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BA (Hons) International Business

University of Portsmouth
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

BA (Hons) International Business

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.

On this professionally accredited BA (Hons) International Business degree course, 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. You'll also learn about global markets and form an international network of contacts, which will enhance your CV.

This course 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.

Admission requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels – ABB–BBB
  • UCAS points – 120–128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM
  • International Baccalaureate – 29–30

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Core modules

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Operations and Systems Management
  • Economics for Business
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Marketing Principles And Practice
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis

Year 2

Optional modules

  • Business And Employment Law
  • Business Analysis And Decision Making
  • Business Venturing
  • Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Economics Of Money, Banking And Financial Markets
  • Electronic And Mobile Commerce
  • Enterprise Systems and Process
  • Financial Reporting For Business
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resources For The Professional
  • Innovation Management
  • Intermediate Economics
  • International Economics
  • Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
  • Legal Issues in Procurement and Supply – 20 credits
  • Managerial And Decision Economics
  • Managing Product Portfolios
  • People Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Procurement And Supply
  • Professional Selling
  • Public Relations
  • Risk Management And Supply Chain Vulnerability
  • Services Marketing

Year 3

Core modules

  • Global Business Sustainability and Responsibility
  • Strategic and International Management

Optional modules

  • Business Consultancy Project
  • Business Forecasting and Data Analysis
  • Business Improvement and Creativit
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Research Project
  • Business Systems Masterclass
  • Contemporary Issues in Product and Service Development
  • Critical Leadership: Theory And Practice
  • Cross Cultural Awareness for Business
  • Dissertation
  • Financial Statement and Data Analysis
  • Management and Information Systems
  • Managing Equality and Diversity at Work
  • Money, Banking and Finance
  • Operations Strategy And The Supply Chain
  • People Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Project Management For Enterprise
  • Responsible And Sustainable Business
  • Sales Management
  • Trends in Technology
  • Work Based Learning

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery


  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich with work placement


  • For UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250
  • For International students: £15,500

Career paths

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.

What can you do with an International Business degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in:

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

What jobs can you do with an International Business degree?

Roles our 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

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University of Portsmouth

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Why study at University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.

Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.

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Winston Churchill Avenue
PO1 2UP Portsmouth Hampshire
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