BA (Hons) International Business Management

BA (Hons) International Business Management

The University of Lincoln is ranked in the top 20 UK universities in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

The Course

Lincoln’s BA (Hons) International Business Management course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in business process and mechanics, the skills to operate in a global environment and an in-depth understanding of the international marketplace.

Skills across a range of disciplines are required by students looking to understand business operations in an international context. Staff at Lincoln provide a supportive and dynamic learning environment, which aims to engage and inspire students.

Students can study a range of topics including business analysis, modern languages, finance, operations, human resources, management and marketing. It is expected that by the end of the course, students will have had the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to progress to a career in a professional business environment.

The Course

Global connections and the ability to strike deals across national boundaries are at the heart of the worldwide economy, and this course aims to provide graduates with a solid grasp of international business processes and mechanics.

Knowledge across a range of disciplines is required by students looking to understand business operations in an international context. Staff at Lincoln aim to provide a supportive and dynamic learning environment to engage and inspire students aspiring to careers in the field.

Students can study a range of topics, including analysis of business data, modern languages, finance, operations management, human resources, strategic management, and marketing. The course focus is on developing the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a career in a professional business environment.

This course is available with either a three or four-year pathway.

The first year introduces the topics of marketing, economics and international business, while seeking to develop independent and critical-thinking skills. The second year provides students with the opportunity to study aspects such as strategic management, employability, research methods and operations management. Students then have the opportunity to spend the second half of the year studying abroad. Previous students have spent their study placements in North America, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Finland and China. Students who choose to study abroad must pay for their accommodation, travel and general living expenses.

In the final year, there is the option for students to choose from a range of modules to reflect their own interests. Areas of specialism can include business and the EU market, business and the natural environment, modern languages, human resources, disaster management, financial management and global marketing strategy.

There is also the opportunity to take a year-long work placement (Professional Practice) after the second year. The opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year is open to all full-time students on this course. Students who opt to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to pay their travel, accommodation and general living costs.

Studying a Modern Language

From the start of the course, there is the opportunity to learn a modern language by selecting a range of optional language modules. Languages available include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Business English Communications. Students do not need to have studied the language previously.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Analysis of Business Data (Core)
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Analysis of Business Data (Core)

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Employability and Careers (Option)
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Employability and Careers (Option)

This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module enhances the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Assessments enable the students to map their skills and competences based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, the students will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.

Introduction to Business Finance (Core)
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Introduction to Business Finance (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.

Organisational Behaviour (Core)
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Organisational Behaviour (Core)

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Marketing (Core)
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Principles of Marketing (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.

Principles of Microeconomics (Core)
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Principles of Microeconomics (Core)

This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, finance etc., all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.

The International Business Professional (Option)
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The International Business Professional (Option)

This module is designed to enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills students need to foster an international career. The module aims to increase awareness of cultural diversity and the experience of living in different countries and cultural contexts. Students will have the opportunity to start planning for their careers and developing their employability skills for international settings.

Trade and International Business (Core)
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Trade and International Business (Core)

The purpose of this module is to develop students’ awareness and understanding of the dynamics of globalisation, the role of international business as both cause and consequence of that process and the variety of entry strategies adopted by international businesses. Students will have the chance to develop their knowledge of key concepts, terminologies and theories on international business.

Budgeting for Business (Option)
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Budgeting for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with the understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. Issues include the use of budgeting as a motivational tool and the potential benefits of participation in the planning process.

Using variance analysis, we will consider how deviations from plan may be identified and explained, and how this may in turn be used to enhance future planning and performance.

Competition and Regulation (Option)
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Competition and Regulation (Option)

This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.

Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)
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Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)

This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected word. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.

Cross Cultural Management (Core)
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Cross Cultural Management (Core)

This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different cultures

Finance for Business (Option)
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Finance for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial accounting and financial management that inform and affect the manager.

Human Resource Management (Option)
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Human Resource Management (Option)

This module endeavours to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource (HR) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines strategic and operational aspects of the HR function in light of the broader business, social and ethical context.

The practices associated with the management of human resources e.g. recruitment and selection, appraisal, training, reward systems etc are examined within what constitutes ‘good practice’, and more significantly with the relevant issues attached.

Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Option)
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Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Option)

This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.

