University of Bath International Management

University of Bath International Management

University of Bath

Course in detail

Course aims

Year 1 covers core subjects such as marketing, finance and operations. These principles will provide context for the rest of your course. During this first year, you’ll study with Management and Management with Marketing students.

In Year 2 you’ll develop your understanding of global business. You will study advanced subjects such as international market development and finance. Optional units allow you to explore other areas of interest.

In Year 3 you will go abroad for up to 12 months. You’ll have the flexibility to choose a work placement, academic exchange or a combination of both. We run exchanges with business schools in Asia, Europe, Australia and North and South America.

Work placements are real jobs and are usually paid. You’ll gain a competitive advantage in the job market with this valuable experience. Our dedicated Placements Team will liaise with employers, arrange interviews and help you apply. Placement opportunities may not be guaranteed. Find out more about placements.

In your final year you will learn about strategy and to analyse objectives and policies of whole businesses.


Entry requirements

GCSE requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 plus GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from category A).

Compulsory A level subjects

AAA or A*AB in three A level subjects.

Desirable A level subjects

Preference for A level subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application

A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Offers can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both.

Alternative A level offer

AAB plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Desirable skills or experience

Your application should describe your motivation for choosing business administration and information about your relevant non-academic interests and achievements. When describing relevant experience remember to reflect on what you have learnt through engagement with these activities, how they have influenced your personal development and the relevance of these to business or your future career.

Because the course involves a work placement, your application should additionally demonstrate:

  • evidence of an active interest in understanding people, work and organisations
  • evidence of working with others and developing transferable skills, through work experience or involvement in an extra-curricular activity

English language entry requirements

Category A. Read more about our English language requirements.