International Business BA (Hons)

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Duration
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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 04/10/2018

Our International Business BA (Hons) is a distinctive course based on foreign travel and cultural immersion that will develop your knowledge and understanding of how business operates across national borders and will give you the skills needed to work, manage and lead effectively in an international or ethnically diverse business context. If you have a keen interest in international business as well as current affairs then this is the right course for you.

 

 

Course

Highlights

  • Numerous International study trip opportunities.
  • Opportunity to take part in year-long work placement abroad.
  • Multi-national and multi-lingual teaching team.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Work Placement Year

You are encouraged to undertake a placement year in between Years Two and Three of study. 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.

Course Details

This undergraduate course recognises the ethnocentric nature of management theory and practice and embraces an understanding of business activity and communications, both within different cultures and across cultures. You will be exposed to other cultures and will have the opportunity to analyse current cross-cultural issues, as well as the chance to develop your cultural intelligence, cross-cultural communication, management and leadership skills.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Story

Zhi Li

“My three-year degree study at the University of Northampton has given me an important foundation for the future development. I had lots of international trips included in the program study, it opened my eyes and helped me build cultural awareness. In addition, we also had lots of group activities and reflection training. I have benefited greatly from these experiences. Three years training at the University of Northampton has given me the time to practise and make mistakes, those experiences have made me confident as I embark on my Master’s.”

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to take trainee posts with international business and organisations in the UK and overseas.

You also have the option to pursue further postgraduate study (MBA and any other relevant courses).

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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

English Language Requirements

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

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

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

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applications and applications from students with work experience in international business.

For more 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.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course.

Course Content

You will be introduced to various cross-cultural issues which arise in business and the foundations of cross-cultural communication and theory behind this. Analytical tools will be used to help you to understand differences in language but also undertake national cultural profiles to analyse the behaviour and thought processes of different cultures. There is considerable focus on European Business which is reinforced by trips to Europe.

  • Foundations of Marketing (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT1001
    Core Module Y
  • Introductory Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC1003
    Core Module Y
  • European Business (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS1008
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS1004
    Core Module Y
  • Business Environment (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS1001
    Core Module Y
  • Competences for International Employability (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS1016
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

This distinctive course has several unique features:

  • diverse student body
  • multi-national and multilingual teaching team
  • optimum cohort size with intensive staff/student allows for greater support
  • compulsory European and Asian trips totalling five weeks abroad
  • the opportunity for international placements and involvement in local business and charitable projects
  • various extra-curricular activities include theatre trips, guest lectures and visits to local and foreign businesses, as well as the potential to engage with major international networking opportunities
  • extensive use of the free FT.com as a tool for studying geo-politics and international business
  • an in depth look at business practices in key regions of the world – with a focus on Europe and Asia
  • an introduction to the case study methodology
  • opportunity to engage in year-long work placement abroad

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

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 yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Master of Business Administration MBA

International Special Events Management MSc

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Study Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,00
International Foundation Study Framework: £9,400

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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,…

Foundation Study Framework

Our Foundation Study Framework offers an 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 entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

Read more…


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Updated 04/10/2018

  • Our International Business BA (Hons) is a distinctive course based on foreign travel and cultural immersion that will develop your knowledge and understanding of how business operates across national borders and will give you the skills needed to work, manage and lead effectively in an international or ethnically diverse business context. If you have a keen interest in international business as well as current affairs then this is the right course for you.

     

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Numerous International study trip opportunities.
    • Opportunity to take part in year-long work placement abroad.
    • Multi-national and multi-lingual teaching team.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This undergraduate course recognises the ethnocentric nature of management theory and practice and embraces an understanding of business activity and communications, both within different cultures and across cultures. You will be exposed to other cultures and will have the opportunity to analyse current cross-cultural issues, as well as the chance to develop your cultural intelligence, cross-cultural communication, management and leadership skills.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Work Placement Year

    You are encouraged to undertake a placement year in between Years Two and Three of study. 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.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Zhi Li

      “My three-year degree study at the University of Northampton has given me an important foundation for the future development. I had lots of international trips included in the program study, it opened my eyes and helped me build cultural awareness. In addition, we also had lots of group activities and reflection training. I have benefited greatly from these experiences. Three years training at the University of Northampton has given me the time to practise and make mistakes, those experiences have made me confident as I embark on my Master’s.”

    • Career Opportunities

      Our graduates have gone on to take trainee posts with international business and organisations in the UK and overseas.

      You also have the option to pursue further postgraduate study (MBA and any other relevant courses).

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applications and applications from students with work experience in international business.

    For more 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.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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

  • You will be introduced to various cross-cultural issues which arise in business and the foundations of cross-cultural communication and theory behind this. Analytical tools will be used to help you to understand differences in language but also undertake national cultural profiles to analyse the behaviour and thought processes of different cultures. There is considerable focus on European Business which is reinforced by trips to Europe.

    • Foundations of Marketing (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT1001
      Core Module Y
    • Introductory Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC1003
      Core Module Y
    • European Business (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS1008
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS1004
      Core Module Y
    • Business Environment (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS1001
      Core Module Y
    • Competences for International Employability (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS1016
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      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 yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Master of Business Administration MBA

      International Special Events Management MSc

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,00
    International Foundation Study Framework: £9,400

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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,…

  • Our Foundation Study Framework offers an 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 entry requirements for this course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year course which includes our Foundation Study Framework.

    The Foundation Study Framework will help you to develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you will need in order to successfully progress to the full award.  The Foundation Study Framework provides you with a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst also studying a number of specialist modules.

    Read more…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour