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International Business and Economics BSc (Hons)

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020.**Course description**Our four-year BSc International Business and Economics course, with an integrated placement year, combines extensive economics with a relevant, real-world focus on international business. With the increasing globalisation of business and revolution in communications, no company can afford to ignore the international dimension.The international business component of this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for assessing and developing international strategies and businesses operations. The economics component of the course provides you with the skills required to make an assessment of the economic environment of companies and their strategies within the context of national and international environments. The combination of international business and applied economics on this programme provides a strong introduction into the world of business, and a solid foundation for a career in international commerce, or as an applied/business economist. Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as GSK, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deloitte and Ernst & Young in roles such as Trade Fund Analyst and Finance Business Partner, Graduate Analyst, Risk Advisory Consultant and Assurance Associate.**Key course benefits:** • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement oversea's, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area• One year after graduating, employed Aston Economics graduates earn a median salary of £27,700 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2020)• Economics is ranked 13th in the UK for graduate-level employment 15 months after graduation. (Guardian University Guide, 2021).• Aston is in the top 100 in the world for Business and Management studies in the QS World University Rankings 2021.• Economics at Aston is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020).**Course details**- Year 1 – You will study a wide range of management related subjects designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You’ll consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with, and the tools and techniques they use.- Year 2 - In the second year, compulsory modules develop your understanding of economics and the methods used in developing economic models to aid business decisions. Subject areas include Business Policy, International Business Environment and Economics and Markets, Games and Strategy. - Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement oversea's or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK students.- Year 4 - In your final year, the compulsory subject areas will focus on understanding and applying strategic management in the global business environment. You will then choose from a wide range of subject areas, including Economics of Multinational Enterprise, Economics of Innovation and Competition Policy.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC - BBB

BBB: Standard offer //BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B //BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - the student is presenting Level 3 Core Maths at minimum grade B, this is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths B/5.


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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

The Aston international pre-master's programme is for international students who want to accomplish a postgraduate degree at Aston Business School.
Extensive support including help gaining work experience, free English language support and a range of scholarships to help talented international students.
Over 250 partnerships in around 45 countries with a range of high profile institutions across the world, plus an amazing global network of alumni.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 122 5

    36th out of 80 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    126 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    117 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%



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