International Business (top-up)

University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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BA (Hons) International Business (Top up) Our one-year top-up course is your passport to a highly regarded degree in International Business. It enables suitably qualified students from general business backgrounds to specialise in global aspects of economics, strategy, law, finance, marketing and HRM. Why choose this course? This is your chance to deepen your understanding of today’s complex and dynamic international business arena. You’ll analyse the different economic environments and cultures in which business operates, learning how to attract customers in international markets and how to expand a local business into a global one. Is this course for you? It’s the perfect choice if you have a business HND or equivalent qualification or if you’ve studied business for two years at university and would like to specialise in your final year. How you will learn Our focus is on developing your employability and transferable skills, so you’ll create strategy documents, devise business analysis reports, deliver presentations, produce videos and access real-time data in our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab. Opportunities and experiences We’ll bring you up to date with what’s happening in the world economy, drawing on case studies and guest lectures. You’ll become part of a diverse international student cohort which will enhance your global business awareness. Careers and employability BA (Hons) International Business offers a breadth and depth that will make you a highly employable graduate. You could pursue a rewarding career in global trade and investment, finance, logistics and business consultancy as well as with government agencies.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeN201
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff You need to have an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject. When you apply, please send us a transcript of the modules you have already studied so that we can make sure that the HND or Foundation degree is compatible with the top up programme.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
International Business (top-up) at University of Derby - UCAS