Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in management in an increasingly global business environment with this programme which will take you from new student to future business leader.
The journey begins from day one. As finance, socio-economic factors, politics, geography, language and culture all influence business, you’ll begin the programme with an exploration of how these can help shape business strategy within an international marketplace.
Like our other undergraduate programmes at Richmond, our BA in Business Management is based on the American liberal arts tradition, which helps broaden perspective and develops practical skills which are highly appealing to future employers in a global economy.
You’ll also have the benefit of studying one programme and gaining two degrees, one from the US and one from the UK. Complementary membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is also offered to all of our students.
In the third and fourth year, you’ll be able to take your pick from topics which particularly appeal to you, such as Modern China, The Global Investor, Operations Management and International Finance. Renowned and highly qualified business leaders are invited to speak to our BA International Business students, sharing their experience within the industry, while visits to organisations and museums enhance experiential learning.
You’ll also be able to tailor your International Business degree by taking a minor from a wide range of other leading academic disciplines.
Many of our students gain international industry experience through an accredited internship, which helps shape their education and career choice.
Top 5 reasons to study this programme:
- Gain broad understanding of all aspects of business management from a start-up phase to running and expanding a business
- Option to add a minor to your International Business degree in a related subject area, enhancing your employability
- Benefit from practical working experience through an accredited internship in London with leading business organisation
- Ease of access to both full time and adjunct professors in International Business creates inspirational and supportive education
- Truly international environment at Richmond and US and UK degree helps access to leading graduate schools in the UK and the USA
Ernst and Young, PwC, Credit Suisse Private Banking, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP, Goldman Sachs, Kuwait Investment Authority
Berlin School of Economics, Boston University, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science
We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
A Level: 96 UCAS points
US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English
5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
72 with 17 Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 Writing, 20 Speaking
Pearson Test of English
51 with 51 in each component
First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015
162 overall (no less than 162 in each component)
Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015
Cambridge First: Grade B overall (No less than B in any component)
Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component) less than C in any component)
Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 certificate
How to Apply
You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond online Application. In order to submit your application you will need the following information
- Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
- The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
- A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
- An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate
When to apply
We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended
Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.