International Business with a year in Industry at University of Kent - UCAS

University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Business with a year in Industry

Course summary

If you are excited by the global nature of business and are motivated by the cultural context of enterprise, then our BSc International Business is the course for you. You’ll study broad topics such as management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and finance with a focus on how these operate in a global context. You’ll build an understanding of international markets and trade and develop your awareness of global business opportunities. You’ll also cultivate the communication, teamworking, and data-analysis skills that will allow you to succeed, no matter your chosen career path. Be inspired and challenged by teaching staff in immersive seminars and workshops where you can put theory into practice using real business data. As a Kent Business School graduate, you’ll be equipped with the industry-relevant skills and essential knowledge to equip you for the challenges and opportunities faced by global businesses in a rapidly evolving world. You take a Year in Industry following your second year of study, enabling you to apply your expertise in a work setting while earning a salary. Reasons to Study International Business at Kent • Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide. • We feature in the top 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation status from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. • Gain employability support during your studies and for three years after you graduate. • Add a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or take a 'Selfie Year' and launch your own business through ASPIRE. • Study in our outstanding facilities, providing you with an excellent student experience.


Stage 1 Your first year is a compulsory introductory year, designed to provide you with a strong foundational understanding of key concepts and ideas in business, including the basics of accounting, management, and marketing. It will give you an insight into key areas that will support a career in business such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and theorising. Stage 2 Your second year allows you to develop your ability to think critically about the global context of business with greater emphasis on emerging markets and international trade. You’ll learn about operations management, understand international finance, and expand your awareness of the challenges that businesses face around making ethical and sustainable decisions. Year in Industry: All students spend a year in industry in the UK or internationally, supported by a dedicated Employability and Placement teams. The programme is designed to ensure that students gain experience in the functional areas and industries of their choice. Unique to KBS, students can take a Self-Employed Placement year during which they develop their initial business idea into a feasible business plan. The ‘Selfie’ programme students are supported by an in-house entrepreneur who acts as their specialist mentor. Stage 3 Your final year has a greater focus on capstone modules that look at the strategic side of international business and more closely examine our commercial relationship with Europe. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules that may include more specialised areas relating to your course like international marketing and cross-cultural management, or more general areas, including diversity in organisations. Equally, you’ll have the option to undertake an international business project and develop your skills of working independently.

Professional bodies

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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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

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 £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
International Business with a year in Industry at University of Kent - UCAS