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University of Huddersfield

International Business

UCAS Code: N124
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Business studies
Student score
66% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

Business is becoming truly global. The internet and instant communications mean that even small businesses can now reach an international market. To succeed in this interconnected world, you need to understand the global factors driving business today. This course explores international business and the cultural differences and diversities that it has to offer. The course is designed to equip you with a broad overview of how the commercial world operates. We aim to provide you with a detailed understanding of how businesses develop successful strategies through relevant analytical and evaluation techniques. You’ll receive a solid introduction to international business, entrepreneurship, strategic management and environmental management to help give you a firm understanding that can be applied in any sector or industry. You'll also look at everything from marketing and finance through to operations and information systems. We’ll also study how companies operate, looking at both small businesses and large companies. Factors like transformational technology and globalisation mean businesses have to constantly change and adapt so they’re looking for people with the right mix of talents who can solve problems and have ideas. Often these ideas can lead on to the development of new products and services that can contribute to the future prosperity of a company. That’s why we’ll give you the chance to pick up some very desirable skills including analysis and evaluation techniques, how to think creatively and logical decision making. They’re all skills that can be used in any size of business and in any sector. During your studies we’ll give you the opportunity to undertake a placement with a business, either in the UK or abroad. Previous students have gone on to placements in companies such as Banks Sadler, JN Bentley, PPG, Top Cashback, Hewlett Packard and many others.


Year 1: Core modules: Economics of Business; Business & Management Environment; Marketing Analysis; Accounting for Managers (Foundation). Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: The Legal Environment of Business and Employment; Creativity and Innovation for Business; Introduction to Financial Services; Language option. Year 2: Core modules: Managing International Business; Small Business Enterprise and Planning; Management and Research Methods; Cross Cultural Management Operations Management. Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Developments in Banking and Finance; Economic History; Marketing Communications; Environmental Policy; Business Information Systems; The Legal Environment of Business and Employment; Language option. Year 3 (optional placement year): The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad. Final year: Core modules: International Business; Strategic Management. Option modules: Choose from a list which may include: MODULECODE|BHR4001]; Monetary and Financial Framework; Marketing for Small Business; Strategic Retailing; Business Responsibility & Sustainability; Strategy as Practice; People Management and Business; Undergraduate Dissertation.

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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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 68%
Student score 66% 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


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
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
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 £19k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are functional managers and directors


Graduates who are sales, marketing 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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