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Bristol Business School (BBS) summer programme

For today’s businesses, the processes of globalisation create both opportunities for international business development and challenges in negotiating an increasingly turbulent global environment. Moreover, there is a growing expectation that graduates can demonstrate the possession of a range of intercultural competencies that enable them to work effectively with others from a variety of backgrounds.

Please note: The application deadline has now passed and we cannot accept applications anymore for this summer.

About the programme

The summer programme will help students develop an understanding of the challenges of international business development, working alongside students from a variety of different national and cultural backgrounds.

The programme will run from Monday 16 July - Saturday 28 July 2018. Students will be expected to arrive in Bristol by Sunday 15 July.

During their time at UWE Bristol, students will:

  • receive 30 hours of classroom teaching and additional personal study time
  • attend presentations by guest speakers and company visits
  • take part in a variety of activities in a multicultural learning environment designed to develop their skills in problem solving, group work, giving presentations and cross-cultural communication, in addition to developing expertise in international business development.

All teaching will take place in the Bristol Business School at UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus.

Who should attend?

The programme is for those students who wish to develop expertise and competencies associated with international business and cross-cultural management. Prior study of international business and management is not a pre-requisite for this programme.

Pre-requisites for participation

This programme is only available to students of education institutions that are existing partners of the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol. To check your eligibility for the school, please contact Nick Wilton at

  • Preferably, students will have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate-level studies on a programme in the fields of business, management, economics, accounting, or marketing
  • Students should also have a strong command of spoken and written English (IELTS 6 or equivalent), as all lessons will be taught in English.


Specific topics covered in the programme will include, but are not confined to:

  • International business context
  • Innovation and enterprise
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Strategic decision-making in global firms
  • Sustainability and the global environment
  • International human resource management in multinational firms
  • Global marketing management.

Assessment methods and credits

During the programme, students will complete and be graded on an individual presentation, a group presentation, and a group report.

Before arrival in Bristol, students will be asked to prepare an individual presentation/short report on an aspect of international business development which they will present at the beginning of the programme. Students will work in groups to develop the presentation and written plan, drawing on the learning acquired during the programme.

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded 12 UWE Bristol / 6 ECTS / 3 US credits.

Programme fees

Our summer school fees range from £1,150 to £1,450 (depending on whether you prefer your meals included or not) and include:

Please note: Airport transfers for individuals or small groups can be arranged at an extra charge (from London Heathrow or Bristol airport only). We’ll take you directly to your accommodation on campus. Please email for further details.

View more details about fees and payment terms.  

Apply to attend the BBS summer programme

Please note: The application deadline has now passed and we cannot accept applications anymore for this summer.

If you have any questions, please email

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