Commerce and International Business (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    N123

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 1 Year

  • Starting:

    January
    September

  • UK Fees 22/23:

    Full Time: £9,250

  • International Fees 22/23:

    Full Time: £14,500

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

Overview


The Commerce and International Business Top-up gives you the opportunity to further your studies in business and management and provides tools to enable you to start your own business. You will be ready for a wide range of career opportunities across an array of sectors, for instance, from trading organisations engaged in import/export, licensing and franchising through to financial services, information technology, pharma and retail.

Please be aware that the September 2022 intake for this course will be taught fully online, subject to validation.

Updated 13/05/2022

Highlights


  • Study International Business with the key theoretical and practical issues involved in understanding how the international trade and commerce works
  • Opportunity to visit multinational corporations in action and to listen to industry experts through guest lectures
  • Extended support to help with your studies.
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Course Content


  • Four compulsory modules provide the core knowledge and skills for the programme: International Trade and Commerce will explore the tools and key concepts required to understand the forces that shape trade and help determine trade policies. In Academic Conventions and International Business, you will develop a good use of academic conventions within the discipline of Commerce & International Business, with a focus on academic language use. In Strategic Management Across Cultures, you will be equipped with the tools and techniques to manage business strategies that differ and may be divergent across cultures. The Research Project allows you to show a comprehensive and critical understanding of your chosen topic focused on current International business themes.

    The course focuses on creating a comprehensive awareness/understanding of Commerce and International Business.

    Modules

    Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:

    BA Commerce and International Business modules 

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 21/22. The modules relating to the academic year 22/23 will be available from June 2022.

  • Applications are welcomed from students with a HND (Edexcel, ABE, NCC) or Foundation Degree in Business (or overseas equivalent).

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for this course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • International Full Time: £14,500

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2022. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £13,900

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    MBA or MBA with placement

    MSc International Business Management

  • How will I learn?

    On this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, industry visits and guest lectures.

    How will I be assessed?

    The assessments for all modules are given to students at the start of the course and are made up of presentations, essays, reports and reflective portfolios.

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Careers and Employability


Graduates from this programme will be well placed to start their own business or take up roles world-wide in import/export, licensing, financial services, IT, pharma, retail and many other fields.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress to a Master’s programme in a specialist or general management field.