BA (Hons) International Business with Placement Year


International business is defined as ‘multi commercial transactions (i.e. sales, investment, logistics and transportation) taking place between two or more regions or countries beyond their political boundaries’. Why is this important? In the fast-paced business world companies are looking to gain a more competitive global presence. Therefore, the demand for graduates with high international management knowledge and a broad understanding of business is critical.

At Nottingham Business School we have recognised that demand early with our BA (Hons) International Business course, which develops outstanding graduates that are well equipped to influence and make significant contributions to international business and management.

The course will equip you with the understanding of accounting, finance, culture, marketing, logistics and operations within an international business and how these impact the real world. We’re one of the only UK universities to offer language training on this type of course, developing your intercultural literacy. In year one and two studying a language is a compulsory part of the course, and in the final year there is an option to continue with further language study. We offer the opportunity to participate in the UNILANG certification scheme, giving our students a real advantage when it comes to competing for the best jobs. For further information, please visit the ULP web page.

Due to the international status of this course, gaining an international experience is a key requirement and an integral part of the course. The four-year sandwich route gives you the opportunity travel overseas to study and/or work, immersing yourself in a different culture, to achieve this.

This course can also be studied over three years full-time, and if you choose to study on this route, you will have the opportunity to gain your international experience through an international internship or travel abroad to study in the second half of Year Two.

In addition, on this course you will be able to get involved in a variety of practical opportunities and international competitions including the IBM Challenge and the PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge.

EFMD Global has awarded EFMD Programme Accreditation to our suite of undergraduate BA (Hons) International Business courses in 2021. Learn more about EFMD Programme Accreditation.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

  • 91% student satisfaction for BA (Hons) International Business (National Student Survey, 2022).

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£17,200 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time