Global markets, a worldwide supply chain, an international talent pool – the business world crosses national boundaries and provides many opportunities to travel, and experience and understand different cultures.
On this professionally accredited BA (Hons) International Business degree course, you'll learn to meet the challenges facing global business managers and customers. You'll experience living, working and studying at 1 or 2 of our international partner institutions in locations such as America, Canada, Europe, the Far East and Australia. You'll also learn about global markets and form an international network of contacts, which will enhance your CV.
This course is a springboard to pursue a global career overseas or with an internationally focused UK organisation. Roles you could take on include commercial officer, corporate financial specialist, account director, project manager, data analyst and more.
**On this degree course, you'll:**
- Get experience of another culture by studying for a year at a partner university in the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe or the Far East
- Tailor your degree by choosing units that match your interests and career ambitions
- Deal with topics that affect international business today, such as developing businesses across borders, dealing with business issues on an international basis, and cross-cultural management
- Have the opportunity to do a paid year-long work placement abroad in year 3
This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.
**Work experience and career planning**
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course. We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary opportunities that will complement your studies and build links with employers at home and abroad.
After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year in the UK or abroad to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. This will also help you stand out from other candidates when you apply for jobs after the course. We'll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You'll get mentoring and support throughout the year.
Previous students have completed work placements at:
- GE Aviation
- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
**Careers and opportunities**
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You'll be particularly suited to work in multinational organisations. Previous students have gone on to work in:
- business consultancy
- international project management
- international sales
- financial risk analysis
- regional management
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- commercial officer GKN Westland
- corporate financial specialist for Accenture Ltd
- account director for UMD Media in Finland
- pilot for Astraits Ltd
- stock loss project manager for Excel Ltd
- Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
This course has EPAS accreditation, a scheme operated by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This network promotes excellence in management development, and means you'll be studying a course recognised for its high-quality student experience.
Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 units worth 20 credits and 1 unit worth 40 credits.
Units currently being studied
Core units in this year include:
Business Innovation Development Project
Business Operations and Systems Management
Economics for Business
Managing People in Organisations
Marketing Principles and Practice
Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
International Exchange Workshops
There are no optional units in this year.
You'll spend this year at a partner University, which you'll bid for in a 'tender response' style. Once nominated, you'll select and agree a suitable portfolio of units at the partner university to complete.
You can decide (at the partner institution's discretion) whether this year is taught and assessed in English or the language local to the area.
Locations of partner universities include:
Core units in this year include:
Strategic International Management
Business Consultancy Project*
*Compulsory for students who did not take a placement year.
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
Advertising and Public Relations (Business)
Business Forecasting and Data Analysis
Contemporary issues in Product and Service Development
Cross Cultural Awareness for Business
Management Accounting for Strategic Analysis
Management and Information Systems
Money, Banking and Finance
Operations Strategy and the Supply Chain
Project Management for Enterprise
You'll be assessed through:
analysis of topical case studies
written reports and essays
practical projects, such as small websites or systems
The way you're assessed may depend on the units you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
Year 1 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
Year 2 students: 17% by written exams, 8% by practical exams and 75% by coursework
Year 3 students: 17% by written exams and 83% by coursework
Application deadline details:
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