In the 2020s even microbusinesses have the potential to have global 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 with a Year in Industry course equips you to respond to the challenges faced by a global business whilst developing your understanding in wider areas of business such as marketing, finance, and management.
The Foundation Year is for students whose school-leaving qualifications are below the level required. It offers one year of full-time study prior to the start of your BSc course.
Reasons to study International Business at Kent
Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business schoolYour year abroad gives you valuable real-world experienceOur expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwideExcellent links to international businesses for network buildingYou can take part in our Business Start Up Journey at ASPIREGain access real market data in our Bloomberg LabThis course is accredited by CMI and IOE&TBackpack to Briefcase scheme offers workshops and skills developmentGain careers support from enrolment to three years after you graduateSupport 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.
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.
We use a variety of teaching methods, including;
- small group seminars
- group projects
- computer-based situations.
Classroom-based learning is supported by the latest online technologies and learning platforms.
Your progress is assessed through coursework and exams. Coursework takes a variety of forms and includes;
- group presentations
- video podcasts
- online tests and quizzes.
Exams are individual written assessments tested under time-controlled conditions.
As part of your studies it is also possible to take a foreign
language module in stage 1 and for students going on a Year Abroad in
year 1 and 2 subject to programme requirements. Alternatively, our
university also offers language courses as part of extra-curricular activities.
To proceed to the next year you must achieve satisfactory results.
Your final degree is based on marks gained in the second and third
years (and Placement Year/Year Abroad if chosen) and credits which you build up throughout the whole programme.
Knowledge and understanding
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programme specification below:
BSc International Business