Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,500 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Exciting opportunities exist for graduates who can operate with confidence in today’s globalised business environment. The four-year version of this course includes a year abroad in Europe, Asia, Australia or the USA, giving you a valuable insight into another country’s university business learning experience and broader cultural environment. Depending on your language skills, you can spend your year abroad studying at one of our partner institutions where business topics are taught in English or in the national language. In some cases, you can opt to combine studying abroad with an overseas work placement.

The course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and academic skills to pursue a career in international business, or continue to postgraduate study. You will also develop the specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities you require to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary business issues and the challenges of the global business environment.

The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams. 

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

Subjects of study include:

  • Communication for Global Business
  • Foundations of Accounting and Finance
  • Global Business Environment
  • Introduction to Management
  • Marketing for International Business

You will also have the opportunity to take an option module that broadens your skills or helps you to gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area; your option module may be a foreign language.

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • International Business Practice
  • International Business Research
  • International Financial Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour

Plus two options from: Digital Business, International Business Law or other areas of business including languages.

Credit Level 5

Professional experience or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study English-taught courses for a year at one of our overseas partner institutions. Currently, you can take a Year Abroad studying (or combining work and study) in Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, Valencia, and other European locations including Moscow, as well as Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Japan, Canada and the USA. There are also many opportunities for those with appropriate language skills to study in the local language in France, Germany and Spain, among others.

Alternatively, between Year 2 and Year 3 you can undertake a one-year, full-time business placement as a Professional Experience Year within the UK. Past students have completed placements in a variety of prestigious organisations, including Barclays Bank, British Airways, Disney UK, IBM and the NHS, as well as in smaller businesses.

Subjects of study include:

  • International Economy

  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Business Dissertation
  • International Project Management

Plus two options from: Comparative International Management, International Financial Management, Global Marketing Management or other areas of business, including languages.

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer

  • A levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

For more entry requirements view our country specific entry requirements.

We welcome applications from students from around the world who have other internationally recognised qualifications.

View our English language requirements

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

View visa application information and advice

International Foundation course  

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course. 

Careers

Past graduates of this degree have found successful employment in diverse sectors such as international business development, business consultancy, investment banking, human resource management and marketing.

Increasing numbers of students progress to further study on graduation: either taking professional qualifications or proceeding  to a specialist Masters degree.

If you are studying a Bachelor's degree at Westminster Business School, you can choose to take a year's break from your studies in your third year to do a placement.  

A placement year is a great way of gaining practical work experience within an industry relevant to your studies. It increases your confidence and skills, and boosts your employability. It gives you a chance to apply the theoretical techniques you have learnt during your undergraduate degree so far to a real business environment while you work as a member of an established organisation.

Find out more about placements

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

What our students say

Joao

International Business BA, 2016

This decision I made to study abroad opened many doors for me.

Ashwin

International Business BA, 2016

The highlight of any time abroad is the people you meet – the people make it for sure. 

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,500 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

Contact us

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