Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

International Business

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

This course concentrates on the links between the major business functions and their role in the international business context. This course will give you knowledge and understanding of the main management disciplines, providing an international emphasis to appreciate business and management from a global perspective.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BSc (Hons)

International Business

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

This course concentrates on the links between the major business functions and their role in the international business context. This course will give you knowledge and understanding of the main management disciplines, providing an international emphasis to appreciate business and management from a global perspective.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Among just 1% of Business Schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
  • 93% of graduates in works or further study 2014 graduates) 
  • Top 10 in all our subject areas (The Times Good University Guide 2016)

Being international is seldom a choice for small, medium or large companies today, but a necessity. There is a growing need for the managers of tomorrow to have a broader understanding of International Business issues.

This course has been designed to provide a stimulating educational experience that promotes a global outlook, which will enable you to develop your full intellectual potential to face the management and organisational challenges of a globalised economy.

This course provides you with an insight into the field of business and management set in an international context and prepares you for a career in management with an international emphasis.

The course also develops a broad understanding of all the main management functions and the context of business decisions, including international comparisons. There is also the opportunity to enhance your language skills in French, German or Spanish, opening career opportunities which require a fluency in a second European language.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich N110
Course overview

In the first two years we will introduce you to the major management functions as well as the financial, economic and organisational environments within which managers and organisations must operate.

We will help you develop your communication and interpersonal skills and provide the opportunity to work together in groups, developing practical skills valued by today’s businesses. In addition we will encourage you to develop quantitative and computing skills that are essential for management.

In Year 2 you will be introduced to the international business context and look at how managerial issues vary around the globe. You will also have the option to undertake an ‘international semester’, which is a 6 month study abroad scheme. Your understanding of business and management in an international context, including cultural differences, will be further developed in a variety of modules in the final year.

In the final year, as well as core subjects taking the international dimension to more depth, you can specialise in the management function of your choice and select other business topics for detailed study.

Teaching and learning methods

We are committed to helping you stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market and many of our graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers with major international companies.

Our high quality courses develop skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, group work, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Our wide variety of optional modules enables students to focus on areas related to their career aspirations.

Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. Some tutorials are streamed according to prior qualifications in mathematics and economics.

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, class tests, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.

Enterprise ethos

Enterprise is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects. All our business degrees include a module to develop our students’ enterprise and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship for those with aspirations to start their own businesses.

Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.

Selection

Selection interviews are not normally held, and offers of places are made on the basis of your UCAS form, particularly your referee’s report and previous examination performances. Candidates who are offered a place are invited to visit the School and meet staff and current students on one of several Visit Days.

Graduate destinations

The School has close links with a large number of major employers. Consequently our students have enjoyed great success in finding employment, and are quickly given high levels of responsibility. Many organisations specifically target our graduates for their graduate recruitment schemes. Our graduates go into a wide range of sectors in roles ranging from general management trainees to specialist roles in marketing in supply chain management.

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Course structure

Year 1
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Microeconomics for Business
  • Financial Framework
  • Skills for Study, Placement and Employment
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Business Modelling
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Organisations in the International Context

Plus two modules from a list of options (including other introductory management subjects and languages).

Year 2
  • International Business
  • International Management
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Macroeconomics for Business
  • International Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Information Management
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Data Analysis for Marketing Decisions
  • Brand Management

Plus two modules from a list of options (including Sales Management, Company Law, Operations Management, Retail Buying, Financial Management and languages).

Year 3
  • Salaried professional placement in the UK or abroad
  • Alternatively you can choose to study abroad at an overseas partner university, or a mixture of professional placement and study abroad
Year 4
  • International Corporate Governance and Firms
  • International Negotiations
  • International Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management

Plus six modules from a wide range of subject areas including:

  • Financial Management and Corporate Policy
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Small Business Issues
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: N110 BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB (Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Communication and Culture). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
IB
35 points minimum with Grades 6 6 5 at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile in relevant subjects
Additional
Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A course) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Professional placements

You could spend the third year on a salaried business placement in the UK or abroad.

Our dedicated placements office has contacts with over 400 companies worldwide who regularly target our students to recruit for salaried placement positions, many of whom are offered a job after their degree.

On successful completion of a business placement year, you will be awarded a Diploma in Professional Studies in addition to your degree.

Study abroad

Alternatively, you can choose to spend the third year studying in a European University or at one of our world-wide partner universities to achieve the award of Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree. Additionally, you could combine a shorter business placement abroad with one semester studying in a partner university taught in English.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: N110

Our students

Channing Lynch

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen Ots

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt Ellis

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina Chia

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon Loose

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”

Channing Lynch

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen Ots

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt Ellis

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina Chia

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon Loose

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”