International Business (Final Year Entry)

BA (Hons)

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Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

September 2024 / September 2025



Course length

Full time: 1 year

Part time: up to 3 years


If you want to add to your existing qualifications and transition to an honours degree, our International Business (Final Year Entry) course is for you.

You will investigate;

  • how businesses work internationally
  • the challenges managers face in an increasingly global world.

And you’ll gain the confidence and skills to work in a range of international organisations, with many different cultures.

You’ll learn about international management, critical thinking and sustainability, including;

  • decision making in culturally diverse organisations
  • resource allocation to ensure success
  • the challenges of long-term economic and environmental sustainability. 

Our Business School is known internationally for learning and teaching. You’ll receive an engaging learning experience, and the skills to succeed in a wide range of business careers.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Successful completion of a course which is equivalent to the first two years of a UK honours degree (240 credits), for example an HND (with a merit profile from year 2 modules), Foundation degree (55%), or equivalent international Diploma, in Business and/or Management.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences


English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time

Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time

2025 / 26
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. 

The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support. 

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds please visit our Refund policy page

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Learning and assessment

Your learning will be exciting as well as challenging. Our staff have considerable experience and links with industry. As well as writing leading textbooks on business and management. You will also hear guest lectures from leading professionals.

You’ll explore international business management issues in realistic contexts. As well as explore theory through challenging scenarios.

International Business Management top-up

Study modules

Teaching for this course takes place Face to Face and you can expect around nine hours of contact time per week. In addition to this, you should also anticipate a workload of 1,200 hours per year. Teaching usually takes place Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Contemporary Issues in International HRM

    This module enables you to review and develop disciplinary knowledge and research skills within a contemporary global context. The module adopts a broad definition of international human resource management to include issues relating to the impact of diversity management, national culture, the debates in the comparative HRM literature and examples of differences in the way HRM is conducted around the world. It also examines how international organisations deal with the extra complexity that operating internationally brings to HRM.
  • Business Governance and Human Rights

    It is becoming increasingly accepted for businesses to be socially responsible. In light of this, our module provides you with the opportunity to understand current corporate structures and governance regimes, which are being used to hold businesses accountable for their activities. With a particular emphasis on human rights, you’ll explore issues such as human trafficking, child labour, discrimination, environmental degredation and abuses within global supply chains.

    You’ll be equipped to evaluate the ways in which businesses are meeting their social responsibilities internationally, the capacities for businesses to have possible impacts, and strategies for development and change. 

  • Essential Skills for Academic Success

    In this module you will start to develop your academic literacies to use on other modules across your final year programme including:
    • research skills
    • critical thinking
    • reflection
    • academic writing
    • and presentation skills.
  • International Business Consultancy

    The consultancy focus of this module both consolidates and enriches understanding of international business practice. This consultancy approach equips you with robust knowledge, skills and understanding of complex international business issues from a variety of perspectives. This module is equally applicable whether you plan to work for a company in a role where consultants are regularly employed, as a consultant, or simply to work in a role where the ability to solve real problems is central.Though grounded in the theory, models and frameworks of consulting practice, you will be exposed to real life scenarios and cases of on-going real-world business and management challenges.
  • Leading and Managing Change

    After completing this module, you will have an understanding of the nature of change and key theories, frameworks, principles and practices relevant for the management and leadership of change. You'll be able to evaluate critically the actions taken by those leading change. You will be better prepared to lead and manage change in your own managerial careers and have an increased awareness of your own potential for ongoing personal development in leading and managing change.
  • Managing Careers

    Build your knowledge of the theory and practice of career management. You will  demonstrate critical insight into your own knowledge, skills and experience and consider how this might allow you to manage your post-graduation career. You will also apply these ideas as you develop and run a learning activity for others.
  • Perspectives on International Management

    Develop your competency of managing in a cross-cultural environment. You will look at key aspects of management and discuss them within the context of academic thinking and by examining case studies of contemporary organisational practice. You will focus on the theoretical concepts related to management as well as their practical application. This will include an awareness and application of the skills and knowledge required to manage an increasing number of international employees. You will also increase your knowledge about the skills and competencies needed by individuals who may seek to work abroad as international managers.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from those shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

You will be at the centre of your learning, making your own connections between ideas. We encourage you to take an active approach to your studies through;

  • problem solving classes
  • sessions working with actors to develop presentation skills.

We give you the opportunity to work with business professionals and on live business cases.

We want you to enjoy developing the skills you will need to succeed in the competitive business world.



Assessment methods used on this course

We pay particular attention to when and how feedback is given to support your learning and use a variety of assessment methods, including;

  • written exams
  • practical exams
  • coursework.

Our feedback methods include;

  • audio
  • face-to-face
  • written feedback.

Your teaching and assessment activities will take place between Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 7pm. Activities may sometimes fall outside of these hours.

After you graduate

Career prospects

This degree will prepare you for working across different cultures, enhancing your opportunities for an international career in a wide range of business sectors. Students from our International Business Management programmes have secured employment with HSBC, Deloitte LLP, Accenture and BMW.

Free language courses

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.