What will you study on the BA International Business Administration (Final Year Entry)?
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.
What will you gain?
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.
Global Business Strategy (30 credits) - Compulsory
This module introduces the main concepts, analytical tools and theoretical frameworks in the field of global business strategy. You'll explore the general strategic concepts and theories of internationalisation, and then draw together and integrate knowledge and skills that you have learned previously, applying these to the issues that are typically faced by organisations when they operate internationally. You'll develop your awareness to and sensitivity of the differences between global, international and domestic business, and improve your analytical, critical and problem solving abilities.
International and Cross-Cultural Marketing (30 credits) - Compulsory
This module introduces current theory and practice in international marketing and develops your ability to apply cultural concepts to marketing challenges. You'll learn about new cultures in both the developed and emerging world and how to adapt marketing strategies accordingly for business success.
International Finance (30 credits) - Compulsory
This module aims to provide you with the theories of exchange rate and balance of payments, and skills of managing international financial assets and exchange rate risks in a global environment. You will 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.
Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) - Optional
This module provides an understanding of how to match global demand with global supply within the parameters of corporate and business unit strategies. You'll develop critical insights on design, implementation and operation of global supply chains while employing these to develop your own case studies.
International Leadership (30 credits) - Optional
This module aims to critically evaluate theoretical perspectives on leadership, in particular the increasing interest and demand for authentic leadership. The module will explore the contextual complexity of and challenges to leadership effectiveness in the 21st century. The module will give you the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in order to develop your current practice.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.