting and finance.  Alternatively you can choose from modules offered through other University departments such as Economics.

Year 3

Year abroad

Year abroad

You are guaranteed an exchange with one of our partner institutions to study in the language you chose for your degree.  You also have the option to work for the 12-months or combine both study and work.  We are unable to secure work placements but will support you in your search. 

Year 4

Business and Society in Europe 1

Business and Society in Europe 1

The module consists of two components: language, which forms the major part provided by specialists in the relevant language department and a business and society component provided by WBS.

The former will build on the linguistic skills and expertise developed during the year abroad to enable you to maintain the near native level of proficiency developed during your year abroad. The latter will facilitate a comparative analysis within a structured framework of the different cultural, societal, economic and political issues that you have experienced.

Critical Issues in Management

Critical Issues in Management

This double module will present you with a range of contemporary business-related issues and problems in the management of modern organisations with a particular focus on situations which are relatively unstructured and where there is no "one right answer". You will work in syndicate groups to deliver presentations or critically discuss the presentations of other groups.

Business and Society in Europe 2

Business and Society in Europe 2

The module consists of two components: language, which forms the major part provided by specialists in the relevant language department and a business and society component provided by WBS.

The former will build on the linguistic skills and expertise developed during the year abroad to enable you to maintain the near native level of proficiency developed during your year abroad. The latter will facilitate a comparative analysis within a structured framework of the different cultural, societal, economic and political issues that you have experienced.

Elective modules x6

Elective modules x6

In Year 4 you will choose six elective modules from a range of subject areas such as: marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, human resources, customer service management, industrial relations, law as well as accounting and finance.  Alternatively you can choose from modules offered through other University departments such as Economics.

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