Skip to content
int-bus-fin-banner

International Finance and Business BA (Hons)

This one year International Finance and Business programme is a final year top-up degree that allows you to explore how accounting approaches, financing decisions, financial markets, economics, politics and leadership skills would impact external and internal business environment.

Priority Clearing is now open

Call us on +44 (0)116 257 7000 to secure your place. Learn more

Overview

This is a career-focused practical course, which will appeal to those with an understanding and exploring how organisations compete and co-operate around the world. The programme is designed to extend the knowledge gained during your two-year higher education degrees or diplomas and would help you prepare for an International career or a Master’s programme.

The Business modules give you a broad understanding of business concepts, models and issues, with a focus on leadership and innovation. The Finance modules develop your analytical and problem solving skills in areas such as risk management, banking system and financial markets.

Key features

  • You will gain a global perspective on businesses and their activities across the world.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global. Our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.
  • Learn the latest developments in business practice. Our lecturers draw on their extensive experience and many are involved in consultancy and training with large organisations in the private and public sectors.
  • Innovative assessments help you to develop skills which are highly sought after by employers. Build your confidence and enhance your creative, organisational and communication skills.
  • Benefit from The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry. Students have access to Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and online training materials (available to students on campus and online), as well as access to Bloomberg self-study certifications and online training materials (on campus).
  • Benefit from the expertise of our lecturers, many of whom have worked in business and bring real-world experience into the classroom.
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Business Analyst at Capita, Supply Manager at Cummins, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone.

Scholarships

DMU International Scholarships
A limited number of DMU International Scholarships worth for £1,500 are available on a first-come, first served basis upon receipt of a £4,000 tuition fee deposit. See terms and conditions.

DMU Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.


More courses like this:

International Business BA (Hons)

  • UK
  • International

This course is only available to International students only and is not open to UK students.

This course is only available to International students only and is not open to EU students.

Institution code: D26

Programme code: N1N333

Duration: One year full-time

Start date: September 2022 and January 2023

Fees and funding:

2021/22 tuition fees for international students: £14,250.

2022/23 tuition fees for international students: £14,750. 

Find out more about available funding for international students.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

This is a top-up programme. We welcome applications from students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all international qualifications equivalent to HND.

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

International students: If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

UCAS tariff information

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Core modules

Plus optional modules from the following indicative list:

One 30 Credit Module

One 15 Credit Module from Finance

One 15 Credit Module from Business


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

  • Exam: 44%
  • Coursework: 56%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work, and high-spec IT labs installed with professional software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Student benefit from The Trading Room, which can provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry in roles such as trading, portfolio management, investment banking, corporate finance and financial or economic analysis.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Campus Centre

The home of  De Montfort Students' Union, (DSU) our Campus Centre offers a welcoming and lively hub for student life. Conveniently located at the heart of campus, it includes a convenience store, a Subway and a Starbucks. Here you can find the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and DSU’s shop, SUpplies, selling art supplies, stationery and clothing, and printing and binding services. The building is also home to the DSU officer team. 

Opportunities and careers

Find the people who will open doors for you

DMU's award-winning careers service provides guaranteed work experience opportunities Learn more
dmu-global-img-01

DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and develop key skills valued by employers. 

Through DMU Global, we offer an exciting mix of overseas, on-campus and online international experiences, including the opportunity to study or work abroad for up to a year.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer overseas opportunities in the future.

bal-placements-img

Placements

An optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience.

We can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement.

We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.

Our students have taken placements with companies including Warner Bros, IBM, DHL and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

For further details visit our placements page or contact @DMUBALPlacements.

bal-graduate-careers-img

Graduate careers

This course develops graduates with the skills and knowledge to respond to the impact of globalisation on business.

As such, it produces highly employable graduates who are sought after by companies that need an international understanding of business.

Recent graduates have gone onto positions such Business Analyst at Capita, Supply Manager at Cummins, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone

Take your next steps