BA (Hons) International Business (with Foundation Year)
- UCAS CodeIBFY
- Year of entry 2022
- Duration 4 YRS (FT)
- UCAS Tariff 48-72
- Institution Code G53
- Location Wrexham
of the Business Graduates Association with access to a range of benefits including consultative services and the BGA eLearning hub
a level 5 CMI Diploma in leadership & management upon graduation
Why choose this course?
Our BA (Hons) in International Business allows students to see how globalisation has brought about an increasing 'connectedness' of businesses, markets, people and information across countries and gives students understanding of the different business management practices found all over the world.
- Inspire your commercial acumen and management skills.
- Develop the knowledge and abilities to prepare for graduate careers working abroad or in organisations that are engaged in business on a global scale.
- Gain a broad insight into the world of business and management from academics and industry professionals with a wealth of experience.
- Study modules designed with an emphasis on international, contemporary and practical business issues to ensure graduates are ready for the job market.
- Upon graduating also achieve a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost.
Key course features
- Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
- Gain a broad insight into the world of international business and management from academics and industry professionals with a wealth of experience.
- Acquire the essential knowledge and skills required for working effectively across different national contexts, in a range of business and management roles.
- Gain an understanding of international management, business operations, corporate strategy, and human resources.
What you will study
YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)
- Fundamentals of HRM
- The Skills You Need
- Fundamentals of Business
- Introduction to Marketing
- Contextual Studies
- Fundamentals of Finance
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)
- Introduction to Management & Business
- Introduction to Business Finance & Accounting
- Human Resource Management in Context
- Marketing Essentials
- Business Communication Skills
- Business Analytics
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)
- International Business and Trade
- Entrepreneurship & Innovations
- Digital Business Strategy
- Customer Service Excellence
- International Advertising & Branding
- Managing International Visitor Attractions
- Managing Corporate Risk and Crime
- Agile Leadership
- Industrial Placement
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)
- Strategic Management
- International HRM
- Managing Global Sustainability
- Strategic Marketing
- International Supply Chain Management
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Entry requirements & applying
The academic requirements for the course are 48-72 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, from a minimum of two A levels and GCSE Mathematics and English/Welsh (First Language) at Grade C/4 or equivalent. Appropriate AS-Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account.
Teaching & Assessment
Students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their undergraduate studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the core and option modules. Assessment methods include academic essays, presentations, reports, simulation exercises and examinations.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Teaching methods include workshop-based core skills modules, lectures by practitioners, student-led seminars and guided research.
Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping them deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.
Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
Our international business degree opens a variety of careers and students can also use their knowledge to internationalise their own business ideas. Specific careers include: Business Advisor, Business Analyst, Management Consultant, Marketing Executive, Corporate Investment Banker.
Fees & funding
You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 per year.
The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.
Subject to validation
Courses shown as “subject to validation” are new courses which are in development and the details of these courses are in the process of being finalised through the approval cycle, known as the ‘validation’ process. As soon as the programmes are validated the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to validation’ are approved by the validation process; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead as planned, or be significantly amended, you will be informed by the university and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider.
If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.
For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.