In the 2020s, even microbusinesses have the potential to have international reach. Having an understanding of international culture, being able to adapt to a global market, and recognising the opportunities companies have on the international stage, is vital to succeed.
Our International Business degree equips you to respond to the challenges and opportunities faced by a global business while developing your understanding in all areas of enterprise such as marketing, finance, and management.
Reasons to study International Business at Kent
Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business schoolOur expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchersThis course is accredited by CMI and IOE&TBecome eligible to gain the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Level 5 Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership
Take an optional module in a language Add a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or choose to launch your own self-employed venture in our 'Selfie Year'. You can take part in our Business Start Up Journey at ASPIREAll KBS students are eligible for employability support from enrolment until three years after graduation. You can also take part in our specialised Backpack to Briefcase scheme.
Support from Academic Peer Mentors and an Academic Adviser
What you’ll learn
This course is internationally focused by design. You will develop a broad understanding of business in a global context through modules that teach everything from international trade and finance, to international business in a digital economy, alongside introductory modules in finance, operations, and other essential business functions plus flexible options in more specialised areas of business. You’ll also have the option to take language modules that will support you if you decide to pursue the popular Year Abroad.
See the modules you’ll study
"You get to meet people really from all over the world, and we all feel like we are on the same level."
~ Martina Suai, International Business with Year Abroad
Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation through lectures, seminars, presentations and computer-based simulations.
Your progress is assessed through a mix of coursework – including reports, essays and presentations - and exams. Undergraduate students can expect around 8 contact hours per week, depending on year of study and optional module choices made. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study
Knowledge and understanding
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programmes specification below:
BSc International Business