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International Business

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3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

International business

The increasing globalisation of business means that managers with an international perspective are in demand. If the area of international business fascinates you, this degree could be the perfect stepping stone towards a career in broad range of fields. This programme is designed to reflect the contemporary importance of preparing you to work in a global context in national, international and multi-national companies.

Studying International Business is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is focused on your long-term career prospects. Whether you are thinking of setting up your own business, working in a large corporation, the public sector or the ever-growing tourist industry you will need to possess an understanding of how businesses operate and how skilled managers can contribute to their success.

By focussing on international business, you'll gain specialist insight into the issues that impact and influence internationalisation efforts by a range of organisations, with a primary focus upon profit-mIf you want to gain international experience, boosting your CV for work after you study, you can opt to include time studying abroad. The university has connections with institutions across the globe including in the USA, Australia and Europe.

On the International Business BA (Hons) programme you will take part in lectures, seminars, workshops, task focused activities, field-trips and excursions and informative engagement with industry practitioners.

Features:
Accredited by the Institute of Export & International Trade
A focus on employability and work-readiness - your studies will help you to gain cutting-edge career awareness and clarify your career goals and how to achieve them
Research informed teaching where experts in their subjects will work with you and develop your knowledge, critical thinking and analytical awareness
Dedicated one on one support from your personal tutor to enable you to reach your potential with capped seminar sizes of 20-25 students
A technology-enhanced and digitally aware programme from experts that will help you to learn how to use digital media and data analytics to inform your global business skillsaking enterprises.

Modules

Modules
Compulsory modules:

Practising Responsible Business Behaviours

This module examines the nature of business enterprise and its relationship with wider society, seeking answers to the question: what does it mean for businesses to behave responsibly? There is an ongoing debate regarding this question, with answers ranging from ‘just maximize shareholder value’ to ‘consider everyone who is affected, including unborn future generations’, with many variations in between. In this ongoing debate we encounter ideas regarding, for example, stakeholder theory, the triple bottom line, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, the role of the state or of supra-national organizations, and so on.

Principles of Applied Economics

This module aims to provide knowledge and comprehension of the basic economic principles and techniques related to microeconomics and macroeconomics. The emphasis is on developing a solid understanding of economic principles and allowing students to apply standard economic techniques. The module considers the different issues related to microeconomics theories that can be applied to business decisions. It also considers different issues related to macroeconomics theories and provides an insight into the impact of macroeconomic environment on business decisions.

Leading Global Business

This module develops a foundation in the theory and practice of international business to offer specialist insight into selectively identified issues that impact upon, and influence, internationalisation efforts by a range of organisations, with a primary focus upon profit-making enterprises. The core concepts of the module are developed with explicit links between the theoretical and practical application so that students can understand the principles behind their chosen discipline, alongside the contextual understanding of how such issues are felt by contemporary businesses. Case studies and 'live' examples will be used to bridge the theoretical and applied. As a first year module, foundational concepts to support students in their development of knowledge and understanding of business considerations, including internationalisation strategies of a firm, the key features of the international business environment within which firms operate, and notions of growth and uncertainty. These concepts provide a programme-specific introduction that identifies themes bridging into subsequent study.

Business Analytics and the Blockchain

The aim of this module is to give you a practical grounding in the skills and techniques necessary to conduct data analytics. It introduces different types of Analytics problems. Basic statistical models are introduced in this module. The module is designed to get you over the basic hurdles you will face when beginning to learn the data analytics and management techniques and will cover some of the basic tasks that you face as a data analyst and will put you in a position to extend your knowledge of applying your analytical techniques. Practising Responsible Business Behaviours: This module examines the nature of business enterprise and its relationship with wider society, seeking answers to the question: what does it mean for businesses to behave responsibly? There is an ongoing debate regarding this question, with answers ranging from ‘just maximize shareholder value’ to ‘consider everyone who is affected, including unborn future generations’, with many variations in between. In this ongoing debate we encounter ideas regarding, for example, stakeholder theory, the triple bottom line, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, the role of the state or of supra-national organizations, and so on.

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Course locations:

York St John University

York St John University

Department:

Management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Business and management

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Employed or in further education
60%
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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
10%
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.

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

Business and management

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