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Course summary

Why study BA International Business with Foundation Year with us? International business degrees are in high demand in our global world. With our course, you’ll develop a range of transferable skills which are essential in business settings. These include communication, information technology, critical thinking, and teamwork. You’ll gain these skills alongside a deep theoretical foundation that’ll cover marketing, human resource management, global strategy, intercultural ethics, and many more. Our expert tutors, with years of international business experience, will prepare you for an exciting career in the global marketplace. During your studies, you’ll have an opportunity to do a year of study abroad, linked with partner universities in Europe and the USA. This’ll deepen your understanding of what international business is and help you to apply your skills and knowledge in an international setting. We also offer support through our innovative Enterprise Development Hub where you can get advice on how to start your own business and develop invaluable entrepreneurial skills. Develop the skills you need to succeed with our course Our modules are specifically designed to give all the tools you’ll need to succeed in an international business career. Many of our modules are work placement based to help integrate your knowledge with work from the very start, without having to extend your studies by a year. During these modules, you’ll create and develop a personal development portfolio which will include your CV and covering letter, applications, and records of how you secured your work experience. You’ll get a chance to review your skills critically, identifying areas of success and improvement. A degree in international business can lead to an exciting career path. Many of our graduates find themselves working in a range of industries with an international profile. Past graduates have gone on to work as product developers, market researchers, sales roles, investment banking analysts, and finance assistant. Past career destinations for our graduates have included the NHS, Oracle, Grosstherm, and Orchard Recruitment. Get the support you need We ensure that every student has adequate support throughout their time with us. That’s why you’ll get matched with a Personal Tutor as well as a Student Learning Assistant and a Graduate Academic Assistant. They’ll have experience in your subject area and will be able to help whenever you need. There's never been a better time to start a career in international business - apply to study with us today.


Foundation Year Introduction to Business (30 credits) - Compulsory Academic Writing and Research Skills for Business (30 credits) - Compulsory Fundamentals of Business Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory Management Foundation Project (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 1 Financial Concepts of Business (30 credits) - Compulsory Quantitative Methods for Business (30 credits) - Compulsory Principles of International Business Management (15 credits) - Compulsory People Management (15) - Compulsory Marketing Theory and Practice(30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 International Business Environment (15 credits) – Compulsory Operations and Information Management (15 credits) - Compulsory International Human Resource Management (15 credits) - Compulsory Trade and International Business (30 credits) – Compulsory Global Organisations (15 credits) – Compulsory International Entrepreneurship (30 credits) – Optional International Business Law (30 credits) – Optional Accounting and Finance for Business (30) (30 credits) – Optional Year 3 International Business Strategy (30 credits) – Compulsory International Management (15 credits) – Compulsory Professional Communication (15 credits) – Compulsory Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) – Optional International and Cross-Cultural Marketing (30 credits) – Optional Research Project (30 credits) – Optional Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) – Optional Innovation Management (30 credits) – Optional Consulting to Organisations (30 credits) – Optional Work Internship (30 credits) – Optional Leadership (15 credits) – Optional Sustainable Business (15 credits) – Optional Business Ethics (15 credits) – Optional Emerging Markets (15 credits) – Optional Financial Decisions for Business (15 credits) – Optional Business Analytics (15 credits) – Optional

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at
International Business with Foundation Year at Middlesex University - UCAS