With the support and flexibility to tailor our course to your individual career aspirations, you’ll build the essential skills to thrive in a global environment.
Designed to build on your previous business foundation course or HND, you’ll have the option to study across one or two years to achieve your BA in business administration – with the latter including a year-long industry work placement. You’ll develop the essential business and administration skills to work across a wide range of private and public sector companies and gain the confidence to apply your knowledge across all disciplines.
Covering all aspects of international business administration, you’ll also have the opportunity – through our dedicated workshops – to develop your business writing and professional communication skills to further enhance your CV.
You’ll be part of a thriving international Business School with plenty of support from our expert tutors from a wide range of international business fields. Our tutors' specialisms cover EU-China investment and trade, panel data analysis, SMEs and innovation policy in emerging markets, innovations and entrepreneurship and much more.
As part of our international business administration course, you’ll have access to a range of workshops, seminars, mentoring and events through our Enterprise Development Hub. Here, you’ll gain extra support to start your own business, develop essential entrepreneurial skills, and learn vital skills that will give you a competitive edge for a successful career in international business.
We’ve got cutting-edge business resources – including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub – that will help you reach the top of the career ladder.
You’ll also have the opportunity to take a paid, year-long, industry work placement at the end of year two – without amassing any additional tuition fees. Here, you’ll get the chance to gain invaluable experience in the field and build your employability skills.
During your course, you’ll get personalised support from your Personal Tutor, Student Learning Assistant, and Graduate Academic Assistant. Their first-hand experience in international business administration also means they’ll understand how to best support you and your career aspirations, too.
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This module introduces students to current theory and practice in international marketing and develops their ability to apply cultural concepts to marketing challenges. Students will learn about new cultures in both the developed and emerging world and how to adapt marketing strategies accordingly for business success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upon graduation you will be highly sought after by employers due to your understanding of global business operations, your analytical and problem-solving skills and your 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 working such organisations as:
International Administration BA student
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Duration: 1 year full-time
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Duration: 1 year full-time