Operations Management (Core)
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Operations Management (Core)

This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.

Principles of Project Management (Option)
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Principles of Project Management (Option)

This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk).

Professional Practice (Option)
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Professional Practice (Option)

This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation.

It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.

Short Term Study Abroad (Option)
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Short Term Study Abroad (Option)

This exchange programme is an optional requirement for the award of the BA (Hons) International Business Management, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and BSc (Hons) Events Management. The study placement takes place in terms 2 and 3 of the second year. During the period abroad students share classes with local students. The study placement can allow students to benefit from the opportunity to examine the nature of the business management, tourism and events businesses in their respective countries and to 'socialise' in another culture. Please note that students who choose to study abroad are required to pay any travel, accommodation and general living expenses.

Strategic Management (Core)
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Strategic Management (Core)

The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.

Strategic Marketing Planning (Option)
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Strategic Marketing Planning (Option)

This module considers how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process. The module blends a theoretical and applied approach, requiring students to use relevant models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing a sustainable product concept.

Advanced Strategy for Business (Core)
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Advanced Strategy for Business (Core)

Strategy for Business focuses on the decisions that fundamentally influence the direction of the organisation and the effective implementation of the chosen direction.
This module links strategy theory and practice. Up until this time, most of your education within the Business Studies programme has emphasised a specialised, functional perspective of business situations. All of these disciplines play a critical role in the success of a business, but how do they fit together? In this module, we integrate these views and experiences by taking a strategic approach to business decisions.

Crisis Management (Option)
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Crisis Management (Option)

This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad.

Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.

Digital Business and E-Commerce (Option)
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Digital Business and E-Commerce (Option)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) on market position, competition and sustainability, and encourages student to reflect on the changing nature of the relationship between the supplier and user/the human and the digital interface.

Financial Management For Business 1 (Option)
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Financial Management For Business 1 (Option)

This module is designed to enhance students learning from their level two studies and to take their appreciation of theoretical finance into the real world of business application. The module will aim to teach the financial skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to students whichever career they subsequently pursue.

Financial Management For Business 2 (Option)
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Financial Management For Business 2 (Option)

This module is designed to enhance students' learning from Financial Management for Business 1 and to expand their thinking, application and challenge of a number of areas of corporate finance, aiming to give students a range of practical tools and understanding for their eventual roles within a plethora of different types of organisation.

Foreign Investment and Political Economy (Core)
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Foreign Investment and Political Economy (Core)

This module aims to broaden students’ outlook in terms of the political nature of international business. Students will have the opportunity to examine both a theoretical and practical perspective of the nature of foreign Investment - from the role and function of international organisations to issues of business ethics, in addition to challenges of sustainable exploitation of resources by multinational corporations.

Global Marketing Strategy (Option)
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Global Marketing Strategy (Option)

This module aims to consider the strategic and tactical marketing implications for companies operating in a rapidly changing and dynamic global business environment. The module gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills which may enable them to think strategically and tactically in the context of this globalised business world.

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop an adequate understanding of the issues characterising international markets, such as the impact that macro and micro-environments have in international operations.

Political Systems and International Relations (Core)
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Political Systems and International Relations (Core)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop international management skills by introducing them to key management issues which are illustrated by case studies. During this module, students will be expected to examine a range of international organisations and their different purposes.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An integral part of this programme is the option to learn a modern language as part of a series of optional modules in addition to those displayed above. Languages available include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Business English Communications.

Students are expected to move in a continuous process from a dependent learning state to one of independence. At the end of the degree course, students are expected to be far more autonomous and reflexive individuals equipped with a set of skills which can enable them to operate successfully in society and the world of work.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

A real interest in the world of business and management combined with a desire to experience a different culture. This may be combined with a desire to learn a modern language or to study or work in a completely different environment.
Study Abroad

A number of our degrees include the opportunity to complete a study period abroad. Students on this course have the chance to spend around four months learning at an overseas university as part of our exchange programme.

The study placement takes place in the second term of the second year. Students share classes with local students, allowing the opportunity to examine the nature of their chosen subject area in the host country, as well as the chance to socialise in another culture.

