International Business at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

Overview We live in a world that is becoming increasingly complex and intertwined. The interconnectedness of the global economies accelerates every year, amplifying and modifying the challenges and opportunities that countries, businesses and individuals face. As a result, we see a growing number of firms wishing to take advantage of global opportunities and engage in various cross-border business activities, namely international business. We see an increasing demand for individuals equipped with knowledge and understanding of how international business works and how to function within it effectively. International Business BA (Hons) has been structured to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and insight of the critical issues in International Business. This degree cultivates the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an increasingly globalised marketplace when conducting cross-border activities such as business expansion abroad or trading internationally. The programme explores how businesses operate in different contexts locally and across borders. It also looks at the supporting regulatory, legislative, and political environments that facilitate trade and direct investment between companies across international boundaries. You will study the international dimensions of various subject areas, enabling you to understand the complexities of conducting business across borders. Key features:

  • International Business opens doors to career opportunities across the world.
  • You will study a range of contemporary modules that will equip you with insights on how multinational companies work, the specifics of business in emerging markets, the aspects of economic geography and the practical elements of trade management.
  • Employability is embedded throughout the course including guest lectures, external visits, real-life case studies and assignments that are linked to the business requirements.
  • Our DMU Works team offers support to help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have secured roles at Rolls Royce, IBM, Walt Disney, the NHS and Siemens.
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Year 1 Block 1: Global Business Environment Block 2: Business Dynamics, Ethics and Culture Block 3: Economics in Global Business Block 4: Marketing for International Business Year 2 Block 1: Multinational Enterprise in the Global Economy Block 2: Data Analytics and Research Skills Block 3: International Organisational Behaviour and Leadership Block 4: Students choose one of the following: International Supply Chain Management International Financial Management and Decision Making Year 3 Block 1: International Business Strategy and Governance Block 2: Students choose one of the following: Emerging Markets: Economic Geography and Trends Dimensions of Digital Transformation Block 3: International Trade Management Block 4: Students choose one of the following: Final Project Dissertation

Assessment method

Education 2030 - We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life. 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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15750 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
International Business at De Montfort University - UCAS