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BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies

First-hand knowledge of another culture has become increasingly valuable in business.

Add a crucial international dimension to your thinking - study abroad in the US or Canada for a full academic year and benefit from broadened horizons and enhanced employability, independence and cultural awareness.

Course statistics


exchange partners across 13 US states and three Canadian provinces


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


students joined this course in 2016


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 Management with American Business Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
4 years full-time
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAB. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. Critical Thinking and Use of Maths are not accepted. Three AS-Levels accepted in place of one A-Level if all taken in Year 13.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Students without GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths (or Maths Studies*) and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature). If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

185 applications for 34 places (2016 entry)

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

Top 5 reasons to study International Management at Manchester

First-hand knowledge of another culture can be crucial in business. The distinctive feature of this four-year course is that you spend a full academic year abroad on exchange at a top global business school or university.

You will spend your third year studying in the USA or Canada. We have 22 exchange partners across eleven American states and four Canadian provinces. Most feature in the top 100 Financial Times global rankings. Browse the full list of our current partner institutions .

In Manchester, you will benefit from a specialist North American course unit and study international topics across the range of disciplines. From your second year, you will benefit from a huge amount of choice. With over 90 course units to  choose from, you really can shape your own course.

Open days

For details of forthcoming University undergraduate open days, visit  open days and visits  . If you can't make it to one of our undergraduate events on campus, our  virtual open day   is the next best thing. Discover what our current students think about Alliance MBS and why they chose their courses. Take a good look around our campus - could you see yourself here?


Fees for entry in 2019 have not yet been set. For entry in 2018 the tuition fees were £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2019 entry.

You will receive a significant tuition fee discount for the exchange year.

Additional expenses

Additional costs for the year abroad may include accommodation, textbooks, insurance, visas and travel. Please visit the appropriate country website for visa costs. You may be required to provide evidence of sufficient financial support during your stay.

The University's student travel insurance policy provides cover for students undertaking study abroad. Some institutions may also require you to purchase additional compulsory health insurance.


The Manchester Bursary is available to UK students registered on an undergraduate degree course at Alliance MBS who have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance England. 

In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of Social Responsibility Scholarships to UK/EU and international students. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study. You must achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. The School will also award a number of International Stellar Scholarships to international students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent). Additional eligibility criteria apply - please see our scholarship pages for full details.

Contact details

Academic department
Alliance Manchester Business School
+44 (0)161 306 3425/3401
Academic department overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .


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