International Management BSc

London, Canary Wharf

Delve into the rapidly changing landscape of international business and management on this three-year BSc (Hons) programme.

UK students International students
Study mode
3 academic years
UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Fees to be confirmed
Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Fees to be confirmed
Programme starts
September 2025
Application deadline
31 Jan 2024
UCAS course code

Entry requirements

A social sciences subject is preferred.
English Language at grade B or 6 and Mathematics at grade C or 4.

Contextual offer information

Contextual offers are typically one to two grades lower than the standard offer. Grade and subject requirements for contextual offers for this programme will be published in Summer 2024.

A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5.

Contextual offer

Contextual offers are typically one to two grade boundaries (equivalent to A levels) lower than the standard offer. IB Diploma grade and subject requirements for contextual offers for this programme will be published in Summer 2024.

UK applicants qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects.

A,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher).

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A levels at grades AAA.

International applications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Access and widening participation

UCL is committed to widening access to higher education. If you are eligible for Access UCL you do not need to do anything in addition to the standard UCAS application. Your application will be automatically flagged when we receive it.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC) prepare international students for a UCL undergraduate degree who don’t have the qualifications to enter directly. These intensive one-year foundation courses are taught on our central London campus.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see:

English language requirements

The English language level for this programme is: Level 4

Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Course overview

The international business landscape is constantly changing, with organisations facing unprecedented challenges arising from innovative technology disruptions, geopolitical uncertainties, global conflicts, climate change, cultural diversity, evolving regulatory landscapes and the imperative for sustainable, ethical and innovative practices. 

This programme builds your cross-cultural management skills to navigate these challenges through transforming existing management practices, building resilience, and developing creative decision-making and leadership within global organisations in an increasingly uncertain world. 

This programme addresses global questions by equipping you with: 

  • Cross-cultural management skills 
  • Creative problem-solving and decision-making techniques 
  • The ability to design innovative solutions that align with the demands of the modern world.  

You'll gain a strong grounding in business and management through modules on organisational behaviour, marketing, operations, strategy, HR, data analytics, and accounting, finance, and economics. These areas are essential building blocks within a holistic management education. You then have the opportunity to specialise in the areas of international management you are interested in through electives from other departments at UCL.  

Unique to this programme, you are prepared for the international management world through real-life organisational experiences and ‘live projects’. This includes a module on ‘Management Consulting’ where you'll work alongside an organisation to solve a key issue they are facing, the ‘Participatory Enquiry Project’ in your final year, where you will consult and advise an organisation on their problem; and through International Industry Placement and Study Year Abroad opportunities, which you are strongly encouraged to take in their third year. All of these experiences, which involve working with organisations outside of the university, help you to apply your learning to real-world businesses. 

For the full prospectus, visit the UCL School of Management International Management BSc page.

What this course will give you

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to apply the key principles of effective teamwork, management, and leadership to international organisational contexts, and utilise creative and innovative thinking techniques for designing solutions to global organisational issues. 

You are encouraged to gain further international experience through a structured Study Year Abroad, or International Industrial Placement, before returning for your final year. You'll use this experience to aid you in critically analysing the practical issues associated with managing in global environments with the Participatory Enquiry Project. 

You will benefit from developing your resume, personal growth, and enjoying the challenges of adapting to new situations. As well as other highly in-demand skills, such as cultural exposure, global and commercial awareness, change management, practical work-based experiences, and building managerial resilience in unfamiliar environments.  

Teaching and learning

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Upon successful completion of 360 credits, you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in International Management.


Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

In Year One you'll typically take 8 core modules. In Year Two you'll typically take 7 core modules and 1 optional/elective module. Finally, in Year Three you'll take 5 core modules - one of which is an Extended Project (Participatory Enquiry Project) taught in Term One and Term Two - and 2 optional/elective modules from the UCL School of Management and offerings from other departments within UCL, such as SSEES, Geography, and Political Science.  

Between years 2 and 3 you have the opportunity, and are encouraged to take it, to complete an International Industrial Placement or a Study Year Abroad. Please note that these placements are contingent upon the availability of places and the success of applications and all costs are additional and covered by the individual.

