What will I learn?
Today’s fast-paced business world requires the ability to think and act globally. Our highly ranked programme will enable you to combine your passion for languages with a business degree. Throughout the course you will develop a deep understanding of the core principles of international business and management which will be further advanced by a guaranteed year abroad either working or studying in your chosen language, enabling you to enhance your foreign language skills.
How will I learn?
Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. Lectures will be in larger groups of up to 450 in your first year, and seminars (also known as tutorials) are taught in smaller groups of around 20-25. As you progress to your second and final years you will find that some of the lectures are smaller as you all follow different optional modules.
You will have around 15 hours of lecture and seminar contact time with WBS academics and will be expected to complete around 20 hours of private study per week. This may include preparing for seminars and lectures by reading set texts, working through problem sets, participating in group work, writing essays and reports, and revising for tests and examinations.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of end of year examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work.
BSc International Business
Warwick Business School
A Level AAA, including Spanish. You must also have a GCSE grade A in Mathematics and GCSE grade A in at least one humanities or social science subject.
International Baccalaureate 38 points overall, including Higher Level 5 in Spanish.
These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews Applicants for the BSc (with Foundation Year) courses may be invited to attend an interview at a Selection Day as part of the application process. We do not otherwise typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
Open Days Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview at one of our Selection Days which usually take place in the spring term. Bookable information sessions are held throughout the year for anyone wanting to find out more about our courses. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules can I study?
In your first year modules could include Introduction to Financial Accounting; Quantitative Analysis for Management I; Foundations of Financial Management; Management, Organisations and Society; Operations Management; CORE Practice; Markets, Marketing and Strategy and Integrative Project and a double Spanish language module.
Second year modules could include Economics for Business; Global Environment of Business; Economics of Strategy; Global Integrative Project; Governance, Politics and Corporate Accountability, double Spanish language and a further three elective modules taken from a range of topics such as marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance or economics.
Year 3: Whether you are studying or working abroad in a Spanish speaking environment, 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. You will attend a three day seminar in Term 2, which typically takes place in Venice, and is an assessed part of your degree. Year 3 includes exams at partner institutions (not counted) and two assignments submitted August/September.
Year 4: you may study Critical Issues in Management , Spanish language, International Perspectives in Business, and also take five electives from a range of topics such as marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance or economics.
* This is not an exhaustive list and the modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please visit the department website for more detailed information.
You should be aware that due to the differences in study methods, assessment methods, and contact hours, between different optional modules, students enrolled on the same course may find that they experience different study methods, assessment methods and contact hours. The choices you make will affect your overall experience.
Where can my degree take me?
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Goldman Sachs, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, EDF Energy.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Finance Analyst, Merchandising Executive, Actuarial Associate, Communications Consultant, Human Resource Manager. Some graduates have chosen to start their own businesses or work with other start-ups.
A level: AAA, to include Spanish. You also need a GCSE grade A in Mathematics and GCSE grade A in at least one humanities or social science subject.
IB: 38 points including Higher Level 5 in Spanish.
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Warwick Business School
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs you should contact the department administering the course.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.