In today's economy, businesses must service customers around the globe. Our course allows you to tailor your skills and fast-track your confidence in order to flourish in an international career.
Why study BA International Business Administration at Middlesex?
This course aims to enable you to develop effective business skills, realise the interrelationship of business functions, build essential business skills, and be proficient in addressing current international business issues and situations.
Our one-year course builds the essential business and administration skills to enable you to succeed within a wide range of private and public sector companies and trains you to execute your knowledge with confidence in a global environment.
Why is the course special?
A one year course ideal for anyone wanting to understand what makes international businesses successful
Designed to build on the knowledge that you have already developed in your studies
This course draws together key business areas in an integrated programme
Who is the course for?
It is for those who have a broad background in business studies. This includes students:
With Business foundation degrees and HNDs
Who have completed the first two years of a three-year business degree at another institution
Alongside building effective business skills you will develop your knowledge of organisations: their functions, structure and management. You will study the environment of international business encompassing different cultures and learn how stakeholders and partners engage in an international context.
Through structured modules you will learn to interpret business reports and evaluate performance, and build knowledge of key management tools and techniques within a global context.
What will you gain?
You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business administration ideas with confidence in a global marketplace.
Global Business Strategy
This module aims to introduce students to the main concepts, analytical tools and theoretical frameworks in the field of global business strategy. The module will introduce general strategic concepts and theories of internationalisation, and then draw together and integrate knowledge and skills that students have learned previously, applying these to the issues that are typically faced by organisations when they operate internationally. It intends to develop the student s awareness to and sensitivity of the differences between global, international and domestic business, and improve their analytical, critical and problem solving abilities.
Leadership and Management Development in an International Context
This module aims to provide grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership in organisations, enabling you to apply theory to practice in management and leadership development in an international context. Alongside this, it will provide opportunities to develop personal skills through workshops in leadership and team building.
This module aims to provide you with the theories of exchange rate and balance of payments, and the skills in managing international financial assets and exchange rate risks in a global environment. You will have the opportunity to study the operations of the world capital markets, grasp the principles essential to understanding of global financial issues and policies, and apply tools to effectively evaluate international risk in order to succeed in international financial environment.
This module provides students with a thorough understanding of the nature of the international market place and the complex and challenging forces that shape the current international business environment and highlights future trends. Students will learn how to critically assess the implications of such forces and trends for marketing strategy and decision making when organisations operate across borders. They will also develop international marketing decision-making skills and know-how that will assist them in pursuing a career in international marketing or business.
We recognise a wide range of international qualifications. We normally require evidence that you have completed an equivalent Year One and Two of an Undergraduate business course, for example an HND, or foundation Degree or equivalent.
English language requirements
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components) or equivalent. If you are unsure about whether you meet the minimum requirements, please contact the Malta campus admissions office.
Graduates are highly attractive to employers because of their
understanding of global business operations, their analytical and
problem-solving skills and their ability to think logically. You will be
particularly prepared for working for an international firm.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could
pursue after graduating with us:
Administrative Manager – An administrative manager applies specialised
technical or professional principles, practices and skills or the use of a wide
range of administrative methods in the solution of problems. This may include
planning, developing, evaluating, advising, and improving various management
control systems, programmes and policies, for the purpose of improving the
effectiveness and efficiency of programmes and operations.
Advertising Manager – As an advertising manager you will develop,
implement, and manage a company's advertising strategy, both from a business, sales
and technical perspective. Your job will be to initiate and manage discussion
and sales with sponsors and agencies. You will spend your time negotiating
agreements with outside sales representatives and managing the development of
sales materials, including media kits.
Retail Area Manager – As a retail area manager you will be responsible
for the management and overall profitability of a group of stores. You will
promote the generation of sales, forming an important link in the management
communication chain, by liaising with store managers as well as key departments
Branch Manager – As a branch manager you will be responsible for the
management of specialty or department stores. Your responsibilities will
include the profits of the store, stock, costs, security and administration of
the store, as well as the selection, interviewing and training of staff.