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

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September and January

Overview Updated 20/02/2020

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, licencing and franchising through to financial services, information technology, pharma, retail, etc…

Course

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.

Additional

Information

Developing Employability

Students are encouraged to participate in organised careers fairs and networking events. Changemaker Hub delivers CV workshops and develops employability skills. Additional English Language support available free of charge.

Course Details

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.

Move up to Masters

Our Top-Up courses are accepted throughout the UK

“Studying a Top-Up degree means it will be easier to apply for a Masters in the U.K. Studying and living in Northampton gave me a chance to adapt to UK study and life. UON has a great support system and the people are helpful. My teacher encourages us and helps us to build confidence.” [Read more…]

– Jinhua Luo, China

Careers

Career Opportunities

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.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Course Content

Methods of learning

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

Assessment

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.

Discount Schemes

Discounts for alumni and new students

Whether you are an international, home or EU student, we offer generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

Our International Scholarships page has details of the International Graduate Scholarship offering up to 50% for alumni of the University and the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

The Graduate Discount Scheme page has information about the 20% discount for Home and EU graduates.

Progress to Masters at UON

Optional one-year placement

Our postgraduate courses enhance the skills you have already learnt and give you a CV to catch the eye of employers. Have you considered:

MBA or MBA with placement

MSc International Business Management

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £13,750

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

360 Virtual Tour

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Updated 20/02/2020

  • 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, licencing and franchising through to financial services, information technology, pharma, retail, etc…

    Course

    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.
  • 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.

    Additional

    Information

    Developing Employability

    Students are encouraged to participate in organised careers fairs and networking events. Changemaker Hub delivers CV workshops and develops employability skills. Additional English Language support available free of charge.

    • Our Top-Up courses are accepted throughout the UK

      “Studying a Top-Up degree means it will be easier to apply for a Masters in the U.K. Studying and living in Northampton gave me a chance to adapt to UK study and life. UON has a great support system and the people are helpful. My teacher encourages us and helps us to build confidence.” [Read more…]

      – Jinhua Luo, China

    • Career Opportunities

      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.

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

    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.

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    Methods of learning

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

    Assessment

    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.

    • Discounts for alumni and new students

      Whether you are an international, home or EU student, we offer generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

      Our International Scholarships page has details of the International Graduate Scholarship offering up to 50% for alumni of the University and the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

      The Graduate Discount Scheme page has information about the 20% discount for Home and EU graduates.

    • Optional one-year placement

      Our postgraduate courses enhance the skills you have already learnt and give you a CV to catch the eye of employers. Have you considered:

      MBA or MBA with placement

      MSc International Business Management

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £13,750

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour