Specifically designed for students who may have already obtained a HND or equivalent qualification, this International Business degree allows you to top up to a full bachelor degree in less than a year.
The BA (Hons) International Business degree gives focus to the increasingly globalised world we live in. Having a good understanding of the key aspects of doing business on a global scale will certainly give you an advantage in the workplace.
During your studies, you will gain a better understanding of how international trade works and learn about the different issues facing global business, including how this might affect the traditional business management functions such as marketing, human resources and purchasing and supply.
This course is subject to validation.
2021/22 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.
[Update excludes online-only courses].
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
What you will study?
During this one year International Business course, you will examine core aspects of business such as business strategy and communication in a global context, whilst also getting the chance to conduct an investigation into a business problem that allows you to apply your business acumen to a real life scenario.
As part of the International Business course you will also undertake a specialist module on international culture and communication which will allow you to explore the role culture plays in shaping organisational communication.
Core business modules:
- International Business
- Business Strategy
- Business Research Project
- Applied Management
- International Culture and Communications
- HRM 4.0 and the Future of Work
There are some traditional lectures, but the majority of your learning will rely on interactive seminars, supported by online study materials. We also arrange an induction programme, so you can get to know your tutors and other students before you start studying and hit the ground running on the first day of term. You will use the latest real-life data and case studies to help you learn, making your studies as relevant as possible to what you will experience in the workplace.
You will usually have to complete coursework as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.