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Course summary

In the fast-paced business world, companies are looking to gain a more competitive global presence. This course is a chance to put yourself ahead of the crowd by developing your knowledge of international business and management and gain valuable experiences during your placement year. This time spent working in business provides you with crucial work experience, which is highly prized and much sought after by employers upon graduation. The course will equip you with the understanding of accounting, finance, culture, marketing, logistics and operations within an international business and how these impact the real world. We’re one of the only UK universities to offer language training on this type of course, giving our students a real advantage when it comes to competing for the best jobs. This course will broaden your industry knowledge and cultural horizons. You will examine topics from a broad, international perspective and have opportunities to gain international experiences. 100% of students studying the BA (Hons) International Business sandwich route would recommend studying at NTU (National Student Survey 2020). During your placement year, you can undertake an industry placement, a study abroad experience at a partner university, or a combination of the two. You will even have opportunities to take part in international competitions, and build your transferable skills as you organise NTU’s annual Living, Working and Studying Abroad conference. This course has dual award status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). EFMD Global has awarded EFMD Programme Accreditation to our suite of undergraduate BA (Hons) International Business courses. Nottingham Business School is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. We are one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). NBS is also recognised by the Small Business Charter, as we play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.


Year One: Six core modules. Year Two: Five core modules plus one optional module. Full-time students (three year course) have the opportunity to replace modules in the second half of the year with one of our Unique Opportunities, completing an internship, studying abroad or setting up an enterprise. Year Three: Placement/study abroad year for those on the four-year course. Final Year: Five core modules (including a research project) plus one optional module. Throughout the course you will study a variety of subjects including: Foundations of Managing and Organising, Accounting and Finance for International Managers, Economics for International Business, International Business Environment, International Strategic Management, International Tourism; Sustainability Development and Impact and Global Business in a Changing World.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
International Business at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS