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Loughborough University

International Business

UCAS Code: N110
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Business studies
Student score
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£28k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Grades AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers

BTEC Diploma

Grades: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Preferred Subjects: Business

International Baccalaureate

35 points with 6 6 5 at HL

UCAS tariff points

Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which should preferably be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one A Level at grade B (academic subject preferred). National Extended Diploma: DDD Preferred subjects: Business

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Being international is seldom a choice but a necessity for companies today. This modern day business studies course concentrates on the links between the major business functions and their role in the international business context, including international comparisons. By covering the key management disciplines from a global perspective you will be equipped for a successful career in a range of business and management roles. There is the opportunity to integrate an International Semester into your second year study, as well as opportunities to enhance your language skills in French, German or Spanish. In the first year, we will introduce you to the major management functions as well as the financial, economic and organisational environments that managers and organisations must operate within. In the second year, you will be introduced to the international business context and examine 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. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to build on your experiences on placement or studying abroad. You will be able to tailor your degree and choose more advanced optional modules that suit your career ambitions, which might include finance, marketing, operations, or new business development.


Year 1: Areas studied include organisational behaviour, marketing, microeconomics, financial framework, international organisations, quantative methods for business, and business modelling. Year 2: Areas studied include international business, economics and management, ethics and corporate social responsibility, macroeconomics, human resource and business information management, accounting, data analysis, and brand management. Optional six-month ‘international semester’. Year 3: Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study. Year 4: Areas studied include international corporate governance, international negotiations, international marketing, international human resource management and strategic management.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
67% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
399 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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