Apply Now

About

The Business Management BSc (Hons) programme offers students the best of both worlds. Students will undertake the first 2 years of this degree in India at ISBF. Then, upon successful completion of these 2 years, all students will go to Kingston University, London to complete their 3rd year.

The curriculum covered in this degree is validated by Kingston University* and the degree is awarded by Kingston University.

All students transfer to Kingston University after 2nd year and are exempt from appearing for IELTS. They also enjoy the same work and visa-related benefits as international students who completed all three years in the UK, but at less than half the cost. The students enrolled in this programme also have the chance to opt for a fourth year, where they will undertake a one-year work placement.

Subject to validation by Kingston University.

Unique Prospects & Opportunities

The programme cost is nearly half of the cost of a full-time undergraduate business management degree if pursued in London.

The first two years of the programme are delivered in New Delhi, India, at the ISBF campus, following the KU curriculum. Students then go to Kingston Business School to complete their final year and are taught by Kingston University academics. The degree is awarded by Kingston University.

Many students and parents are legitimately concerned about going abroad for higher education immediately after school. Through this programme, students receive the optimum buffer time to prepare themselves during the first two years of college life at ISBF and are, therefore, better equipped to gain in full from the international exposure during the third year of the programme in London. Besides, as an entire cohort of students will be graduating to third year from ISBF to KU, students will be moving abroad with their pre-existing friends and classmates, which will help immensely with settling in in London and making the most of the final year there.

The programme is also offered as a four-year version which allows students to do a work placement in the UK or India in their last year, giving them the opportunity for a smoother transition from a classroom to a work environment.

The recent announcement of the UK government to offer a two-year post-study work visa for all international students will allow graduates of this programme to work in any career or position of their choice for two years after completing their studies in the UK.

Why Kingston University?

  • Awarded a Business Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), given to a mere 5% of business schools in the world
  • One of the top 100 institutions in Europe for Business and Management (QS 2017)
  • Ranked among top 50 UK institutions by The Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Awarded with numerous other international accreditations, including EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Programme

Why Business Management?

The skill set that comes with studying Business Management can lead to a lucrative career, both in terms of the number of gateways that it provides, and the monetary returns it can generate. It is perhaps for this reason that it is one of the most sought-after choices of course after the completion of 10+2, and is ideal for undergraduates who intend to set up their own business, expand an existing family business or make a successful corporate career. Individuals who wish to acquire crucial skills needed to succeed in business – better efficiency, productivity, and ultimately performance – find the course rewarding.

Exposure to studying organisational behaviour, international business, economics, data analysis (utilising mathematics and statistics), human resource, psychology and marketing strategy and e-business, hones the existing skills of students and also imparts higher-degree ones to carve a complete professional by the time a student graduates. From finance to communications, students receive exposure to the full gamut of core management concepts and perspectives, which helps them become logical thinkers who are trained to find practical solutions to business problems.

The BSc (Hons) Business Management is a multidisciplinary programme that gives students the opportunity to study a diverse range of subjects from different domains of business. The first two years are focused on equipping students with the knowledge of basic business concepts in the domains of finance, marketing, operations and other functional areas, along with teaching them a foreign language to truly prepare them to become a global business leader.

The last year, delivered at Kingston in London, takes up more in-depth teaching and gives students the opportunity to specialise in a specific area of their interest, choosing from the list of available electives. Therefore, students first gain knowledge and skills in a wide array of subjects and then have the opportunity to narrow down their expertise to a particular domain.

Detailed Curriculum

In Year 1 you will be introduced to a range of introductory theories and principles of business. You will also begin the business readiness programme in preparation for your Business Practice in Year 2.

Core modules

30 credits
This module is about managing business information. This not only requires various mathematical techniques such as statistical measures, but also is highly dependent on information technology (IT) for the gathering, summarising and communicating of this information. Mathematics and information technology are mutually dependent business topics. One would not use mathematics in business without the support of IT, and application software such as spreadsheets and databases are only used effectively with an appreciation of their underlying mathematical dependence. The module will be delivered using a problem-centric approach emphasising the application of mathematical techniques with the aid of information technology, and the employability skills associated with these.

