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BA (Hons)International Business with a Year in Industry

Tuition fee £13,850 per year
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Our BA International Business programme is a specialist degree that provides a solid grounding in the main management disciplines with a particular focus on international management and global strategy. The curriculum emphasises links between international business management and the financial, technological, political, and other forces affecting the world economy.

On the Year in Industry programme you spend Year Three on placement in industry.

The programme includes some quantitative modules as well as a wide range of primarily qualitative modules. You will study International Management, International Finance, International Marketing, and the international dimensions and implications of other aspects of management.

You will also examine various international business contexts, including both the emerging markets of Asia, Africa, and Latin America as well as the advanced economies of Europe, Asia and North America.In Year Three, you will apply your knowledge to a module focused on a specific region of the world.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Students are introduced to both the fundamentals of management studies and the basic concepts and skills necessary for a broad understanding of the international business environment.

Programme Year Two

The second year builds on the knowledge gained in the first year to extend your knowledge of international business. You will study modules in areas such as corporate social responsibility, economics, finance, international management and entrepreneurship. You will also complete a careers-oriented module to prepare you for your year in industry. An elective may be taken, from business-related areas including leadership, HRM and sustainability.

Programme Year Three

The third year of the programme is spent on placement. Students will complete a year-long graduate-level placement, which will provide them with valuable work experience and an opportunity to further enhance the skills and attributes sought after by top employers. Students may apply for UK-based placements, or seek overseas placements or a role at Suzhou Business Park, China. Students will be visited at least twice by University staff whilst on placement and will complete placement-related assessments in May.

Programme Year Four

This year will consolidate your knowledge and understanding through a much greater opportunity for personal study and research, as well as modules that probe more deeply into contemporary issues in global business.

Subject to performance in Year Two, final year students also have the opportunity to undertake an Independent Study Module, in which they research and write about an International Business-related issue of their choice.

Career opportunities

Our former students enjoy careers in many professions, including Trainee Accountant (Financial, Management and Chartered); Administration Manager; Recruitment Consultant; Tax Assistant; Trainee Investment Manager; Data Analyst; Mortgage Adviser; Banker; Fundraising Manager; Human Resources Officer; Advertising Executive; Marketing Coordinator; Strategic Development Analyst; Social Media Graduate; Graduate Trainee (including retail organisations, financial organisations, the Civil Service and other blue chip companies); Sales Executive.

Some graduates have pursued self-employment in areas including marketing and business consultancy, export and events promotion.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States