Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

International Business
with a Year Abroad

Develop the industry-relevant skills to respond to the challenges and opportunities of business in a global context.

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Course overview

If you're excited by the global nature of business and are motivated by the cultural context of enterprise, then our BSc International Business is the course for you.

You’ll study broad topics such as management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and finance with a focus on how they operate in a global context. You’ll build an understanding of international markets and trade and develop your awareness of global business opportunities. You’ll also cultivate the communication, teamworking, and data-analysis skills that will allow you to succeed, no matter your chosen career path.

The year abroad at one of our partner universities will allow you to experience another country and culture as you study and build valuable experience that bolsters your CV.  

Be inspired and challenged by teaching staff in immersive seminars and workshops where you can put theory into practice using real business data. As a Kent Business School graduate, you’ll be equipped with the industry-relevant skills and essential knowledge to equip you for the challenges and opportunities faced by global businesses in a rapidly evolving world. 

Why study International Business at Kent?

Make a difference.

Gain CV boosting work experience with a year in industry.


Top ranking

Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ business school accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

Entrepreneurial mindset.

Bring your business ideas to life at our ASPIRE centre.

Top 25

in the UK for Business and Management (The Guardian University Guide 2024).  

Excellent opportunities.

Grow your employability skills while having fun.

Everything you need to know about our International Business course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

Learn the fundamentals of how businesses operate, exploring topics such as management principles, marketing, accounting and the international business environment.

How you'll study

Our teaching staff bring the subject to life and draw you into the conversation through through lectures, seminars, workshops and PC labs.

Your future

Kent Business School students find work in public and private sector management both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:

  • Accenture
  • American Express
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • Ministry of Finance Economic Planning and Trade
  • SKY PLC.
UK international business graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (7 salaries)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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