The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

International Business

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

International business

Do you dream of a business career that takes you around the world? Do you want to understand what it takes to enter engage with international markets? Are you interested in how and why companies operate internationally?

As technology continues to close the gap between countries, international markets are within every company’s reach. Most businesses now have international operations, international consumers or compete internationally. Our International Business degree aims to prepare you for a career as a business leader, enabling you to develop the essential knowledge and skills to effectively navigate and operate in the international business and management environment.

On this course, you’ll get a grounding in the fundamental principles of business, marketing and accounting, exploring each of these from a global perspective.

This degree aims to support you to develop the skills needed to become a future business leader. You’ll gain an understanding of how and why companies operate internationally, how to manage and communicate with colleagues from different cultures, as well as how to develop, adapt and market products for international markets.

Many of your modules will give you the opportunity to focus on specific countries and regions, analysing business practice and culture across varied parts of the world. You’ll explore how and why companies choose to internationalise and will select companies to investigate in detail in industries that interest you. You’ll learn in and out of the classroom, with opportunities to meet expert speakers from different sectors of the economy.

You’ll put theory into practice with professional work placements – with the option to work in a business operating internationally from the UK or in an international setting. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad and complete work-based international business research projects.

In your final year, you can deliver a professional work-based project in conjunction with an employer of your choice. You’ll graduate with the confidence, skills and commitment required to make a successful impact in an international business environment.

**Professional placements**
Professional work placements are integral to our degree programmes. Students have completed placements at the Arcadia Group, Smart Aid and British African Business Links, as well as at start-ups.

**Career opportunities**
This degree will prepare you for a professional career in international business and management. You’ll be able to develop the skills and knowledge to join companies operating in the UK and internationally in roles within the marketing, business/customer development, human resources, supply chain and finance functions of all sectors.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include:
Management and Organisational Behaviour; Marketing Fundamentals; Financial and Management Accounting; Principles of International Business; Marketing Communications; e-Business and e-Marketing; International Marketing; International Management; Entrepreneurship and Creativity; Leadership.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Business

Read full university profile

What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

51%
low
International business

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

40%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

54%
Library resources
63%
IT resources
59%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Administrative occupations: finance

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Explore these similar courses...

Higher entry requirements
University of Hertfordshire
International Business with Mandarin BA (Hons)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Lower entry requirements
Bristol, University of the West of England
International Business (with Foundation Year)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Nearby University
University of Huddersfield
International Business (Top-Up)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
1.0 year | Full-time | 2022
Same University
Leeds Trinity University
International Business with Foundation Year in Business
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here