• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 4 years
  • School: Social Sciences
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time

A degree in International Business from the University of Dundee will prepare you to compete in the global marketplace, and can open the door to many rewarding high-level careers. We offer various degree pathways, allowing you to combine your study of International Business with a particular area of interest such as e-commerce, marketing or international finance.

A degree in International Business from the University of Dundee will prepare you to compete in the global marketplace, and can open the door to many rewarding high-level careers.

We offer various degree pathways, allowing you to combine your study of International Business with a particular area of interest such as e-commerce, marketing or international finance.

We live in a world where economic activity is global in scale. National boundaries now matter very little to decisions about where goods are made and services provided: your PC might be made in Taiwan; when you contact a call centre the person answering your call might be living in India; and when you come to the University of Dundee you will meet staff and students from all over the world.

By studying international business you will understand how this has come about, and what it means for today's business world. You will be fully equipped to develop your own career in this new and challenging work environment.

We provide a fresh introduction to international business which is suitable both for those that have studied economics, business management or accountancy before and for those that are new to the subject.

Flexible programme

Dundee offers a flexible Honours programme in international business enabling you to choose a combination of subjects that best suits your aptitudes and aspirations. You can choose to take either an MA if your interests and background lie mainly in the arts and social sciences or a BSc if you want to focus more on management studies or accountancy.

Exchange programmes

Established exchange programmes also give you the opportunity to complete part of your degree in Europe, Canada or the United States through the Erasmus and Transatlantic Student Exchange Schemes.

I like that the university feels like a small city, everything is around. In my 1st year I could literally live on campus if I wanted to, because there is a shop, a gym, gardens, lecture rooms and nightclubs, everything 3-5 minutes walking away from my flat. In addition, the amount of societies and sport clubs that are available is unbelievable, which gives me a lot of options to use my time wisely, and the support I get from the university whether it’s academically or for general enquiries is amazing. 

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International Business with French BSc
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The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Courses starting 2016
Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects.
AB at Advanced Higher plus BB at Higher in different subjects. For BSc degrees the Advanced Highers should be in economics or mathematics plus accountancy or business studies. For MA degrees please check any requirements for other Joint Honours subjects.
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects.
BBB including economics or mathematics and accountancy or business studies for BSc degrees. For MA degrees please check any requirements for other Joint Honours subjects.
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) AABB at Higher Level
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects.
Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points including 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects.
34 points including grades 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level. For BSc degrees this includes economics or mathematics plus accountancy or business studies at Higher Level. For MA degrees please check any requirements for other Joint Honours subjects.
Graduate Entry
BTEC A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDD
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with BB in the Graded Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Distinction with AB at Advanced Higher
SWAP Access Relevant subjects with ABB grades to include English Literature/Language at SCQF Level 6 and Communication 4 plus Literature 1 (Level 1 entry) Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Grade A with ASL-A Level at A
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A Levels at BB Pass with A Levels at AA
European Baccalaureate 70% overall 75% overall
Other Qualifications
Notes

 EU and International qualifications



Courses starting 2017
Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects.
AB at Advanced Higher plus BB at Higher in different subjects. For BSc degrees the Advanced Highers should be in economics or mathematics plus accountancy or business studies. For MA degrees please check any requirements for other Joint Honours subjects.
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects.
BBB including economics or mathematics and accountancy or business studies for BSc degrees. For MA degrees please check any requirements for other Joint Honours subjects.
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) AABB at Higher Level
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects.
Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points including 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
34 points including grades 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level. For BSc degrees this includes economics or mathematics plus accountancy or business studies at Higher Level. For MA degrees please check any requirements for other Joint Honours subjects.
Graduate Entry
BTEC A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDD
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with BB in the Graded Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Pass with CC at Advanced Higher
SWAP Access Relevant subjects with ABB grades to include English Literature/Language at SCQF Level 6 and Communication 4 plus Literature 1 (Level 1 entry) Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Grade A with ASL-A Level at A
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A Levels at BB Pass with A Levels at AA
European Baccalaureate 70% overall 75% overall
Other Qualifications
Notes

 EU and International qualifications



English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

What you will study

Level 1 entry

With highers, A-levels, Irish Leaving certificate, IB Diploma, HNC, etc

Level 1

6 courses from 2-4 subject areas.

For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, 6 courses, from up to 6 subject areas.

Advanced entry (to level 2)

With advanced highers, A-levels, IB diploma, HND, etc

Level 2

6 courses from 2-4 subject areas.

