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University of Westminster Global Trade and Business BA Honours
University of Westminster

Global Trade and Business BA Honours

London, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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GBP 15,400 / per year *


* international - UK/EU: £9,250/year


Are there any winners in an international trade war? Are large trade deficits a problem? What are the challenges for businesses that wish to start exporting their products? You’ll tackle these questions and more on our exciting ‘top-up’ degree in Global Trade and Business.

More and more businesses are part of global value chains, which connect the production and supply of products across countries. Therefore, international trade is a top economic priority for governments, organisations and businesses alike. Exploring the opportunities and challenges this presents, our ’top-up’ degree gets you ‘work ready’, by debating these real world issues.

This one-year course, equivalent to the final year of a traditional Bachelor’s degree, is designed for students who have previously studied business and management to ‘Level 5’. You may, for example, have been awarded a Foundation Degree or HND Diploma, or benefit from a combination of academic and professional qualifications and experience.

You’ll not only deepen your understanding of the operations, strategy and decision-making processes of global trade and business, but also develop an appreciation of wider social and political issues surrounding business decisions by witnessing those involved first-hand and ‘in situ’ as part of your professional experience.

Subject to the availability of funding, you may be able to take part in international study trips. For example, the class of 2022/23 participated in work experience visits to Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Volkswagen in Germany. These experiences provide a unique opportunity to relate what you have learned in the workplace, experiencing the different aspects of organisational practice, diverse cultures and everyday practicalities that exist.

Based in the heart of London’s political, media and financial services, at Westminster Business School, we bring professional practice into the classroom through industry speakers, real-life case studies, problem- and work-based learning. We welcome students from all walks of life from all over the world, representing 169 different nationalities, which will enhance your understanding of cultural diversity and international business awareness.

Top reasons to study with us

  • Study at one of London’s leading centres for business education based in the heart of London and its political, media and financial services scene
  • Outstanding facilities, free premium subscription to the Financial Times and access to data and software widely used in industry such as Bloomberg and the World Integrated Trade Solution (World Bank)
  • Guest lectures from industry practitioners have previously included speakers from IBM, Tableau, Coca Cola and LinkedIn
  • Past Business School graduates have secured jobs with prestigious organisations, including the Bank of England, BT, Coca Cola, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs
  • In the REF 2021, 75% of our business school impact case studies in the Business and Management Unit of Assessment scored 4* whilst 25% scored 3*. Read how our research is shaping the world

Why study this course?

  • Combine theory and practice
    Link theory to global practice through real-life case studies, guest lectures, field trips and insight from one of the world’s largest financial databases.
  • Learn industry-standard software
    Enhance your digital literacy and computer skills by using industry-standard software, including Excel, Tableau and FAME.
  • Build connections
    Build connections with peers and future business leaders.

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