BA (Hons)
International Business



BA (Hons)


2 years, 8 months full-time
(flexible options for study available)

Start date

May 2021, Sept 2021


The BA (Hons) International Business at UWS offers an opportunity to study in London towards a business degree that has been developed for the international graduate of today.

The BA (Hons) International Business will help students to develop knowledge and skills that are required of business graduates across the globe.

The degree has been designed to deliver up-to-date practical and professional skills, underpinned by appropriate academic theory which will support the development of 21st century graduates, ready for the workplace.

About the course

Prepare yourself for a career in international business through this specialist degree, giving you the opportunity to study and learn about the vast business landscape, and develop the knowledge and skills to embark upon an exciting profession in any kind of company, from small-to-medium-sized enterprises to large, multi-national organisations.

The course challenges students’ understanding and judgement of a range of core business practices, including finance, marketing, human resources, general business and economics, and tests your ability to problem-solve in a variety of business situations.

Employability is embedded into the core curriculum, meaning you’ll learn vital skills and attributes that are most valued by employers, as well as an in-depth understanding of the business environment and its various, intertwining components.

The course runs over four levels, including teaching activities coupled with independent learning.

The course explores how students can put what they’ve learned over the four years into practice within a business, and how they could implement change in an organisation through the knowledge they’ve gained.

The course is delivered by UWS lecturers, senior lecturers, and other associated staff with significant industry and academic experience who provide expert advice and insight to prepare you for the business world. Students may also have guest lectures from employers and have the opportunity to visit local and national companies, enabling you to build your knowledge and networks.

Course modules

Level 1

The first level introduces students to the basic concepts of business, and the key operational elements of running a company, such as finance, marketing, human resources, general business and economics.

  • Business in the 21st Century
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Accounting for Business
  • The Economic Environment
  • Introducing People Management
  • Business English

Level 2

In level two, the basic concepts are taken to a more operational level and students start to understand the application of each within a business environment.

  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • International Marketing
  • Global Macroeconomic
  • Policy Learning and Development
  • Professional Development Experience

Level 3

In level three, students will look at the concepts from a more strategic perspective, aligning what has been learned in previous years to specific business scenarios.

  • Business Research Skills
  • Strategic Management
  • Consumer Reports Behaviour
  • Enterprise Creation
  • Digital Projects
  • Managing Performance and Reward

Level 4

The final level focuses on the dissertation, with students looking at their own personal development throughout duration of the programme.

  • Aspiring Futures
  • Brands and Branding
  • Making it Happen – Leadership and Change
  • Critical Issues in International HRM
  • Dissertation

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is carried out through a combination of written exams, presentations, case studies, portfolio building and assignments over each academic level of the degree programme.

Career prospects

With the BA (Hons) International Business at UWS you can prepare yourself for a career in international business through this specialist degree, giving you the opportunity to study and learn about the vast business landscape, and develop the knowledge and skills to embark upon an exciting profession in any kind of company, from small-to-medium-sized enterprises to large, multi-national organisations.

Upon completion students with the BA International Business can pursue careers in general business in a variety of different sectors.

These include:

  • Local government
  • National/international business
  • Third sector organisations
  • Health sector
  • Retail

Further study

On completion of your degree, you may choose to study at postgraduate or masters level.

What qualifications do you need?

We welcome UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here please check our website, which gives the minimum entry requirements for a range of international qualifications.

  • A levels: CCD or 88 UCAS Tariff points
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H4 including English
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points (4, 4 at HL)
  • Appropriate international qualifications
  • International Foundation Programme

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • Overall score 6.0
  • No sub-test less than 5.5


The course has intakes in May/Sept 2021 and is structured over four levels. Many students will want to study these levels on a rolling basis, across 3 terms each academic year.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Year 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 2
Year 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3
Year 3 Level 4 Level 4

Following this model, students would be able to complete in 2 years 8 months.

Some students may want to use the flexibility to complete on a different timeline.

Students who have successfully undertaken previous relevant university study may be able to enter the course at an advanced level.

Fees for 2021

UK/EU Students 


International (non-EU) Students 



At the time of writing, the BA (Hons) International Business course fees for September 2021 may be subject to revision.

Enquire now

All students should apply directly to the University through our online application system. Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

The first stage of the process is to create a profile; you don’t have to complete the application in one session – you can complete it in stages by saving each section and return to complete it at a later date.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Most courses don’t have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

Before you begin your application, it is important to read the application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.

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