BA (Hons) International Business (Top Up)

Specifically designed for students who may have already obtained a HND or equivalent qualification, this International Business degree allows you to top up to a full bachelor degree in less than year.

The BA (Hons) International Business degree gives focus to the increasingly globalised world we live in. Having a good understanding of the key aspects of doing business on a global scale will certainly give you an advantage in the workplace. During your studies, you will gain a better understanding of how international trade works and learn about the different issues facing global business, including how this might affect the traditional business management functions such as marketing, human resources and purchasing and supply.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
NC00 Full-time 1 Years September Treforest A
N/A Part-time 2 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
N120 Full-time 1 Years February Treforest A
NC00 Full-time 1 Years September Treforest A
N/A Part-time 2 Years September Treforest A

During this one year International Business course, you will examine core aspects of business such as business strategy and communication in a global context, whilst also getting the chance to conduct an investigation into a business problem that allows you to apply your business acumen to a real life scenario.

As part of the International Business course you will also undertake a specialist module on international culture and communication which will allow you to explore the role culture plays in shaping organisational communication.

Core business modules:

  • International Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Research Project
  • Business Communications
  • International Culture and Communications
  • New Venture Management and Development

Teaching

There are some traditional lectures, but the majority of your learning will rely on interactive seminars, supported by online study materials. We also arrange an induction programme, so you can get to know your tutors and other students before you start studying and hit the ground running on the first day of term. You will use the latest real-life data and case studies to help you learn, making your studies as relevant as possible to what you will experience in the workplace.

Assessment

You will usually have to complete coursework as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.

Successful completion of a HND or equivalent qualification i.e. Foundation Degree

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU:  £9000 
  • Full-time International:  £11900 
  • Part-time UK and EU:  £620  per 20 credits.

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International:  £12300 
  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

* Obligatory

Item Cost
Additional assessment or memberships £50
If students want to apply to sit examinations outside the UK and Ireland, there is 50 pounds administration fee per venue. Details can be found from the University link: http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/examinations/overseas/

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU

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Admissions statement

This international business course is designed to further enhance your employability by adding to your existing portfolio of qualifications and skills. Topping up a HND qualification (or equivalent) provides you with a great base to pursue a career in business whilst also having the opportunity to gain access to various professional bodies in business.

Recognising the need for our graduates to be able to stand out in a competitive jobs market, the University of South Wales has developed a series of employability initiatives that exist within each academic Faculty. Due to the very nature of business, knowledge and skills gained by studying the subject can be applied to any sector or industry that interests you, providing you with a wide and varied choice of career options.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.