The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
International Business with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)
This is a full-time single honours programme within the International Business subject area.
- Subject area: International Business
- Award: BA (Hons)
- Code: N127
- Location: Canterbury
- Honours: Single
- Mode of study: Full-time
- Duration: 4 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: No
- Year abroad: Yes
- Institution(s): University of Kent
This programme offers you the opportunity to pursue a thorough grounding in general business subjects while developing more detailed knowledge and skills within the specialism of international business.
The modern business environment is increasingly international in scope. Consequently, this programme not only gives you a thorough grounding in the core topics that are key for all businesses' success, but combines this with the study of contemporary issues within the international business environment. You also have the option of studying a modern European language, coupled with the opportunity to spend a year in Europe or Asia studying at one of our partner universities.
The programme equips you with the key skills and knowledge essential for managing a business, both domestically and within an international context. It will strongly appeal to students who are considering a future career in international management.
Stage 1Core modules
- Business Skills
- Computing for Business and Accounting
- Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis
- The Global Business Environment
- Introduction to Statistics for Business
- Introduction to Management
- Introduction to Marketing
- Microeconomics for Business
- Developing English Language for Business (for those students who would like to improve their English)
- European Language (for students taking International Business with a Year Abroad, the European Language module is taken instead of Business Skills and Introduction to Statistics for Business)
Stage 2/3Core modules
- Business in Emerging Markets
- European Business
- International Business
- International Business: A Strategic Perspective
- Managing People
- Marketing Strategy
- Operations Management
- Accounting for Management Control and Decision Making
- Business Management Project
- E-Commerce and Business
- Ethics in International Relations
- International Business Transactions
- International Marketing
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Management of Human Resources in Contemporary Organisations
- New Enterprise Start-up
- The Psychology of the Workplace
- The Rise of China
- A European language
- Extending English Language for Business
Students on the Year in Industry programme undertake a work placement either in the UK or abroad which must have an international element. If you are on the Year Abroad programme, you spend a year studying abroad between Stages 2 and 3 at one of our partner universities. Currently, we have links with a large number of institutions in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China.
Please see the Go abroad webpages for further details.
Teaching and assessment
We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, case-study analysis, group projects and presentations, and computer-based situations. You have approximately 12 hours of class time per week, and regular access to a personal tutor for advice on any matter concerning your studies or your performance on the course.
For language study, teaching takes place in small groups, with regular assessed work throughout the year. The latest language learning technology is used extensively to support classroom-based learning.
Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and end-of-module examinations, with the examinations normally counting for up to 70% of the marks for each module.
Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your study, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions passionately and persuasively. The international focus of this degree further enhances your prospects as many employers view a graduate with overseas experience as more employable. Through modules on entrepreneurship, such as our New Enterprise Start-up module, we give you the confidence and the expertise you need to start your own business, and, through our varied contacts in the business world, we give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree.
Possible careers include trainee management positions in the private or public sectors in the UK or overseas, or further study for an MA, MSc or professional examinations in, for example, marketing, personnel or accounting.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
Passing the Kent IFP with an overall average of 60%, including passing all components, guarantees you entry onto the first year of the N126 and N128 degree programmes.
A/AS level 320 points (3 A level equivalents), IB Diploma 33 points inc 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 16 points at Higher inc 4 in Mathematics.
GCSE modern European language (other than English) grade C.
A level German grade C.
GCSE Mathematics grade C.
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Key Information Sets
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