• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
On this professionally accredited BA International Business (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you’ll learn to meet the challenges facing global business managers and customers. You’ll experience living, working and studying at 1 or 2 of our international partner institutions in locations such as America, Canada, Europe, the Far East and Australia. 
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Overview

Global markets, a worldwide supply chain, an international talent pool – the business world crosses national boundaries and provides many opportunities to travel, and experience and understand different cultures.

This International Business (Hons) course from University of Portsmouth is a springboard to pursue a global career overseas or with an internationally focused UK organisation. Roles you could take on include commercial officer, corporate financial specialist, account director, project manager, data analyst and more.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.

What you'll experience

  • Get experience of another culture by studying for a year at a partner university in the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe or the Far East
  • Tailor your degree by choosing units that match your interests and career ambitions
  • Deal with topics that affect international business today, such as developing businesses across borders, dealing with business issues on an international basis, and cross-cultural management
  • Have the opportunity to do a paid year-long work placement abroad in year 3

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year in the UK or abroad to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry. This will also help you stand out from other candidates when you apply for jobs after the course.

Previous students have completed work placements at:

  • Microsoft
  • GE Aviation
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • practical sessions

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports and essays
  • presentations

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You'll be particularly suited to work in multinational organisations.

Previous students have gone on to work in:

  • business consultancy
  • international project management
  • international sales
  • financial risk analysis
  • regional management

Roles the graduates have taken on include:

  • commercial officer GKN Westland
  • corporate financial specialist for Accenture Ltd
  • account director for UMD Media in Finland
  • pilot for Astraits Ltd
  • stock loss project manager for Excel Ltd

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Innovation Development Project
  • Business Operations and Systems Management
  • Economics for Business
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
  • International Exchange Workshops
  • Strategic International Management
  • Business Consultancy Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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