International Business with Language, BA Hons

  • Want to negotiatiate business deals? Keen to work in global markets? Want to master another language?
  • Gain an international outlook while studying abroad and understand how cultural differences affect business.
  • Our degree allows you to study a language starting from a basic level.

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme



This degree offers you the opportunity to learn and develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world, and to do so in a dynamic, multicultural professional environment. 

Designed in consultation with industry experts, the programme combines extensive practical coverage of international business issues with the opportunity to study language courses in either French, Italian or Spanish, starting from beginner to intermediate. Your entry level will be determined by an initial assessment. 

On successful completion of this degree, you will be equipped with the tools to understand organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate. You should also have fluency in your chosen language, enabling you to work in a global environment. 


You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year, providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates. Previous students have secured placements at Bloomberg, Nissan, Warner Music and Sandals Resort International.

Experience abroad

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

We will encourage you to join societies such as Trading and Investment and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities. 

The Economics and Business Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers. 


The aims of this programme are:

  • To provide students with the tools to understand organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate
  • To equip students with knowledge in a foreign language
  • To prepare for and develop a career in international business and management.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

What people say

"The programme was unique - It was the only university where I could study international business with a language starting from a very basic level. I then improved with tailored language classes available at the university"

Jose Ramon Bua
BA Hons International Business with French

Extra information


Students are assessed through a rich and balanced portfolio of techniques, including:

  • Assignments
  • Examinations
  • Group activities
  • Thematic diaries
  • Portfolio
  • Presentations.

Professional recognition

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).


Business skills and fluency in your chosen language will enable you to explore international careers in both the public and private sectors. Previous graduates from this programme have found employment in general management with international firms, functional management such as finance, marketing, operations or personnel management, and international management consultancy.

Undergraduate placements

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Find out more about our careers and employability support.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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