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International Management BSc

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Overview

Examine emerging economies, learn a new language and study abroad at King’s College London. We’ll open your eyes to a range of areas including economics, sociology, marketing and more.

Our International Management BSc gives you the mind-set, skills and experience you need to understand how businesses operate on a global level.  

Key benefits

  • Interdisciplinary course – we offer a balanced approach to studying management and the freedom to explore what interests you.
  • Central location – opportunities to boost your skills or gain experience are never far away in the capital.  
  • Global institutes – King’s Global Institutes provide the international aspect of this course.
  • Study abroad – you’ll have the option of completing your third year at one of our partner institutes. Choose from Russia, Copenhagen, Vienna and more. 

Key information

UCAS code N290

Duration 4 years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty King's Business School

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Description

We help you build a strong foundation in economics, accounting, management and emerging markets. Then it’s down to you to analyse the world using what you’ve learnt.  

Languages

The languages available are offered from beginner level, or can be continued from a higher level, depending on the student's ability in the chosen language. The languages available may typically include:

  • Arabic (introductory)
  • Mandarin (introductory)
  • Portuguese (Brazilian) 
  • Russian (introductory)
  • French (advanced)
  • German (advanced)
  • Spanish (advanced)

Teaching

The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and independent study. 

Assessment

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying, the primary methods of assessment used for this course are written examinations, presentations (both individual and group), in-class tests and coursework. Your attendance and class participation will also be reflected in the marks awarded.

Location

The school benefits from being situated right in the heart of London, one of the most exciting cities for business in the world. We are very close to the Square Mile - the hub of international commerce and finance, and such attractions as the London Eye and the South Bank Centre. Most teaching takes place on the Strand and Waterloo Campuses.

Other related courses

  • Business Management
  • French & Management
  • German & Management 
  • Spanish & Management
  • Economics & Management
  • Economics
  • International Development

Structure

Year 1

During the first year, students are required to take the modules listed below. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module.

Additional credit modules are optional and do not count towards progression. Options offered may vary from year to year.

Required Modules

You are required to take the following modules: 

  • Social Science and Modern Business I (10 credit)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (10 credit)
  • Organisational Behaviour (10 credit)
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting (10 credit)
  • Language (15 credit)
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability (10 credit)
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (10 credit)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting (10 credit)
  • Work in Contemporary Society (10 credit)
  • Principles of Marketing (10 credit)
  • States & Markets (15 credit)
Optional Modules

Additional credit modules

There are no optional modules available in your first year, but you can choose to study one additional credit module. Additional credit modules do not count towards progression, but contribute to your overall degree score:

  • Mathematics for Economists (15 Credits)
  • Statistics for Economists (15 Credits)

Year 2

During your second year, you will complete the required modules outlined below, plus four optional modules. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module. Additional credit modules are optional and do not count towards progression. Options offered may vary from year to year.
Required Modules

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Introduction to Organisational Research Methods (15 Credits) 
  • Intermediate Qualitative Methods (15 Credits)  or  Intermediate Quantitative Methods (15 Credits)
  • Strategic Management (15 Credits)
  • International Business (15 Credits)
Optional Modules

You are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules from the Global Institutes, which may typically include:

  • China & Development (15 credits)
  • South Asian Political Economy (15 credits)
  • Diversity & Change in the Political Economy of East Asia (15 credits)
  • Transition, Emergence & Development in Africa (15 credits)
  • Governance & Transformation in Russia, Eastern Europe & Eurasia (15 credits)
  • The Political Economy of the Middle East (15 credits)

 You are also required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules from King’s Business School, which may typically include:

    • Consumer Behaviour (15 credits)
    • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
    • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
    • Industrial Organisation (15 credits)
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital (15 credits)
    • Law & Management (15 credits)
    • Management Accounting (15 credits)
    • Managing Diversity & Inclusion (15 credits)
    • Contemporary Developments in Marketing (15 credits)
    • Microeconomics (15 credits)
    • Technology & Innovation (15 credits)
    • A Foreign Language offered by the Modern Language Centre, terms 1 & 2 (15 credits)
    • Technology and Innovation (15 Credits)

Additional credit modules

Students can take one additional credit module:

  • Mathematics for Economists (15 Credits)
  • Statistics for Economists (15 Credits)

Year 3

Your third year of study will be spent abroad, either on a work placement/internship or studying at one of our partner institutions, which include:

  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hong Kong University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Tongji University (SEM)
  • Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg Campus)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • University of Mannheim (MBS)
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Bocconi (teaching in English)
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas-EAESP
  • George Washington University
  • ESSEC (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales)
  • Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • University of Toronto
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Complutense de Madrid
  • McGill University

There are limited number of spaces at all destinations and there is no guarantee you will study at your first choice destination. For work placements, students independently identify companies and organisations that offer them international exposure. King’s helps with finding placements but does not guarantee them.

