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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

    January 15

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    This course develops outstanding graduates well equipped to influence and make significant contributions to international business and management. If you choose the placement option you will spend a year at an overseas company / at an international organisation in the UK, or studying abroad with a partner institution.
    Demands are high for international management know-how and for graduates with a broad-based international business education. This is due to the growing economic independence between nations and the efforts of many companies to build a global presence.

    Why choose this course?

    • 90% of our students said that they were satisfied with the BA (Hons) International Business placement course (National Student Survey, 2013).
    • The purpose of this course is to prepare you for a career with an organisation undertaking business across national borders.
    • You will combine studies in management and international business administration.
    • Language training and cultural studies are at the heart of the course and reinforce its international dimension.
    • The course is EPAS accredited.
    • The course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement.
    • Opportunities to study abroad are available to both full-time and placement students.
    • Placement students can spend their year abroad or an internally-focused placement in the UK.
    • Full-time students can choose to complete a short internship, study abroad, set up their own enterprise, or run a community project, during the second half of Year Two.
    Foreign languageWe are one of the few UK universities to offer language training on this type of course, giving you a real advantage when it comes to competing for the best jobs. The course offers language tuition at a range of ability levels and in a variety of languages. Advanced level courses are available for those with A-level pass grades in French, German and Spanish. Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, French, German, Spanish and Italian are available at beginners' level or for those with limited knowledge.
    English classes are available at a series of levels for those whose first language is not English.
    Creating successful graduates91% of graduates who studied the BA (Hons) International Business placement course are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (DLHE survey 2011/2012)
    Graduates from BA (Hons) International Business have landed successful careers in the international market in areas such as marketing, HR management, financial management, public policy-making and consultancy.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Credits 360
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    This course starts in September. For more information take a look at our academic calendar for details of term start and end dates.

    You will spend three full years at Nottingham Business School and a further optional year abroad at a partner-university and/or as supervised work experience. Placements will be tailored to suit individual interests and language abilities. Non-UK students may opt for UK-based placements.

    What will I study?

    Year One

    Core modules include:

    • Foundations of Managing and Organising

    • Accounting and Finance for International Managers

    • Foreign Language

    • Marketing and Operations Management

    • Quantitative Methods for International Business

    • Culture, Communication and Learning.

    Year Two

    First six months

    All students will study core modules.

    • Economics for International Business

    • International Business Environment

    • Intercultural Effectiveness and Language.

    Second six months

    Full-time students choose one from:

    • Study abroad

    • Enterprise project

    • Community project

    • Internship

    • Taught modules (see below)

    Placement students and full-time students that have selected taught modules above will study:

    • Intercultural Effectiveness and Language

    • Exploring Strategy and Innovation.

    Plus one optional module from:

    • Managing Global Supply Chain

    • Marketing Management.

    Year Three

    Placement year for those on the four-year course. Students can also choose to spend the year studying abroad with a partner institution.

    Final Year

    Core modules include:

    • Research Project

    • International Strategic Management

    • International Tourism - Sustainability Development and Impact

    • Global Business in a Changing World

    • Leadership and Employability (International Business).

    Plus one optional module from:

    • Global Supply Chain Strategy

    • International Marketing and Communications

    • Jean Monnet Europe and the World Economy

    • Language.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    You will need:

    • 300 UCAS tariff points achieved from three A-levels or from two A-levels and two AS-levels (excluding General Studies) or equivalent qualifications.
    • GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C or above.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Nottingham Trent University.


    The course is EPAS accredited.

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