Program Overview

Gain international business skills by living and studying abroad for a year as part of your degree. You’ll have first choice from our wide range of university partners, from Europe to Australia, Canada, Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand and the USA. If you want, you can divide your year abroad and experience 2 new cultures and countries.


Don’t worry if you’re not sure which area of business and management you want to work in, as you’ll explore a broad range of business specialisms on this course. These include marketing, accounting, operations and leadership. Your module options include subjects such as international finance, tourism and cross-cultural awareness. During your year abroad you’ll be able to extend your understanding of global business by taking modules that explore business from a non-UK viewpoint.


No matter which sector you eventually work in, business is now global. This course will maximise your employability. You’ll graduate with both a broad understanding of modern business and the confidence and ability to work internationally. 


Course highlights

  • Have the choice to live and study abroad in not just 1 country, but 2, with all teaching in English wherever you study
  • Benefit from excellent support through our International Exchange Workshops to help you make the right choice of destination for your year abroad
  • Gain a second degree in international business from the University of Applied Sciences in Munster (see details below)
  • Get practical experience as part of our Business Consultancy Project by offering advice to local small businesses
  • Get support for setting up your own business from our Entrepreneurs in Residence
  • Learn a foreign language as part of your studies
  • Explore lots of different areas of international business and management to find the specialisms that interest you
  • Have the option to specialise in a particular area of business if you find your passion

PortsmouthUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 16,200




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Year 1


Core modules

Business Accounting – 20 credits
Study accounting as it relates to the financial management of a business entity.


Business Operations and Systems Management – 20 credits
Develop knowledge and understanding of the role and process of operations management in contemporary business.


Economics for Business – 20 credits
Study the key concepts of economics, as they relate to business.


Managing People in Organisations – 20 credits
Study the relationship between theory and practice within an organisational context.


Marketing Principles And Practice – 20 credits
An introduction to the discipline of marketing and the main tools and models used in marketing decision making.


Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis – 20 credits
You'll develop key graduate skills. These include diagrammatical and numerical communication skills, numerical understanding, statistical analysis, quantitative data analysis, problem solving and logic skills, and IT/Information skills. 


Business Innovation Development Project – 0 credits
Explore and develop business skills (entrepreneurial and employability) through a simulated-working group project.


International Exchange Workshops – 0 credits
Moving abroad is a big step so on this module you'll receive help to select where you choose to study, and get the necessary skills and support when you're away.


Year 2


Core modules

Study Abroad (Year Long) – 120 credits
Spend a year abroad, developing your inter-cultural, personal, linguistic and academic skills, as well as subject knowledge, at an overseas partner university.


Year 2


Core modules

Global Business Sustainability and Responsibility – 20 credits
Examine the themes of economic globalisation, sustainability and their interconnections.


Strategic and International Management – 20 credits
Learn to think like strategy practitioners in the global environment.


Optional modules

Business Consultancy Project – 20 credits
Work in a consultancy team with other students on projects with local organisations.


Business Forecasting and Data Analysis – 20 credits
An introduction to key concepts and techniques for analysing business data.


Business Improvement and Creativity – 20 credits
Examine factors that contribute to sustainable and resilient Organisational Excellence (OE) within complex and rapidly changing business environments.


Business Intelligence – 20 credits
Examine how companies can analyse data to build an 'Intelligent Enterprise'.


Business Systems Masterclass – 20 credits
Improve your employability for careers related to Business Information Systems.


Contemporary Issues in Product and Service Development – 20 credits
Focus on the management of new product/service development processes within firms.


Critical Leadership: Theory And Practice – 20 credits
This module explores the theory and practice of leaders and leadership.


Cross Cultural Awareness for Business – 20 credits
Develop your prior knowledge and understanding of national (macro-level) culture and its potential effects in business.


Financial Statement and Data Analysis – 20 credits
Get a better understanding of publicly available financial data and interpret its meaning from a shareholder perspective.


Management and Information Systems – 20 credits
Study the need for a strategic approach to information systems.


Managing Equality and Diversity at Work – 20 credits
Develop your knowledge and understanding of workplace issues relating to discrimination and inequality.


Operations Strategy And The Supply Chain – 20 credits
Study the role of the operations function in services based and manufacturing based organisations.


People Resourcing and Talent Management – 20 credits
Explore and analyse the people resourcing and talent management (PRTM) techniques and methods used by organisations to effectively resource the right people at the right time, in the right place, at the right cost.


Project Management For Enterprise – 20 credits
Develop your business project management skills.


Sales Management – 20 credits
Develop your understanding of the latest theory and academic thinking in the sale profession as well as practical transferable skills.


Trends in Technology – 20 credits
Investigate new developments in technology, and the impact they might have on marketing activity.


Financial Markets and Institutions (Level 6) – 20 credits
Get an introduction to the main theories and models of valuation, as applied to the main financial markets.


Social Marketing – 20 credits
Examine how marketing can be used to change behaviours to achieve socially desirable goals.


Negotiation For Entrepreneurs – 20 credits
Negotiation is an important mode of social interaction and an essential business skill for entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and professionals.


International Financial Management – 20 credits
An introduction to the main theories and models of valuation, as applied to the main financial markets.


The Tourism Experience – 20 credits
You'll discover various topics that affect the tourism experience.


Destination Marketing – 20 credits
Develop an understanding of theories and concepts of destination marketing within the context of the global market place.


Public Sector Economics – 20 credits
Learn the economic role of the public sector in a market economy, as well as the economic relationship between the government and its citizens.


Dissertation (Marketing) – 40 credits
In this final year independent study module you'll improve key graduate skills including your written and oral communication, your ability to plan, research and critically analyse a topic relevant to your degree, as well as your problem solving quantitative and/or qualitative skills.


Dissertation (Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management) – 40 credits
Detailed academic research into an area of academic and/or practice interest.


Dissertation (Accounting and Financial Management) – 40 credits
Detailed academic research into an area of academic and/or practice interest.


Dissertation (Economics and Finance) – 40 credits
Detailed academic research into an area of academic and/or practice interest.


Dissertation (Operations and Systems Management) – 40 credits
Detailed academic research into an area of academic and/or practice interest.


Dissertation (Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation) – 40 credits
Detailed academic research into an area of academic and/or practice interest.

Typical offers


  • A levels – ABB–BBB
  • UCAS points – 120–128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T levels – Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM

English language requirements
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition fees (2022 start)


  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 a year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £9,250 a year, including our Transition Scholarship (may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £16,200 a year (subject to annual increase)

This degree will open doors to a wide variety of careers in the business world. Being able to talk about your international experience and global business learning will give you an advantage when applying to multinational companies in particular.


Previous graduates of this course have got jobs as:

  • business development manager
  • customer accounts manager
  • marketing and sales executive
  • product manager
  • content curator
  • merchandiser
  • events coordinator
  • recruitment consultant
  • start-up programme manager

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Virgin Media
  • IBM
  • NATS (air traffic control)
  • Asia Pacific Inspection
  • BAE Systems
  • Liquid Hub (drinks marketing)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Kitchen Cut (software)
  • Prospect Capital (finance)
  • GSMA (worldwide mobile)
  • Microsoft


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