Required Modules
Optional Modules

Year 4

In your final year of study, you will select eight 15 credit modules to study. Please note, optional modules offered may vary each year.

Required Modules
There are no required modules in Year 4.
Optional Modules

You are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules from King’s partner institutes, which may typically include:

  • Gender & Development (15 credits)
  • Poverty & Privilege in the Developed World: Examining Representations of Race & Class in the U.S. & Brazil (15 credits)
  • Migration & Development (15 credits)
  • Federalism, Decentralisation & Development (15 credits)
  • Governing & Managing Energy & Natural Resources (15 credits)
  • Social Movements & Civil Society in Emerging Markets (15 credits)

 

In addition, you are required to take 90 credits from a range of optional modules from King’s Business School, which may typically include:

  • Applied Economics (15 credits)
  • Communication in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Economics of Work & Pay (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (15 credits)
  • Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation (15 credits)
  • Global Corporate Governance (15 credits)
  • Globalisation & Employment (15 credits)
  • A Foreign Language offered by the Modern Language Centre, terms 1 & 2 (15 credits)

Entry requirements

 

Required grades

A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) and three Higher Level subjects at 766

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D2 D3 D3

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

88% overall

 

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

At least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language). 

Plus GCSE Mathematics and a GCSE in a foreign language at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Preferred subjects

None.

Further information and other requirements

Entry Requirements
A-Level A*AA

Must include at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language). 

Also required: GCSE Mathematics and a GCSE in a Foreign Language at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer. 

Access to HE Diploma

D: 39 credits

M: 6 credits

P: 0 credits

Access to Social Sciences/Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction (including significant study of a humanities/social science subject excluding Modern Language), with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Also required: GCSE Mathematics and a GCSE in a Foreign Language at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U  D2 D3 D3

Must include at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language).

Also required: GCSE Mathematics and a GCSE in a Foreign Language at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D2 D3 D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A or D*DD with fourteen Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

Also required: GCSE Mathematics and a GCSE in a Foreign Language at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A or D*D with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

Also required: GCSE Mathematics and a GCSE in a Foreign Language at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades A*A in required subjects or D* with five modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA in required subjects.

Also required: GCSE Mathematics and a GCSE in a Foreign Language at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers AAA in Highers

and

AA in Advanced Highers

Must include at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Language) as an Advanced Higher.

Also required: Mathematics and a Modern Foreign language at Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

International Baccalaureate 35 points

Including 766 in three Higher Level subjects. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. 

In addition, Standard Level English, Mathematics / Mathematics Studies and a Modern Foreign Language.

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language Requirements Band B  Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2020

We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, etc. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised. We are looking for enthusiasm for the programme disciplines but we also wish to recruit applicants who are attracted to the interdisciplinary nature of the King’s International Management programme.

We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also those who have demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

We look for applicants who have varied extra-curricular interests and enjoy active participation in areas such as sport, music and the arts in general. Participation will be valued but any achievement in extra-curricular activities will also be recognised. King’s aspires to recruit applicants who will continue with their personal interests and contribute to the vitality of the College community.

Although we do not require applicants to have been in paid or voluntary employment, we welcome applications from those with any experience of work within a business setting. We will also take into account experience gained by students who have part time employment whilst studying.

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap. 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of fees as UK students. This will apply to the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.  

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap. 

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-20 academic year is £24,900 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional costs/expenses

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course.  These costs are not included in your tuition fees.

Item

Description

Professional Body Registration

Accounting Lab Registration fee of £29.99 for the Accounting & Financial Management module in year 1. Registration is not compulsory, and the cost is subject to change. 

Study Abroad

If you study abroad as part of your course, King's will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees.  At present these are as follows: 

  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,000 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

 In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Gradutation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.��

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

From finance to education, an International Management degree from King’s gives you the opportunity to kick-start your career in almost any sector.

Our graduates go on to work in a range of roles in banking, advertising, accountancy and more.

Even if you don’t know where you want your degree to take you, our career support team help you take your next steps. From mock interviews to CVs, they’ll prepare you to impress employers. 

 

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:

  • Analyst (consultancy)

  • Audit trainee

  • Business studies teacher

  • Company director

  • Corporate finance trainee

  • Legal assistant

  • Performance manager

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