This industry-accredited course is designed to give you knowledge and understanding to manage the international business and finance activities of any organisation.
Drawing on the specialist expertise of the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL), one of the world's leading research centres, you'll explore aspects of international business while studying accounting and finance. You'll also come face to face with the latest debates and discoveries in the subject. A wide range of optional modules will also allow you to shape your degree to suit your own career plans and interests, with topics such as financial derivatives, marketing, economics, corporate governance and auditing.
Our teaching and research in International Business are ranked 3rd in the world by the 2015 Financial Times Masters in Management rankings, meaning you will study among leading academics to gain the knowledge and skills to thrive in your future career.
Our International Business degrees are accredited by the Institute of Export which allows you to acquire an exporting qualification after your studies and strengthens your job prospects in international trade.
Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.
Year 1 gives you a firm grounding in key areas of international business and finance through compulsory modules. You'll learn about the key concepts and theories in both subjects, gain a foundation in economics and build the mathematical and statistical knowledge and skills that you'll need. In addition, you'll study the basics of financial accounting.
In the following year you'll learn more about research methods in international business and go into more depth on the challenges and strategies related to managing across cultures and countries. At the same time, you'll study corporate finance in depth and choose from optional modules on topics from specialist areas of economics to marketing and business history.
You'll engage with the very latest research in international business in your final year, while developing your knowledge of international strategic management. Optional modules will allow you to study more complex topics such as financial derivatives, auditing and corporate governance among others. The course culminates with an independently-researched dissertation on an international business topic of your choice, which showcases your knowledge and skills.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
GCSE: Mathematics grade A/7 and English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.
Whether your career aspirations lie with government departments, consultancy firms, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or large multinational enterprises (MNEs), this course will give you a vital understanding of the challenges, opportunities and processes of international business.
As our international business degrees were only launched in 2010 we do not have any graduate destinations available for you yet. However, these programmes are designed to prepare you for specialist roles in, for example, export management, international marketing, international economic policy and analysis, international trade, and international business finance.
Plus, the finance element of this course will enable you to go into accountancy firms, investment banks, high street banks, insurance companies, savings banks, management consultancies and public sector employment.
Find out more about Careers and Employability in Leeds University Business School
You will be supported throughout your studies by a dedicated employability team in the Business School who will help you develop and demonstrate the professional skills and experience that top employers are looking for through one-to-one support, workshops and lectures from employers such as L'Oréal and Unilever.
The team also works with a large network of experienced professionals from companies such as HSBC, M&S and KPMG, who take part in our innovative Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme. With around 140 places available, this scheme offers Business School students the chance to receive free one-to-one advice and mentoring for a year during their studies.
In addition, Leeds University Business School students also have full access to the University Careers Centre and Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies. Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
Study abroad and work placements
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to spend a year on placement with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in the UK or overseas.
Read more about the Year in Industry
EU students with a viable business plan have the opportunity to apply for a year in enterprise as part of this course. During this year you will start your own business with support from the University including advice, office space and living costs allowance.
Read more about the Year in Enterprise
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