UCAS code: N1T2
Duration: 4 years
School: Business School
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
International Business encompasses the study of public, private and not-for-profit organisations, both small and large, their management practices and processes, and the changing external, and increasingly global, environment in which they operate. International Business is a specialist programme designed to address internationalisation and globalisation of organisations, to reflect the dynamic climate of contemporary business and management.
International Business with Japanese is a specialist programme within the MA Business programme portfolio and is designed to address the growing internationalisation and globalisation of business. To reflect that, you are required, through the Year 3 exchange programme, to study abroad and experience at first hand different cultures and approaches and develop your understanding of the international environment. For students with good language skills, this will include foreign language study in Japan.
This programme holds triple accreditation from international ranking bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
Applicants for International Business with Japanese should note that it does not normally involve any formal study of Japanese in Years 3 and 4, although most students do spend Year 3 in Japan studying business courses, delivered in English.
You will study Global Challenges for Business and The Business of Edinburgh which introduce key concepts of management and business including strategy, finance, marketing and the management of people. You will also study a course in Japanese as well as course options in other subject areas.
You will study Business Research Methods I: Introduction to Data Analysis; International Business and Career Development Planning. You can also choose from the following courses: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Marketing; Applications of Finance; HR Management; Business Economics; Principles of Finance; Organisational Behaviour 2; Business Simulation; Business Analytics and Information Systems. You will also study a course in Japanese.
You must spend Year 3 abroad at a partner university in Japan, completing and passing a full year's diet of examinable subjects in business (equivalent to 120 credits), the majority of which may be undertaken and examined in English or Japanese (the latter subject to language proficiency). All students must complete and pass an equivalent course to the Year 3 compulsory course Strategic Management.
You will choose a minimum of three courses in international business or strategy, or an international business oriented dissertation and one international business designated course. You will also study further specialist courses in business.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Teaching takes place in the Central Area of the University. Honours students have access to the Business School's Undergraduate Resource Centre at 16 Buccleuch Place.
You will spend Year 3 abroad at a partner university in Japan.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical exercises and computer-based learning.
You will be assessed on presentations, reports, essays, exams and individual and group projects.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
A key aim of our programmes is to combine academic knowledge with transferable skills in order to enhance employability.
Business graduates are highly valued by employers across the world. You will have a choice of careers open to you, including accountancy and taxation, management, consulting, finance, marketing and human resources.
The typical offer is likely to be:
Please note that the Japanese programmes involve beginners language study and are not suitable for native or near-native speakers.
Please note that for degrees that have a subject requirement of a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
As this degree is very popular, we strongly recommend that international students apply by 15 January 2018.
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There is a compulsory study abroad period in Year 3 and costs will vary depending on your destination. In Year 4 you will undertake a dissertation and, depending on the field of study you choose, there may be costs associated with undertaking surveys and conducting interviews.
For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.