Middlesex University

International Business and Trade (Top-up) BA Honours

Middlesex University
In London

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location London
Duration 3 Years
Start October 2020
  • Bachelor's degree
  • London
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    October 2020

Interested in international business and trade? In this programme you can do them both and take them to an international level.

By doing this degree you will improve all your knowledge of international business and trade to expand successfully your working opportunities with a Bachelor's degree from this Business School, taught by academics who bring their years experience from a range of this big industry.

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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT


Oct-2020Now taking bookings

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· Requirements

Qualifications This course has been especially designed for students that have an International Business & Trade HND (merit grade) or another international business qualification of equivalent duration, level and content At least half of your prior study should be in Business and Management areas and specifically you must have a minimum of 15 credits in each of Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Management somewhere in your programme. New UCAS Tariff.

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Hassan Zahid
5.0 18/11/2016
What I would highlight: A well-structured programme. I wanted to come to Middlesex because the student body is so diverse. For an international student it feels like a second home.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

International Trade
International Marketing
International Business
Financial Training
IT Management
International Finance
Global Operations Management
Global Operations Management

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What will you study on the BA International Business and Trade (Top-up)?

Through compulsory and optional modules you will develop the knowledge and skills to build an international business career that crosses cultural and geographical boundaries. Three key modules will support you to build expert knowledge of organisations and their functions, structure and management. And national and international business processes, including planning, improvement and control strategy. You also choose an option module tailored to your interests from International Finance, Globalisation and Trade, Global Operations Management and International Marketing.

You will develop a suite of advanced business skills to support career success, including analytical thinking, problem solving, team work and leadership.


Global Business, Culture and Strategy (30 credits) - Compulsory

This module introduces the main concepts, analytical tools and theoretical frameworks in the field of global business strategy and cross-cultural management. You will develop the ability to analyse and manage the complexities of the environment of organisations that operate in a global context. Furthermore, you will develop a critical appreciation of the theory and practice of organisation design to achieve effectiveness. The module provides opportunities to improve your analytical, critical and problem solving abilities. The international context will be an integral theme throughout the module and reference will be made to the difficulties and ethical considerations encountered when managing organisations within differing political, economic, cultural and social contexts.

International Trade (30 credits) - Compulsory

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the issues relating to international trade in an increasingly interdependent world. The specific aims are to develop a theoretical understanding of the causes of world trade as well as some practical appreciation of the business of trade. You shall consider the gains and benefits of free trade and the trade liberalisation process as well as an understanding of the world trading system, multilateral trade negotiations and the mechanism of international trade dispute settlement.

Quantitative Skills for Business (15 credits) - Compulsory

This module aims to develop and enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of quantitative methods used in international business and trade. The module uses mathematical and statistical techniques to develop an understanding of the models underlying finance and statistical and probability methods used in analysing financial data.

Business Accounting (15 credits) - Compulsory

This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within international business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost and financial implications and outcomes of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge.

Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) - Optional

This module provides students with an understanding of how to match global demand with global supply within the parameters of corporate and business unit strategies. Students will develop critical insights on design, implementation and operation of global supply chains while employing these to develop their own case studies.

International Finance (30 credits) - Optional

This module aims to provide you with the theories of exchange rate and balance of payments, and skills of managing international financial assets and exchange rate risks in a global environment. You will have the opportunity to study the operations of the world capital markets, grasp the principles essential to understanding of global financial issues and policies, and apply tools to effectively evaluate international risk in order to succeed in international financial environment.

International and Cross-cultural Marketing (30 credits) - Optional

This module introduces students to current theory and practice in international marketing and develops their ability to apply cultural concepts to marketing challenges. Students will learn about new cultures in both the developed and emerging world and how to adapt marketing strategies accordingly for business success.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.