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BA (Hons)

International Business (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our International Business Foundation Entry programme teaches the theory and analytical skills needed by successful international businesses on a global scale.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study. Our programme is customisable, so you can shape your learning and specialise your education in a way that benefits your future.  

You’ll study international business modules with a choice of options to suit your personal interests and career ambitions. These include: human resources, marketing, sales, finance, accounting, tourism, politics or trade.

This programme is ideal if you’re seeking a post with an international company as a graduate trainee or assistant.

(This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable us to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.)

Why study with us

  • Management Studies is 3rd in the UK for Assessment and Feedback, and in the UK Top 20 for overall student satisfaction - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.
  • You’ll have the option to spend part of your time studying overseas with study exchanges available throughout Europe, the USA, Mexico and Australia.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Business (Foundation Entry) is ranked 2nd in the North West with 84% of students satisfied with the teaching quality (Times Good University Guide 2021)

What you'll do

  • You’ll have the chance to study a foreign language, at beginners' level, post-GCSE or post-A Level.
  • We’ll prepare you for the business world, as much of your learning will be through seminar case studies and presentations.
  • Through our strong links with leading local and national businesses, you’ll get the chance to work on live business challenges with real clients.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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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Future Careers

International Business Foundation Entry could lead to a career as an international business specialist within multi-national corporations, consultancy firms, joint ventures, financial institutions, law firms, government departments and manufacturing.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the foundation year
Full-time£9250 per year from year 1
First year£7800 for the foundation year
Full-time£13000 per year from year 1
First year£7800 for the foundation year
Full-time£13000 per year from year 1
First year£6000 for the foundation year
Full-time£9250 per year from year 1
First year£10000 for the foundation year
Full-time£14250 per year from year 1

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 Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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