Compulsory modules

"Organisations, Management and Society"

Economics for Business and Management

Accounting for Business and Management

Organisational Behaviour

Ethics and Sustainability in International Operations

Business and Corporate Strategy

International Business Analytics

International Trade

Compulsory modules

Cross-Cultural Management

International Strategy

International Business-Government Relationships

Perspectives on Globalisation

International Marketing

Management Consulting

International Issues in Accounting and Finance

Compulsory modules

Global Negotiation and Decision-making

Digital Strategy and Innovation in International Contexts

Managing Change in Organisations and Society

Global Regulatory Strategies

Participatory Research Project

Your learning

During the programme, you will undertake a diverse range of teaching methods – blending traditional and creative methods to offer a more engaging student experience. This can range from interactive lectures, seminars, experiential learning and case studies to bridge the gap between theory and practice, through to participation in business-focused practical workshops, industry guest lectures, simulations, and consultancy projects. 

Teaching methods may also include individual and group work, podcasts, design projects, quizzes and presentations. Extensive background reading and independent research are required throughout the programme.   

In Years One and Two, you'll typically study 4 modules per term. In the final year, you'll typically take 6 modules throughout the year, as well as a supervised extended project.

On each of the compulsory modules, there are typically 3 contact hours per week usually delivered via group lectures and smaller group seminars over a 10-week period.

In addition, you should spend approximately 6-8 hours a week for each module on assessment and independent study. The total number of weekly hours will vary according to the weekly activities being undertaken. The breakdown in relation to Optional/Elective modules will vary depending on the modules selected.

For a full overview of the programme structure please visit the UCL School of Management website.


To progress from one year to the next you will need to pass all modules taken. These are examined through traditional forms of assessment such as coursework, group work, and timed, written examinations, as well as innovative assessment activities, such as mini-consultancy projects, presentations, simulations, VLE tests, policy advocacy exercises, and podcasting, among others. This will vary depending on each module. 


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The foundation of your career

The BSc in International Management will leave you well-placed to meet the growing global demand for graduates in fast-moving sectors and well-prepared to enter a broad spectrum of different careers within business and management, including the pursuit of further academic study. 

Roles that you may go into on graduation include (among others):  

  • Management Consultancy  
  • Business Analytics 
  • Project Management 
  • Information Technology  
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Investment and Finance Management 
  • International Trade 
  • Start-up and Tech Roles 

Our graduates are employed by some of the largest global companies. 

These include, but are not limited to: Amazon, Bupa, London Stock Exchange, Barclays, Citigroup, Deloitte LLP, Deutsche Bank, PwC, KPMG, and many others.  

View the UCL School of Management Graduate Outcome data. 


The programme will provide you with many skills, including a solid core in business, management and team-working, greater depth and breadth in technical management capacities, and a foundation in excellent leadership. 

By analysing real-world business challenges, you will develop analytical skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to devise effective solutions in uncertain environments. This approach ensures that graduates are well-equipped to handle the complexities of international management. 

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2024/25) Fees to be confirmed
Tuition fees (2024/25) Fees to be confirmed

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2024/25 academic year. The UK fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2024/25 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website.

Additional costs

Please note that if you wish to undertake a study abroad or extra-mural year in industry opportunities, these are likely to incur additional costs and students are expected to cover these themselves.  

Although not an exhaustive list, there are a number of key costs that you will be required to cover yourself before and during a study abroad placement. These include: 

  • Visa costs 
  • Travel to and from your host country 
  • Accommodation whilst abroad 
  • Day-to-day living costs, including food, academic materials, and travel within your host country 

Places on field trips (both in the UK and abroad) are subject to approval and availability. We expect you to cover the costs of such trips. Trips can vary depending on the trip location, personal flight preferences and spending habits, as well as the prevailing exchange rates.   

This programme does not have any other additional costs outside of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying. 

For more information, visit our study abroad page.

A guide including rough estimates for these and other living expenses is included on the UCL Fees and funding pages. If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc., please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).

Funding your studies

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.


The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Next steps

Your application

We are looking for candidates who understand the nuances of how businesses are changing on an international scale, who want to innovate and inspire change, and can reflect on how past and current geopolitical events will impact organisations in the future. They will then outline how they will use this information to develop creative and innovative solutions to international organisational problems as future global leaders.  

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.


For further information on UCL's selection process see: How we assess your application.

Successful candidates will be able to tangibly demonstrate: 

  • A keen desire to learn leading business and management theories and put them into practice 
  • Global and cultural awareness 
  • Critical and creative thinking 
  • The ability to weigh up evidence and make difficult decisions when necessary
  • Resilience
  • Personable skills

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