BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics

Graduate with in-depth knowledge of three strongly-related disciplines.

Study finance, economics and business within an international context, drawing on the combined strengths of Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Social Sciences.

Course statistics


This course is also available with a work placement


Student satisfaction score

(National Student Survey 2016)


IBFE graduates in work or further study within 6 months (source: DLHE)


Optional language study - choose from 15 different languages

Key rankings

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Ranked 4th in the UK for business and economics (source: THE 2017)

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Ranked 22nd in the world for business and economics (source: THE 2017)

BSc International Business, Finance and Economics / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2017


Grades AAB. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. Critical Thinking is not accepted. Three AS-Levels accepted in place of one A-Level if all taken in Year 13.


3 AS-levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level if all taken in Year 13

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.


GCSE at Grade B in Maths and English Language (Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy is not accepted). You will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England.

International Baccalaureate

 33 points overall with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects plus no less than 5 for Standard Level Maths and English / English Language & Literature. Maths Studies and English Literature are not accepted.

Alternative entry requirements

Alternative entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.

English language

IELTS - International English Language Testing System

6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any component

CAE - Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

Grade C. Please provide your unique and special numbers to be verified online.

GCSE/O Level English Language  (as a first language)

Grade B

IGCSE English  (as a first language)

Grade B

Applicants holding other English language qualifications should contact our undergraduate admissions team for guidance on the suitability of their qualifications.  

Pre-sessional English courses

Details of pre-sessional English courses offered by the University Language Centre can be viewed here: . Please note that we will only accept the 5-week course and this can only be completed with the prior approval of the admissions team.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
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