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University of Huddersfield

International Business

UCAS Code: N120
BA (Hons) 1 year full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers


  • Business studies
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points
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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

One thing you can be sure of, the world is getting smaller as business increases its reach, crossing boundaries and adapting to different cultures. This top-up course will help give you an in-depth exploration of issues affecting business with focus on the international market. You'll have the opportunity to develop your understanding of international business and explore the cultural differences and diversities that it has to offer.


Core modules International Business: This module considers the fundamental issue of competitiveness and helps you to consider a strategic perspective on globalisation. You'll explore the benefits of location (such as costs, consumer preferences and technology) and the internationalisation of business through the impact of multinationals and global supply chains. In term 2 you'll focus on international business functions such as marketing and human resources. This module is assessed through a written essay and an open book exam. Strategic Management: This module highlights the role of strategic management in organisations and helps make you aware of the key strategic management approaches that assist managers in delivering both short and long term aims, goals and objectives for the organisation. The assessment of this module consists of a case study based individual report and an exam. Business Responsibility and Sustainability: This module explores how social, economic and environmental responsibilities are incorporated into the business organisations. It adopts a complementary approach and builds upon existing management and strategy modules, focusing specifically on corporate responsibility and sustainability dimensions in global business organisations. This module consists of two distinct but related elements, the first will examine the concept of corporate responsibility, its applicability in the context of a business organisation and the challenges of managing it in a globalised world. The second will address sustainability and sustainable development and its implications for business operations. This module is part of the University of Huddersfieldâ??s commitment to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). sessment is through a presentation, report and closed book exam. Investigative Study Project: The aim of the module is to enable students to demonstrate their ability to research, review synthesise and critically analyse literature focusing on a business management topic. Students are encouraged to select a topic from a pre-defined list of topics generated collectively by the project supervisors. The module is delivered through an initial seminar programme followed by a guided self-managed study programme. To facilitate the latter, students are assigned a project supervisor. The investigative study project differs from a dissertation by its shorter word length that focuses mainly on an extended literature review. The students will have the option of looking into various sources of secondary data to support their discussion and conceptualisations derived from literature. Option modules: Choose 2 from a list which may include: Business information Management. This module will help equip you with the skills and knowledge to take part in the analysis and design of business systems. Youâ??ll understand how internet based business systems and enterprise wide systems such as stock, sales and purchase systems can be integrated and identify management information for monitoring, planning and control of a business unit. Assessment is through a practical project based on analysis and design of business systems (worth 70 per cent of module marks) and a 2 hour exam (worth 30 per cent of module marks). Digital Marketing and Communications This module will help develop your understanding of online consumer behaviour and organisational marketing strategy. In addition you will cover the practical aspects of online brand development and have the opportunity to gain an understanding of integrated marketing campaigns, search engine optimisation and social media. This will be assessed through individual practical based coursework. Environmental Management: During the first half of this module a theoretical framework, based on core principles, is introduced. The framework enables you to explore the causes, impacts and potential solutions to various environmental problems. The second half of the module explores how environmental management works in practice in businesses and organisations. A key part of this is understanding how environmental management systems, specifically, ISO14001 work. Assessment is coursework and exam. Business and the Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation are all key words in contemporary business. This module considers the theory and practice of entrepreneurship in the current world business climate. Together we range from the large corporation to the small business and from the UK to the Far East. This module is assessed through a Creative Case Study Portfolio that encourages you to display your creativity and an examination. Marketing for Small Business: Marketing is important, entrepreneurship is vital, and 95 per cent of businesses anywhere in the world are small. When large organisations seek to improve performance â?? they often turn to the young dynamic small businesses as their role model. We weave these themes together into what can be called entrepreneurial marketing. Assessment consists of an individual presentation and portfolio and within a group, authoring a â??liveâ?? case study where you explore the real life marketing challenges faced by a small business.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 75%
Student score 75% LOW
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


Received sufficient advice and support



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
50% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
338 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are customer service occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. 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. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. 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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