30 credits
This is a core module in level 4 for all BSc Business Management students. The module introduces students to core topics and concepts about the behaviour and management of people in work situations. It is organised into three main parts so that there is a traditional progression from the individual to the group and, finally, to the organisational levels of analysis. Based on theoretical understanding of individual and group behaviour in organisations, students are given the opportunity to reflect on and learn from their own and others' experiences and behaviour in the group. Throughout the module students engage in activities that enable them to develop their academic and other relevant skills, which can be applied throughout their time at the university and taken into their future work and organisations.

30 credits
This module introduces you to the external context in which organisations operate and in which they will eventually work. As potential managers of the future, defined as someone involved in assisting and directing members of an organisation to achieve their organisational objectives, you need to be equipped to understand the component parts of the external context within which organisations function. The variety and complexity of the external environment and interactions with organisations has a significant impact upon the way organisations are structured, the way their managers behave and the performance of the organisation in achieving its objectives. Consequently this module will equip you with the skills and knowledge of economics for business that is essential in the current business environment.

30 credits
This module is designed to provide students on general business courses with a broad understanding of the natureof the marketing function and of what marketers do. While underpinned by marketing theory, the module focuses on the practical application of marketing in organisations, its relationship to other business functions, and the impact that marketing can have on an organisation. Consequently this module will equip students with skills and knowledge that they will find useful for their later employment in a marketing-related job. The module is delivered using a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, case studies and guest speakers. Students are expected to prepare work outside the classroom prior to participation in the scheduled sessions.

In Year 2 you will begin to cover all elements of the pathways themes, enabling you to develop your knowledge and understanding of core business principles in these areas. In addition you will complete stage 2 of the business readiness programme. You will carry out your Business Practice in Year 2 from May, for a minimum of three months.

Core modules

30 credits
This module provides you with an in-depth understanding of human resource management (HRM) policies and practices and an understanding of the relationship between organisational strategy and HRM theory and practice. You will apply theoretical concepts and frameworks to HR management in different organisations and be able to contribute to current debates and issues in HRM. You will also develop key transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and critical thinking.

30 credits
The module aims to enable you to develop the analytical skills necessary to make a positive contribution to issues concerning operations and project management, and describe the strategic contribution that effective operations and project management can play within organisations. Your ability to apply theories and methodologies of operations and project management will be assessed using two assignments that will require them to apply practical tools and techniques to real business situations. Formative feedback will be given in tutorials and lab-based sessions.

30 credits
This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in developing a business plan for starting up a new venture or launching an innovative product/service. You will find out what it takes develop a business plan from idea generation, feasibility analysis, marketing strategy, business model development to making financial analysis for a business plan. Students will thus learn about the different aspects of entrepreneurship and business planning.

30 credits
This module introduces students to accounting in small and large businesses. The module emphasises the understanding and interpretation of financial information. It provides the skills needed to analyse the financial statements of public listed companies. This module also considers the fundamental concepts of management accounting and builds on them to provide an explanation of the diagnostic skills necessary to make many short-term, medium-term and long-term operating decisions within an organisation. Numerical aspects are balanced by the need to understand the usefulness of the information to users.

0 credits
This module consists of management and personal skills training, designed to prepare students for their placement and to improve their employability after graduation. Students will experience a wide range of opportunities to enhance their skills, ensure they make the most of their potential, gain the best possible placement, and give them an edge in the job market after graduation.
During their training, they will build an on-line profile indicating their progress with their skills development. Where appropriate, the skills work will be integrated with core curriculum activity. Students will work with faculty staff, including their personal tutor and the Business Experience Office, to identify their skills requirements. In addition to the standard skills required by employers, there will be skills development linked to specific subject areas, run during the fourth teaching term just before the placements begin.

Business Practice Options (choose 1)

60 credits
The module consists of a period of placement in commercial, industrial, public sector or third sector organisations. In this module, students will have the opportunity to use the management skills acquired in their business readiness training and the conceptual and theoretical knowledge acquired through their study of the core curriculum. During their period of placement they will develop a portfolio demonstrating the work done and provide a summary of their experience in the form of a short report.
The module seeks to ensure that students reflect on and develop the skills they acquired during the Business Preparation module, in attaining their placements, and in the subsequent placement itself, with a view to using these skills in their final year. Developing an understanding of the theory of business practice and applying this in work situations is particularly emphasised. Students will be in regular contact with the Business & Professional Experience Team during their time on placement, either face to face or via Skype or telephone depending on location.