For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, 6 courses, from up to 6 subject areas.

Level 3

4 courses from 1 (single Honours) or 2 (joint Honours) subject areas.

For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, 4 courses, from up to 4 subject areas.

Graduate

With MA Arts & Social Sciences (without Honours)

Level 4

4 courses from 1 (single Honours) or 2 (joint Honours) subject areas.

For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, 4 courses, from up to 4 subject areas.

Graduate

With named MA [Honours] Degree

MA International Business

Typical Degree Programme

Level 1

  • Global Economic Perspectives
  • Foundations of Economic Analysis
  • plus 4 other modules

Level 2

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics and Economic Statistics
  • plus 4 other modules

Level 3

  • Business Economic Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • plus 2 modules

Level 4

  • Economics of Globalisation
  • Business Strategy
  • plus 2 modules

Specified Options

For variants of the International Business programme some options are specified:

MA International Business with Marketing

Marketing must be taken as an option at Level 3 and Marketing Research at Level 4.

MA International Business and Finance

Macroeconomic Analysis and Financial Institutions must be taken as options at Level 3 and International Finance at Level 4.

MA International Business with French, German or Spanish

Two language modules must be taken at each of Levels 1 and 2, and the language must continue to be taken as an option at Levels 3 and 4.

What you will study - BSc International Business

Typical Degree Programme

Level 1

  • Foundations of Economic Analysis
  • Global Economic Perspectives
  • International Business Environment
  • Business Accounting and Finance for Non-accountants
  • plus 2 other modules

Level 2

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics and Economic Statistics
  • Intermediate Financial Management
  • Management and Concepts in Context
  • plus 2 other modules

Level 3

  • Business Economic Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • plus 2 modules

Level 4

  • Economics of Globalisation
  • Business Strategy
  • plus 2 modules

Specified Options

For variants of the International Business programme some options are specified:

BSc International Business with Marketing

Marketing must be taken as an option at Level 3 and Marketing Research at Level 4.

BSc International Business with Financial Management

Introductory Financial Accounting replaces Accounting and Finance for Non-specialists at Level 1. Intermediate Financial Accounting (Level 2), Advanced Financial Management and Advanced Financial Accounting plus one option (Level 3) and Financial Management Theory plus one option (Level 4) are specified modules.

BSc International Business with French, German or Spanish

Two language modules must be taken at each of Levels 1 and 2, and the language must continue to be taken as an option at Levels 3 and 4.

How you will be taught

We use a range of learning methods at Dundee. In Levels 1 and 2, you will be taught with a combination of lectures and tutorials, supplemented by workshops and computer laboratory sessions. These continue in Levels 3 and 4 but you are also given the opportunity to prepare and deliver presentations, both individually and as a group. You will engage in case studies in which you research a company or topic in which you have an interest.

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How you will be assessed

Coursework, in the form of essays, quizzes and group projects, plays an important role in assessment which, together with examinations, provides the basis for your final grade.

Our degrees have been designed to provide graduates with the skills they need to launch high-flying executive careers.

Studying for a degree such as international business is a recognised route to a graduate career in business, management, finance and marketing. To help students with their job search, we organise sessions on career prospects where potential employers are invited to talk to students about future opportunities.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study
Rest of UK students £9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.
Fee categoryFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2016 entry). Fees for September 2017 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2017.
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course. We guarantee that this will not increase while you are studying with us. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine, BSc Medical Sciences and BDS Dentistry degrees which charge a different tuition for the clinical years.



  Degree UCAS Code KIS Data
Apply NowInternational Business MA / BSc (Hons)N120
Apply NowInternational Business and Environmental Sustainability MANF17
Apply NowInternational Business and Finance MANN1H
Apply NowInternational Business and International Relations MANL12
Apply NowInternational Business MA (Hons)N122
Apply NowInternational Business BScN120
Apply NowInternational Business with E-Commerce BScN1G9
Apply NowInternational Business with Financial Management BScN1N3
Apply NowInternational Business with French MAN1RD
Apply NowInternational Business with French BScN1R1
Apply NowInternational Business with German MAN1RG
Apply NowInternational Business with German BScN1R2
Apply NowInternational Business with Marketing MAN1N5
Apply NowInternational Business with Marketing BScN1NM
Apply NowInternational Business with Spanish MAN1RL
Apply NowInternational Business with Spanish BScN1R4