BA (Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management Pathway

GCU Pathways

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BA (Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management Pathway programme at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first two years, you will be studying HND Business at Glasgow City College with the opportunity to progress to year three of the degree on campus at Glasgow Caledonian University.

International businesses enjoy greater success when employees are engaged in a vibrant, sustainable, corporate mission. Choose the International Business and Human Resource Management degree from Glasgow Caledonian University and you will develop corporate responsibility, ethics, and the people management skills that employers are looking for.

Study Options

  • 2022/23


Mode of study


Start date



BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
Sep 2022
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years Sep 2022 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BBC (incl English) or another essay-based subject (History or Modern Studies) Nat 5:C (Maths)

Progression criteria
Progress to year three with HND Business - graded units AB

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 (or equivalent)

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Glasgow School for Business and Society has been awarded four out of a possible five QS Stars. This high rating from the prestigious QS Stars Business Schools rating system assures the quality of the programme and is an international benchmark of excellence from which our graduates benefit.

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Choose Glasgow Caledonian University and graduate with a double accreditation degree. EPAS accreditation is recognised worldwide as the quality standard for business and management graduates. CIPD accreditation is also widely recognised and on completion of your degree you will gain Associate Member status. As a GCU graduate, you belong to a global network connected by shared values and a sense of ethical responsibility. Our Business School graduates go on to enjoy careers at home and internationally. Many go on to study the MSc Human Resource Management degree here at the university.

With common good values, you will discover a passion to succeed in business for the benefit of society and the environment. We are a diverse, lively academic community welcoming students from all over the world. Our campus provides a welcoming, safe learning zone where new ideas and tried and tested practices can be discovered and rediscovered.

Level 1 & 2

HND Business at Glasgow City College


Level 3

Entrepreneurship for Business, Society and the Professions; Contemporary Employment Relations; International Business Strategy; Business Research Methods: Theory and Practice; Talent Management in Changing Global Contexts; Managing People and Diversity at Work


Level 4

Honours Dissertation; Sustainability Corporate Responsibility and Ethics in International Business; Leading Organisations in a Changing Global Context; Managing Sustainable Business Excellence; HRM Strategies for Organisational Performance and Reward


The module and assessment information described here has been approved in line with the University’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Process. This allows us to ensure that the courses we offer are high quality and relevant for today’s students. Occasionally we have to make changes to programme information after it has been published. For full details of potential changes to programmes and how they can affect your application please read the Information for students relating to Programme Changes/Cancellation and Withdrawal from Portfolio.

Increasingly, society is looking to business owners and managers to lead the way in creating a fairer, more sustainable world. Social responsibility, ethics and sustainability are at the top of our agenda. We are the first Scottish university to join the UN Global Compact. This is the world’s biggest voluntary corporate responsibility partnership. We are committed to the UN’s Global Goals. This is a clear calling for future leaders who want to build an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

We are the University for the Common Good, are our business management degree is focused on social responsibility in business. We are members of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) network. As such, we prepare future leaders and managers to deal with some of the complex challenges facing business and society. Join us and discover social responsibility and leadership practices that leave a lasting impact.

This programme has been awarded accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and represents excellence in management development internationally. EFMD accredited degrees such as this meet the high-quality standards set for programme delivery.

Accredited by the CIPD, you gain student membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development when you join the degree. This professional body provides you with access to essential resources, networking opportunities, and discounts. On graduation, you automatically become an associate member of the CIPD; demonstrating to employers that you can deliver professional standards and best practice wherever you go.

At Glasgow Caledonian University, we bring bright, experienced leaders and entrepreneurs on to campus to share their experiences with you. Through live casework; analysing and challenging current practice; you will establish your own innovative business practices and management styles.

We know that international business can contribute to a more sustainable, equal future for all. You can discover more about the impact that business has internationally by visiting partner institutions via student exchange. We offer exchange opportunities in Europe, Canada, the USA, Australia or Latin America.

We also support European exchange and study abroad opportunities via the Erasmus Student Network.

UHatch is our campus-based business incubator. It is here that social entrepreneurship, responsible leadership, curiosity and divergent thinking is put into practice on a daily basis. Students and entrepreneurs are working together to address real societal issues and making their business ideas a reality.

As a student of the Glasgow School for Business and Society, you also have the unique opportunity to become a member of Enactus GCU. Enactus is an international non-profit organization which allows you to work with other like-minded students to co-design and co-deliver entrepreneurial projects that empower people to make real, sustainable progress for our community. You can benefit from the support of an Enactus UK network that offers mentoring and networking opportunities, as well as leadership and managerial training.

You will receive a range of individual and group assessments. Exams are used in some modules; however, many assignments are coursework based. You will be asked for written reports, presentations, portfolios, blogs and wikis on the subjects you are studying.

We provide experiential learning. This means that you get to take part in real-world projects, case studies, and research-based assessments. You will find that this way of learning gives you expertise that is easier to transfer into real life practice. Live casework can help improve your critical thinking in the business context. During your degree, you will build a bank of experiences that you can reflect on and learn from.

Successful leaders and managers need to know how to work as part of a diverse, often virtual team. We believe that group work is an essential practice for every business student. We actively feature group projects, presentations and report writing in our degree modules.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Annual full-time tuition fees

College-based: This information will be available from the college itself
GCU-based: £1,820*

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

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