60 credits
This module involves a real life client project highlighting the important role of the consultant in an organisation. Models from management literature are applied within practical settings in order to relate theory to practice. Students are provided with an opportunity to develop their management skills by undertaking a live project for an external client. This activity emphasises the importance of blending business, people and technology issues when analysing problem situations in a business context. The module is assessed by the group consultancy project report for the client, and an individual portfolio to include, an updated CV post experience, a self-reflection of the experience, client and expert feedback.

60 credits
"A start-up is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model". Steve Blank
This module is one of the options available to students for their Business Experience. This module allows students to work in a start-up environment, either on their own idea or with a firm in an existing incubator or accelerator.
Ideas are everywhere. Everyone has ideas. What matters in this competitive environment is skilful execution of ideas. But how and where do you start? And most importantly, how do you know if your idea is something that people want and need?
The most successful entrepreneurs understand that building a great business requires focus on understanding customers, a personal character of true grit, and willingness to learn and improve ideas through trial and error.
Students taking this module will be working on a real business start-up from the first day. Working in a start-up environment, either on campus or via an external incubator, students will develop and validate a business idea, developing concrete skills in marketing, finance, selling and operational skills relevant to their chosen market. Students working in the on-campus start-up will use iterative lean start-up methodology principles, which will gain them their reference customers and help them complete their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as a culmination of the first stage. The experience can subsequently be extended into growing the start-up business.

In your final year everyone studies strategic management and leadership. Then you can specialise into your chosen pathway: business management; human resource management; entrepreneurship; finance, or service operations.

Core modules

30 credits
In this module you will analyse the concepts and theories of leadership and its application to contemporary organisations. You will reflect on the nature of change and the leader's role in managing through change in today's complex and uncertain environment. You will also examine the role of leaders and managers in developing a social conscience and learn how to recognise and address ethical issues.

30 credits
This module considers how organisations can grow and compete successfully. Students will develop an understanding of the environment and industry in which organisations operate, and an appreciation of how organisations use internal resources and competences for competitive advantage. The module examines the role of stakeholders and culture in an organisation, and the options an organisation has for its growth and development.

Business Management (no specialism) optional modules

30 credits
This module is an elective offered on the BSc Business Management with Business Experience programme. The module allows the students to pursue in depth a topic of their choice. The students have to identify a business related topic and develop an empirical research question informed by theoretical concepts. The students will develop the independent study skills required to manage a substantial task to completion and enhance their intellectual and critical analysis skills to enable them to produce a carefully researched produced and concise report. Core material is provided via Canvas with interactive workshops used to support learning.

30 credits
Business psychology is the discipline of applying knowledge of psychological principles to the world of work. It explores real-world business issues associated with the efficiency, well-being and satisfaction of workers, by focusing on the fit between individuals, their job role, the teams they work in and organisational structures. Business psychologists work closely with organisations to make recommendations for improving people's work experiences.
This module will take an academic-practitioner approach to examining the key areas of business psychology. Along with covering the basic elements of topics not covered before on the undergraduate programme, you will be introduced to some of the advanced elements of research into more familiar domains, such as motivation, individual differences and stress. In particular, current themes within the discipline (such as work-family conflict, managing email, and health at work) will be studied, and you will be able to engage in practical activities to appreciate how business psychologists can best address such concerns within the contemporary workplace.
Students suited to this module will be interested in expanding their understanding of people, will wish to keep abreast of modern theses of work behaviour, and will be keen to apply this knowledge in practical settings. On completion of the module, you may wish to consider registering for the MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology offered by Kingston Business School.

30 credits
This module concentrates on the core features of the marketing communications function within the wider context of marketing planning, with a specific focus on the advertising, sales promotion, public relations and interactive marketing communications elements of the mix.

