BA (Hons) International Business (year 3 entry)

This is a business degree with a distinctive international perspective and all the teaching and support you need to graduate ready for success.

A direct entry degree, the International Business programme is suited to those with an existing business and management foundation including finance, economics, HRM and marketing. This two-year degree course provides you with a greater emphasis on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical context of business.

Joint Degree Options

BA (Hons) International Business can be studied on its own or in combination with a specialist subject that will help you match your degree to your career aspirations. A specialism in Human Resource Management or Tourism can be selected to provide named degrees in either specialism.

Year 3

The Enterprise Value Challenge, Business Research Methods and Skills, International Business Strategy, Ethical Trade and International Market Entry Operations Management and an option, exchange opportunity available through application in Trimester B

Year 4

Honours Dissertation and modules in Contemporary Issues in World Economy, Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Ethics in International Business and two other specialist modules (dependent on specialism selected)

Study Options

  • 2019/20

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

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UCAS

 

BA (Hons)
Full Time
2 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
N120
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 2 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 3

Direct entry is available to the following pathways

BA International Business
HND Business with AB/ABB in the Graded Units.
BA International Business and Human Resource Management (Apply with UCAS code: 2T4T)
HND Business with AB/ABB in the Graded Units. Priority will be given to applicants with at least two optional units in HRM, particularly those in HRM: Core Activities Unit. Other applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.
International Business and Tourism Management (Apply with UCAS code: 4R5T)
HND Travel and Tourism or HND Hospitality Management with AB/ABB in Graded Units. Other related HND qualifications may be considered

English Language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional Information

Other Academic and Vocational Qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International Pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2019/20

Home: £1820** 
RUK: £9250*
EU: £1820** 
International: £11,845 

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 21 January 2019 and 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

This programme has been awarded EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EFMD is an organisation that promotes excellence in management development internationally and accredits programmes throughout the world that meet the high-quality standards it sets for programme delivery.

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This course has five stars awarded by QS Stars Business Schools


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Our approach to learning, teaching and assessment is tailored to the needs of international businesses. We adopt a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that not only will you gain the necessary knowledge and understanding of the international business world, but also develop your intellectual and personal skills.

Assessment strategies involve traditional approaches such as exams and essays but also include more contemporary forms of assessment which are work related to prepare you for the workplace's style of reporting (e.g. presentations/reports) or use digital technologies and mobile devices.

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that the programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical and relevant to the needs of the student and employers. We've moved the focus to a more independent learning approach, where you will be encouraged to generate and critically evaluate theory and practice.

As well as the traditional lecture, seminar and workshop formats, we adopt a multi-platform approach to learning that includes a wide range of supporting material, including podcasts, webinars (internet-based seminars), discussion boards and independent (including web-based) study. In tutorials, we encourage students to participate and contribute to the learning environment through discussion and group work.

Throughout our programme, you will also engage in 'real world' scenarios through live industry projects, case studies and investigations and be encouraged to maximise industry links and work experience to put into practice the theoretical concepts and frameworks you're learning.

The range of modules from theoretical to practical and business-orientated is designed to equip you with a critical awareness of the role of business in society. You will develop the wide range of knowledge and skills necessary to excel as a leader in industry or to launch your career as a (social) entrepreneur.