International Business Studies with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

If you are looking to improve your knowledge of business and dream of a career overseas, our BSc International Business Studies programme is your next step. Designed by our industry experienced academics, this course will give you the skills to manage diverse projects, teams and organisations across international borders. Why study this subject? Our BSc (Hons) International Business Studies course has been specifically designed by our industry experienced lecturers to reflect the ins and outs of international business management and allow you to understand the function and operations knowledge needed to succeed in global business industries. Helping you to develop the knowledge and understanding of agile project planning and management skills for local, regional, national and international organisations and groups. What will I Study With our BSc (Hons) International Business Studies course, you will gain knowledge and expertise in managing global organisations. You’ll cover diverse subject areas, including global strategies in digital business and managing people across cultures. Alongside developing key skills such as understanding financial decision making, enhancing your attention to detail and analytical thinking. Studying such varied topics will help you understand the impact of global businesses. During your second year you will study international trade and leading and managing diverse teams. This will help you develop skills including working effectively in a team as well as an understanding of how external environments impact organisations across the globe. You will be able to choose optional modules including intergenerational business: family business growth and business law. In your final year, you will focus on preparing for your future and career after graduation. In addition to learning about international finance, supply chain resilience and sustainable strategic agility and innovation, you will undertake an independent professional project. This allows you to examine a contemporary global business management issue, whilst using your time management, professionalism, and personal discipline skills. This course is a four-year degree, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. What are my career prospects? At BNU we’ll help you to develop crucial skills in managing global businesses, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. You will have gained a wide range of knowledge and skills, so that you can pursue a career in any profession or business role around the globe. This programme offers the opportunity to go on to postgraduate study, either on a full-time basis or part-time whilst working. You may choose to study for the MSc (Hons) International Business Management course offered by the University.


Foundation Year Core Developing Personal Effectiveness Business in Practice Research in Practice Business in Society Communications in Practice Live Learning Project Year one Core Sustainable Globalisation: Innovations for a Shared Future Finance for International Business Principles of Marketing Managing People Across Cultures Global Strategies in Digital Business EDI and Global Citizenship: Promoting Inclusivity Worldwide Year two Core International Trade Data Analytics for Business Decisions Leading and Managing Diverse Teams The Responsible Business Optional The Business Communicator Intergenerational Business: Family Business Growth Strategies The Entrepreneurial Mind Business Law and Practice Year three Core International Finance Sustainable Strategic Agility and Innovation Supply Chain Resilience Independent Professional Project Optional Field Immersion for Leadership and Career Development Business Simulation – Strategic Decision-Making in a Dynamic Environment International Marketing International Law

Assessment method

Our assessments are heavily real world centric. With live briefs and cases that challenge you to produce a result and not simply demonstrate knowledge of a subject. We ask for management reports, business plans, people management strategies as well as global marketing campaigns. These are assessed through a mixture of presentations, short films, management reports, memos and briefings. In your final year you will undertake an independent professional project. You’ll carry out a major piece of independent research, focused on strategic global business issues chosen by you. During this project, you will be supported by an academic supervisor with regular meetings throughout the academic year.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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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
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
International Business Studies with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS