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BA (Hons)

International Business

3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

Discover the impact that business can have on the global economy and on our society by studying our BA (Hons) International Business degree. We’ll equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become an outstanding leader within the global environment.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for graduate prospects (on track)
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Business Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Top
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (Business Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience.
  • You are encouraged to undertake a language elective through the Worldwise Centre to supplement your studies.
  • Take advantage of an optional 48-week paid placement based in the UK or overseas. You can also choose to study overseas with one of our partner institutions as an exchange semester or year abroad.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll benefit from having the opportunity to work on live business briefs, solve issues or capitalise on and develop opportunities.
  • You will be able to participate in study exchanges throughout the world, in any of the educational institutions the university has partnerships with.
  • You can take advantage of the enterprise support through Propeller, the university’s very own enterprise and innovation hub, which supports students to set up their own businesses.

A day in the life of a Business and Management student

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The course covers business and management but applies the theory to the international environment, making it really engaging and challenging. Following graduation, I have been accepted by Missouri State University to do my MBA, where I studied as part of my exchange programme.
International Business student Jess Holden wearing purple jumper in front of a yellow background
Jess Holden
International Business, BA (Hons)
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Joshua Jameson-Rickard – BA (Hons) International Business


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.

Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.

Academic expertise

Dr Awasha Atiega
Chuanchu Thurston
International Student Academic Mentor
Lisa Winder
Peter Short
Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Employability
Michael Summersall
Senior Lecturer
Richard Fisher
Lecturer in Management and Organisational Behaviour
Dr Alina Petrescu
Research Fellow in Labour Economics
Dr Kamalavelu Velayutham
Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence bring you real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice. They contribute to teaching, learning and employability.

Industry Links

Future careers that studying International Business could lead to

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to pursue the following careers within multinational consultancy firms, financial institutions, recruitment agencies, law firms, government departments, manufacturing and more.

  • International Business Practitioner
  • Project Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Advisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,575 for the sandwich year
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Business

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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