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BA (Hons) - Global Business Management (top-up)

If you are an enquiring mind, eager to develop your cross-cultural knowledge on management, strategy, human relations and marketing, this is the perfect top-up course for you. Your learning will be nurtured by industry specialists, who will develop your critical and conceptual thinking, reasoning and transferable skills relating to global business management.

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Course Overview

If you are looking to elevate your business management skills to the next level, you can be assured that your entrepreneurial spirit will be well nourished by our expert tutors on this global business management top-up degree.

With an exciting blend of in-person and virtual learning, fieldwork and workplace learning, your knowledge will be solidified in a variety of real-life environments, providing you with a deep understanding of local, regional, national and international business and the cross-cultural boundaries to implement in your career.

On this course you will...

  • Study and practice global business management, drawing on a range of perspectives in the fields of international marketing, strategic management, entrepreneurship, international human resource management and global business.
  • Be led by specialised tutors, who will challenge and widen your horizons through highly engaging learning methods such as workplace learning, fieldwork, workshops and simulations.
  • Have regular, inspirational guest lectures and talks from practising managers to provide insight into the career prospects you can expect from taking this Top Up course.
  • Become equipped for careers in extremely diverse, international organisations through developing cross-cultural awareness.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

In this award, consideration is given to the functions of management, strategy, human resources management, entrepreneurship and marketing subject areas.

You are encouraged to critically evaluate creative and sustainable solutions to contemporary global business issues. These are researched in association with work based projects that consider cultural, legal, ethical and professional practice across a range of international contexts. The use of sophisticated and authentic scenarios and employer led projects will enable you to refine your graduate employability skills and confidence.

Finally, we approach the delivery of learning using examples from public, private and third stream organisational perspectives. Therefore, this programme of study equips you for careers in diverse international organisations.

Year one
  • Strategic Management
    Develop an understanding and command of strategic concepts related to organisations including strategic choices, analysis and formulation.
  • International Marketing
    An opportunity to appraise current international marketing theories, assess and apply knowledge of key theories and models to organisations operating in an international context.
  • International Human Resource Management
    Critically evaluate human resources in domestic and international contexts.
  • Research Methods of Business
    Explore and evaluate a range of research methods for business management. Initiate, plan, research, sustain and evaluate an extended piece of independent intellectual work.
  • Global Business
    Critically analyse how global businesses and globalisation impacts on the way companies operate.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Understand the nature and significance of small businesses within different sectors, and analyse the entrepreneurial nature of successful small business development.

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An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

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