BA (Hons)

International Business (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

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

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)
  • You are encouraged to undertake a language elective through the Worldwise Centre to supplement your studies.
  • You’ll have the option to spend part of your time studying overseas with study exchanges available throughout Europe, the USA, Mexico and Australia.
  • The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience.

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.


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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Hear from our students

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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Industry links

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.

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£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 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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