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BA (Hons)

International Business Communication with a Modern Foreign Language

3 Years
September 2022
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This course is run in partnership with the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at City University in Hong Kong. At our Preston campus in the UK, we only offer this course as a top up/direct entry, allowing students to study Year 3 only.

Do you want to develop your business communication expertise in a truly international environment? On this course you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the role of the global leader while enhancing both your English language skills and your skills in another language.

In a global environment that’s more technologically, politically and socially connected than ever before, business professionals need to understand the global design and organisation of business work. This degree will prepare you for a thriving business career that crosses international boundaries.

You’ll develop your understanding of international business and project management, gaining the skills required to manage successfully in international and intercultural environments. You can shape your studies to suit your career aspirations by taking on optional modules in business topics such as accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, politics, sales, tourism and trade.

At the same time you’ll enhance your English language skills as well as studying an additional foreign language at a high level (that language will be named in the title of your degree) You can take advantage of the fantastic facilities available at our Worldwise Learning Centre.

Why study with us

  • This course gives students who enter directly after completing a diploma in their home country a fast-track route to a British degree.
  • You’ll have access to our Worldwise Learning Centre, which offers advice and support with the study of world languages, cultures, travelling, and working or studying abroad.
  • The Centre features state-of-the-art facilities including translation suites, library resources, computers, satellite TV and access to digital software such as Rosetta Stone.

What you'll do

  • Our English language provision is officially accredited by the British Council.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to mix with students and staff from a wide range of cultures and languages, developing the professional language and intercultural skills that are so important for success in our globalised society.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is accredited by Trinity College London and enables you to gain the internationally recognised Trinity Cert TESOL certificate, which qualifies you to teach English to speakers of other languages, opening up exciting career opportunities all over the world.

Studying this course in Hong Kong

At our Preston campus in the UK, we only offer this course as a top up/direct entry, allowing students to study Year 3 only. The full course is run in partnership with the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at City University in Hong Kong You are able to study years 1, 2 and 3 of this programme at SCOPE, Hong Kong.

Since its development in 1991, SCOPE has been a pioneer and major provider of quality professional education and training in Hong Kong.

The School offers a range of programmes at different levels. Their bachelor’s degree programmes focus on professional education in a variety of disciplines. Their postgraduate programmes are specialist, delivering academically sound and career-relevant content which meets the needs of surrounding communities and reflects ongoing social and technological changes. Over the past two decades, the School has worked alongside us to provide bachelor’s degrees to a high standard, ensuring that we are developing knowledgeable and highly employable graduates within key sectors.

Find out more about SCOPE on their website.

Future careers

As you develop your business knowledge and English language skills you’ll rapidly improve your skills in negotiating, communication, running meetings, giving presentations and other essential management skills. We’ll also increase your awareness of cross-cultural issues, preparing you to communicate in a truly international environment.

You’ll have gained a competitive edge by acquiring high-level skills in both English and another foreign language.

You’ll graduate with a range of valuable business skills that you’ll be ready to apply in a global context.

Our graduates have gone on to a whole range of different careers in high profile businesses all over the world, from finance to export/import companies.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

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