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BA with Foundation: N122
Full Time: 3 Years
Full Time with Foundation: 4 Years
Part Time: 4 - 6 Years
UK Fees 24/25:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,540 (per 20 credits)
International Fees 24/25:
Full Time: £15,200
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
The BA International Business Management degree at the University of Northampton enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to effectively and ethically navigate the complexities of a changing, culturally-diverse global business environment. The International Business degree explores contemporary issues in International Business (IB) across a variety of organisational contexts, with strong emphasis on socially responsible on socially responsible business management, cross-cultural capabilities and international strategy.
As part of the learning activities, students enrolled in the BA (Hons) International Business Management course will have the opportunity to travel abroad (currently to Europe and Asia). This will provide them with valuable experience and insights into different cultures and markets.
Experiencing creative learning activities and authentic assessment tasks, students on the International Business Management course will navigate the complex world of international business with strong emphasis on cross-cultural capabilities, ethically-responsible business management and international strategy. University of Northampton graduates with a degree in international business will be able to:
You are encouraged to undertake an optional placement year in between Years Two and Three of study for your international business degree in international business. If you choose to take up a placement year, you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
Standard entry requirements apply for this International Business degree. A typical offer to study the course would be:
We welcome international applications and applications from students with work experience in international business.
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 page.
The standard entry requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year for the international business degree are:
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 2024/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
The two field trips included in the International Business degree are funded by the Faculty of Business and Law (flights and accommodation (bed and breakfast) approx. £2,000 pp (subject to terms and conditions)). You will need to allow an £20-25/day in Europe and £10-15 in Asia for your expenses (to cover lunch and evening meal, costs of local activities and ground transportation). You may need to purchase a visa for the study abroad trip.
The first five-day trip to Belgium and Germany is at your expense and will cost around £270 pp. You will need to allow an additional £20-25/day for your expenses.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join our full-time BA International Business Management degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
*UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details).
The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.
If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for International Business we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year International Business programme which includes a Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.
The University of Northampton’s four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.
Please see our Integrated Foundation Year page for more details.
The University of Northampton’s BA International Business course is taught by a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually for 12 hours class time per week, although this may drop in later years of the programme. In addition we recommend that you spend at least 18-24 hours per week in self-directed study time.
Once you have graduated from this course you can choose to progress onto a full-time, part-time or distance learning postgraduate course. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.
A variety of assessment methods will be used – from business reports, individual and team projects and student-led seminars, essays, case study analyses and examinations. Many modules also use multi-choice tests and portfolio style assessments.
Graduates with an International Business degree, based on their interests and personal preferences, can find themselves employable as:
On completion of your BA International Business Management degree, you will have the opportunity to further your education by undertaking study of one of the University of Northampton’s postgraduate degrees. Some of our industry-relevant postgraduate degrees include:
As a BA International Business Management BA student at the University of Northampton, you will have access to on-campus facilities, study areas, and services to help support you through your studies.