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This programme offers you the opportunity to pursue a thorough grounding in general business subjects while developing more detailed knowledge and skills within the specialism of international business.
The modern business environment is increasingly international in scope. Consequently, this programme not only gives you a thorough grounding in the core topics that are key for all businesses success, but combines this with the study of contemporary issues within the international business environment. You also have the option of studying a modern European language, coupled with the opportunity to spend a year in Europe or Asia studying at one of our partner universities.
The programme equips you with the key skills and knowledge essential for managing a business, both domestically and within an international context. It will strongly appeal to students who are considering a future career in international management.
For your year abroad, which takes place between your second and final year of study, you spend your time studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe or Asia. It may also be possible to spend your year abroad on an approved work placement.
In the National Student Survey 2013, Business Studies was ranked 9th for student satisfaction. And according to The Guardian University Guide 2014, 90% of Business and Management students at Kent were satisfied with the quality of their course.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
TBCVisit Programme Website Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Credits Total Kent credits: 360
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
All first-year students take the following modules:
Business Skills and Employability
Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis
Global Business Environment
Introduction to Business Modelling
Introduction to Management
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Statistics for Business
Microeconomics for Business
Stage 2 and 3
All students take the following compulsory modules in Stages 2 and 3:
Business in Emerging Markets
International Business I
International Business II
International Business: A Strategic Perspective
European Business or International Business Management Project
Business Ethics and Sustainable Management
Corporate and Business Strategy
Creativity, Innovation and Organisation
Interactive Decision Modelling
Strategy Analysis and Tools
Your remaining modules are selected from a wide range available including:
Diversity in Organisations
Macroeconomics for Business
New Product Marketing
A European language
You can optionally spend a year at a partner University in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China or Hong Kong, between years 2 and 3. This will equip you with an integrated knowledge of the economic, social and cultural environment acquired through language and business study.
The Year in Hong Kong (or China) is taught in English. The Year abroad in Europe entails studying in the language of the host country.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
- A level: ABB
- GCSE: C in Mathematics
- Access to HE Diploma: The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
- International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 16 at HL, including Mathematics 4 at HL or SL
Students wishing to study abroad for a year need a minimum average of 60% for Stage 1 and Stage 2, with good attendance and academic standing. Students must complete the Overseas Travel Health Questionnaire, and attend a pre-departure briefing by the Go Abroad team. See theoptions available by programme. Study abroad places are always subject to availability.
No work experience is required.
- 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 University of Kent.