International Business Management (Italy) BBA Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
N2R3

Entry Year
2018 also available in 2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

This double degree provides you with an international business education in a unique two-country programme.

You will study in two prestigious universities and work in two different countries. This allows you to gain work experience in two business cultures.

On this variant of the degree you will develop your skills in Italian. During your first two years, our intensive language courses will help you to gain confidence. You can choose to study French, German or Spanish at an advanced level or beginners’ level, or Italian as a beginner. We offer plenty of support to help new language learners to get up to speed. If you choose to take the North America variant you will study politics in your first two years at Lancaster to align with the US curriculum and to broaden your knowledge base.

In years three and four, you will study a curriculum equivalent to that in the UK, but taught at the prestigious UCSC in Piacenza, Italy, in the local language, allowing you to experience the culture of that country. You will then graduate from both universities, with two degrees

This course also offers you the opportunity to become internationally adaptable as you will undertake four months of work experience in the partner country during your third or fourth year. This allows you to develop sound professional and technical knowledge alongside practical management skills, enhancing your attractiveness to prospective employers.

You will receive two degree awards: one from Lancaster and also one from the partner institution.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This double degree provides you with an international business education in a unique two-country programme.

    You will study in two prestigious universities and work in two different countries. This allows you to gain work experience in two business cultures.

    On this variant of the degree you will develop your skills in Italian. During your first two years, our intensive language courses will help you to gain confidence. You can choose to study French, German or Spanish at an advanced level or beginners’ level, or Italian as a beginner. We offer plenty of support to help new language learners to get up to speed. If you choose to take the North America variant you will study politics in your first two years at Lancaster to align with the US curriculum and to broaden your knowledge base.

    In years three and four, you will study a curriculum equivalent to that in the UK, but taught at the prestigious UCSC in Piacenza, Italy, in the local language, allowing you to experience the culture of that country. You will then graduate from both universities, with two degrees

    This course also offers you the opportunity to become internationally adaptable as you will undertake four months of work experience in the partner country during your third or fourth year. This allows you to develop sound professional and technical knowledge alongside practical management skills, enhancing your attractiveness to prospective employers.

    You will receive two degree awards: one from Lancaster and also one from the partner institution.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    Required Subjects A level Italian, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A in a foreign language. Native Italian speakers will also be accepted onto this scheme.

    GCSE Mathematics grade B, English Language grade B

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including appropriate evidence of language ability

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction alongside appropriate evidence of language ability

    Access to HE Diploma 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit, alongside appropriate evidence of language ability

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

    Year 4

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    This degree offers remarkable prospects for graduating students. The international experience in both work and study, together with language and cultural competencies, takes our graduates to highly valued positions in the corporate world.

    Graduates have started their careers in various roles, including market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson. 


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £16,660

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study for full-time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students who achieve A*,A*,A in their A level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) and who place Lancaster as their firm choice. This is awarded regardless of household income.
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 for each year of study for all UK students with household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve A level grades of A*,A, A in their A level examinations (or the equivalent academic qualifications). In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), who place Lancaster as their firm choice will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.

             Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.

    Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.

    •  An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning:

    • A Lancaster bursary of £1,000 for each year of study for all students from the UK with a household income of less than £42,600.

            Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship                   and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018. 

    Students will be required to pay the cost of the flights to the partnership university as well as visa costs if studying in the USA.

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.