International Business

Course introduction

In today's economy the parameters of business are global and not confined to location. Our innovative degree prepares you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global marketplace.

Why study BA International Business at Middlesex University?
You will study within a truly international Business School with the support of expert tutors who bring extensive international experience drawn from across the business disciplines. Our degree is focused on global strategy, cultural communication and intercultural ethics and through studying a broad range of modules you will learn the fundamentals of marketing, human resource management, economics, operations management and accounting. You will also develop the professional communication skills required to succeed in a fast-paced international business environment.

Work placements are an invaluable opportunity to gain employability skills so we have introduced two options by which you can integrate this into your time at Middlesex. Those who wish to do a placement can take either a 36 week 3rd year sandwich placement as part of a 4 year degree or two 18 week summer placements allowing you to complete within 3 years.

Course highlights

We offer a one year study abroad option in your second year linked to one of our partner universities in Europe and the USA as well as the option to join the EU Erasmus programme for one year, which can include a contribution to your tuition fees
You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub
Our innovative Enterprise Development Hub can support you to start your own business, and develop essential entrepreneurial skills
You will be able to take part in a wide range of international business competitions such as the CIMA Barclay's challenge
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Course modules

Year 1: Financial Concepts of Business (30 credits) - Compulsory Quantitative Methods for Business (30 credits) - Compulsory Principles of International Business Management (15 credits) - Compulsory People Management (15) - Compulsory Marketing Theory and Practice(30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: International Business Environment (15 credits) – Compulsory Operations and Information Management (15 credits) - Compulsory International Human Resource Management (15 credits) - Compulsory Trade and International Business (30 credits) – Compulsory Global Organisations (15 credits) – Compulsory International Entrepreneurship (30 credits) – Optional International Business Law (30 credits) – Optional Accounting and Finance for Business (30 credits) – Optional Year 3: International Business Strategy (30 credits) – Compulsory International Management (15 credits) – Compulsory Professional Communication (15 credits) – Compulsory Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) – Optional International and Cross-Cultural Marketing (30 credits) – Optional Research Project (30 credits) – Optional Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) – Optional Innovation Management (30 credits) – Optional Consulting to Organisations (30 credits) – Optional Work Internship (30 credits) – Optional Leadership (15 credits) – Optional Sustainable Business (15 credits) – Optional Business Ethics (15 credits) – Optional Emerging Markets (15 credits) – Optional Financial Decisions for Business (15 credits) – Optional Business Analytics (15 credits) – Optional Modules for direct entry onto year 2 or 3 differ from those listed above. For details please visit the course page on Middlesex University’s website.

Start date


Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 European Fees
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 Home Fees
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12500 Overseas Fees
4 Years - sandwich Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 European Fees
4 Years - sandwich Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9250 Home Fees
4 Years - sandwich Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components