BA (Hons) Global Trade and Business

Are there any winners in an international trade war? Are large trade deficits a problem? What are the challenges for businesses that wish to start exporting their products? You’ll tackle these questions and more on our exciting ‘top-up’ degree in Global Trade and Business.

More and more businesses are part of global value chains, which connect the production and supply of products across countries. Therefore, international trade is a top economic priority for governments, organisations and businesses alike. Exploring the opportunities and challenges this presents, our ‘top-up’ degree gets you ‘work ready’, gaining real world experience on an exciting international group work visit.

This one-year course, equivalent to the final year of a traditional Bachelor’s degree, is designed for students who have previously studied business and management to ‘Level 5’. You may, for example, have been awarded a Foundation Degree or HND Diploma, or benefit from a combination of academic and professional qualifications and experience.

You’ll not only deepen your understanding of the operations, strategy and decision-making processes of global trade and business, but also develop an appreciation of wider social and political issues surrounding business decisions by witnessing those involved first-hand and ‘in situ’ as part of your professional experience.

Taking place during your second semester, the international work experience visit is integrated within the curriculum (travel and accommodation are included in the course fees). It provides a unique opportunity to relate what you have learned in the workplace, experiencing the different aspects of organisational practice, diverse cultures and everyday practicalities that exist.

The visit will be organised and supervised by the course team, capitalising on our existing European connections across various industries, such as shipping, energy, logistics and production. You’ll work in groups on a real business task, appraising organisational and economic problems, anything from analysing surging energy prices to the realities of global trade post-pandemic.

Based in the heart of London’s political, media and financial services, at Westminster Business School, we bring professional practice into the classroom through industry speakers, real-life case studies, problem- and work-based learning. We welcome students from all walks of life from all over the world, representing 169 different nationalities, which will enhance your understanding of cultural diversity and international business awareness.

Guest lectures from industry practitioners have previously included speakers from IBM, Tableau, Coca Cola and LinkedIn 

Past Business School graduates have secured jobs with prestigious organisations, including the Bank of England, BT, Coca Cola, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs 

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£15,400 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time