30 credits
The module introduces you to the often controversial theories relating to the concept of ‘the brand' and to the contemporary challenges faced by brands and their managers. Whilst underpinned by theory, the module develops practical skills which will be useful for those considering a career in brand management, such as selecting appropriate visual and identification elements for the brand (eg. packaging, logos, name), deciding whether or not to extend a brand, and leveraging brand associations via sponsorship and co-branding. Scheduled teaching and learning includes a mixture of lectures and video case studies, as well as class debates and presentations on ‘hot issues' in branding.

Human Resource Management specialism optional modules

30 credits
This capstone module addresses the need for learning and development (L&D) to be a strategic business function in order to enhance both individual performance and organisational success. Drawing upon knowledge acquired from a range of other modules (eg. Introduction to HRM, Organisational Behaviour; Strategic HRM and Strategic Management) students will learn how to provide development opportunities that have been carefully analysed, designed, delivered and evaluated, supported by an understanding of learning theory. The module will also enable students to contribute to the development of coaching and mentoring activities within organisations.

30 credits
The focus of this module is the relationship between employers and employees. We examine the nature of this relationship and the significance of its key features for the relative power and position of the two main parties. We consider how the employment relationship is regulated and controlled and the resulting outcomes for employers and employees alike. In this regard, the role of trade unions, new employment relations actors such as Citizens Advice, and internal company human resource management systems are scrutinised and discussed. The impact of government legislation on employee relations outcomes and processes is also examined, as are other contextual influences such as the business environment, labour market and technological trends.
In addition to analysing general developments in employee relations, the module examines specific themes and aspects such as the management of discipline and dismissal and health and safety, and the employment experience of particular groups of workers (for example women and migrant workers).

Entrepreneurship specialism optional modules

30 credits
Innovation acts as a key driver for economic growth providing social and economic benefits for local, national and international communities. Without innovation, our social and economic systems do not function! This module encourages you to understand how innovation actually happens by carrying out a practical innovation audit within a large established organisation. You will identify critical issues and skills needed to achieve entrepreneurially driven innovation. Since employers are seeking creative students who are able to initiate and participate in innovation activity, this module will enhance your employability in the wider world of work.

30 credits
This module provides you with the opportunity to discover how to plan the expansion of a small entrepreneurial business into international markets. You will find out what it takes to plan towards expanding a small entrepreneurial business into international markets, gain experience of choosing modes of entry for small business internationalisation, assess international markets and produce financial projections for the business plan.

Finance specialism optional modules

30 credits
Working knowledge of finance by managers is a prerequisite for commercial viability of any enterprise. The offering of this module responds to the demand from potential employers for practically oriented education in financial management, underscored by the current stresses in financial and credit markets.
This module introduces business students to the key terminology and techniques of financial management that are regularly used in today's business environment. It lays the foundation for a proper understanding of more complex financial issues and is designed to equip you with knowledge of business finance required for making informed business decisions in a management-related career. The module explains the firm's goal of value maximisation, how the firm can make investment and financing decisions that add value, and also considers competing sources of finance available to firms and the main features of capital markets, with particular emphasis on the private sector of the UK economy. Graduates with financial management skills continue to have a competitive advantage in the job market, an edge that may become even more significant in an economic downturn.

30 credits
This module develops the topics studied in Managing Financial Resources and is designed to give undergraduate business students an advanced course exploring the provision and use of accounting information in internal management decision making. You will be involved in an active learning approach and will be expected to reflect on the purposes and uses of management accounting information, evaluate case study scenarios, discuss theoretical accounting concepts and utilise a range of practical techniques to solve practice questions.

Service Operations specialism optional modules

30 credits
International Business Operations is designed to develop students' ability to assess the business environment faced by an international company and evaluate opportunities and risks in international marketplaces. This module will help students develop decision-making skills in operational issues for international companies. Classes will be delivered as a combination of lectures and tutorials.
This module will include the following topics: global market environment, international market entry modes, international trade, risk management, culture and international human resource management, global operations, international marketing, international finance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

30 credits
This module explores the concepts, tools and techniques associated with service operations and focuses upon service evaluation, enhancement and improvement. The module is suitable for careers in retailing, financial services and consultancy.

Students have the option to opt for 4th year and pursue a 1-year full-time work placement in the UK or India.

In Year 1 you will be introduced to a range of introductory theories and principles of business. You will also begin the business readiness programme in preparation for your Business Practice in Year 2.

