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International Business Admin (Final Year Entry) BA Honours

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October 2020
January 2021
1 year full-time
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£13,400 (INT) *
Course leader
Helen Cai

We’re planning to teach through a flexible combination of online and face to face learning for the first few months of the new academic year. If you’re thinking about starting with us in autumn 2020 or spring 2021, check back for more detail on arrangements for this course in July and August, and see our current plans for teaching and learning.

This course is now available in Clearing.
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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.

Why study BA International Business Administration (Final Year Entry) at Middlesex University?

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.

Tailored to those who hold a business foundation or HND in a business discipline, this 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.

Course highlights

  • Our specialist teaching approach and high levels of tutor support ensure you receive the best academic results
  • Our Enterprise Development Hub can support you to start your own business, and develop essential entrepreneurial skills for a successful career
  • You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub
  • Our Business School has a growing alumni network that connects business and management students with graduates who are now in successful careers and can share their knowledge
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

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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.

  • Modules

    • 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.

How is the BA International Business Administration (Final Year Entry) taught?

You will gain knowledge and understanding through guided reading of textbooks, journals and course notes; on-line and in-class exercises; lectures, workshops and seminars.


Your knowledge and understanding is assessed by in-class and on-line objective tests, examinations and written assignments..

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How can the BA International Business Administration (Final Year Entry) support your career?

You will be highly sought after by employers due to your understanding of global business operations, as well as your analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to think logically. You will be well prepared to work in an international firm, in the UK or abroad.

Previous graduates have been successful in a wide range of roles in such organisations as:

  • Hydrogen Group
  • NHS
  • International Trade & Development
  • YMCA
  • ITSS
  • Rhodia
  • O2
  • Ikea
  • CPW
  • Total Security
  • Nawshin Snigdha

    International Administration BA student

    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.

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