BA Degree in Business Management: International Business – Richmond University
  • Tuition Fee

    £9,250.00 (UK/EU)

    £14,500.00 (INT)

    $38,000.00 (US)

  • Duration

    4 Years (Full-time) (including one year at QCF Level 3)

    January and September start dates

  • Accreditation

    Richmond University QAA

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Richmond Hill Campus

Programme Overview

International Business focuses on developing practical business skills to manage human resources, analyse and overcome business challenges and adapt a business model in a competitive global marketplace. You will be prepared to excel in strategic approach and leadership for your career in international organisations.

As finance, socio-economic factors, politics, geography, language and culture all shape and influence business, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to consider all these aspects and apply the right business strategy within an international marketplace.

Top 5 reasons to study this programme:

  • Learn about all the aspects of doing business with international partners
  • Gain work experience through an internship at an international organisation that will be recognised towards the completion of your degree
  • Acquire knowledge on human organisation behaviour in the workplace, global financial markets, international marketing, entrepreneurship, social responsibility and multinational management strategy
  • Develop skills in managing a business and people with a multicultural background and the philosophies at the core of global businesses
  • Gain access to leading graduate schools in the UK and the USA
  • After you graduate

    Career Paths

    Credit Suisse Private Banking, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP, Goldman Sachs, Kuwait Investment Authority, Royal Bank of Canada

    Further Education

    Berlin School of Economics, Boston University, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Career Support

    We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Modules breakdown

Core Modules


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Foundations of Business

Financial Accounting

Managerial Economics

Game Theory and Decision Making

Functions and Applications

Managerial Accounting

Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice

Entrepreneurship and Family Business

Transitions I

Introduction to Microeconomics

Corporate Finance

Entrepreneurship Strategy

Transitions II

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Research Methods

European Business Environment

Scientific Reasoning

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Legal and Ethical Concepts in Management

Competition and Strategy

Creative Expression

Computer Applications in Management

Professional Skills

Senior Project in Business

Research and Writing I

MCalculus with Applications

Principles of Marketing

Global Marketing Management


Probability & Statistics I


Research and Writing II









Plus one of the following:

Plus two of the following OR Internship:


Creating Digital Images

International Economics


Organisational Behaviou

The Global Investor


Operations Management

International Finance


Human Resource Management

World Internship in International Business (6 CREDITS)


Project Management for Arts and Culture

Internship in International Business (6 CREDITS)


Game Theory and Decision Making


Modern China


Entry Requirements

A Level: 96 UCAS points

US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)

International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.

Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English

English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
TOEFL (IBT) 80+ overall with: Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20
Pearsons Test of English (PTE) 51
Overall Cambridge English Scale score of no less than 168 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

How to apply

How to Apply

You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line Application. In order to submit your application you will need the following information

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate

When to apply

We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended

Application process

Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.

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UCAS Course Code

  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is currently validated in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • Minor
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • SFE loans currently awaiting designation.

Full Time 3-4 Years

Including one year at QCF Level 3
(subject to credit transfer)

Contact our admissions team for more details:

Please note: Non US students are eligible

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What our students say

In my days at Richmond I was actively participating in the campus activities and events. I was a Resident Director (RD), student ambassador and assisted Student Affairs in ensuring the welfare of other students.

After I graduated from Richmond with a BA in Business Administration: International Business* (Minor in Finance), I continued my studies at London School of Economics (LSE). I then secured a training contract with magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer while completing my diploma in law and the accelerated legal practice course at BPP Law School.

A key element of the Richmond experience is that “students learn to respect, value and appreciate the diversity and international background of other students; something I could experience beyond the classroom.” Additionally, I recognized the benefits of small class sizes, the alumni community and strong career support that allowed me land into an exciting role as Associate at White & Case LLP.

Vasi PapadopoulosBusiness Administration: International Business

Where to find us

Richmond Hill Campus

Queen’s Road
TW10 6JP

+44 (0) 208 332 8200 (Main Switchboard)