BSc (Hons) in International Business (with a Professional Placement Year)

University of Sussex Business School
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2023

About this program

BSc (Hons) International Business (with a Professional Placement Year)

Explore innovative approaches to international management and develop a global understanding of business and society.On this degree you study the core processes of management and discover how they shape international organisations.

You’ll mainly learn about the world’s key business regions including the European Union, North America, East and South East Asia and East and Central Europe.You have the opportunity to apply for a year in industry where you can put your knowledge into practice.At the University of Sussex Business School we have a wide range of well-established partnerships with global businesses.

You investigate trends in international business and global strategy and examine marketing and human resource management from an international perspective.There are a wide range of options including entrepreneurship and financial management.For your final year project you investigate a specialist area of international business.You’ll engage with dedicated professionals, and be challenged with new perspectives, ideas and approaches.

Admission requirements

UK requirements

Typical A-level offer: ABB-BBB

Contextual A-level offer: BBC-BCC

GCSEs; You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 4 (or grade C). You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Extended Project Qualification: We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ.

International requirements

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer 30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer Overall result of at least 75% to 77%.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall, including at least5.5 in each component

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

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Program content

Year 1

Autumn teaching

  • Digital, Data and Decision-Making Skills
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Introduction to Economics

Spring teaching

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Principles of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Year 2

Autumn teaching

  • Global Business Organisation
  • International Business Environment
  • International Marketing

Spring teaching

  • International Business Strategy
  • Managing Global Supply Chains (OPS&IS)
  • Research Methods for International Business

Year 3

Autumn teaching

  • Global Innovation Systems
  • Global Strategy

Spring teaching

  • Ethics and Organisations: Responsibility and Justice
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship

Scholarships & funding

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


Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees



  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route

Career paths

Join the University of Sussex Business School and benefit from extensive career support and business connections, including mentoring by employers, networking, guest lectures and development of your workplace skills.

You’ll develop the skills and confidence to help shape global issues in business, management and society.You’ll be prepared to take on a range of general or specialist roles in management and finance, including human resources, marketing, retail management and financial management. Or you can use the skills to set up your own international business.

Outside the classroom you can join our StartUp Sussex programme where you benefit from workshops from consultants in the Sussex Innovation Centre, guidance on developing business ideas and the chance to win StartUp funding.You can also join the Sussex Business Society and join like-minded students who have an interest in business.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates havestarted jobs with:

  • Amazon
  • Uniqlo
  • Healthspan.

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