Studying a Business degree abroad: A guide for future entrepreneurs

 

Studying a Business degree abroad: A guide for future entrepreneurs

 

 

Business degrees are consistently among the most popular course options globally with over 300,000 students enrolling each year. In fact, Business is probably the most popular degree course in the world. But they’re popular for a reason, with Business graduates finding work on average three months before graduates in other subjects. Not only that but a Business degree represents genuine value for money, with a starting salary comfortably above the average for graduates*.

 

So, those are the numbers. But why should future entrepreneurs study Business abroad? According to a recent report by HSBC, the latest generation of entrepreneurs are focused on making a positive impact in the world and using technology to create sustainable businesses. An International Year One programme can prepare you for a Business degree at a UK university and help you take the first step to becoming a world-changing entrepreneur!

 

Choose the right Business School for you

 

Business schools in the UK are very diverse, with their own approach to teaching the subject. Although most are heavily research-led, each has their own personality. Want to study at a creative Business school? Or one with a vocational focus? Whether they are traditional or specialist, Business schools in the UK have an increasingly international focus so if you want to start a business here or in your home country, pick a university that suits your learning style and needs and you’ll have all the right support to get off the ground.

 

Develop an international outlook

 

Business degrees by their very nature are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to start and run your own business. It’s a broad subject which encompasses a diverse set of specialist areas. From finance and management to planning and problem-solving: business degrees aim to develop the critical skills that will help you thrive in a competitive environment. But what’s the advantage of a business degree abroad? In short, an ever-growing number of businesses operate in a global environment and having an international outlook gives you an insight into potential consumer markets in an increasingly connected world.

 

 

Network like a pro

 

Perhaps you have an aptitude for Business and its academic theory? Great! However, if you want to be successful at starting a business you need to learn to network. Being an international student is ideal because you’ll already be out of your comfort zone and talking to new people all the time. Whether it’s your fellow classmates, teachers or even locals – every connection you make could lead to potential opportunities for you. What’s more, many business degrees are industry-focused which means you’ll be able to learn from real business leaders through talks or even work placements. You’ll be building your professional network in no time!

 

Get yourself on a work placement

 

An increasing number of Business degrees offer work placements as part of the course, which is a perfect way to get some solid experience in the industry you want to work in. Work placements often take place in the middle of your studies and can range from a few months to a year. Some Business schools even have dedicated staff to help you find a placement that’s relevant for you, so you can be sure that you’ll be supported. Completing a work placement whilst studying abroad is not only great for your CV but it shows that you are flexible, resilient and motivated. There will be few others who can boast of such an experience!

 

Master a new language

 

More than 70 places in the world list English as an official language and it’s the most spoken second language in the world by a considerable distance. So, it’s no surpise then that English is often called the global language of Business. If you study a Business degree in the UK or US you’ll have a distinct advantage when it comes to developing your English ability. Not only will you be immersed in the language, regularly conversing with native speakers, you’ll have access to dedicated language support. Whether you want to study a specialised course in Academic English, or just improve your conversational English, you’ll have a range of options to suit your needs.

 

Be motivated by success stories

 

Whether it’s taking part in Business competitions or founding your own company there are many international student stories to inspire you towards Business success. If you want to take the first step towards a Business degree at a university in the UK but aren’t sure where to start, come and talk to us and here what our students have to say about studying with INTO.

 

 

*Statistics taken from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (2017)