BA (Hons) International Business

Business is becoming truly global. The internet and instant communications mean that even small businesses can now reach an international market. To succeed in this interconnected world, you need to understand the global factors driving business today. This course explores international business and the cultural differences and diversities that it has to offer.

Go global and prepare yourself for a career in international business through this specialist degree which combines the theoretical tools and analytical skills required by successful international companies worldwide.

The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and academic skills to pursue a career in international business or continue postgraduate study. You will also develop the specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities you require to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary business issues and the challenges of the global business environment.

The course is designed to equip you with a broad overview of how the commercial world operates. We aim to provide you with a detailed understanding of how businesses develop successful strategies through relevant analytical and evaluation techniques. You’ll receive a solid introduction to international business, entrepreneurship, strategic management and environmental management to help give you a firm understanding that can be applied in any sector or industry.

You’ll also look at everything from marketing and finance through to operations and information systems. We’ll also study how companies operate, looking at both small businesses and large companies.

Factors like transformational technology and globalisation mean businesses have to constantly change and adapt so they’re looking for people with the right mix of talents who can solve problems and have ideas. Often these ideas can lead on to the development of new products and services that can contribute to the future prosperity of a company.

That’s why we’ll give you the chance to pick up some very desirable skills including analysis and evaluation techniques, how to think creatively and logical decision making. They’re all important skills that can be used in any size of business and in any sector.

Placement Year
On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

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Key Facts

Level
Undergraduate – Level 6
Credits
360
Mode of Study
Campus – Full Time
Duration
3 Years
Fees per year
UK / EU – £9,250
International – £12,500
Payment Plan
Available
Scholarship
Available
Intakes
February, June, October

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to do business across territories and understand different cultures

  • Build a solid business skillset, prepared to be leader, entrepreneur, strategist across various industries

  • Explore endless possibilities in sectors such as financial services, data analysis, banking, consultancy

  • Develop a range of transferable skills, including communication, information technology, critical thinking, and teamwork

  • Cover the fundamentals of national and international economies for shaping the operating structure of companies worldwide

Modules

Year 1

  • Communication Skills for Business

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Financial Techniques for Managers

  • Marketing Mix

  • People in Organisations

  • Resource Management

  • Business Environment

Year 2

  • Business Law

  • Business Organisations in Global Context

  • Finance for Managers

  • Managing Communication

  • Marketing Principles and Practice

  • People Management

  • Planning a New Business Venture

  • Research Project

Year 3

  • e-Business and e-Marketing

  • Business & Management Strategy

  • International Matketing

  • International Management

  • Professional Learning trough Work

  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity

  • Financial Reporting

  • Project Management

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK.
Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.

  • 112 – New UCAS points
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
  • Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
  • Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3
  • Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy
  • Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.

Assessments

Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and jobs, which the awarding organisation externally verifies.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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Fees

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. It usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students’ responsibility.

Full Time Fees £9,250 per year
Full Time Fees £12,500 per year

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Scholarships

The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the programme early if you plan to use it for a related prize.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the programme to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

We are delighted to offer a scholarship covering student’s fees.

Eligible applicants must be nominated by an educational, professional or any other organisation of which they are part. This scholarship is available to both UK, EU and other international students. Potential candidates will be judged on academic, professional and extracurricular performance. An academic board will make final decisions.

Scholarships are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider any circumstances, and please contact us for more details.

Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees. T&C Applies

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Employability

A degree in international business prepares you for a global culturally diverse career, with opportunities spanning sectors and industries. Employers typically expect graduates to have experience of working in a business environment, so it’s a good idea to undertake some relevant experience before you graduate.

Career Progression

There are a number of routes you can take after university – and everyone’s journey will be different. You could search for a graduate job, enrol on a postgraduate course or set up your own business.

If being in charge of schemes, resources and people motivates you, and you can work under pressure to tight deadlines, a career as a project manager may suit you.

If you enjoy evaluating and analysing data, creating solutions, working with a variety of people and have a good grasp of information technology, a career as a business analyst could be for you.

A genuine interest in supporting businesses and the ability to use your own experiences across a range of specialisms is more important than a specific degree subject.

If you’re motivated, enjoy problem solving and have an interest in helping organisations to operate better, then management consultancy is the career for you.

Sales executives help to drive a business forward by selling its products or services to customers.

To succeed as a corporate investment banker, you’ll need a keen financial mind as well as an understanding of how money is made and invested.

Marketing executives drive profit and promote products and services through coordinated marketing campaigns.

Requiring knowledge of business, marketing, data analysis and technology, plus excellent communication and organisational skill, product management is rewarding yet challenging work.

If you’re resilient, good with numbers and enjoy negotiating and communicating, a career as a purchasing manager could be for you.

Further Study

Some roles will require further study, whether it’s to gain membership to a professional body, further your knowledge in a specific area of business, or even branch out into a different field.

And while postgraduate study (e.g. a Master’s) and MBAs are a common choice, many business graduates will find that professional qualifications are a great way to stand out. Not only do they provide vital training and knowledge, but they’re also recognised by employers worldwide.

Popular professional bodies include:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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If you are interested in applying we encourage you to visit the School and meet with our recruitment and admissions staff. This is neither a requirement nor expectation if you are planning on applying to the programme.

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How to Apply

Enrolling at LSB will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details

  • Family information

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Global interests and experiences

There is no application fee.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts

  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)

  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)

  • One academic reference

  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)

  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Need Help Choosing A Programme?

Choosing the right programme is an important part of your future success. Our dedicated student counsellors are happy to assist you in choosing the right programme that best suits your professional goals. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to undergraduate@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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