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Business Management and International Relations
This degree enables students to gain an understanding of the theory and practice of both business management and international relations, drawing on teaching and research expertise from both the Business School and the Department of Social Sciences.
The course combines study of the fundamentals of both subjects with the opportunity to focus on individual areas of interest through specialist option modules. Students will also develop their employability and personal self-awareness throughout the course.
An integral part of the programme is the opportunity to undertake a work placement, and in the final year of study, students have the opportunity to complete an interdisciplinary dissertation.
Graduates of this course will have a broad and interdisciplinary education, equipping them for a wide range of careers, combining knowledge of the practices of business and management, with an understanding of the different perspectives on International Relations and their application.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
Learning takes place through a variety of means and modes of delivery, including online, and in lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, problem-solving activities and fieldwork.
In Year 1 your core modules introduce you to key elements of business, management and international relations, in preparation for more specialised study in years 2 and 3.
In Years 2 and 3 you can specialise further in the areas that interest you most and continue to develop your employability skills. In your final year, you will take both the business and management synoptic - which allows you to focus deeply on an area of personal interest and develops key employment skills - and either an interdisciplinary or International Relations dissertation. You also have a range of option modules to tailor your studies to reflect your interests or aspirations.
After you graduate
This course will enable you to secure positions in a range of settings, such as a multinational business, the public sector, including national and local government, trade unions, and NGOs. Students go on to graduate training schemes in international companies such as Aldi, AC Nielsen, IBM, Virgin Mobile, Intel, Yell Ltd, O2 and Dell. Our Careers Centre will support you in finding the right job for you.
A number of our graduates have progressed to postgraduate study, and we are keen to encourage our undergraduates to undertake their own research as part of their studies.
As well as offering supervision in a range of areas for research degrees, both International Relations and Business run several taught postgraduate programmes. With the International Relations department you could progress to an MA in International Relations or an MA in International Security, which places an emphasis on gaining critical perspectives on contemporary theory and practice. Equally the Business School offers a wide selection of masters programmes including International Management and International Relations, International Business Management (on which you can specialise in different areas such as Corporate Social Responsibility or Finance) as well as the Oxford Brookes Global MBA.
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