International Business (Luton) (With Professional Practice Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This innovative BSc International Business is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage and lead in the global marketplace. The course offers a distinctive global perspective through specialised units on international trade and investment; international business negotiations; and cross-culture management in business. These components prepare you to navigate the complexities of global markets, making you an invaluable asset to businesses operating on an international scale. Professional Practice Year Take your course over four years and include a Professional Practice Year after your second year of studies. It is an opportunity to apply your learning in the workplace while enhancing your knowledge and skills through fee-free paid practice. It also builds your CV and industry contacts with many students progressing to employment within their practice-year organisation or institution. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Our Reuters trading room gives you the chance to experience what it’s like to be on the trading-room floor, reacting to live ‘stock-market’ data and building investment portfolios using data on listed companies from around the world.
  • Access to Harvard Business Publishing’s international learning resources, providing immersive simulation software to aid your learning, including Semrush (Marketing), Sage, Refinitiv Eikon and the econometrics software STATA.
  • You gain competencies in key digital skills such as Excel through SIMnet, our Microsoft Office training platform.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Students can join our International Business Club, giving them a lively platform to share ideas and opportunities in the global business world. It’s more than an extracurricular activity; it's a pathway to learning and growth for future IB leaders.
Your Student Experience
  • Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of global business operations, on a highly vocational course that combines 21st-century management skills with an international business perspective.
  • Develop skill sets much in demand by employers, including communication, analysis, problem-solving, interpersonal and collaborative.
  • Benefit from a recognisably high level of professionalism, enabling you to fit in and be effective from day one when working across cultures in international teams.
  • Undertake a supervised final-year dissertation involving an individually conducted research element.
  • Get involved in research projects at our Centre for International Business and Marketing (CIBAM), as well as short-term consultancy projects and competitions within the School.
  • Attend talks from business professionals from across the world, broadening your understanding of what is possible in the field. Recent speakers have had influential positions at Enterprise Rent-a-car, Wizz Air, IBM Global Markets, and Luton Town Football Club.
  • Join our International Business Club and benefit from a lively platform to share ideas and opportunities in the global business world.


  • Accounting For Business (AAF016-1) Compulsory
  • Intercultural Competence In Business (MAR013-1) Compulsory
  • International Business (MAR023-1) Compulsory
  • Principles Of Marketing (MAR001-1) Compulsory
  • Researching Business And Management (MAR024-1) Compulsory
  • Using Data To Build Business Practice (BSS004-1) Compulsory
  • Career In Practice (MAR027-2) Compulsory
  • Economics For Business (AAF036-2) Compulsory
  • International Business Negotiations (MAR034-2) Compulsory
  • International Marketing (MAR035-2) Compulsory
  • International New Ventures And Innovation (MAR036-2) Compulsory
  • International Trade And Investment Relations (MAR037-2) Compulsory
  • Business Ethics And Corporate Social Responsibility (MAR032-3) Compulsory
  • Continuing Professional Development (MAR027-3) Compulsory
  • Preparation For Specialist Research Project (MAR029-3) Compulsory
  • Specialist Research Project (MAR030-3) Compulsory
  • Strategic Management (SHR004-3) Compulsory
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Assessment method

This course uses a range of assessment types and methods including essays and reports, portfolios, research proposals and exams. Assessment focuses on tasks that develop vocational skills, underpinned by subject knowledge, requiring higher levels of cognition in the later years of the course. Some group work is included at each level since being able to function as part of a team is a critical skill for international business, and assessments are used to develop your employability as a graduate going into the international market place. Support to enable you to submit your best work is provided in a variety of ways including briefings in class, supporting materials provided through the virtual learning environment, drop in sessions with the Study Hub team, subject-specific Academic Librarians and individual tutors. In addition, extensive online supporting materials are available.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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International Business (Luton) (With Professional Practice Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS