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International Business BA (Hons)

Our International Business BA (Hons) is a distinctive course based on foreign travel and cultural immersion that will develop your knowledge and understanding of how business operates across national borders as well as giving you the skills needed to work, manage and lead effectively in an international or ethnically diverse business context. If you have a keen interest in international business as well as current affairs, then this is the right course for you.

The course recognises the ethnocentric nature of management theory and practice and embraces an understanding of business activity and communications, both within different cultures and across cultures. You will be exposed to other cultures and will have the opportunity to analyse current cross-cultural issues, as well as the chance to develop your cultural intelligence, cross-cultural communication, management and leadership skills.

You will also benefit from several foreign trips (a total of five weeks away over the first two years) with our experienced teaching team, who are themselves from a variety of cultures and have many years of international experience living and working abroad. This opportunity will provide you with a greater understanding of the subject by having the chance to apply your learning to real-life experiences whilst travelling abroad.

The course will also equip you with the core knowledge and skills in people, operational information, technology and supply chain management, as well as marketing, finance and accounting, all within an international context. You will focus on business practices, primarily in Europe and Asia, with tools and techniques that can be applied worldwide once you graduate.

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N121 (N122 with Foundation Framework)
Waterside Campus
Three years full-time; four years full-time with Foundation Framework or with optional work placement year. Also available as part-time.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is around 112 UCAS points, grades BCC at A Level, or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applications and applications from students with work experience in international business.

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to the foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications, or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.