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Course summary

Economies are increasingly global. With this degree - designed to give you the knowledge and skills to manage a business effectively in the global context - show potential employers that you understand how business operates on an international scale. Alongside traditional business skills and disciplines such as strategy, human resource management, finance, operations and marketing, you will acquire global skills via units such as international economics, global marketing, and Intercultural awareness in business. In your final year you are supported in finding a placement which delivers invaluable international experience, as well as credit towards your degree, as you apply your learning to project work in a live setting. Choose International Business at Bedfordshire and:

  • Learn through lectures, seminars and workshops, plus projects, research exercises, presentations, and case study analyses with a focus on using your knowledge and understanding in practice
  • Study business management, business research, marketing, finance, accounting, operations management and human resource management
  • Develop your communication and collaborative skills as well as a recognisable high level of professionalism, enabling you to fit in and be effective from day one
  • Gain an understanding of the roles and relationships of businesses in the international arena, and the specific operational and strategic issues, challenges and opportunities that they face at an international level
  • Explore opportunities for further postgraduate and professional study
  • Benefit from a degree which gives you understanding of global business operations, analytical and problem-solving skills, and personal effectiveness and credibility when working across cultures in international teams – attributes which are highly attractive to potential employers
Why choose this course? This innovative and interdisciplinary course will help you to gain the skills and knowledge required in key business disciplines coupled with a broader global business perspective. The course provides you with a deeper appreciation of the roles and relationships of businesses in an international context, together with the specific operational and strategic issues, challenges and opportunities that businesses face when they start operating at an international level. You will also gain a working understanding of foundational concepts in the key functional and operational areas, including business management, business research, marketing, finance, accounting, operations management, human resource management, interpersonal and collaborative communication skills, covering important aspects of working in an international and multi-cultural environment. The course offers a rich learning experience which:
  • Is highly vocational with a focus on knowledge and understanding of business organisations from a global perspective;
  • Focuses on both large and small organisational contexts;
  • Instils a high level of professionalism from the outset;
  • Has a strong theoretical base in each unit;
  • Develops interpersonal and collaborative communication skills
  • Includes a supervised final year dissertation involving an individually conducted research element;
  • Provides further opportunity for professional development in a work placement relevant to international business
  • Has small class interactive teaching environments;
  • Focuses on hard and soft management skills for the 21st century


  • 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
Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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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

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International Business at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS