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BA HonsInternational Business with Language

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Almost all businesses and organisations are international in scope, increasing demand for graduates with international skills and mindset.

Knowledge of international business is highly valued by companies and organisations of all sizes across the globe. In an increasingly internationalised business world, this degree provides you with exciting opportunities and the capabilities to succeed.

We will equip you with the skills necessary to exploit the opportunities in an increasingly interconnected world in a multicultural and diverse setting. You will interact with a variety of different cultures that offer invaluable experiences to transfer you onto an international career path.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

International Business Environment (30 credits)
This course will equip you with the knowledge necessary to understand the relationship between international organisations and the environment in which they operate.

Fundamentals of International Business Strategy (15 credits)
You will be exposed to the most relevant theories shaping the strategies of international firms. Knowledge acquired in the course will be an essential platform to advance your understanding of international business in the following years.

Financial Aspects of International Business (15 credits)
Throughout the course you will be exposed to the financial issues faced by multinational enterprises and acquire practical skills to collect and analyse financial data associated with their activities.

Personal and Professional Development 1 (IBE) (15 credits)
This course will develop a set of academic and personal skills which will be required to succeed in your studies and in your future career.

Global Integrative Project (15 credits)
This course offers an opportunity to put in practice everything you learned in your first year. Working in small groups, you will offer solutions to a pre-defined business scenario.

Language courses (30 credits)
Choose a Language course at an introductory or intermediate level in:

French, or
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
The course will introduce to a very relevant area in contemporary business debates. You will learn and reflect upon the social responsibilites of business towards multiple stakeholders and the impact of such responsibilities on business decision making.

Doing Business in Emerging Economies (15 credits)
You will learn about the specific economic and institutional factors characterising rapidly growing economies and discuss their implications for organisations doing business in these new emerging markets.

Quantitative Methods in International Business (15 credits)
Good managerial decision making is based on sound understanding and analysis of data. The course will equip you with the necessary skills to analyse quantitative data and use them to support the formulation of strategies.

Managing Global Business Networks (15 credits)
Companies are more and more interconnected with each other in a complex and globalised world. This course, built on unique research expertise at the University of Greenwich, will expose you to a new approach to look at organizations and the networks in which they are embedded.

Professional Practice in IBE (15 credits)
In this course you will be equipped with skills which are essential to enter the job market successfully. In the second part of the course you will be working on a research proposal in preparation for the final year of your studies.

Global Integrative Project 2 (15 credits)
A real company will present you with a real problem. In small groups you are expected to apply what have learned in Year 2 help the company address the problem and present your findings to a mixed panel involving academics and industry experts.

Language courses (30 credits)
Advance the knowledge in the language you chose in Year 1.

Optional Placement Year
You can decide to spend one year working in a company or other organisation, which can be located anywhere in the world. This is a great experience to enrich your CV, which will give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs and provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in your programme.

See the section about “Work Placement” below to find out more information. All students undertaking a year-long placement will have an extra course added to their profiles: Business Placement.

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

International Business Management (30 credits)
This course will offer you an in-depth analysis of the functions within an international organization and the environmental factors governing their management.

Big Data and Business Analytics (15 credits)
The digital revolution is changing the way in which businesses and industries operate, creating new immense opportunities and requiring graduates to have new skills. This course will discuss, in a practical way, the impact of these changes on the activities of organizations worldwide. You will acquire basic programming skills and the capacity to apply advanced analytical techniques to real business issues.

Internationalisation, Economy and Government (15 credits)
This course contextualises the activities of multinational organizations within the political and institutional environment in which they operates, focusing on the interaction between companies and political forces.

Project/Business Creation Project (30 credits)
At the end of your studies you will be expected to carry out an individual independent research project. You can decide to explore a topic of your choice in depth through a dissertation or explore the feasibility of pursuing an entrepreneurial idea by designing a business plan for a new venture.

Language courses (30 credits)
Bring your knowledge of a foreign language at an advanced level. Students at the highest level of the language course will carry out an independent project in a foreign language.

Career opportunities

Business skills and fluency in your chosen language will enable you to explore international careers in both the public and private sectors.

Our previous graduates have found employment in general management, functional management and management consultancy, all with international firms.

You also have the option to continue with postgraduate education or launch your own business as an entrepreneur.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States