Studying international business provides you with the theoretical knowledge, practical understanding and skills required to pursue a variety of careers in international business or management at both large and small organisations. You develop specialist expertise in international business by studying key topics such as • globalisation and emerging economics • multinational enterprises • cross-cultural management • international strategy • global supply chains. You also study more general areas of business, such as marketing, finance and organisational behaviour, and you have the option to study a foreign language. As well as developing your international business expertise, you gain and enhance the key skills that are valued by employers, such as • research • analysis • critical thinking • report writing • team-working • delivering presentations. You apply your knowledge and skills through a real-life business consultancy project during your final year. After your first year of study with us, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. There are no tuition fees for the placement year and salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. Previous students have gained work placements with organisations including • Carlsberg UK • Experian • GE Capital Solutions • IBM UK • Janssen Pharmaceuticals • Lloyds Banking Group • Metropolitan Police • Microsoft UK • Nestlé UK • Nissan Motors • Unilever • Vauxhall Motors • Walt Disney Company.