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Middlesex University

International Business

UCAS Code: N121
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Business studies
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

Overview 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


Year 1: Applications and Research in Management (30 credits) – Compulsory Financial Aspects of Business (30 credits) – Compulsory Marketing Theory and Practice (30 credits) – Compulsory Foundations in International Management and Organisation (30 credits) – Compulsory Year 2: International Business Environment (30 credits) – Compulsory International Operations and Innovation Management (30 credits) – Compulsory Human Resource Management in a Global Context (30 credits) – Optional Managerial Finance (30 credits) – Optional Trade and International Business (30 credits) – Optional International Business Law (30 credits) – Optional Year 3: International Business Strategy (30 credits) – Compulsory International Management and Ethics (30 credits) – Compulsory Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) – Optional International Finance (30 credits) – Optional International Marketing (30 credits) – Optional Small Business Going Global (30 credits) – Optional Strategic Management Accounting (30 credits) – Optional Managing the Multinational Corporation (30 credits) – Optional

Middlesex University

The Quad at Night

Middlesex has a vibrant and culturally diverse student community and a union that supports, celebrates, engages and represents them every step of the way. What's more, its north-west London location places students within touching distance of the heart of the capital and everything it has to offer. The union supports more than 1,500 active student members across more than 60 societies.

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 75%
Student score 74% MED
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
47% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
271 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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