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BA HonsInternational Business

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Overview

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.

Students are required to choose a pathway from this list of options:

Economics Pathway
Introduction to Economics for Business (30 credits)
You will be introduced to fundamental principles of economic theory and understand how they affect the functioning of firms and markets.

Business Growth Pathway
Introduction to Business Processes (30 credits)
This course will introduce you to the key processes in any business, also discussing their interdependencies.

Global Marketing Pathway
Principles and Practice of Marketing (30 credits)
The course is an introduction to the principles of marketing, especially considering recent trends in society.

Tourism Pathway
Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Technology (30 credits)
You will learn about different organisations in the tourism industry and the sources of their competitiveness.

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 responsibilities 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 organisations 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.

Students are required to choose a pathway from this list of options.

Economics Pathway
Intermediate Economics for Business (30 credits)
The course will build on your learning in Introduction to Economics for Business. Based on several case studies, you will deepen your knowledge about industry structures, public policies and financial markets and institutions.

Business Growth Pathway
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
This course will introduce you to the field of entrepreneurship, linking essential theories with practical aspects associated with the identification, pursuit and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities.

Innovation in Competitive Environments (15 credits)
You will learn about different types of innovation and the activities firm can put in place to promote this in different contexts.

Global Marketing Pathway
Entrepreneurial Marketing (15 credits)
This course will discuss the role played by marketing in developing an innovative culture and in supporting change in increasingly dynamic markets.

Global Marketing Management (15 credits)
In this course you will learn how to apply theories of international marketing in a global context, also reflecting on the relevance of multicultural societies within domestic markets.

Tourism Pathway
Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality (30 credits)
In this course you will learn how to apply fundamental marketing theories to a wide range of organisations in the tourism industry.

Optional Placement Year
You can spend one year working in a company or other organisation, which can be located anywhere in the world. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and enrich your CV. It also gives you a competitive edge when applying for jobs and providing you with the chance to apply the knowledge acquired in your degree.

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 organisation 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 organisations 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.

Students are required to choose a pathway from this list of options.

Economics Pathway
Political Economy of International Development and Finance (30 credits)
This course offers a comparison of major approaches and policies to international trade, growth, development and international financial systems.

Business Growth Pathway
Small Business Development (30 credits)
This course discusses the main issues associated with setting up and managing a small company and successfully initiating a process of growth.

Global Marketing Pathway
Contemporary Issues in Marketing (30 credits)
The constant evolution of markets is challenging traditional marketing theories and practices. This course will expose you to the most current issues in the field to provide you with relevant skills to enter the job market.

Tourism Pathway
Tourism Innovation and Product Design (30 credits)
You will learn about product development in the tourism industry and the role of innovation in supporting the growth of the tourism industry.

Career opportunities

Our previous graduates have gone into careers in banking and finance, IT, logistics and many other sectors, working for companies such as PwC, JP Morgan, HP, Microsoft and Ericsson.

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