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What makes International Business Top-up Degrees at Worcester special?

International Business BA (Hons)
International Finance BA (Hons)
International Human Resource Management BA (Hons)
International Marketing BA (Hons)

These four Top-up degrees, specifically designed for, but not limited to, international students, offer a wide range of options and opportunities for specialisation. You will be encouraged to apply the concepts and theories discussed to real-world settings and to develop your practical skills. You will have the opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills relating to the study of international business and/or experience of an international culture.

Alongside your academic development, you will be able to develop your key transferable skills, including project management, problem-solving, planning, analysis, organisation and implementation. You will become an efficient communicator, while building your teamwork and leadership skills.

Key features

  • An ideal preparation for an international business career in all trading businesses (whether large or small) who import/export or are exploring new market opportunities
  • A wide range of options plus the opportunity to specialise in business, finance, human resource management or international marketing
  • These courses are taught by international scholars who have real business experience – many of our staff act as consultants to local businesses, multinational corporations, governments or have run their own business
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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed the first two years of a degree, or have obtained an HND or Foundation degree in either International Business or Business plus experience of studying or working in an international environment.

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered, for more information please click here.

We encourage applications from those who have (or are working towards) appropriate qualifications in business, which would allow entry direct to Year 3

Other information

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office for advice on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

You will learn how to:

Explore the real-life application of learning via tutors with business experience, via work placement, and via contact with local, national and international businesses – in the past these have included Shell, Barclays Bank and the BBC.

There will be opportunities to take part in projects for clients, visits to businesses, live and computerised simulations, case studies and exhibitions alongside the usual lectures, workshops and seminars. You will develop a range of skills, which you can evidence on your CV and talk about at job interviews

Teaching approach

Worcester is a place where you will be supported to reach your full potential as a self-directed learner ready to make an immediate impact in the world of work. Tutors are friendly, approachable and accessible and virtual resources enable you to work flexibly to suit your own learning preferences and busy lifestyle.

You will progressively build your knowledge and expertise across levels of study through modules which are delivered in different ways, perhaps through traditional lectures and seminars as well as e-lectures, workshops and simulations. In a typical week, you will have 12 hours of scheduled contact time, which you will supplement with one-to-one tutorial meetings and around 20 hours of guided independent study.

Assessment

There are a variety of assessment types – reports, presentations, projects, examinations – and sometimes you will even be able to choose an assessment style to suit you.

  • Case study

    Yixi Yang, International Finance BA (Hons)

    “I enjoyed my time at the University of Worcester. The course I took in International Finance was excellent. I learnt so much. On my return to China I was appointed to a finance position in a major international company which would have been impossible had I not studied for my degree in Worcester. Thank you so much.”

    Read more about the experiences of International students at Worcester Business School.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

We recognise that optimising your future employment and earning potential are a key factor in selecting your degree. All of our courses:

• offer the option of a paid placement year which significantly increases your chance of getting a job when you graduate, possibly even with your placement company (except Information Technology for Education BSc (Hons)). We also advertise short-term vacancies on our VLE

• target selected Employability Standards in every module. These are designed by Worcester Business School in consultation with employers – so you will always be able to see the employability relevance of what you are studying

• include automatic access to our electronic CV Compiler Tool to create a live and evidence-based CV

• are accredited by, recognised by or mapped to professional qualifications and/or associations as appropriate

• provide access to our broad network of business managers and employers (including our own Business School Advisory Board) who work closely with us to design courses, offer scholarships and prizes, host student visits, support student competitions, provide work-related projects and contribute to teaching activities

• offer employment preparation workshops which include CV preparation, mock interviews/assessment centres and meetings with employers

• are written and taught by business professionals and practitioners who are fully aware of what today’s employers are looking for

• include work-based learning modules where you can learn via a live work-based project

• adopt a real-world, applied approach to learning, teaching and assessment so that what you learn is relevant and useful to your future employer(s)

• offer access to a host of CV-enhancing co-curriculum activities such as our start-up café, international study weeks, case study/business plan competitions, vacation research projects, mentoring activities, etc

• promote ‘earn as you learn’ part-time work opportunities which will significantly boost your employability after graduation

Read some of our work placement student stories

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

International Business: N121 BA/IntB1 

International Finance: N390 BA/IntF1 

International Human Resource Management: N690 BA/IHRM1

International Marketing: N550 BA/IntMkt1

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Admissions Tutor

John Gardener
01905 85 5357
j.gardener@worc.ac.uk

Course Contact

Doug Wotherspoon
01905 54 2500
d.wotherspoon@worc.ac.uk