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International Business

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM-DMM

UCAS Tariff

120-112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

International business

Why International Business?
Business is becoming truly global. The internet and instant communications mean that even small businesses can now reach an international market. Factors like transformational technology and globalisation mean businesses are competing globally. To succeed in this interconnected world, you need to understand the global factors driving business today. This course offers an internationally focused program which allows you to understand and act on the global challenges and opportunities faced by both advanced economies as well as emerging and high growth countries. It also helps develop your cross-cultural skills and prepares you to work in an international business environment. Businesses are constantly looking for graduates with the right mix of talent and have a good understanding of these challenge and can provide solutions that contribute to the business’s future prosperity.

How will you learn?
You will learn through lectures, workshops, seminars, live and client-facing projects, you will also have lots of opportunity for practical application.

The course aims to equip you with a broad overview of how the commercial world operates.
We aim to provide you with a detailed understanding of how businesses develop successful strategies through relevant analytical and evaluation techniques.
You’ll receive a solid introduction to international business, entrepreneurship, strategic management, and environmental management to help give you a firm understanding that can be applied in any sector or industry.
You'll also look at everything from marketing and finance through to operations and information systems. We’ll also study how companies operate, looking at both small businesses and large companies.
That’s why we’ll give you the chance to pick up some very desirable skills including analysis and evaluation techniques along with how to think creatively.
During your studies we’ll give you the opportunity to undertake a placement with a business, either in the UK or abroad. Previous students have gained experience with businesses such as Hewlett Packard, Lloyds Banking Group, ASDA, Coop Group, Cummins, L’Oréal, Virgin Media and Agricultural Bank of China.

What subjects will you cover?
You’ll explore subjects such as Economics, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Finance, Law, Globalisation and Business Analytics, International Business, Operations Management, Managing Across Cultures and have an opportunity to further specialise through a choice of optional modules in the second and final years, such as Leadership, Business Creation and Development, and Digital and Social Media Marketing.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
ASPIRE 1
Understanding Global Dynamics
Understanding Business Analytics
Understanding Organisational Behaviour
Financial Fluency and Legal Environment
Understanding Markets and Consumers

Year 2
Core modules:
ASPIRE 2
Business Research Skills
Business Creation and Development
International Business
Operations Management

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Advanced Organisational Behaviour
Data Visualisation

Modern Language
Two options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer French, German and Spanish.

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core modules:
ASPIRE 3
Strategy and Business Transformation
Responsible Business
Managing Across Cultures

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
E-Commerce
Digital and Social Media Marketing
People Resourcing

Or you may choose to do a Business and Management Dissertation:
Management Dissertation

Assessment methods

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Management (BDMGMT)

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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.

75%
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
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

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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?

27%
UK students
73%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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