BSc International Business and Economics (IBE)

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:

The combination of international business and applied economics on this degree provides a solid foundation for a career in international commerce,or as a business or applied economist.

Important information

Requirements: Why choose this course? Combination of rigorous economics with real-world relevance and focus on international business Integral 12 month work placement which will enhance your graduate career prospects Wide choice of applied economics and international business modules in the final year Optional language modules in Arabic, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish Economics at Aston ranked top 20 in the UK: 2015 Guardian University Guide.


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Business Economics
International Business

Course programme

4 year with integrated placement year / 3 year course without integrated placement year option only available for non-EU students


Typical offers:
A Levels: AAB - ABB 
IB: 35/34 points. Minimum scores of 6, 6, 5 at Higher level. Minimum scores of 5 in English and Maths at Standard level.
BTEC, Access & other: BTEC National Diploma DDD. Access to HE students are eligible to apply for this course.

Further requirements: 
GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade B
GCSE English – grade C
Please note that General Studies does not contribute towards the UCAS points requirement but is welcomed as an additional qualification.

Tuition fees:
£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students
£13,800 for international students

With the increasing globalisation of business and the revolution in communications, no company can afford to ignore the international dimension.

The international business component of the programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills required for assessing and developing international strategies and operations of businesses.  The economics component aims to develop skills required to make an assessment of the economic environment of companies and their strategies within the context of national and international environments.  The combination of international business and applied economics on this programme, provides a good introduction to the world of business and a solid foundation for a career in international commerce, or as an applied/business economist.