“I have no doubt that this course is helping to prepare me for my future goal - to gain a managerial position in an international business.” Hassan Zahid, BA International Business
In today's economy the parameters of business are global and not confined to location. Our innovative degree prepares you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global marketplace.
You will study within a truly international Business School with the support of expert tutors who bring extensive international experience drawn from across the business disciplines. Our degree is focused on global strategy, cultural communication and intercultural ethics and through studying a broad range of modules you will learn the fundamentals of marketing, human resource management, economics, operations management and accounting. You will also develop the professional communication skills required to succeed in a fast-paced international business environment.
You will be able to take part in a wide range of international business competitions such as the CIMA Barclay's challenge.
Your studies will be focused on a progressively international business syllabus. Through tailored modules you will gain specialist knowledge in international trade and ethics and explore the challenges associated with taking a business to the global market. In addition, you will cover the fundamentals of business finance which are essential to making effective decisions in a globalised environment.
You will develop a suite of transferable skills which are essential for business professionals, including: communication, critical thinking, team-working, numerical and information technology skills.
You will also gain effective communication skills through in-class presentations, optional real-life consulting projects and writing reports that focus on the globalised environment.
You can find information about this course in the programme specification
The aims of the module are to examine the laws regulating the conduct of business and business organisations. Additionally, an international perspective of how business is managed will be introduced. The first part of the module provides the essential basic knowledge and understanding of English law (English legal system, Contract, tort and employment, company law and corporate governance). The second part covers international aspects of conducting business (international HRM, comparative corporate governance and corporate social responsibility and international commercial arbitration).
You will attend lectures, workshops, seminars and talks by guest speakers. You will take part in class discussions, role-play and problem-solving exercises, simulations, case study analyses and online, individual and group exercises.
You can opt to extend the course by a year, and spend the third year doing a 12-month work placement, which we will help you to find. You will produce an assessed report on the organisation you have been working with. Alternatively, you can opt to do two shorter placements in the summers after years 1 and 2.
You will be assessed through exams and tests, as well as essays and other written assignments, presentations and case study analyses. Some assessed work will be group work. You will receive regular feedback on your work.
Typical offers for this course:
A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 , of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Business Foundation page.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
Our International Business graduates find themselves working in a wide range of industries, predominantly in organisations that have an international profile. Graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles in organisations including: Mitchells & Butlers, Liaison Financial Services, the House of Lords, the Chamber of Commerce, Quadrange Research, Limehouse Thai, Capital Partners, and Spring Lodge Hotel.
In roles such as: Investment Banking Analyst, Restaurant Owner, New Product Developer, Finance Assistant, Vehicle Purchaser, Market Researcher, Marketing Manager, Assistant Procurement Officer, and also in Sales.
Additionally, you can go on to do further study. The courses that our International Business graduates are now undertaking include: MA International Management, MA Supply Chain Management, MSc Finance, MA HRM, MA Business & Management, and MSc Product Management.
We encourage our students to undertake a paid work placement during their studies; either as a year long assignment between year two and three, or as two shorter placements during the summers of your 1st and 2nd years of study.
The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.
As an alternative to a year-long placement, you can instead undertake an internship as part of your course; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here
BA International Business
"This degree addresses key business considerations such as setting organisational missions, allocating resources and fostering a social responsibility culture. I found the group coursework invaluable. It helped me become an effective team member and taking part in the presentations really helped to boost my confidence.I have no doubt that this course is helping to prepare me for my future goal – to gain a managerial position in an international profit or not-for-profit organisation."