BA (Hons) International Business
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Programme Overview

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 businesses with a global perspective. 

The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and academic skills to pursue a career in international business, or continue to 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.

Why should I chose this course?

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 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

Mode of Study
Full Time

Duration
1 Year

Fees
UK/EU/Full Time – £9,250
International – £12,500

Payment Plan
Available

Scholarship
Available for 50 students per intake

Learning
On Campus & Online

Start Date
February, June, October

Modules

Year 1

  • Business Environments

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Financial Accounting

  • World Economy

  • Global Business Environment

Year 2

  • Cross Cultural Management

  • Understanding Entrepreneurship

  • European Business

  • Organisational Management

  • Strategic Planning

  • Research Methods

Year 3

  • International Business

  • International Marketing

  • Business Strategies

  • Managing Innovations

  • Business Operations

  • Dissertation

ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management

Upon completion of the Year 1, you will receive ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management from LSB which will allow you to progress to the Year 2.

ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management

Upon completion of the Year 2, you will receive ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Business and Management from LSB which will allow you to progress to the Year 3 by  number of universities which are arranged through ATHE.

 BSc (Hons) International Business

Upon completion of the Year 3, you will receive BSc (Hons) International Business. The degree would be awarded by number of universities which are arranged through ATHE.

Entry Requirements

UK/Home Students

Your ability to succeed and benefit from your course is the LSB’s first concern in setting its entry requirements.

We accept applications from individuals with a wide range of qualifications, including all post-16 qualifications in the UK, with full recognition given to relevant key skills, functional skills and vocational qualifications, including the new Advanced and Progression Diplomas.

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.

International Students
Including European Union

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country. If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year.
Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

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 academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

How to Apply

Enrolling at LSB ensure you to be part of a huge international family.
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 LSB: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details
  • Family information
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Global interests and experiences
  • 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

Your profile, goals, and overall fit for the program will be assessed with an in-person, a phone or a skype interview.  Your English proficiency will also be reviewed during the interview.

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 LSB, you must confirm your place by the confirmation deadline.

Once you confirm your place with us, you will access support with your visa, housing, and pre-enrollment. To ensure you have enough time to secure your visa, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This 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.

2019 Applicants

UK and EU students

Full-time fees – £9,250 per year

For full details, please visit our fees and funding webpage

International students

Full-time fees – £12,500 per year

For full details, please contact us.

Scholarships

We offer funding support to suitable candidates through a range of scholarships. These can be applied for during application, or when an offer for a place has been made by us and accepted by you.

You do not need to submit an additional application, the scholarship assessment will be made using the online application and during your interview.

  • Global Ambassador Scholarship
  • Income Based Scholarship

Scholarships of up to 70% are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements, as well as your drive and commitment to become an ambassador for the MBA programme and London School of Business both during your time on the programme and throughout your professional career.

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

Careers

Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Business development manager

  • Data scientist

  • External auditor

  • Financial trader

  • Public relations account executive

  • Management consultant

Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Sales executive

  • Supply chain manager

  • Compliance officer

  • Costs lawyer

  • Digital marketer

  • Financial manager

Jobs where your degree would be useful:

  • Media planner

  • Human resources officer

  • Logistics and distribution manager

  • Marketing executive

  • Recruitment consultant

  • Retail manager

Further Study

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

And whilst postgraduate study (e.g. a Master’s) and/or 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, they’re also recognised by employers worldwide.

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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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