International Business

An understanding of how businesses operate in an international context is more important than ever. Gain specialist knowledge of business functions and the complexities of trading across borders.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) International Business

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero | International Year One


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Degree Overview

A highly practical programme designed to equip you with the right tools for the job market when you graduate.

This course will give you the opportunity to explore how organisations compete and cooperate in today’s fast-paced and increasingly interconnected global market. The degree focuses on organisational activity and the supporting regulatory, legislative and political environments that help facilitate trade between companies and across international boundaries.

With the help of our academic expertise, you will be able to master the fundamental principles of business and delve into the complexities of trading overseas with a range of specialist modules, including Global Business Environment, Performance Measurement in Organisations, International Developments in Accounting, and Crisis and Business Continuity Management.

On this course you can either study a general pathway, giving you the skills, you need to understand what makes a business work, or you can specialise depending on your area of interest.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

DMU lecturers draw on their extensive experience and many are involved in consultancy and training with large organisations in the private and public sectors, ensuring teaching is relevant to industry.

DMU Works team offer support to help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies previous students have secured roles at Rolls Royce, IBM, Walt Disney, the NHS and Siemens.

Employers are now looking for graduates who possess the types of enterprising skills and attitudes taught on this course, enabling them to be successful across a range of different environments and contexts.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.