This course will appeal to those with an understanding and exploring how organisations compete and co-operate around the world. The course focuses on organisational activity and the supporting regulatory, legislative and political environments that help facilitate trade between companies and across international boundaries.
Reasons to study International Business at DMU:
- You will gain a global perspective on businesses
and their activities across the world
- Pitch a business idea to real-life entrepreneurs and win a great prize
through our annual Fox’s Lair competition for first year students
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons
- Learn the latest developments in business practice
Our lecturers draw on their extensive experience and many are involved in consultancy and training with large organisations in the private and public sectors
- Innovative assessments help you to develop skills which are highly sought after by employers
Build your confidence and enhance your creative, organisational and communication skills
- Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies
including Rolls Royce, IBM, Walt Disney, the NHS and Siemens
- Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles
such as Business Analyst at Capita, Supply Manager at Cummins, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone
Structure and assessment
Teaching and assessment
Teaching and assessment
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:
- Exam: 35%
- Coursework: 65%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will mainly be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Students benefit from The Bloomberg Trading Room Comprising of 21 Bloomberg terminals, the Trading Room will provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry and provide experience of a real life trading floor environment.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
The current home of De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), Campus Centre, has been completely refurbished to create a state-of-the-art environment for DSU improving the student experience.
The new-look Campus Centre is the hub for student life, on the ground floor is a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. There is also the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and SUpplies, DSU’s shop, selling art supplies stationary and clothing, and offering printing and binding services.
A staircase in the centre of the building leads up to the first floor, where the DSU officer team has new offices.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
An optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience.
We can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement.
We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.
Our students have taken placements with companies including Warner Bros, IBM, DHL and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
This course develops graduates with the skills and knowledge to respond to the impact of globalisation on business.
As such, it produces highly employable graduates who are sought after by companies that need an international understanding of business.
Our graduates have gone onto positions such Business Analyst at Capita, Supply Manager at Cummins, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone