Business & International Relations

Aston University
In Birmingham (Grossbritannien)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (Grossbritannien)
  • Wann:
    Freie Auswahl

Why choose this course? Develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature of relations between states and the roles played by international institutions.
Integrated placement year allows you to set your studies in context and gain valuable professional experience.
A robust, relevant business curriculum which is rooted in the real world.
International Relations at Aston is currently ranked Top 20 in the UK for Employability in the latest Guardian University Guide and Sunday Times University Guide. International Relations at Aston achieved 95% Overall Satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey.

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Voraussetzungen: 4 years full-time with integrated placement year UCAS Code: LN21 Typical offers: A Levels: ABB-BBB from three subjects. If your predicted grades are close to those stated in Aston's typical offers and if you are interested in Aston University and the courses we offer we encourage you to apply to us as one of your 5 UCAS choices. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg AS grades, GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you demonstrate for your chosen...


Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Freie Auswahl
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Grossbritannien
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

International Relations
Accounting MBA
IT Management
Skills and Training


This course is designed to help you build a comprehensive understanding of the various functions of management and examine politics in the international realm.

International Relations

You will develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature of relations between states and also of the roles played by international institutions, other intergovernmental organisations, multinational corporations and NGOs.

Year one introduces you to key modules focusing on the international state system and to the structure and purpose of international organisations; you also learn about ethics and international politics.

Your second year covers theories and contemporary issues in international relations, security studies and the globalisation of the international political economy.

During the final year you will explore more specialised topics through the completion of an individual research dissertation and a range of modules covering topics such as the  international relations of East Asia, US foreign policy, and the international relations between post Soviet Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.


You’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. You’ll examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions.

Your career

Your placement year will give you the opportunity to apply your key skills and competencies within a real work-based situation.

The course is strongly geared towards increasing your employability since it is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required of professionals working in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

Click on the module titles to find out more.

Year 1 Core modules:
Europe and the Making of the Modern World     LP1016 
Information Skills     LP1012 
Introduction to International Relations     LP1021 
Introduction to the European Union     LP1065 

People and Organisations     BH1107
Principles of Financial Accounting     BF1101
Economic Environment of Business     BS1102
IT for Business     BN1160
Foundations of Business Analytics     BN1115
Introduction to Marketing Management     BM1134

Year 2 Core modules:
International Relations Theories and Issues     LP2001
Security Studies in a Changing World    LP2021
The Politics and Policies of the EU     LP2029
Research Methods in Political and Social Studies     LP2006

Business, Government and Society     BS2246
Business Policy     BS2232
Business Game     BN2225
Business Economics     BS2240
Operations Management     BN2216
Management Accounting     BF2262

Year 3

Compulsory placement year

Final Year Core:
International Relations Research Dissertation     LP3009

Principles of Finance     BF3351
Value Based Strategy     BS3352

Choose 40 credits of International Relations from the options below:

The International Relations of East Asia     LP3015 
Religion and Politics of Contemporary Europe LP3016
Political Communication     LP3018 
The American Presidency     LP3019 
Nationalism & Political Power     LP3020 
Political Parties and Party Systems     LP3024 
Conflict and Politics in Contemporary Balkans     LP3025 
Contemporary Conflict     LP3028 
Diplomacy and Soft Power    LP3029
The Far Right in Europe     LP3030 
The Challenges of Climate Change    LY3031
Understanding Foreign Policy    LP3033
Northeast Asia: From Conflict to Cooperation    LP3034
Gender and Politics    LP3035
Interest groups and lobbying    LP3036
Regions and Regionalism in Europe     LP3412 
Contemporary Political Theory     LP3416 
Political Leaders: Case Studies and Comparative Perspectives     LP3415 

Choose 40 credits of Business modules from the options below:
Making Managerial Decisions using Accounting Information     BF2210
Theories and Practice of Leadership     BH3319
Consumer Research and the Customer Experience    BM3345  
International Marketing     BM3309
International Operations     BN3322
Global Working     BH3393
International Business Economics     BS3337