The International Business with Communications BSc combines in-depth learning with the chance to experience business in action within another culture. On this course you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to begin your career in business, wherever in the world it takes you.
Why study this course?
The programme is global in its outlook with specialist modules in business communications, from crisis communications to social networking for business. A series of workshops develop a range of communications skills for business, supporting theoretical study, with the overall programme producing graduates who’re skilled communicators.
This four-year BSc programme is structured to reflect the changing world of business, ensuring maximum relevance to your future career and providing you with a firm foundation of critical and analytical skills and practical knowledge that potential employers will find extremely attractive.
- Newcastle Business School is consistently found in international ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group.
- Our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities for our students.
University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.
BSc International Business with Communications
Undergraduate, Single Honours, Study abroad year
How long it takes:
Undergraduate (4 years)
Distance learning/ Campus
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- Introduction to Marketing and Communications
- Organisations, Management and Entrepreneurship
- Manging Financial Resources
- Digital Business
- Widening Business Horizons
- Management, Education and Learning A and B
- You will also choose either Economics for Business A or Economics for Business B
- Research Methods
- Responsible Business: Theory and Practice
- Marketing Communications
- Public Relations and Reputation Management
- Creative Campaign Production
Students will also choose an optional module from a list provided by the department.
- International Study Year (120 credits) or International Work Year (120 credits)
- Strategic Global Communication
- Branding in a Digital Age
- Either a 40 credit Dissertation or 20 credit Extended Essay
- Students who choose to study abroad in Year 3 must also take: Advanced Communications Practice (Placement)
- Students must choose the appropriate number of optional modules to achieve 120 credits in the Final Year.
Applicants should normally have one of the following:
- A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
- A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
- An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level
If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.
If you intend to become a Solicitor
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements, see the SRA website. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. If you think you may have a character or suitability issue, you may wish to clarify with the SRA before proceeding with the GDL.
See further details of our English Language requirement
USA,UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)
International students starting 2019/20 (per year)
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
We feel proud and privileged that our students have chosen to put their fledgling careers in the hands of Newcastle Business School. So we want to make sure you achieve your full potential throughout your studies and gain the best career opportunities to fulfil your ambitions. We pride ourselves on our graduates high levels of employability and will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you the competitive edge when it’s time to start job hunting.
Our business degrees are highly regarded by employers and our graduates are very successful in the job market. There is no single type of business that our students go in to.
The nature of our degrees is such that you’ll be prepared for and capable of adapting to a diverse range of jobs, such as advertising, banking, law, accounting, marketing, management consulting, telecommunications, personnel and distribution. Many employers visit the Business School to run seminars for our students. In fact, companies such as Procter & Gamble, BP, Deloitte and L’Oreal see these sessions as an opportunity to look for suitable candidates for their summer internship programmes and graduate training schemes.
The University offers advice through our award-winning Careers Network. They have specialists who can advise you on what the possibilities are on graduating. Joining one of the Department’s student societies is also a good way of finding out about future careers. Local firms often sponsor events for our students (such as business games, seminars on interview techniques and how to write a CV, and, of course, more social events) so that they can get to know you and vice versa. This is a further indication of the attractiveness of our students to prospective employers.