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

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in management in an increasingly global business environment with this programme which will take you from new student to future business leader.

The journey begins from day one. As finance, socio-economic factors, politics, geography, language and culture all influence business, you’ll begin the programme with an exploration of how these can help shape business strategy within an international marketplace.

Like our other undergraduate programmes at Richmond, our BA in Business Management is based on the American liberal arts tradition, which helps broaden perspective and develops practical skills which are highly appealing to future employers in a global economy.

You’ll also have the benefit of studying one programme and gaining two degrees, one from the US and one from the UK. Complementary membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is also offered to all of our students.

In the third and fourth year, you’ll be able to take your pick from topics which particularly appeal to you, such as Modern China, The Global Investor, Operations Management and International Finance. Renowned and highly qualified business leaders are invited to speak to our BA International Business students, sharing their experience within the industry, while visits to organisations and museums enhance experiential learning.

You’ll also be able to tailor your International Business degree by taking a minor from a wide range of other leading academic disciplines.

Many of our students gain international industry experience through an accredited internship, which helps shape their education and career choice.

Top 5 reasons to study this programme:

  • Gain broad understanding of all aspects of business management from a start-up phase to running and expanding a business
  • Option to add a minor to your International Business degree in a related subject area, enhancing your employability
  • Benefit from practical working experience through an accredited internship in London with leading business organisation
  • Ease of access to both full time and adjunct professors in International Business creates inspirational and supportive education
  • Truly international environment at Richmond and US and UK degree helps access to leading graduate schools in the UK and the USA
  • After you graduate

    Career Paths
    Ernst and Young, PwC, Credit Suisse Private Banking, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP, Goldman Sachs, Kuwait Investment Authority

    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

CORE SUBJECTS

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

  

Electives

ELECTIVE MODULES

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

  

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)

Qualification

Undergraduate

Validity Period

IELTS (Academic)

5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing

2 Years

TOEFL IBT

72 with 17 Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 Writing, 20 Speaking

2 Years

Pearson Test of English

51 with 51 in each component

2 Years

First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015

162 overall (no less than 162 in each component)

No Expiry

Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015

Cambridge First: Grade B overall (No less than B in any component)

No Expiry

 

Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component) less than C in any component)

No Expiry

 

Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 certificate

No Expiry

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

N120
  • 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:
admissions@richmond.ac.uk

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
Richmond-upon-Thames
TW10 6JP
England

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