Core modules

30 credits
This module is about managing business information. This not only requires various mathematical techniques such as statistical measures, but also is highly dependent on information technology (IT) for the gathering, summarising and communicating of this information. Mathematics and information technology are mutually dependent business topics. One would not use mathematics in business without the support of IT, and application software such as spreadsheets and databases are only used effectively with an appreciation of their underlying mathematical dependence. The module will be delivered using a problem-centric approach emphasising the application of mathematical techniques with the aid of information technology, and the employability skills associated with these.

30 credits
This is a core module in level 4 for all BSc Business Management students. The module introduces students to core topics and concepts about the behaviour and management of people in work situations. It is organised into three main parts so that there is a traditional progression from the individual to the group and, finally, to the organisational levels of analysis. Based on theoretical understanding of individual and group behaviour in organisations, students are given the opportunity to reflect on and learn from their own and others' experiences and behaviour in the group. Throughout the module students engage in activities that enable them to develop their academic and other relevant skills, which can be applied throughout their time at the university and taken into their future work and organisations.

30 credits
This module introduces you to the external context in which organisations operate and in which they will eventually work. As potential managers of the future, defined as someone involved in assisting and directing members of an organisation to achieve their organisational objectives, you need to be equipped to understand the component parts of the external context within which organisations function. The variety and complexity of the external environment and interactions with organisations has a significant impact upon the way organisations are structured, the way their managers behave and the performance of the organisation in achieving its objectives. Consequently this module will equip you with the skills and knowledge of economics for business that is essential in the current business environment.

30 credits
This module is designed to provide students on general business courses with a broad understanding of the natureof the marketing function and of what marketers do. While underpinned by marketing theory, the module focuses on the practical application of marketing in organisations, its relationship to other business functions, and the impact that marketing can have on an organisation. Consequently this module will equip students with skills and knowledge that they will find useful for their later employment in a marketing-related job. The module is delivered using a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, case studies and guest speakers. Students are expected to prepare work outside the classroom prior to participation in the scheduled sessions.

In Year 2 you will begin to cover all elements of the pathways themes, enabling you to develop your knowledge and understanding of core business principles in these areas. In addition you will complete stage 2 of the business readiness programme. You will carry out your Business Practice in Year 2 from May, for a minimum of three months.

Core modules

30 credits
This module provides you with an in-depth understanding of human resource management (HRM) policies and practices and an understanding of the relationship between organisational strategy and HRM theory and practice. You will apply theoretical concepts and frameworks to HR management in different organisations and be able to contribute to current debates and issues in HRM. You will also develop key transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and critical thinking.

30 credits
The module aims to enable you to develop the analytical skills necessary to make a positive contribution to issues concerning operations and project management, and describe the strategic contribution that effective operations and project management can play within organisations. Your ability to apply theories and methodologies of operations and project management will be assessed using two assignments that will require them to apply practical tools and techniques to real business situations. Formative feedback will be given in tutorials and lab-based sessions.

30 credits
This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in developing a business plan for starting up a new venture or launching an innovative product/service. You will find out what it takes develop a business plan from idea generation, feasibility analysis, marketing strategy, business model development to making financial analysis for a business plan. Students will thus learn about the different aspects of entrepreneurship and business planning.

30 credits
This module introduces students to accounting in small and large businesses. The module emphasises the understanding and interpretation of financial information. It provides the skills needed to analyse the financial statements of public listed companies. This module also considers the fundamental concepts of management accounting and builds on them to provide an explanation of the diagnostic skills necessary to make many short-term, medium-term and long-term operating decisions within an organisation. Numerical aspects are balanced by the need to understand the usefulness of the information to users.

0 credits
This module consists of management and personal skills training, designed to prepare students for their placement and to improve their employability after graduation. Students will experience a wide range of opportunities to enhance their skills, ensure they make the most of their potential, gain the best possible placement, and give them an edge in the job market after graduation.
During their training, they will build an on-line profile indicating their progress with their skills development. Where appropriate, the skills work will be integrated with core curriculum activity. Students will work with faculty staff, including their personal tutor and the Business Experience Office, to identify their skills requirements. In addition to the standard skills required by employers, there will be skills development linked to specific subject areas, run during the fourth teaching term just before the placements begin.

