International Business BA

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International Business BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Northampton’s BA in International Business is nearly unique in its approach. You’ll come to see business operations, communications and strategy through the lens of different world cultures, coming to understand the all too ethnocentric bias of most modern management theory. You’ll be able to earn not only a BA degree, but also a Changemaker Gold Certificate and/or Employability Plus Gold Certification.

    You’ll also engage in several international study trips throughout your 3 years at Northampton. Many of these are optional but a few are mandatory fixtures of the course. You’ll definitely explore the business and management environment in both Asia and Mainland Europe. The trips include classes held by educators in-country, time to socialise with students attending business courses there, and a wide range of networking opportunities. The costs of travel and accommodation are included in your university fees, but meals and other in-country expenses are your responsibility.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    Year 1

    Your first year will include learning about basic business skills as well as the cross-cultural challenges and opportunities common to international business.

    Modules Include:

    • Business Environment
    • Competences for International Employability
    • European Business
    • Foundations of Marketing
    • Introduction to Management
    • Introductory Accounting and Finance

    Year 2

    In year two you’ll travel to China and Vietnam to learn about team building and group dynamics in Asia.

    Modules Include:

    • Asian Business
    • Information Technology for Business
    • International Marketing Tactics
    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Reflecting on International Experience
    • Strategic Business Analysis

    Year 3

    In your final year you’ll focus more on strategy and leadership in the context of international business.    

    Modules Include:

    • Debates in Strategic Management
    • International Business Project
    • International Marketing
    • International Money and Finance
    • International Trade Finance
    • Organisational Change
    • Social Responsibility of Business
    • Strategic Management of the Digital Organisation
    • Supply Chain and Operations Management

    Learning And Teaching

    The University of Northampton relies on fairly standard lectures, skills workshops and seminars as well as upon deeply immersive international travel and learning events to convey the content of its International Business BA degree.

    You’ll typically experience 12 hours of in class ‘contact time’ per week, in addition to a further 18 to 24 hours of self-directed reading, study and revision. You’ll be assessed via examinations as well as coursework.

    Career Possibilities

    The University of Northampton’s International Business BA program has excellent post-graduation employment rates. Many students go on to an MBA or other postgraduate study program, whilst others take trainee level roles in organisations in the private, public or not for profit sectors both nationally and overseas.

    If you took part in either the Changemaker Gold or Employability Plus Gold programs and you somehow have not found suitable employment within a year of graduation, the university will arrange an internship for you to ease your transition into the business world.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BA degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 3 A Levels at BCC to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in any section would qualify, for example.

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