There is continuous and ever-growing internationalization and it is recognized that traditional and generic business management programs are unable to cater to the rising demand for trained and qualified people.

This degree focusses on international business and is geared towards the globalized environment. It will equip successful graduates with the requisite knowledge and understanding to meet the demands required from executives and managers and allow them to perform within international business sectors.

This final year of the degree will follow on from the London Examinations Board Level 5 Higher Diploma in Business Administration (“HDBA”) and assumes you already have an appropriate level 4 qualification.

Overall Program Outcomes

Level 5 Higher Diploma in Business Administration – please go to this program on our website

In the final year of the BBA  – you will:

  • Have acquired knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and the thinking ability to perform and compete as an executive in international business
  • Be able to analyze, evaluate, solve and make critical decisions
  • Be able to apply creative thinking and innovation
  • Understand the need to continually improve themselves by adopting lifelong learning
  • Be able to undertake research and development activities for the advancement of their organizations
  • Be able to perform their roles and responsibilities professionally, skillfully and effectively within the global business environment
  • Be more effective as an executive and within a group having developed leadership, managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities

Assessments

Assessments for the Level 5 Higher Diploma is based wholly on course work, assignments and work-based reports.

Assessment for final year of the BBA comprises of 70% coursework and a timed unseen written examination which will account for the remaining 30%.

Entry Requirements

  • London Examinations Board Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business Administration or other Level 4 (QCF) Diploma; or
  • Working adults with a few years of working experience
  • You will need a certificate evidencing your successful completion of the HDBA to enroll for Stage 2 of your degree

Program Structure

Stage 1

Level 5 Higher Diploma in Business Administration – please go to this program on our website

Stage 2

The final year of the BBA accrues to 40 Credits and has 10 modules as follows:

  • Module 1 – International Management
  • Module 2 – International Financial Management
  • Module 3 – Strategic Management
  • Module 4 – International Economics
  • Module 5 – Cross Cultural Management
  • Module 6 – International Human Resource Management
  • Module 7 – Export Management
  • Module 8 – Research Methodology
  • Module 9 – Research Project
  • Module 10 – Practical Training

Module 1: International Management

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Acquire and use knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and thinking ability to demonstrate a detailed understanding of business environment from the global perspective
  • Analyze, evaluate, and appraise business strategy in the global arena
  • Communicate effectively in global arena
  • Manage information, using technology and lead organization in the global arena

Indicative contents

  • The Political, Legal and Technological Environment
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation
  • Entry Strategies and Organizational Structure
  • Managing Political Risk, Government Relations and Alliances
  • Managing Decision and Control
  • Motivation Across Culture
  • Leadership Across Culture
  • Human Resource Selection and Development
  • Human Resource Selection and Development

Module 2: International Financial Management

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the environment in which international financial management is undertaken, undertake foreign exchange risk management, multinational working capital management, financing foreign operations and foreign investment analysis
  • Develop presentation skills and skills of critical analysis and decision making
  • Increase awareness and understanding of international financial management theories and practices

Indicative content / areas of study

  • The International Flow of Funds
  • International Financial Markets
  • Exchange Rate Determination
  • Exchange Rate Behavior-The Role of Government
  • Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, and Inflation
  • Currency Derivatives
  • Measuring and Managing Exchange Rate Exposure
  • Multinational Capital Budgeting
  • Long-term Financing

Module 3: Strategic Management

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the concept and approaches of strategic management in an organization either in the government or in business set-up.
  • Describe the factors involve in the strategic management process.
  • Identify the option and possible solution to evaluate the analysis process of each organization.
  • Identify the option and to evaluate, give suggestions or solutions for the formulation and implementation process.
  • Experience the real-life situation by discussing in class and writing the suggestions or giving recommendations by doing the case studies in the textbook.

Indicative content / areas of study

  • Introduction to Strategic Management
  • Analyzing the External Environment of Firm
  • Assessing the Internal Environment
  • Strategic Formulation
  • Corporate-level Strategy
  • International Strategy: creating value in global market
  • Strategic Implementation
  • Strategic Leadership: creating a learning and an ethical organization
  • Managing Innovation
  • Corporate entrepreneurship & resources

Module 4: International Economics

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Acquire and apply knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and thinking ability to demonstrate a detailed understanding of international trade and finance theory via economics theory applications
  • Analyze, evaluate, solve and making decision based on international trade and finance theory and economic theories.
  • Use technology and manage information and work collaboratively in solving contemporaries’ issues related to current economic problems
  • Communicate effectively in global arena

