Business Studies (International) BSc (Hons)

About the course

In order to remain competitive international businesses are looking for graduates who are able to work in a flexible, collaborative way in order to help provide innovative solutions to often complex and open-ended international problems.

This course is specifically designed to enable you to develop these skills through an exciting programme that links academic theory and real world business projects in realistic business settings.

Studying this course will help you to gain an insight into the reality of international business that goes beyond what is discussed in the text books and will help you to engage with potential employers in a much more meaningful way.

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course Level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - N120
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start Dates - Feb,Oct
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full-time

Why choose this course?

The course isn’t just theoretical; it’s based in industry practice and can be very hands-on. We also have business employers regularly come in to give seminars, which motivates us to work harder. Charlotte Essien, BA (Hons) Business Studies (International)
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Unit Information - What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Accounting For Business (AAF016-1) Compulsory
  • Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory
  • Finance For Business (AAF017-1) Compulsory
  • Managing People (BSS006-1) Compulsory
  • Using Data To Build Business Practice (BSS004-1) Compulsory
  • Leadership And Management (BSS028-2) Compulsory
  • Marketing Communications In The Digital Age (MAR021-2) Compulsory
  • Operations And Project Management (BSS027-2) Compulsory
  • Practice Weeks: Career Planning (BSS008-2) Compulsory
  • Strategy And Innovation (BSS029-2) Compulsory
  • Business Practice Portfolio (BSS021-3) Compulsory
  • Developing Employability Skills. The Future You (BSS059-3) Compulsory
  • Dissertation In International Business (BSS035-3) Compulsory
  • International Business (BSS036-3) Compulsory
  • Preparation For The Dissertation (BSS058-3) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

The overall aim of the assessment strategy is designed to enable you to demonstrate the ability to do business in practice. We use a wide and varied range of assessments in the knowledge that individuals are not all the same therefore you will find a broad range which reflect a wide range of learning styles. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help evaluate the relevance of what has been learned.

 

Assessments are designed to help you to develop and demonstrate the skills that are essential to effective communication in businesses settings and to allow for progress through the course.

Critical to assessment is the feedback to you will receive throughout the course. Feedback will range from formal feedback based on submitted work to informal feedback in discussions and seminars. Assessment will use a variety of methods.

Entry Requirements

To learn more about the following entry requirement tarrifs

80 – 96 tariff points
96 – 112 tariff points
112- 120 tariff points

and information on qualifications to achieve those points visit beds.ac.uk/entryrequirements

You can check your qualifications are valid for UK universities through the UCAS Tarrif Calculator.

For International  and EU entry requirements please visit your country page.

Don't forget you may be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course uses leading edge techniques of practice based education to develop and enhance transferrable skills and hence your employability. This means that whilst you are gaining academic knowledge, you are also developing practise expertise. You will also develop a wide range of communication skills, both as an individual and as a group. Working on major tasks such as an individual dissertation and real world projects for companies gives you a broad opportunity to apply both your academic knowledge and your process and people skills. You will find that this practical experience combined with a strong base of academic knowledge makes you a very attractive potential employee. A major emphasis on this course is the use of projects that are sourced from our business partners. These are from a variety of different industries and from both the public and private sector.

 

The course also contains a very strong employability focus during which you will have the opportunity to work with our professional services such as the award winning Careers Centre and also employers to develop close understanding of your capabilities and areas for development.

 

Students who register for the degree with professional practice year will additionally attend a series of workshops and activities related to securing a suitable placement and compulsory briefings at the end of year 2 to ensure that all legal requirements for health and safety, safeguarding etc. training have been met,. This will be explained more fully in your professional practice handbook once you have registered with the Careers and Employability Services Student Development and Awards Team in your first year. If you will be working with children and/or vulnerable people you will be required to have a DBS check and undertake Safeguarding and Prevent training.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more

 

Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

    Extra Costs

    Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

    Facilities

    Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

    The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

    Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

    It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

    Accommodation at Luton

    Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

    This exciting new facility includes:

    • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
    • informal and quiet learning spaces
    • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
    • a student lounge and cafe

    Luton campus is home to the following departments:

    • Business
    • Media, Art and Design
    • Science
    • Computing
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Social Sciences

    Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

    • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
    • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
    • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
    • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
    • Art and design studios

    Town centre location

    The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

    Directions to Luton campus

    Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

    It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

    Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

    How to Apply

    Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

    EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

    International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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