Business Practice Options (choose 1)

60 credits
The module consists of a period of placement in commercial, industrial, public sector or third sector organisations. In this module, students will have the opportunity to use the management skills acquired in their business readiness training and the conceptual and theoretical knowledge acquired through their study of the core curriculum. During their period of placement they will develop a portfolio demonstrating the work done and provide a summary of their experience in the form of a short report.
The module seeks to ensure that students reflect on and develop the skills they acquired during the Business Preparation module, in attaining their placements, and in the subsequent placement itself, with a view to using these skills in their final year. Developing an understanding of the theory of business practice and applying this in work situations is particularly emphasised. Students will be in regular contact with the Business & Professional Experience Team during their time on placement, either face to face or via Skype or telephone depending on location.

60 credits
This module involves a real life client project highlighting the important role of the consultant in an organisation. Models from management literature are applied within practical settings in order to relate theory to practice. Students are provided with an opportunity to develop their management skills by undertaking a live project for an external client. This activity emphasises the importance of blending business, people and technology issues when analysing problem situations in a business context. The module is assessed by the group consultancy project report for the client, and an individual portfolio to include, an updated CV post experience, a self-reflection of the experience, client and expert feedback.

60 credits
"A start-up is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model". Steve Blank
This module is one of the options available to students for their Business Experience. This module allows students to work in a start-up environment, either on their own idea or with a firm in an existing incubator or accelerator.
Ideas are everywhere. Everyone has ideas. What matters in this competitive environment is skilful execution of ideas. But how and where do you start? And most importantly, how do you know if your idea is something that people want and need?
The most successful entrepreneurs understand that building a great business requires focus on understanding customers, a personal character of true grit, and willingness to learn and improve ideas through trial and error.
Students taking this module will be working on a real business start-up from the first day. Working in a start-up environment, either on campus or via an external incubator, students will develop and validate a business idea, developing concrete skills in marketing, finance, selling and operational skills relevant to their chosen market. Students working in the on-campus start-up will use iterative lean start-up methodology principles, which will gain them their reference customers and help them complete their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as a culmination of the first stage. The experience can subsequently be extended into growing the start-up business.

In your final year everyone studies strategic management and leadership. Then you can specialise into your chosen pathway: business management; human resource management; entrepreneurship; finance, or service operations.

Core modules

30 credits
In this module you will analyse the concepts and theories of leadership and its application to contemporary organisations. You will reflect on the nature of change and the leader's role in managing through change in today's complex and uncertain environment. You will also examine the role of leaders and managers in developing a social conscience and learn how to recognise and address ethical issues.

30 credits
This module considers how organisations can grow and compete successfully. Students will develop an understanding of the environment and industry in which organisations operate, and an appreciation of how organisations use internal resources and competences for competitive advantage. The module examines the role of stakeholders and culture in an organisation, and the options an organisation has for its growth and development.

Business Management (no specialism) optional modules

30 credits
This module is an elective offered on the BSc Business Management with Business Experience programme. The module allows the students to pursue in depth a topic of their choice. The students have to identify a business related topic and develop an empirical research question informed by theoretical concepts. The students will develop the independent study skills required to manage a substantial task to completion and enhance their intellectual and critical analysis skills to enable them to produce a carefully researched produced and concise report. Core material is provided via Canvas with interactive workshops used to support learning.

30 credits
Business psychology is the discipline of applying knowledge of psychological principles to the world of work. It explores real-world business issues associated with the efficiency, well-being and satisfaction of workers, by focusing on the fit between individuals, their job role, the teams they work in and organisational structures. Business psychologists work closely with organisations to make recommendations for improving people's work experiences.
This module will take an academic-practitioner approach to examining the key areas of business psychology. Along with covering the basic elements of topics not covered before on the undergraduate programme, you will be introduced to some of the advanced elements of research into more familiar domains, such as motivation, individual differences and stress. In particular, current themes within the discipline (such as work-family conflict, managing email, and health at work) will be studied, and you will be able to engage in practical activities to appreciate how business psychologists can best address such concerns within the contemporary workplace.
Students suited to this module will be interested in expanding their understanding of people, will wish to keep abreast of modern theses of work behaviour, and will be keen to apply this knowledge in practical settings. On completion of the module, you may wish to consider registering for the MSc in Occupational and Business Psychology offered by Kingston Business School.

