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International Business Admin (Final Year Entry) BA Honours

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October 2020
1 year full-time
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£14,000 (INT) *
Course leader
Helen Cai

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 aims to introduce 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 you have learned previously, applying these to the issues that are typically faced by organisations when they operate internationally. It intends to develop your awareness to and sensitivity of the differences between global, international and domestic business, and improve your analytical, critical and problem solving abilities.

    • Globalisation Operations Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      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.

    • Managing Across Borders (30 credits) - Compulsory

      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 also aims to develop your sensitivity to cultural issues and will give you the knowledge relating to ethical issues in global business and management, and provides a framework for identifying and analysing these, with appropriate strategies for resolving them.

    • International Marketing (30 credits) – Optional

      This module provides you 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. You will learn how to critically assess the implications of such forces and trends for marketing strategy and decision making when organisations operate across borders. You will also develop international marketing decision-making skills and know-how that will assist you in pursuing a career in international marketing or business.

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..

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. Additional costs

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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