Introduction

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

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.

Covering topics ranging from daily operations to marketing strategies, this programme will increase your understanding of a range of core business principles and equip you with the critical skills to solve a variety of challenges that many businesses face today.

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 will 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 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.

The programme runs over four levels, including teaching activities coupled with independent learning. The course explores how students can put what they have learned over the four years into practice within a business, and how they could implement change in an organisation through the knowledge they have gained.

Level 1

  • Accounting & Finance for Business (20 credits)
  • BCI Professional and Academic Development 1 (20 credits)
  • Economic Principles (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Human Resources (20 credits)

Level 2

  • BCI Professional and Academic Development 2 (20 credits)
  • Business Cultures (20 credits)
  • Data Analytics (20 credits)
  • Operations in Business (20 credits)

Optional Modules

  • Entrepreneurship in Business (Business Pathway) (20 credits)
  • International Marketing (Marketing Pathway) (20 credits)

Level 3

  • BCI Professional and Academic Development 3 (20 credits)
  • Business Research Skills (20 credits)
  • Globalisation and International Business (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)

Optional Modules

  • Critical Management Studies  (Business Pathway) (20 credits)
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Management (Business Pathway) (20 credits)
  • Digital Marketing 20 (Marketing Pathway) (20 credits)
  • Marketing Communication (Marketing Pathway) (20 credits)

Level 4

  • Honours Dissertation (International Business) (40 credits)
  • Management of Change (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Enterprise (20 credits)

Optional Modules

  • Emerging Markets and Multinational Corporations (Business Pathway) (20 credits)
  • Organisational Strategy (Business Pathway) (20 credits)
  • Insights and Trends  (Marketing Pathway) (20 credits)
  • International Marketing Strategy 9Marketing Pathway) (20 credits)

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.

The overall assessment strategy ensures that a coherent balance of assessment is in place and that assessment supports employability and other complex learning intentions.

Students will frequently be given tasks to complete outside formal contact hours. These tasks are not necessarily assessable but will help you develop your understanding and knowledge from the feedback that you receive.

In addition to formal learning students will undertake significant levels of self-learning through the various mediums such as VLE, discussion boards, the Internet, databases, journals and reference books.

It is implicit in the course that by the end of their studies, students will have acquired a high level of competence in the learning technologies and the application of relevant software. The majority of modules require the use of computers for coursework submissions.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 36 hours
  • Independent study: 124 hours

Total 200 hours for each module.

Delivery methods

  • Lectures: 1.5 hours x 10 weeks
  • Tutorials: 2 hours x 10 weeks
  • Workshops: 1 hour

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. Graduates may also follow a variety of routes at post-graduate level both within the University and elsewhere. Many may pursue professional qualifications in their chosen specialist area of study.

These include:

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

Course leader profile

Dr Zorlu Senyucel 5
Dr Zorlu Senyucel
Programme Leader: BA (Hons) International Business

Further information

We welcome UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here please contact one of our admissions officer to get the minimum entry requirements for a range of international qualifications.

  • Equivalent of 72 UCAS tariff points from equivalent SCQF Level 5 qualification
  • GCE Equivalent of 72 UCAS tariff points from equivalent SCQF Level 5 qualifications.
  • Minimum Age 18+

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. For more information on specific academic entry requirements per country, please contact one of our admissions officers.

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 UWSInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Test Minimum Requirement IELTS (International English Language Testing System)IELTS Indicator Overall score of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 for each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)Grade C
Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Int’lOverall score 170 with no element below 163
Cambridge AS and A LevelsGrade C or above
Trinity College London ISEIIReading: Pass; Listening: Pass
ibTOEFL78; no sub-test less than 17: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17
Pearson Test of English (Academic)PTE Overall score of 59 with no element less than 59
Password English Language testGrades equivalent to CEFR B2 for entry at L9 entry and above. Password scores of 6.0 or higher
LanguageCert International ESOLB2 Communicator pass/Communicator High Pass (postgraduate applicants at 6.0)
Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6.
Skills for English (SELT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6

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Tuition fees

BA (Hons) International Business

2024/25
UK (excluding Scotland)
£9,250 per year
International (including EU)
£15,500 per year

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