International Management (Study Abroad)

BSc Hons

  • UCAS code N125
  • Entry year 2024 or 2025
  • A level requirements AAB
  • Duration Full time 4 years


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    72nd for Business and Management in the world

    QS World University Rankings by Subject (2024)


BSc International Management (Study Abroad) examines in-depth global management practices in a world that has changed radically in the last decade. A new international landscape lies ahead: international tensions and conflicts among the leading economies of the world, climate change and environmental emergencies, major issues of social justice and business ethics, as well as global economic pressures on limited resources of all kinds.

All management processes and business decisions, in all types of organisations and markets, have to face these new realities and their impact on societies, economies, and people’s everyday lives.

All employers are asking management and business schools for two essential things: on the one hand, graduates capable of understanding the multiple dimensions of contemporary management and business and their global connections; on the other, graduates with an understanding of the world in which business takes place, a world characterised by complex economic, political, and cultural processes.

Programme overview

This programme offers a unique and genuine interdisciplinary understanding of management, its essentially international nature, and the realities of the world today.

Your studies will develop your critical understanding in three fundamental areas:

  1. Core areas of management (human resources, marketing, accounting and finance, sustainability, ethics, and technology);
  2. Core issues in contemporary international relations and world politics that shape the real world today;
  3. Core responsibilities facing global businesses in the coming decades: ecology and the natural environment, sustainability and ethical responsibilities.

You will take modules from the Management School, as well as from Politics and International Relations - a unique feature of this degree. There are two pathways through the degree: you can choose to focus either on Marketing or on Accounting and Finance. You will, therefore, have the opportunity to choose additional modules from one of these disciplines.

In your second year, you will deepen and broaden your understanding of management and global business operations today, with modules in Management and International Organisations, Human Resource Management, and Business Ethics. These will be complemented with modules in International Relations and World Politics, Security and Sustainability, and the Politics of Development.

Your third year is spent at a partner university, studying modules that are local specialities. There are many advantages to studying abroad, including personal and educational development, experiencing a new culture, and enhanced employability. If you are considering further study, graduate programmes welcome study abroad candidates.

In your final year, you’ll cover more issues surrounding International Human Resource Management, Management and Organisations in the Digital Age, as well as Sustainability, together with more optional modules in Marketing Management or Corporate Finance (depending on which route you’ve chosen), as well as international relations such as the Governance of Global Capitalism. You will also synthesise your academic achievements in an individual dissertation, a much-valued addition to your professional resume.

This programme offers our students an excellent appreciation of the many challenges modern businesses face today, in the real world, and those they will face in the future. Lancaster University Management School offers a compelling view of responsible management by placing real people and real-world issues at the heart of our conception of management education for the twenty-first Century.

Key facts

BSc International Management is also offered as a three-year degree. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster. Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year abroad.

Programme outcomes

By the end of your degree, you will have gained a deep understanding and appreciation of the ways in which management and business both depend upon and shape the global social and economic system. You will have developed an excellent awareness and knowledge of the fundamental processes of management, from Human Resources to Organisational Analysis, from Marketing to the role of technology in contemporary organisational systems, as well as of contemporary international affairs and the political environment in which all business processes take place.

Ultimately, you will have the skills to work within any type of organisation that places emphasis on global connectivity – from multinational corporations to globe-spanning NGOs, or public sector services dealing with foreign or local affairs.


Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the 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 awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our employability section for full details.

Lancaster University Management School has an award-winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day one of your degree.

Entry requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

GCSE English Language grade C or 4

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

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualifications. 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.

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Contextual Offers

Our Contextual Offer Scheme recognises the potential of applicants whose personal circumstances may have impacted their exam results.

Contextual offers

Course structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and some which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.








Fees and funding

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2024/25 are:

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£9,250 £24,475

Fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status:

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Important information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2025/2026 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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