Studying a Modern Language

An integral part of the BA (Hons) International Business Management is the option to learn a modern language. Languages available include French, German Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Business English Communications.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Work Placement Year (Professional Practice)

The opportunity to take a year-long work placement (Professional Practice) after the second year is open to all full-time students on this course. Students are supported academically throughout the application process and when they take up a position in a professional business environment. This can allow them to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. Students are responsible for any travel, accommodation and general living costs related to this placement. The University does not charge tuition fees for a work placement year.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placements

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

2020/21 UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £14,100 per level**
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £14,100 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

* UK/EU: The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
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Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
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University preparation courses for International students:

The University of Lincoln International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for their chosen degree course. Upon successful completion, students can progress to degree level study at the University of Lincoln.

Please visit http://www.lincolnisc.com/ for more information.
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If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk
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The first year introduces students to the topics of marketing, economics, and international business, while developing independent critical thinking skills. The second year progresses to cover aspects such as cross-cultural management, employability, research methods, and operations management.

Those wishing to experience studying abroad can do so in the second term of their second year as part of the University’s exchange programme. Previous students have enjoyed placements in North America, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Finland, and China. Students who choose to study abroad are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

In the final year, there is the option for students to choose from a range of modules to reflect their own interests. Areas of specialism can include business and the EU market, business and the natural environment, modern languages, human resources, disaster management, financial management, and global marketing strategy.

All full-time students on this course are able take a year-long work placement after their second year, providing industry experience. Students are expected to source their own placement, but tutors can provide support during the process if required. Those who take this option do not pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Studying a Modern Language

From the start of the course, there is the opportunity to learn a modern language by selecting a range of optional language modules. Languages available include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Business English Communications. Students do not need to have studied the language previously.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Analysis of Business Data (Core)
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Analysis of Business Data (Core)

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Employability and Careers (Option)
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Employability and Careers (Option)

This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module enhances the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Assessments enable the students to map their skills and competences based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, the students will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.

Introduction to Business Finance (Core)
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Introduction to Business Finance (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.

Organisational Behaviour (Core)
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Organisational Behaviour (Core)

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Marketing (Core)
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Principles of Marketing (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.

Principles of Microeconomics (Core)
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Principles of Microeconomics (Core)

This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, finance etc., all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.

The International Business Professional (Option)
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The International Business Professional (Option)

This module is designed to enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills students need to foster an international career. The module aims to increase awareness of cultural diversity and the experience of living in different countries and cultural contexts. Students will have the opportunity to start planning for their careers and developing their employability skills for international settings.

Trade and International Business (Core)
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Trade and International Business (Core)

The purpose of this module is to develop students’ awareness and understanding of the dynamics of globalisation, the role of international business as both cause and consequence of that process and the variety of entry strategies adopted by international businesses. Students will have the chance to develop their knowledge of key concepts, terminologies and theories on international business.

Budgeting for Business (Option)
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Budgeting for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with the understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. Issues include the use of budgeting as a motivational tool and the potential benefits of participation in the planning process.

Using variance analysis, we will consider how deviations from plan may be identified and explained, and how this may in turn be used to enhance future planning and performance.

Business English and Communication (Option)
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Business English and Communication (Option)

The aim of this module is to enable students to communicate successfully in the international business world. The module focuses on a range of business skills that can be applied in a global context,as well as the skills and themes associated with working in a foreign country or dealing with international businesses. The module places an emphasis on independent study.

The module aims to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills. Students can learn persuading, influencing, negotiating, and problem solving skills. There is the opportunity to develop a broad critical understanding of cultural issues and their impact on businesses.

Competition and Regulation (Option)
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Competition and Regulation (Option)

This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.

Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)
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Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)

This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected word. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.

Cross Cultural Management (Core)
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Cross Cultural Management (Core)

This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different cultures

European Integration and Business (Option)
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European Integration and Business (Option)

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the background and context of the contemporary business environment as it has been shaped within the European Union by the policies and programmes developed at a European level. It draws on theories and concepts from the disciplines of economics, politics, and history.

The initial focus is to develop an understanding of the dynamic process of economic integration that has taken place within the EU. The module aims to identify the main features and institutional frameworks at EU level within which decisions about policies and programmes are made. The objective of this study is to enable students to gain an understanding of how the business community can access the policy-making process and influence the EU’s policies and programmes.