Indicative content / areas of study

  • Introduction to International Economy
  • Foundations of Modern Theory
  • International Equilibrium
  • Trade Model Extensions and Applications
  • Tariff
  • Nontariff Trade Barriers
  • Trade Regulations and Industrial Policies
  • Trade Policies for Developing Nations
  • Regional Trading Arrangements
  • International Factor Movements and Multinational Enterprises
  • The Balance of Payments
  • Foreign Exchange Balance
  • Exchange Rate Determination
  • Balance of payments Adjustments Under Fixed Exchange Rates
  • Exchange-rate adjustments and the Balance of Payments
  • Exchange-rate system
  • Macroeconomics Policy in an Open Economy

Module 5: Cross Cultural Management

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding on the issues faced by managers working in a different culture and apply appropriate principles in managing different cultures correctly.
  • Identify different local culture tantamount to affecting management practices effectively.
  • Have necessary skills and understanding of different cultural characteristics of countries for a better management across different cultures analytically

Indicative content / areas of study

  • Cross- cultural Management: Introduction and Overview
  • Cultural Orientation
  • Understanding Other Cultures
  • Communicating Across Cultures: Differences in Communication Styles
  • Communicating Across Cultural Barriers
  • Work behavior Across Cultures
  • Cultural Differences in Organization
  • Culture and Strategy
  • Cross-cultural Leadership: Differences in Leadership Styles
  • Cross-Cultural Motivation
  • Job Satisfaction: Cross Cultural Diversity
  • Negotiating with Foreigners

Module 6: International Human Resource Management

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the nature of International HRM and understand the concept correctly.
  • Explain how and why International HRM becomes so critical to competitiveness and to our societies and well-being clearly.
  • Indicate the sensitivity and confidence in capacity to effectively impact the HRM process when working across cultures definitely.
  • Examine the different cultures and human resource issues impacting diverse environments accurately.
  • Applied the concept and the issues in the real case and understand the case and using critical thinking to analyze the case significantly.

Indicative content / areas of study

  • Intro to International Human Resource Management
  • Staffing
  • Recruiting and Selecting Staff for International Assignments
  • International Training and Development
  • International Compensation
  • Re-entry and career issues
  • International industrial relations
  • Performance Management

Module 7: Export Management

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to

  • Understand the concept of international marketing and export management correctly.
  • Examine the correct way to emphasis on export management from processing, managing and distributing (export to import) from one country to another clearly.
  • Explain the methods of penetrate the market successfully.
  • Discuss about export market entry and logistics strategy and management analytically.

Indicative content / areas of study

  • International Trade
  • Advantages of trading overseas and the role of export and shipping office
  • Characteristics of international transport modes: 1
  • Characteristics of international transport modes: 2
  • Logistics and globalization
  • Freight rates
  • Export cargo packaging, stowage, marking and dangerous cargo shipments
  • Export customs practice
  • Cargo insurance
  • Credit insurance
  • Export finance
  • Transport distribution analysis
  • Export documentation
  • Processing the export order
  • E- Commerce and paperless trading
  • Export market entry
  • International physical distribution/ logistics strategy and management

Module 8: Research Methodology

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Critically analyzed research approaches
  • Apply appropriate strategies and methods to information management issues
  • Demonstrate competence in a range of data collection methods
  • Show competence in software for data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Work in a research team
  • Write a reflective research report

Indicative contents/ areas of study

  • Background of the Study
  • Literature Review
  • Research Methodology

Module 9: Research Project (Specialized in Human Resources Management Project)

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Identify and determine the problem objectively, analytically and critically, besides solving the problem(s) systematically.
  • Work independently on the research study to use appropriate method to solve the research problem(s).
  • Communicate the outcomes in a form of standardized academic write-up format
  • Use appropriate computer software packages in analyzing and preparing the report write-up
  • Apply and develop academic knowledge gain from the course and to gains as much experience as possible in running the study.

Indicative contents/ areas of study

  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Research Methodology
  • Data Analysis
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

Module 10: Practical Training

Upon completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Relate the theory learned with the real application in working environment.
  • Apply academic knowledge gained from the course
  • Gain as much experiences in the related industries
  • Produce a report on duties and job specification done

Indicative contents/ areas of study

  • Requirements for practical training
  • Exceptions for practical training
  • Reporting for Practical Training
  • Working Ethics
  • Practical Training Supervisor
  • Training policies
  • Practical Training Supervisor Responsibilities

 

LOCATION

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NOTIONAL HOURS

Notional hours are defined in terms of the amount of time it should take a learner to achieve the learning outcomes.  Each credit requires on average 10 notional hours of a learner’s time.

Guide to Learning Hours / Student Learning Time

The Level 5 Higher Diplomas accrues 120 credits spread over 8 modules or 1,200 notional hours in total.  It should take no more than 9 months to complete.

The top-up level 6 BBA accrues 40 Credits. It should therefore take 12 months to complete.

The program will therefore take just over 1 ½ years to complete.