University of Roehampton, BSc (Hons), International Business

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Sep years: 3 £12500 £9000 Academic year 2016 - 2017

Globalisation of the world economy, increases in world trade, the growth of the European Union and industrialisation of China, India and Russia all mean that there is increasing demand for graduates who can operate in international context. You will develop a sound understanding of business and management and how to operate in a cross-cultural context as well as the ability to respond to the challenges of globalisation.

International business is a field that is increasingly gaining interest for undergraduate study. The increasing globalisation of the world economy, increases in world trade, the accession of many eastern European countries to the European Union coupled with dramatic growth in the industrialisation of China, India and Russia all mean that there is increasing demand for graduates who can operate in global and increasingly diverse multi-cultural contexts. 

The programme will produce graduates that have a good understanding of business and management in an international context. Organisations increasingly have to respond to the challenges of globalisation and operate in a largely global market place and economy, where challenges can come from overseas competitors rather than local corporations. Graduates from this programme with a good knowledge of international business will be in a competitive position in the graduate employment market.


  • have a critical understanding of global and international conceptions of business and management;
  • develop the ability to apply and evaluate a range of approaches, conceptual frameworks and diagnostic tools to international business and cross cultural management;
  • have developed skills of cultural sensitivity and an awareness of challenges in international business and management practice;
  • have an advanced knowledge and ability to apply a range of methods appropriate to international business research;
  • be able to use quantitative and qualitative frames of analysis in assessing international business operations and practices;
  • be able to produce an international business report that conforms to standards of practice in western based organisations;
  • have developed a range of interpersonal skills appropriate to operating in an international context;
  • have developed their proficiency in a second language so that they are able to engage in business discussions in a second language.

Why study at Roehampton

  • Regular guest speakers from London-based global enterprises (recent speakers have come from IBM, HSBC, and Sony-Ericsson
  • Levels of student satisfaction on academic support for our business courses outperform the sector average
  • The opportunity to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner institutions in the US, Australia, France, Spain or the Netherlands.

Career options

Careers as a Public Relations Specialist, International Trade Specialist, Operations Manager, Cultural Advisor, Market Researcher International Banking, Global Purchasing, International supply chain/logistics, International Sales and Marketing.

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Roehampton is a district in south-west London, forming the western end of the London. The University of Roehampton beautiful and traditional parkland campus is just in 20 minutes by train from central London.