International Business Management
Bachelors of Science Hons. Full Time
One of the phenomena of the 21st Century has been that of #Globalisation.
One of the phenomena of the 21st century has been that of #globalisation. This course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to manage within this global framework. As globalisation increases, more organisations have to work beyond their regional boundaries, compete in diverse global environments and find that their traditional domestic markets are open to global challenges. These organisations need experts who can work across multicultural barriers, develop effective international strategies, and source products internationally. This course will train you in these business key areas. An interdisciplinary approach to global citizenship and will help you develop your understanding of complex notions in the international business environment. Your digital literacy skills will be improved through use of applications software employed by contemporary organisations.
Herald College Kathmandu provided me with an opportunity to pursue my career in Software Engineering right after graduation at Innovate Tech, an IT establishment under ING. Here, I continue to grow and become better every day.
I realised how much I enjoyed sharing innovative ideas through the workshops and extra activities we had at Herald. Exploring my interest in this dynamic world of international business was the perfect stepping stone for my career in digital marketing.
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This module will introduce you to various philosophies and theoretical concepts of management with a focus on 21st century developments and real-life scenarios that managers face. A range of themes will be explored including; social responsibility, ethics, globalisation, international cultures, technology and entrepreneurship.
This module is designed to introduce you to university life. It will support you in exploring the university environment. It will also introduce you to the wide variety of academic skills needed to succeed at university and will support you in the development of these skills.
This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the general environment in which businesses operate. Through studying this module you will develop an understanding of the contemporary debates on the nature and management of modern enterprises. The module covers internal and external aspects of business – such as people at work, marketing, financial information and operations.
In this module, you will work collaboratively with other students on a project that reflects an area of shared interest relating to the broad themes of Business, Law or the Social Sciences. You will have the opportunity to work as a small team to devise, design and plan a project relating to a topic of shared interest. In many aspects of life and work, teamwork and collaboration are the norm to solve real world-problems. This group-based project will allow you to develop a range of skills, including leadership skills, time-management, negotiation, communication, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. By investigating and responding to a complex question, challenge or problem, you and your group will acquire a deeper knowledge of your topic. The module will conclude with a conference, where your group’s project will be presented to the other groups in your class.
The module is sectioned into two parts. The first part of the module aims to provide students with a practical understanding of the digital business, the need for digital transformation to support innovation and to continue to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The various digital business models are explored along with the importance of digital capability. The second part of the module introduces students to the information systems that support today's digital business. A range of information systems are examined including those that support the operations of the digital business, through to its sales and marketing functions. The importance of big data and business intelligence are introduced before examining how today’s digital business can apply business intelligence to develop new products and services along with improvements in efficiency and its business processes.
This module will explore what it takes for a business to be innovative; as you will be introduced to various theoretical views and opinions in the areas of creativity, innovation and enterprise. Those who study this module will be challenged to consider where, how and why ideas are generated; how ideas are implemented; and who and what type of people/teams develop new ideas.
This module will introduce students to responsible business practices with an emphasis on professional, moral and personal responsibility. This module will encourage the development of personal and professional development skills and self-reflection as a personal development tool.
As awareness of climate change, resource scarcity, environmental impact and social inequality rises, businesses are being held increasingly to account by consumers, governments and stakeholders. This module will introduce students to concepts of sustainability within a range of Business contexts.
This module will enable students to understand the complexity of the contemporary global business environment. Drawing perspectives from strategy, economics, and political sciences, and using frameworks and methodologies, students will be able to understand how these factors influence the development of business strategies for the long term.
The aim of this module is to provide an introduction of a range of financial and accounting skills to the business students, which will help their understanding and managerial decision making skills. Learners will evaluate the organisation’ financial statements, identify the principles for setting and managing budgets and understand finance within the organisation. This module has been designed to enhance the learner’s confidence and credibility in financial management, which will translate into improved management skills
This module will explore operations and supply chain management, as well as the fundamentals of project management. The module aims at giving students the skills required to analyse contemporary issues facing business operations and supply chain. It also exposes students to the understanding of how businesses mitigate these issues to deliver goods and services of the right quality and of the right quantity in order to satisfy customers’ need while adopting lean business approaches. The module also equips students with the skills of team working and communication in a project environment. Students will be able to define, plan and control projects through their life cycle, while balancing competing performance objectives and managing competing stakeholder requirements. Detailed study of management tools such as critical path analysis and PERT will be undertaken.
A global human resources (HR) professional plays an important role in the operations of not only the HR department, but of the entire organisation. HR professionals are high in demand in today’s world where humans are more connected than ever and this module highlights some of the important practices and issues that require consideration when operating within an international environment.
This module develops the students understanding of the complex debate about the scale, nature, causes, consequences, and inevitability of globalisation. While business rhetoric treats globalisation as a fact of life, serious discussion is required to understand complex controversies over what is happening in international business. How these are understood will condition our analysis of international business in the decade to come. In doing so, the module also aims to provide students with basic understanding of the rationale behind the decisions of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in a global business environment. Students will also critically evaluate how globalisation has been shaping and changing the international business context for MNEs and how MNEs having impact on sustainable global world at both national level on host countries and international level.
This module will examine the role of social media, search engine and freelance marketing in targeting and communications. The module will also examine the strategic and practical application of social media and freelance platforms, with particular focus on competitor analysis. Students will gain exposure to digital marketing tools, and develop capabilities in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Keyword Research, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Content Marketing. Students on this module will benefit from guest speakers who will share their knowledge and experience in the field of social media and freelance marketing.
The Professional Project capstone module is an independent study unit. Students will be able to draw together learning form their previous subjects, focusing on their key strengths, in the production of a business artefact. Alongside the artefact students will develop a written critical reflection, which is designed to elucidate their rationale for choice of artefact and reflect on the process of its production and dissemination.
The strategic business module will equip students with the knowledge required to make strategic decisions at both a corporate and functional level. Students will also develop the skills required to evaluate the success of implemented strategy within an organisational context. This will inform decision making at a corporate and functional level.
Applicants not meeting the aforementioned criteria for English can demonstrate their English proficiency with any one of the following internationally recognised English Tests:
All Other equivalent qualifications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the University of
Applicants must be at least 17 years of age during the time of application. Applicants above 21 years of age and/or gaps after High School have to go through special arrangements and are subject to acceptance by the University of Wolverhampton.