30 credits
This module concentrates on the core features of the marketing communications function within the wider context of marketing planning, with a specific focus on the advertising, sales promotion, public relations and interactive marketing communications elements of the mix.

30 credits
The module introduces you to the often controversial theories relating to the concept of ‘the brand' and to the contemporary challenges faced by brands and their managers. Whilst underpinned by theory, the module develops practical skills which will be useful for those considering a career in brand management, such as selecting appropriate visual and identification elements for the brand (eg. packaging, logos, name), deciding whether or not to extend a brand, and leveraging brand associations via sponsorship and co-branding. Scheduled teaching and learning includes a mixture of lectures and video case studies, as well as class debates and presentations on ‘hot issues' in branding.

Human Resource Management specialism optional modules

30 credits
This capstone module addresses the need for learning and development (L&D) to be a strategic business function in order to enhance both individual performance and organisational success. Drawing upon knowledge acquired from a range of other modules (eg. Introduction to HRM, Organisational Behaviour; Strategic HRM and Strategic Management) students will learn how to provide development opportunities that have been carefully analysed, designed, delivered and evaluated, supported by an understanding of learning theory. The module will also enable students to contribute to the development of coaching and mentoring activities within organisations.

30 credits
The focus of this module is the relationship between employers and employees. We examine the nature of this relationship and the significance of its key features for the relative power and position of the two main parties. We consider how the employment relationship is regulated and controlled and the resulting outcomes for employers and employees alike. In this regard, the role of trade unions, new employment relations actors such as Citizens Advice, and internal company human resource management systems are scrutinised and discussed. The impact of government legislation on employee relations outcomes and processes is also examined, as are other contextual influences such as the business environment, labour market and technological trends.
In addition to analysing general developments in employee relations, the module examines specific themes and aspects such as the management of discipline and dismissal and health and safety, and the employment experience of particular groups of workers (for example women and migrant workers).

Entrepreneurship specialism optional modules

30 credits
Innovation acts as a key driver for economic growth providing social and economic benefits for local, national and international communities. Without innovation, our social and economic systems do not function! This module encourages you to understand how innovation actually happens by carrying out a practical innovation audit within a large established organisation. You will identify critical issues and skills needed to achieve entrepreneurially driven innovation. Since employers are seeking creative students who are able to initiate and participate in innovation activity, this module will enhance your employability in the wider world of work.

30 credits
This module provides you with the opportunity to discover how to plan the expansion of a small entrepreneurial business into international markets. You will find out what it takes to plan towards expanding a small entrepreneurial business into international markets, gain experience of choosing modes of entry for small business internationalisation, assess international markets and produce financial projections for the business plan.

Finance specialism optional modules

30 credits
Working knowledge of finance by managers is a prerequisite for commercial viability of any enterprise. The offering of this module responds to the demand from potential employers for practically oriented education in financial management, underscored by the current stresses in financial and credit markets.
This module introduces business students to the key terminology and techniques of financial management that are regularly used in today's business environment. It lays the foundation for a proper understanding of more complex financial issues and is designed to equip you with knowledge of business finance required for making informed business decisions in a management-related career. The module explains the firm's goal of value maximisation, how the firm can make investment and financing decisions that add value, and also considers competing sources of finance available to firms and the main features of capital markets, with particular emphasis on the private sector of the UK economy. Graduates with financial management skills continue to have a competitive advantage in the job market, an edge that may become even more significant in an economic downturn.

30 credits
This module develops the topics studied in Managing Financial Resources and is designed to give undergraduate business students an advanced course exploring the provision and use of accounting information in internal management decision making. You will be involved in an active learning approach and will be expected to reflect on the purposes and uses of management accounting information, evaluate case study scenarios, discuss theoretical accounting concepts and utilise a range of practical techniques to solve practice questions.

