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Course summary

Why International Business? Business is becoming truly global. The internet and instant communications mean that even small businesses can now reach an international market. Factors like transformational technology and globalisation mean businesses are competing globally. To succeed in this interconnected world, you need to understand the global factors driving business today. This course offers an internationally focused program which allows you to understand and act on the global challenges and opportunities faced by both advanced economies as well as emerging and high growth countries. It also helps develop your cross-cultural skills and prepares you to work in an international business environment. Businesses are constantly looking for graduates with the right mix of talent and have a good understanding of these challenge and can provide solutions that contribute to the business’s future prosperity. How will you learn? You will learn through lectures, workshops, seminars, live and client-facing projects, you will also have lots of opportunity for practical application.

  • The course aims to equip you with a broad overview of how the commercial world operates.
  • We aim to provide you with a detailed understanding of how businesses develop successful strategies through relevant analytical and evaluation techniques.
  • You’ll receive a solid introduction to international business, entrepreneurship, strategic management, and environmental management to help give you a firm understanding that can be applied in any sector or industry.
  • You'll also look at everything from marketing and finance through to operations and information systems. We’ll also study how companies operate, looking at both small businesses and large companies.
  • That’s why we’ll give you the chance to pick up some very desirable skills including analysis and evaluation techniques along with how to think creatively.
During your studies we’ll give you the opportunity to undertake a placement with a business, either in the UK or abroad. Previous students have gained experience with businesses such as Hewlett Packard, Lloyds Banking Group, ASDA, Coop Group, Cummins, L’Oréal, Virgin Media and Agricultural Bank of China. What subjects will you cover? You’ll explore subjects such as Economics, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Finance, Law, Globalisation and Business Analytics, International Business, Operations Management, Managing Across Cultures and have an opportunity to further specialise through a choice of optional modules in the second and final years, such as Leadership, Business Creation and Development, and Digital and Social Media Marketing.


Year 1 Core modules: ASPIRE 1 Understanding Global Dynamics Understanding Business Analytics Understanding Organisational Behaviour Financial Fluency and Legal Environment Understanding Markets and Consumers Year 2 Core modules: ASPIRE 2 Business Research Skills Business Creation and Development International Business Operations Management Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Advanced Organisational Behaviour Leadership: Theory and Practice Modern Language Two options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer French, German and Spanish. Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Core modules: ASPIRE 3 Strategy and Business Transformation Responsible Business Managing Across Cultures Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: E-Commerce The Psychology of Work & Organisations Environmental Management Business and the Entrepreneur International Marketing Or you may choose to do a Business and Management Dissertation: Undergraduate Dissertation

Assessment method

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance ( If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available ( Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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