Finance for Business (Option)
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Finance for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial accounting and financial management that inform and affect the manager.

Human Resource Management (Option)
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Human Resource Management (Option)

This module endeavours to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource (HR) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines strategic and operational aspects of the HR function in light of the broader business, social and ethical context.

The practices associated with the management of human resources e.g. recruitment and selection, appraisal, training, reward systems etc are examined within what constitutes ‘good practice’, and more significantly with the relevant issues attached.

Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Option)
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Macroeconomic Environment for Business (Option)

This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.

Operations Management (Core)
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Operations Management (Core)

This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.

Principles of Macroeconomics (Option)
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Principles of Macroeconomics (Option)

This module aims to provide the non-economist with an amalgam of macroeconomic theory and contemporary comment which prepares students for a further study in economics. There is a grounding in basic macro concepts such as inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation, and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.

Principles of Project Management (Option)
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Principles of Project Management (Option)

This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk).

Professional Practice (Option)
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Professional Practice (Option)

This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation.

It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.

Short Term Study Abroad (Option)
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Short Term Study Abroad (Option)

This exchange programme is an optional requirement for the award of the BA (Hons) International Business Management, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and BSc (Hons) Events Management. The study placement takes place in terms 2 and 3 of the second year. During the period abroad students share classes with local students. The study placement can allow students to benefit from the opportunity to examine the nature of the business management, tourism and events businesses in their respective countries and to 'socialise' in another culture. Please note that students who choose to study abroad are required to pay any travel, accommodation and general living expenses.

Strategic Management (Core)
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Strategic Management (Core)

The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.

Strategic Marketing Planning (Option)
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Strategic Marketing Planning (Option)

This module considers how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process. The module blends a theoretical and applied approach, requiring students to use relevant models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing a sustainable product concept.

Advanced Business English and Communication (Option)
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Advanced Business English and Communication (Option)

This module aims to enable students to gain a high-level communicate skills to communicate successfully in the international business world. The main aims are to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills as appropriate, to apply communication skills to selected professional contexts, and to provide increasing opportunities for initiative, autonomy, and group work.

The module aims to enable students to be able to communicate information effectively within international businesses to a diverse range of audiences, presenting an organisation and its services or products in the clearest possible way to consumers, clients and colleagues. Students can develop the skills to work successfully in a team and in a professional manner.

Advanced Strategy for Business (Core)
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Advanced Strategy for Business (Core)

Strategy for Business focuses on the decisions that fundamentally influence the direction of the organisation and the effective implementation of the chosen direction.
This module links strategy theory and practice. Up until this time, most of your education within the Business Studies programme has emphasised a specialised, functional perspective of business situations. All of these disciplines play a critical role in the success of a business, but how do they fit together? In this module, we integrate these views and experiences by taking a strategic approach to business decisions.

Business and the Natural Environment (Option)
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Business and the Natural Environment (Option)

Whether environmental issues are viewed as risks or opportunities, few businesses nowadays can afford to ignore them. This module
looks at how business have come to embrace environmentalism as a source of competitive advantage and will critically evaluate the limits of contemporary ‘corporate environmentalism’. The module enables students to explore this theme in much greater detail.

The module is designed to develop understanding of the most pressing environmental issues of our time including climate change, biodiversity loss, and water scarcity. It aims to provide an up-to-date toolkit for developing and implementing environmentally effective corporate sustainability strategies.

Crisis Management (Option)
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Crisis Management (Option)

This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad.

Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.

Digital Business and E-Commerce (Option)
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Digital Business and E-Commerce (Option)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) on market position, competition and sustainability, and encourages student to reflect on the changing nature of the relationship between the supplier and user/the human and the digital interface.

Disaster Management (Option)
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Disaster Management (Option)

This module examines the various scenaria that arise during the management of natural disasters. It enables students to examine different ‘disaster’ situations and competing approaches to disaster management intervention measures.

The module aims to expose students to the anatomy of disaster and to reflect upon the best strategic practices for the management and control of disasters and emergencies. The module uses real case studies to demonstrate the importance of preparedness for disaster, and the need for effective recovery and rehabilitation measures. Students are introduced to the levels of command and the systems in place for any situation requiring major emergency or disaster management.

