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BSc (Hons) International Business Management Top-up

Course overview

Start date

September 2021

Subject area

Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Finance


Full-time, 1 year

Part-time, 2 years


On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

*Subject to validation

This one-year full time programme has been designed to give you the opportunity to gain critical awareness of the key concepts and issues organisations face within a rapidly transforming international business environment. This includes; mega trends driving transitions within the global business, demands of the digital era, and cross-cultural perspectives on management of international business.

You’ll also have a unique opportunity to develop independent and employability-focused skills to help build on your emotional intelligence, preparing you for the workplace and the jobs of the future.

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Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Excellent London location

Our prime location in East London’s burgeoning Docklands – in the heart of London’s only enterprise zone – and neighbouring the City and Canary Wharf – ensures you are primed for a professional career at some of the capital’s most advanced global companies.

Diverse community

We are an inclusive and diverse community with students, academics and guest speakers drawn from all over the world who come to share their experience, knowledge and insight – whether in the lecture theatre, at one of the many workshops and events we host, or among friends and peers.


Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

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Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

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Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit or contact Student Finance England.

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:


Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.


Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.


Tuition fees
EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations.  Further information can be found at UKCISA.
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements


This top-up program is a level 6 and will require Accredited Prior Learning (APL) of 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5, obtained in a business management or equivalent.

A HND in a business related area with 240 credits awarded may also be considered for entry into the programme.

If your first language is not English, you’re required to achieve a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent.


(Including European Union)


What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the main features and dynamics of a broad range of areas of business and management, their interrelationship from an international and intercultural context.
  • Analyse data sets and learn techniques to utilise data to create, evaluate and propose solutions to complex business problems.
  • Understand the key drivers influencing decision-making in a global environment by senior managers.
  • Communicate complex business ideas and arguments in a timely and effective manner both individually and as part of a group/team.
  • To understand the theories, methods and techniques of accounting and apply their knowledge and understanding in an International Business Context.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Core Modules:

  • Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing
  • Leadership in a Global Context
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship in Practice
  • International Economics and Finance

How you'll be assessed

Assessment: 10% group practical, 10% group presentation, 63% individual coursework and 17% portfolio.
We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the course. 

How you'll learn

We pride ourselves on giving students a fantastic experience and great support from day one. We’re an inclusive university with a close-knit community of students and our teaching reflects that.

Teaching is delivered through a diverse range of methods, not only to develop your different skills but also to enrich the learning experience. As well as traditional seminars and lectures, you’ll have the chance to go on trips to businesses across London, learn from guest speakers and gain useful, practical experience. Our location in East London - near Canary Wharf in Docklands and hundreds of booming businesses in Stratford and the surrounding area - gives us incredible access to exciting business partners in one of the world's greatest cities.

We also work closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), delivering workshops and events in partnership at UEL. Students really benefit from the industry insight that these events provide, as well as the networking opportunities they present.

We encourage students to find internships during the course of their studies, offer a work-based learning module in the second year and allow you to arrange a year of work between years 2 and 3; through our Global Scholars scheme, you'll also be able to study abroad for a full year, enriching your CV and your own student experience.

Day-to-day teaching reflects the world of work in order to prepare you for your future career. You'll work on projects, deliver presentations, maintain a portfolio and work on group tasks - all ways of working that you will encounter after you leave university.


Who will teach on this course

Dr Stephanie Sandland

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Your future career

This course equips you for a wide range of careers, such as Marketing manager, HRM strategist, or executive and is particularly suited for those with an international presence.  It also equips students to take up the role of consultant or entrepreneur.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal

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Meet us in your country

Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.

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