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International Business (London)

International Business Cert HE

Explore a dynamic introduction to business in a global context, which provides you with an understanding of the skills needed to operate in an international business environment.



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Course overview

Interact with our community of fellow students, academic staff and industry professionals to boost your learning and career opportunities.

This course is ideal if you want to experience the benefits of university-level education before committing to study a full international business degree. We support you all the way – maybe you've been out of education for a while, didn't get the grades first time round or want to retrain in a new field.


Course details

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Global Economy and Finance

You study basic economic theories of the markets and competition as well as elements of the wider business environment including government policy and the macroeconomy. And you apply these theories to analyse the markets using segmentation, targeting and positioning frameworks.

Personal and Professional Development

Here you understand the importance that organisations and society place on individual values and behaviours by helping you reflect on your skills and attributes.

Understanding Organisations

You study some of the general principles of business management, particularly around structure, culture, leadership, organisational behaviour, the business environment and the operational impact of these areas. You explore the concept of strategic management with a focus on organisational resource and competency. And you look at the impact of organisational behaviour on overall business effectiveness - you consider the role of each individual in an organisation, and explore their motivation, perception and personal impact.

Venture Creation

This is an interactive learning experience where you develop an enterprising mindset, as well as identifying the skills and attributes that you already have. You are encouraged to start thinking about your personal career aspirations, addressing potential gaps in your knowledge, skills and experience. You learn to think in an enterprising way, identifying new approaches to adapt and enhance your individual style. You work independently and as part of a group by taking part in personal challenges and group projects. Understand the importance of networking – you hear from external practitioners with the chance for a Q&A.


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

You learn in group sessions that focus on practical skills supported by the academic concepts and theories. Which means you can discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in smaller groups.

Your learning experiences are strengthened by sessions delivered by industry practitioners who share their valuable industry insights with you.

Subject (or modules) are delivered in six-week blocks. You study one at a time, supported by online learning materials.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through assignments, group work, presentations and live practical projects.

Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
Find out more about our disability services

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Call us on 020 3960 9333 about our entry requirements

International applicants

This course is not available for international applicants as we are not accepting applications from applicants requiring a student visa.

What you need

To access the on-campus facilities you need a HTML5-capable web browser on a computer such as a Windows, Mac, Chromebook, or Linux computer. HTML5-capable web browsers that can be used include the following:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

For some sessions you can also access sessions on the following browsers and devices:

  • Chrome or Safari on an iPad (iOS 11 or later)
  • Android (Android 8 or later)
  • Microsoft Surface Pro (Windows 10) tablet

Don't have your own device yet?

Don't worry - we have a bank of devices available for you to loan whenever you are on campus.

Our Digital Access Fund could also help with a £400 John Smith's Student Store voucher to buy a laptop or digital device, and access to Adobe Creative Cloud - a suite of 20+ world-class, industry-standard creative apps including Photoshop and InDesign. Subject to eligibility criteria. Terms and conditions apply.
TU London Digital Access Fund Scheme Terms and Conditions 2023-24



Career opportunities

You can progress to a range of businesses and sectors – you can work as a general business manager, digital business executive, international business rep, social entrepreneur, retail manager, new business adviser.

Our networks
We help you develop a mix of ability, knowledge and experience to secure your perfect role.

  • Our staff use their extensive business connections to help you meet with potential employers at fairs, guest lectures, live projects and site visits.
  • We offer workshops and events in all years to make sure you have the degree-level subject knowledge and practical skills you need to boost your employability.
  • We support you to find industry placements which have been shown to significantly impact on your career prospects after graduation.
  • We help you develop the extra practical employability characteristics you need to make you more interesting to current employers.
  • You can work on collaborative projects with our international partners to gain the skills and confidence you need to succeed in the working world on a global scale.
  • You work with small business and large corporate organisations, developing practical business skills by formulating solutions to real-world challenges.

Our careers service
You get support from our careers service as a student and after you graduate. And you hear about graduate positions from regional and national employers.



Entry to 2024/25 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£9,250 a year

More details about our fees

What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 1 year
  • UCAS code: NY2B CertHE/IB
  • Start date: September, November and January
  • Study dates
  • Typical offer: Call us on 020 3960 9333 about our entry requirements

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2024 entry

UK applicants

Complete this enquiry form only if you have already obtained your qualifications and achieved grades. If you do not have these at this time, we will be unable to progress your enquiry - please re-visit and complete the form after you have received your results.

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2025 entry

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  • Not available part-time

Why Teesside University London

Expert staff and industry partners

Study a current subject taught by expert staff and industry partners with the latest thinking.

Study in a new way

Usually two days a week for six weeks at a time - so that you can fit life in between.


Study at a vibrant, creative, local campus with academics, professionals, entrepreneurs and other students around.


Study at Europe's first Adobe Creative Campus and develop your creative and digital skills.

Get in touch

UK students


Telephone: 020 3960 9333

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