International Business

University of Leeds

12 months
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The International Business course at University of Leeds starts with an intensive two-week induction to introduce you to the methods of teaching, course content, academic best-practices and showcasing the relationship between the course and your career aspirations.


You will build your knowledge and perspectives of international business and improve your confidence in using analytical skills including qualitative and quantitative methods. You will also develop depth of understanding across issues related to global economic coordination and governance as well as reflect upon some of the central debates in international business, such as those around intellectual property, labour issues and sustainability.

You will explore topics such as strategic management and entering foreign markets. At the same time, you will build research skills and learn about the different methodologies used to research international business.

Throughout the year you will undertake compulsory modules which develop your professional skills for the workplace and prepare you for the challenges of managing organisations and individuals across different cultural contexts. You will also select optional modules on topics that suit your interests or career plans, for example, Managing and Exploiting Intellectual Capital and European Business.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for international business graduates are vast. Multinational organisations particularly favour employees who have the ability to work confidently across, and within, a range of different markets.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to diverse careers in top firms worldwide, including as business analysts, country managers, product managers, trading executives, buyers, business development managers and roles in financial services. Others have sought to internationalise their own family business.

The International Business course at University of Leeds also offers an excellent grounding for academic studies at PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Globalization of Innovation
  • International Strategic Management
  • Debates and Controversies in International Business
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • International Business Theory
  • Quantitative Methods for International Business
  • Professional Skills for International Business
  • Dissertation for International Business
  • International Trade Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Stage 1: 23 December
  • Stage 2: 29 February 
  • Stage 3: 24 April 




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject. You should also have an interest in the subject, although you don’t need any prior experience or qualifications in this area.

Documents and information you need

  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
  • Two academic references
  • A personal statement
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Your approved English Language test* (if applicable)
  • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

Tuition Fee


  • We award a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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