About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll be introduced to the key principles of business operations and management and learn about starting a business and the fundamentals of marketing.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our International Business BA (Hons) degree
You’ll get a grounding in the fundamental principles of business, marketing and accounting, exploring each of these from a global perspective.
This degree aims to support you to develop the skills needed to become a future business leader. You’ll gain an understanding of how and why companies operate internationally, how to manage and communicate with colleagues from different cultures, as well as how to develop, adapt and market products for international markets.
Many of your modules will give you the opportunity to focus on specific countries and regions, analysing business practice and culture across varied parts of the world. You’ll explore how and why companies choose to internationalise and will select companies to investigate in detail in industries that interest you. You’ll learn in and out of the classroom, with opportunities to meet expert speakers from different sectors of the economy.
You’ll put theory into practice with professional work placements – with the option to work in a business operating internationally from the UK or in an international setting. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad and complete work-based international business research projects.
In your final year, you can deliver a professional work-based project in conjunction with an employer of your choice.
You’ll graduate with the confidence, skills and commitment required to make a successful impact in an international business environment.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Learn from the experts. Our lecturers are experienced business and marketing practitioners, many of whom have also held senior positions in major multi-national companies.
- Build your professional experience. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake professional work placements in an international business context and network with guest speakers with international business expertise.
- Immerse yourself in international business. You’ll learn about business through an international lens, plus you’ll have the opportunity to study at one of our international partner universities.