Service Operations specialism optional modules

30 credits
International Business Operations is designed to develop students' ability to assess the business environment faced by an international company and evaluate opportunities and risks in international marketplaces. This module will help students develop decision-making skills in operational issues for international companies. Classes will be delivered as a combination of lectures and tutorials.
This module will include the following topics: global market environment, international market entry modes, international trade, risk management, culture and international human resource management, global operations, international marketing, international finance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

30 credits
This module explores the concepts, tools and techniques associated with service operations and focuses upon service evaluation, enhancement and improvement. The module is suitable for careers in retailing, financial services and consultancy.

Students have the option to opt for 4th year and pursue a 1-year full-time work placement in the UK or India.

Assessment Methods

Assessment typically comprises exams, practical and coursework

Admission Process

ISBF follows a rolling admissions policy. This means applicants of earlier rounds have a higher likelihood of being accepted into the programme of their choice. It also means that applications will be closed as soon as all seats are filled.

The admission process comprises of two steps:

Step 1: Filling the application form

Step 2: Appearing for the Personal Interview (PI)

Apply Now

Eligibility Criteria

  • IB/A Levels - Minimum 100 UCAS tariff points
  • CBSE/ISC Board - Minimum 60% in class XII
  • State Boards - Minimum 65% in class XII

Fee Structure

The first two years of the programme are studied at the ISBF campus in New Delhi. All students who clear the 2 year are transferred to KU for Year 3. Therefore, students can graduate from a leading UK business school at less than half the cost.

Download Fee Structure

Approx. Cost ISBF-KU Programme Cost Cost of Similar Prog. in London
(including tution fee and cost of living in London)
Cost Comparison
Year 1 at ISBF INR 4 Lakhs* INR 25 Lakhs (approx. £ 25,000) One-sixth
Year 2 at ISBF INR 4 Lakhs* INR 25 Lakhs (approx. £ 25,000) One-sixth
Year 3 at KU INR 25 Lakhs (approx. £ 25,000) INR 25 Lakhs (approx. £ 25,000) Equal
Total Cost INR 33 Lakhs INR 75 Lakhs Less than half

*Excluding GST and cost of living in Delhi

Faculty

ISBF faculty hail from prestigious universities/institutions such as the LSE, Cambridge, IITs, University of Delhi, IIMs and JNU. With a blend of top-notch academia and global industry exposure, they are focused on helping students not only do well academically but also evolve holistically to become competent professionals. ISBF’s faculty members are extremely committed to the cause of furthering students’ learning outcomes and include among them a University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor.

To know more about the ISBF faculty members, please visit here.

Campus

Campus life at ISBF is a wonderful kaleidoscope of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Students engage in a multitude of events and societies, ranging from dance, music, sports, photography and design to Model United Nations (MUN), social work, debating, entrepreneurship and many more. Coming from varied academic backgrounds, our students bring their own experiences and ideas to the table, making student life at ISBF an exciting roller coaster ride. All activities are organised end-to-end by student societies – you can join one of them, or start one if you seek to nurture new interests!

There are dedicated clubs and societies for all activities at ISBF. These societies, in conjunction with the Core Council, organise a plethora of events throughout the year that students continually participate in.

Apart from the student societies, students also host annual inter-college events like Xenia – the annual inter-college festival of ISBF, and Model United Nations (MUN). Xenia also marks the zenith of the non-academic calendar at ISBF.

Career Paths

Graduates who complete a degree in business management have a plethora of job profiles and career options to choose from. These include roles in management consulting, strategy consulting, finance, market research, human resources, marketing, business development and operations, to name a few, across sectors and industries, not to mention the entrepreneurship route that a lot of students take after completing a degree in business administration.

Placements

The Careers Team (CT) at ISBF, comprised of the Career Services and Corporate Relations divisions, dedicates itself to the task of placing students, for internships, 1-year work opportunities abroad and full-time roles in India. ISBF graduates choosing to work immediately after college have been selected by globally renowned organisations belonging to a wide range of sectors, from fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) to private equity, including Ernst & Young, Citibank,, Pepsico, Blackrock, Deutsche Bank, American Express, and Moody’s Analytics, to name a few.

Students pursuing the Kingston University’s BSc (Hons) Business Management programme at ISBF have the option to avail the placement services of KU to seek career opportunities in the UK, since they’ll be graduating in London.

Chat Enquire Download Brochure