“I was impressed by the campus and the graduate employment success rates, as well as the library and the academic resources available.” Nawshin Snigdha, BA International Administration
In today's economy, businesses must service customers around the globe. Our course allows you to tailor your skills and fast-track your confidence in order to flourish in an international career.
Fusing the key elements of business administration in an international context, our flexible degree allows you to tailor your studies towards your career ambitions. Studying within our flourishing business school you will be taught by academics who bring a wealth of professional business experience to their teaching. You will also benefit from a comprehensive package of support including workshops in business writing and communication skills.
Our one-year course builds the essential business and administration skills to enable you to succeed within a wide range of private and public sector companies and trains you to execute your knowledge with confidence in a global environment.
This course is tailored to students who hold a business foundation or HND in a business discipline, based either in the UK or overseas.
Alongside building effective business skills you will develop your knowledge of organisations: their functions, structure and management. You will study the environment of international business encompassing different cultures and learn how stakeholders and partners engage in an international context.
Through structured modules you will learn to interpret business reports and evaluate performance, and build knowledge of key management tools and techniques within a global context.
You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business administration ideas with confidence in a global marketplace. We will also support you to put together a career development plan to ensure you can work towards your goals effectively.
This module aims to introduce students to the main concepts, analytical tools and theoretical frameworks in the field of global business strategy. The module will introduce general strategic concepts and theories of internationalisation, and then draw together and integrate knowledge and skills that students have learned previously, applying these to the issues that are typically faced by organisations when they operate internationally. It intends to develop the student s awareness to and sensitivity of the differences between global, international and domestic business, and improve their analytical, critical and problem solving abilities.
The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of those managerial concepts and techniques required in the design, management and control of work systems. The term "work systems" is used in a broad sense and includes both manufacturing and service systems. The module will look at the configuration and coordination of international business operations. Through configuration the location choices will be examined. The theories and decision making methodologies will be explained in detail. In coordination, the advantage of international operations will be discussed in detail including technology/knowledge transfer and general operations management issues.
This module aims to explore issues of managing across borders in terms of the cultural subjectivity of management theory and practice, with a specific focus on ethics. It examines the influence of national culture on organisational functioning and managerial work. Leadership, negotiation, communication, and decision making are considered in the context of local values, beliefs and behaviours. The module thus aims to develop students sensitivity to cultural issues. It will also give students knowledge relating to ethical issues in global business and management, provides a framework for identifying and analysing these, with appropriate strategies for resolving them.
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 graduates are highly sought after by employers because of their understanding of global business operations, as well as their analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to think logically. They now work in a wide range of organisations including:
Hydrogen Group, NHS, International Trade & Development, YMCA, ITSS, Rhodia, O2, Ikea, CPW and Total Security.
As a graduate of this course you will be well prepared to work in an international firm, in the UK or abroad.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some 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
Nawshin Snigdha, BA International Administration
"I was impressed by the professional feel of the campus and the excellent graduate employment success rates, as well as the library and the academic resources available."
"It was evident from the prospectus and other materials that the course suited the direction that I wanted to take my eventual career in. The course has lived up to my expectations, offering practical scenarios that I'm likely to find in the working environment alongside the relevant theory work. I particularly enjoy the research elements to the course which allow me to do field work and test my assumptions, explore general views and challenge ideas behind specific theories."