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International Business

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 in English Language

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

International business

Overview
In today's economy the parameters of business are global and not confined to location. Our innovative degree prepares you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global marketplace.

Why study BA International Business at Middlesex University?
You will study within a truly international Business School with the support of expert tutors who bring extensive international experience drawn from across the business disciplines. Our degree is focused on global strategy, cultural communication and intercultural ethics and through studying a broad range of modules you will learn the fundamentals of marketing, human resource management, economics, operations management and accounting. You will also develop the professional communication skills required to succeed in a fast-paced international business environment.

Work placements are an invaluable opportunity to gain employability skills so we have introduced two options by which you can integrate this into your time at Middlesex. Those who wish to do a placement can take either a 36 week 3rd year sandwich placement as part of a 4 year degree or two 18 week summer placements allowing you to complete within 3 years.

Course highlights

We offer a one year study abroad option in your second year linked to one of our partner universities in Europe and the USA as well as the option to join the EU Erasmus programme for one year, which can include a contribution to your tuition fees
You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub
Our innovative Enterprise Development Hub can support you to start your own business, and develop essential entrepreneurial skills
You will be able to take part in a wide range of international business competitions such as the CIMA Barclay's challenge
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Modules

Year 1: Financial Concepts of Business (30 credits) - Compulsory Quantitative Methods for Business (30 credits) - Compulsory Principles of International Business Management (15 credits) - Compulsory People Management (15) - Compulsory Marketing Theory and Practice(30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: International Business Environment (15 credits) – Compulsory Operations and Information Management (15 credits) - Compulsory International Human Resource Management (15 credits) - Compulsory Trade and International Business (30 credits) – Compulsory Global Organisations (15 credits) – Compulsory International Entrepreneurship (30 credits) – Optional International Business Law (30 credits) – Optional Accounting and Finance for Business (30 credits) – Optional Year 3: International Business Strategy (30 credits) – Compulsory International Management (15 credits) – Compulsory Professional Communication (15 credits) – Compulsory Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) – Optional International and Cross-Cultural Marketing (30 credits) – Optional Research Project (30 credits) – Optional Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) – Optional Innovation Management (30 credits) – Optional Consulting to Organisations (30 credits) – Optional Work Internship (30 credits) – Optional Leadership (15 credits) – Optional Sustainable Business (15 credits) – Optional Business Ethics (15 credits) – Optional Emerging Markets (15 credits) – Optional Financial Decisions for Business (15 credits) – Optional Business Analytics (15 credits) – Optional Modules for direct entry onto year 2 or 3 differ from those listed above. For details please visit the course page on Middlesex University’s website.

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
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

International Management and Innovation

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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.

62%
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
69%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

75%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
82%
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?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
22%
Managers and proprietors in other services
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£25k

£25k

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.

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