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International Business

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

136 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent excluding General Studies.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

136 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification excluding General Studies.

136 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications excluding General Studies

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

DDD

We will consider T Levels for entry to this course, either as stand-alone qualifications or in conjunction with other Level 3 qualifications, in accordance with the specified course tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

136

excluding General Studies.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

International business

In the fast-paced business world, companies are looking to gain a more competitive global presence. This course is a chance to put yourself ahead of the crowd by developing your knowledge of international business and management and gain valuable transferable skills for your future career.

The course will equip you with the understanding of accounting, finance, culture, marketing, logistics and operations within an international business and how these impact the real world. We’re one of the only UK universities to offer language training on this type of course, giving our students a real advantage when it comes to competing for the best jobs.

This course will broaden your industry knowledge and cultural horizons. You will examine topics from a broad, international perspective and have opportunities to gain international experiences. During your second year you'll have a variety of unique opportunities to get involved in such as studying abroad, an enterprise project or an internship. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in business challenges, volunteer opportunities and attend guest lectures from business leaders throughout the year.

You will even have opportunities to take part in international competitions, and build your transferable skills as you organise NTU’s annual Living, Working and Studying Abroad conference.

This course has dual award status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). EFMD Global has awarded EFMD Programme Accreditation to our suite of undergraduate BA (Hons) International Business courses.

Nottingham Business School is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. We are one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). NBS is also recognised by the Small Business Charter, as we play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

Modules

Year One: Six core modules.

Year Two: Five core modules plus one optional module. Full-time students (three year course) have the opportunity to replace modules in the second half of the year with one of our Unique Opportunities, completing an internship, studying abroad or setting up an enterprise.

Year Three: Placement/study abroad year for those on the four-year course.

Final Year: Five core modules (including a research project) plus one optional module. Throughout the course you will study a variety of subjects including: Foundations of Managing and Organising, Accounting and Finance for International Managers, Economics for International Business, International Business Environment, International Strategic Management, International Tourism; Sustainability Development and Impact and Global Business in a Changing World.

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

Nottingham Business School

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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.

71%
med
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

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
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

69%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
75%
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?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Public services and other 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.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

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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