International Business BA (Hons)

Overview

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.

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.

What you'll experience

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 modules 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

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.

What can you do with an International Business degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in:

  • business consultancy
  • international project management
  • international sales
  • financial risk analysis
  • regional management

What jobs can you do with an International Business degree?

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.

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.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.

Placement year

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.

Previous students have completed work placements at:

  • Microsoft
  • GE Aviation
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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