“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 course allows you to tailor your learning towards your career ambitions. 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.
Studied across either one or two years (two with a work placement option) you will build the essential business and administration skills to work across a wide range of private and public sector companies and learn to execute your knowledge with confidence in a global environment. You will also benefit from a package of support including workshops in business writing and professional communication skills.
Our top up (year 2/3) 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 also select from a range of optional modules so you can tailor your studies to your interests.
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.
You can find information about this course in the programme specification
The aim is to introduce non-HR specialist students to the key areas of HRM and to build on relevant knowledge and skills developed in introductory organisational behaviour modules. By the end of the module students will be familiar with a wide range of generalist HR policies and practices within the five key areas of the discipline: employee resourcing, employee reward, performance management employee relations, and employee training and development.
This module aims to further develop and enhance the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations. It aims to provide a more in-depth understanding of the roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge and to train students to apply their accounting and finance skills into a range of different business situations.
This module aims to broaden and expand students knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes. Cases and practical exercises are relevant to a variety of commercial, manufacturing and service organisations. The module builds on the IT and quantitative skills developed in the first year.
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 provide level 6 students with knowledge of theories of exchange rate and balance of payments, and skills of managing international financial assets and exchange rate risks in a global environment. Students have the opportunity to study the operations of the world capital markets, grasp the principles essential to understanding of global financial issues and policies, and apply tools to effectively evaluate international risk in order to succeed in international financial environment.
This module provides students with a thorough understanding of the nature of the international market place and the complex and challenging forces that shape the current international business environment and highlights future trends. Students will learn how to critically assess the implications of such forces and trends for marketing strategy and decision making when organisations operate across borders. They will also develop international marketing decision-making skills and know-how that will assist them in pursuing a career in international marketing or business.
This module aims to provide grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership in organisations, enabling students to apply theory to practice in management and leadership development in an international context. Alongside this, it will provide opportunities to develop personal skills through workshops in leadership and team building.
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.
As well as reading textbooks and academic journals, you will attend lectures, workshops and seminars. 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. The course also includes career planning sessions.
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.
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; their analytical and problem-solving skills and their ability to think logically. You will be well prepared to work in an international firm, in the UK or abroad.
Our graduates now work in a wide range of organisations including:
Hydrogen Group, NHS, International Trade & Development, YMCA, ITSS, Rhodia, O2, Ikea, CPW, Haringey 6th Form College, Total Security
On the two year course you have the option to take a work placement. The primary aim of the placement year is to build on your academic learning by providing you with the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience for which you are paid and will give you the opportunity to apply and further develop work-related knowledge, skills and capabilities, together with the aptitude to learn from experience.
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
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."