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International Business Communication

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

English as a second language

International business

**Course overview**
- On our International Business Course you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the role of the global leader while enhancing your English language skills.

- In a global environment that’s more technologically, politically and socially connected than ever before, business professionals need to understand the global design and organisation of business work. This degree will prepare you for a thriving business career that crosses international boundaries.

- You’ll develop your understanding of international business and the skills required to manage successfully in international and intercultural environments. You can shape your studies to suit your career aspirations by taking on optional modules in a business topics such as accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, politics, sales, tourism and trade.

- At the same time you’ll enhance your English language skills, taking advantage of the fantastic facilities available at our Worldwise Learning Centre.

**Why study with us**
- You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art Worldwise learning Centre, which helps students with the study of world languages and practical advice on working and travelling overseas.

- Our English language provision is officially accredited by the British Council.

- We’re also a provider of the Certificate in International Business English Training, accredited by Trinity College London and English UK professional bodies.

**Further information**
- We are a provider of the Certificate in International Business English Training, accredited by Trinity College London and English UK professional bodies. This course is only open to non-native speakers of English.

Modules

Year 2: International Business Communication 2, Management Practice for IBC, English for IBC, Intercultural Communication for IBC, English and Skills for Study – (Direct Entry Only)

Year 3: International Business Communication 3, Managing International Businesses for IBC, Research Methods for International Business Communication. Plus modules from the following options: Marketing & Advertising Communication, Advertising around the World for IBC, Principles of Human Resource Management for IBC, Principles of Human Resource Development for IBC, Finance and Accounting for IBC, International Finance Practices for IBC, Globalisation and Business in International Corporate Communication, Culture and Business in International Corporate Communication, International Tourism Development, Events Management for IBC, Issues in International Tourism: Cross-cultural aspects, Development and Change in the Asia Pacific Region, Asia Pacific International Relations, Cultural Event Management in Practice

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

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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.

87%
high
English as a second language
82%
high
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.

English language

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

60%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
50%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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?

0%
UK students
100%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
0%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

Business studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

82%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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?

24%
UK students
76%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
E

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.

English 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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

English studies

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

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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