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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 13400 per year

All study options

About International Business (Chinese) at Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. The subjects studied incorporate cross-national perspectives, and the comprehensive training in a foreign language places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions.

On successful completion of this degree you will have the rare attributes of both fluency in your chosen language and a range of professional skills and knowledge from relevant business areas. You will also be able to experience life, culture and work outside the UK by living abroad for a year and studying alongside local students.

This course places the study of business within the global business environment. The focus on developing your Chinese language skills will enable you to thrive in the challenging world of global business.

Year 1 and Year 2 prepare you for an optional year-long placement overseas, including study at a recognised educational institution, in a country where Chinese is spoken. We have partnership arrangements with a number of prestigious institutions in China such as Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFSU) and Donghua University in Shanghai.

The language you study determines the country and universities that are available to you. The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Communication for Global Business
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundations of Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing for International Business
  • The Chinese World and the Word

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Expressions of Chinese Culture
  • International Business Practice
  • International Business Research
  • International Financial Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour

Credit Level 5

Professional experience or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study abroad for a year at one of our partner institutions or complete a work placement in UK.

Subjects of study include:

  • International Economy

  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Business Dissertation
  • International Project Management
  • Themes in Chinese Studies

Plus one option from: Comparative International Management, Global Marketing Management, International Financial Management, Developing Career Competencies for Linguists or other areas of business disciplines

Westminster Plus Electives

As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Programme Specification

For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the programme specification.

Download the Programme Specification

Course Leader

More about me

Dr Nadia Amin

Principal Lecturer

Dr Nadia Amin is a Principal Lecturer in Westminster Business School. She joined the University in 2004. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in international business education. With a background in computer science and information systems, she specialises in teaching modules in digital usiness and project management at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels.

The course develops the specialist knowledge, capabilities and language skills that you require to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary international business issues and the challenges of the global business environment.

Course Team

Dr Richard Evans - Senior Lecturer in Information Management
Ahmed Saeed - Lecturer
Dr Vincent Rich - Head of School - Org. Econ. & Soc.
Dr Amir Allam - Senior Lecturer
Rosemary Jarrar - Senior Lecturer
Nelson Gonzalez - Lecturer
Francis Mulleady - Senior Lecturer
Dr Sylvia Snijders - Senior Lecturer
Dr Deborah Knowles - Assistant Head of School
Dr Paul Kendall - Lecturer
Magali Brenac - Lecturer
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou - Senior Lecturer
Karen Kufuor - Principal Lecturer
Dania Issa - Lecturer


Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to complete a work placement in the UK. Previous students have gained valuable employment experience in organisations including:

  • BP Oil
  • House of Fraser
  • the NHS
  • IBM
  • Nestle
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Xerox

Past graduates of this degree have found successful employment in diverse sectors, such as international business development, business consultancy, investment banking and marketing, where knowledge of specific languages is advantageous.

Increasing numbers of students progress to further study on graduation, either taking professional qualifications or proceeding to a specialist Master's degree in a relevant discipline. Graduates will be able to undertake further study at overseas institutions where tuition is in the language of their degree.

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015-16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you'll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Study year abroad experience

Study year abroad experience in China

Read about Chuk's experience studying abroad in Shanghai.

What our students say


"The decision I made to study abroad opened many doors for me." - Joao, International Business BA, 2016

"The highlight of any time abroad is the people you meet - the people make it for sure." - Ashwin, International Business BA, 2016

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13400 per year

Entry requirements

Typical Offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A levels - BBC 
  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

Our Chinese courses are only available to beginner or intermediate entrants - intermediate entrants are students who have obtained or might be studying for an A level in Chinese, or who might have achieved the equivalent of HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Level 3. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

More information

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don't meet our Bachelor's degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

What students think about Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster

    Vanessa De Silva, Management Consultant, Expertise Limited, Bermuda

    Testimonial from Vanessa De Silva, Management Consultant, Expertise Limited, Bermuda, student at Westminster Business School, London
    As an international student I was looking for a Master's program that would offer me an experience and education that I could utilise worldwide. The University of Westminster was a simple choice for me knowing the superior level of education, top quality professors and fabulous location offered. The culturally diverse group of classmates held various levels of professional experience which enriched my learning as we continued to develop and challenge each other.

    Having completed the MA Human Resource Management specialising in Employee Relations I have acquired an education which lead me to a fulfilling career rather than a short-term job. As a Management Consultant in an Employment Services firm I work with local and international clients and have continued to develop my practical experience in employee relations, policy development, recruitment and performance management.

    Andrew Behles, Trainee Chartered Accountant, Nexia Smith & Williamson

    Testimonial from Andrew Behles, Trainee Chartered Accountant, Nexia Smith & Williamson, student at Westminster Business School, London
    As a US national with relatively little experience in international accounting standards and practices prior to beginning the course, the WBS Msc in Finance and Accounting provided me with a useful blend of accounting theory and practice that has well equipped me for securing a job in international audit in the UK upon graduation. And with up to six exemptions from ACCA exams, its easy to see a quick and tangible return on investment.

    Owen Coughlan, RBS Global Banking & Markets

    Testimonial from Owen Coughlan, RBS Global Banking & Markets, student at Westminster Business School, London
    A Distinction in my Masters at the University of Westminster gave me the knowledge and confidence to gain a coveted job in an investment bank. Having a solid grounding in theory combined with practice in my Westminster Business School degree enabled me to take on the added responsibilities I needed to advance my career.

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