The module also examines the position of relief workers and victims caught up in disaster. As such, this module analyses a range of strategic options in terms of theory and practice. The development of strategic thinking is relevant to both those interested in uniformed and non-uniformed public sector management.

The module aims to increase students’ awareness of the nature and management of disasters, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. It is designed to enable graduates to engage with and relate to disaster professionals with confidence and commitment.

Dissertation (Business) (Option)
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Dissertation (Business) (Option)

The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a student’s ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise, and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well-defined, and internally consistent representation of their findings.

Financial Management For Business 1 (Option)
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Financial Management For Business 1 (Option)

This module is designed to enhance students learning from their level two studies and to take their appreciation of theoretical finance into the real world of business application. The module will aim to teach the financial skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to students whichever career they subsequently pursue.

Financial Management For Business 2 (Option)
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Financial Management For Business 2 (Option)

This module is designed to enhance students' learning from Financial Management for Business 1 and to expand their thinking, application and challenge of a number of areas of corporate finance, aiming to give students a range of practical tools and understanding for their eventual roles within a plethora of different types of organisation.

Foreign Investment and Political Economy (Core)
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Foreign Investment and Political Economy (Core)

This module aims to broaden students’ outlook in terms of the political nature of international business. Students will have the opportunity to examine both a theoretical and practical perspective of the nature of foreign Investment - from the role and function of international organisations to issues of business ethics, in addition to challenges of sustainable exploitation of resources by multinational corporations.

Global Marketing Strategy (Option)
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Global Marketing Strategy (Option)

This module aims to consider the strategic and tactical marketing implications for companies operating in a rapidly changing and dynamic global business environment. The module gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills which may enable them to think strategically and tactically in the context of this globalised business world.

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop an adequate understanding of the issues characterising international markets, such as the impact that macro and micro-environments have in international operations.

Political Systems and International Relations (Core)
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Political Systems and International Relations (Core)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop international management skills by introducing them to key management issues which are illustrated by case studies. During this module, students will be expected to examine a range of international organisations and their different purposes.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An integral part of this programme is the option to learn a modern language as part of a series of optional modules in addition to those displayed above. Languages available include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Business English Communications.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Study Abroad

A number of our degrees include the opportunity to complete a study period abroad. Students on this course have the chance to spend around four months learning at an overseas university as part of our exchange programme.

The study placement takes place in the second term of the second year. Students share classes with local students, allowing the opportunity to examine the nature of their chosen subject area in the host country, as well as the chance to socialise in another culture.

Previous students have enjoyed placements in North America, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Finland, and China. Students who choose to study abroad are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Studying a Modern Language

An integral part of the BA (Hons) International Business Management is the option to learn a modern language. Languages available include French, German Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Business English Communications.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

All full-time students on this course are able take a year-long work placement after their second year, providing industry experience. Students are expected to source their own placement, but tutors can provide support during the process if required. Those who take this option do not pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placements

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

2020/21 UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £14,100 per level**
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £14,100 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

* UK/EU: The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
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Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
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University preparation courses for International students:

The University of Lincoln International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for their chosen degree course. Upon successful completion, students can progress to degree level study at the University of Lincoln.

Please visit http://www.lincolnisc.com/ for more information.
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If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk
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Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.

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Cristina Cherino

Programme Leader

Cristina Cherino is a Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) International Business Management. Cristina is also Academic Lead for Modern Languages at Lincoln International Business School.


Your Future Career

This course is designed to ensure that graduates are well prepared for careers in diverse areas of business. Many pursue roles in project management, supply logistics and marketing, while others continue their studies at postgraduate level. Graduates with language skills are well placed for global career opportunities.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.

This course is designed to prepare graduates for careers in diverse areas of business. Past students have progressed to roles such as recruitment consultant, operations manager, international wealth adviser, business analyst, and business development manager, while others have continued their studies at postgraduate level.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.


Facilities

This course is taught in the David Chiddick Building which provides dedicated teaching and learning spaces and comprises lecture theatres, workshop rooms, IT laboratories, and a café. Software including SAGE is available for you to use, as well as SPSS, Datastream, and FT.com, is available for students to use.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our students. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure you have access to the specialist equipment and resources you need to develop the skills you may need in their future career.

Students can make the most of the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which is home to more than 250,000 journals and 400,000 print and electronic books, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.