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BA (Hons) Global Business Management

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The business world is increasingly globally focused. This part-time online degree, previously known as BA (Hons) International Business & Management, will equip you with a wide range of skills to begin a successful career in global business management, or help you to progress your existing career.

You will have the opportunity to gain a strong understanding of organisations, their management, the economy and the business environment. You will develop new skills in marketing, management, finance, project management, operations management and human resources, so that when you graduate you have a wide set of globally relevant skills, applicable to many different areas of business.

This course is delivered entirely online so is ideal for those who live or work some distance from Bournemouth and international students who are unable to attend the university in person. It also appeals to Armed Forces personnel stationed overseas or considering their resettlement options. The course has been developed in conjunction with the MOD. It is approved by ELCAS, enabling Armed Forces personnel to offset the majority of the course fees through the ELC scheme.

There are flexible entry and exit points so if you’re not interested in a full Honours degree, you can still gain a nationally recognised qualification such as a Certificate of Higher Education in Global Business Management or a Diploma of Higher Education in Global Business Management. According to Unistats, 85% of our final year students think that our staff are good at explaining things. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.

Please note: If you would like to join the final, top-up year of BA (Hons) Global Business Management, please view and apply for the course. The deadline for January 2019 entry is the 16 January 2019.

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, January 2019




4.5 years part-time, but there are flexible entry and exit points available


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Relevant subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

One A-level or equivalent in capability and experience. If you have a subject-related HNC or equivalent you may be eligible to join Level 5 of the course. For more information check our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check our full entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff and qualified professional practitioners.

The course is made up of three stages – Level 4, 5 and 6. Depending on your qualifications and experience, you may join us at different stages.

Download the programme specification (pdf 2.4mb)

Your application

We want dedicated, enthusiastic, forward-thinking students who are going to make a real difference to the course they are studying. Our students learn from each other, as well as their academic staff, so it is really important to us that you can show us how much you care about the course you are interested in.

Tell us about your personal achievements or any relevant work experience you have done, and show us how they make you the ideal candidate for a place on the course.

How to apply

Entry requirements

The course comprises three stages – Level 4, 5 and 6. Depending on your qualifications and experience, you may join us at any one of these.

If you have any questions about the course and would like to speak to someone in person, please contact us and we will be happy to organise an informal chat with a member of academic staff for you.


This course will give you the chance to develop and hone your business management skills, while helping you understand the subject in the international context of today's corporate environment.

Our graduates perform well once they enter the world of work, thanks to the focus on practical skills as well as business theory. 85% of our students are in work or further study, earning an average salary of £26,000 a year within six months of finishing their course.

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the business sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Find out more about some of the staff and their research activities who will be teaching on this course below.