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BSc (Hons) International Management

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

Add a crucial international dimension to your thinking - study abroad for a full academic year in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand and benefit from broadened horizons and enhanced employability, independence and cultural awareness.

Course statistics


exchange partners across 16 countries and 3 continents


Average salary within 6 months (DLHE)


of IM students achieved first or upper second class degrees between 2015-17


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 / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2019


Grades AAB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting.


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.


To meet our Maths subject requirements we require GCSE Maths at Grade B (you will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) or we can accept GCSE Applications of Maths and Methods in Maths at Grades BB if studied together in the same sitting. Please note we do not accept Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy.

To meet our English language subject requirements we require GCSE English Language at Grade B (you will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England).

International Baccalaureate

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.

Alternative entry requirements

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

English language

GCSE/IGCSE English language (either as a first or second language)

Grade B or Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England

O Level English language

Grade B

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any individual component

Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet based (TOEFL)

90 overall, with no less than 22 in any individual component

C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Grade C

If your English language qualification is not listed please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team for guidance on the suitability of your qualification.

Pre-sessional courses

If your score is only slightly below our English language entry requirements we may decide to offer you a place subject to attending a six-week academic pre-sessional English language course at the University. Our undergraduate admissions team will contact any eligible applicants. Full details including application deadlines, course fees and how to apply to the University Language Centre are available here .

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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