Boost your career prospects in a variety of industries in just one year. If you’ve already studied a relevant subject at higher education level and are looking for an honours degree, our International Business (Top-Up) could be just the course you need.
Studying international business will prepare you for a career that can cross any sector or industry with a global focus. From day one, we’ll give you the opportunity to become a well-rounded manager. We’ll offer you a range of modules to extend your knowledge in fields like strategy, economics, sustainability and intercultural management. We also place great emphasis on technology, politics, finance, social/demographic change and ethics. To be successful, employers need individuals with the skills, knowledge and insight to understand these complex issues.
Building on the skills you’ve developed during previous study, our top-up course will increase your understanding of the issues facing international businesses. You’ll be part of Lord Ashcroft International Business School – well-recognised by employers and professional bodies as a centre for innovative business education and training – and taught by inspiring specialists who are keen to share their wealth of experience, and make sure you gain the skills you need for a successful career. And you'll benefit from regular guest speakers from industry, who'll enhance your knowledge of the job market and the opportunities that are open to you.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get exclusive training and development, a business mentor, work experience, and a reference from the Dean.
Our students and academics come from all over the world, so you’ll learn to operate in a multicultural environment – highly valuable preparation for today's global marketplace.
My time at ARU has improved my communication – making me the person I am today. Whatever I do, wherever I go, I have the dedicated, supportive, and brilliant staff within the Business School to thank.
Graduating with a degree in international business will give you the foundation for a career that can cross any sector, industry or location. Our graduates can be found working in the private, public, or third (voluntary) sector – and in industries as diverse as aerospace and defence, beverages, construction, health, management consultancy, pharmaceutical, retail, telecoms, travel and leisure.
Alternatively, you could choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level. We offer a variety of business Masters courses, including our ever-popular MBA, MSc Management or MSc International Business.
We'll assess your work in a variety of ways including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. Expect, for example, problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system (Canvas).
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
Additional study information
During the year, you’ll have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops on career-relevant subjects such as CV preparation, job-hunting, finding work experience and using social media.
Our placements and employability team will help you access information that’s relevant to business graduates, and help you with your career plans.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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Distance learning undergraduate (2 years)
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