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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 12750

All study options

About International Business (Chinese) at Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster

Course summary

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. The subjects studied incorporate cross-national perspectives, and the comprehensive training in a foreign language places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions.

On successful completion of this degree you will have the rare attributes of both fluency in your chosen language and a range of professional skills and knowledge from relevant business areas. You will also be able to experience life, culture and work outside the UK by living abroad for a year and studying alongside local students.

This course places the study of business within the global business environment. The focus on developing your Chinese language skills will enable you to thrive in the challenging world of global business.

Year 1 and Year 2 prepare you for an optional year-long placement overseas, including study at a recognised educational institution, in a country where Chinese is spoken. We have partnership arrangements with a number of prestigious institutions in China such as Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFSU) and Donghua University in Shanghai.

The language you study determines the country and universities that are available to you. The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to complete a work placement in the UK. Previous students have gained valuable employment experience in organisations including:

  • BP Oil
  • House of Fraser
  • the NHS
  • IBM
  • Nestle
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Xerox

Past graduates of this degree have found successful employment in diverse sectors, such as international business development, business consultancy, investment banking and marketing, where knowledge of specific languages is advantageous.

Increasing numbers of students progress to further study on graduation, either taking professional qualifications or proceeding to a specialist Master's degree in a relevant discipline. Graduates will be able to undertake further study at overseas institutions where tuition is in the language of their degree.

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015-16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you'll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

Entry requirements

Typical Offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

Our Chinese courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants - false beginners are students who may be able to read and write a limited number of Chinese characters, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical Offer

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International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don't meet our Bachelor's degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster to prepare for your chosen course:

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