International Business - BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

For students whose present qualifications do not permit direct entry to the first year of BA (Hons) studies, we offer an integrated business foundation year, leading to entry to the BA (Hons) International Business.

The BA (Hons) International Business with Integrated Foundation provides the broad base of business, management and intercultural skills you will need as a future international business professional.

You have the option to complete a major in your main area of business interest, selecting from a range of relevant elective modules.

Study abroad, language study and work experience form an integral part of the programme.

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Why should I choose this programme?

This programme will give you an international and cross-cultural view of the business world, and enable you to develop the skills and approach to lead people in a complex and changing environment.

Key skills, aims and objectives

The Integrated Foundation aims to prepare you for entry into higher education, ensuring you possess the necessary knowledge, values, skills and competencies to undertake study at BA (Hons) level.

The programme is carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most useful to your future studies.

We place great emphasis on encouraging you to reflect on your learning and to be increasingly self-motivated and self-critical.

Assignments and examinations become progressively more challenging and demanding throughout the course.

By the end of the BA (Hons) International Business with Integrated Foundation you will have gained:

  • An international perspective on business and management
  • The business, linguistic and intercultural skills essential for leading and managing people in different parts of the world
  • An in-depth understanding of the culture, politics and economics of
    different societies
  • The ability to think critically and creatively, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • A sense of responsibility towards others and society at large
  • A spirit of innovation and enterprise

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of your foundation year, you will progress to the BA (Hons) International Business.

The diverse nature of the BAIB programme will prepare you for a career as a leader, manager, strategist or entrepreneur in many different sectors and in small, large, multinational or family-run businesses across the world.

All areas of the international business sector will be open to you, including management, finance, banking, IT, corporate governance, consultancy, strategy, retail, human resources, advertising and marketing.



A four-year programme, divided into one year of Foundation studies and 3.5 years of BA (Hons) studies. There is also a fast-track option, which reduces the length of Foundation studies to one term.

Majors / pathways

At BA (Hons) level, you can freely select from the wide range of elective modules available at all levels. You also have the option to specialise by declaring a major in your chosen area of expertise.

The majors available are:

  • Digital Business
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management (general)
  • Marketing

For a major you will complete a number of relevant elective modules and your Business Dissertation in your chosen area of study.

Please note: each major is offered subject to student demand and staff availability.

Additional information

Fast-track route for Foundation
We offer a fast-track route within the Integrated Foundation, which allows you to complete the foundation-level studies in just one term.

If you achieve a minimum 60% average across the marks for all your first-term modules, you may progress onto the BA (Hons) International Events Management without taking the second term of the foundation-level studies.

You must also demonstrate an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) proficiency level of 6 (tested internally) in order to progress to the BA (Hons) International Events Management.

Please see the BA (Hons) International Business page for additional information.


Foundation level

Term 1

Business Study Skills
Foundations of Economics
Foundations of International Relations
Foundations of Language and Culture
Mathematical and Quantitative Techniques in Business

Term 2

Foundations of Finance and Accounting
Foundations of Marketing
Foundations of Operations Management
Identity and Culture
People, Environment and Business

See module descriptions

Please note: some students may be required to complete a module in English language study.

Please see the BA (Hons) International Business page for information on the modules at BA (Hons) level.

Future start dates

12 September 2016

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February 2017

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Fees 2016/17

Course fee: £15,950
Registration fee: £250 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000 (non-refundable)

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Academic requirements

We require a minimum of five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English and Maths. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us for advice.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information:

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014


For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 5.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration. Please check their website for current information:

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us:

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If applying via UCAS please remember to indicate your language choice on the UCAS form.

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course, and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Study methods

You will be taught by highly experienced staff with backgrounds in all areas of business and management, including finance, economics, accounting, information systems, crosscultural management and marketing.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and IT lab sessions. In the main you will be taught in small class groups of up to 25 students, and no more than 12 for language subjects, ensuring that your tutors can offer
you individual attention and support in your learning.

We emphasise the practical application of academic learning. You will explore real-world case studies, visit different organisations and hear from regular guest lecturers, offering new perspectives from industry and academia.

As you progress through the levels of the programme, the emphasis shifts from learning to analysis and critical appraisal of the subject matter, reflecting your academic and personal development.

Assessment structure

Assessment methods include tests, quizzes, exams, case studies, essays, projects and presentations, all of which will enable you to amass credits and marks that contribute to your final degree classification.

Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Last updated: 15 June 2016


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Key information

International Business
BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
European Business School London
Full time
4.5 years
£15,950 *
Yes *
Next start date
12 September 2016 *
Study abroad
Regent's University London

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This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). In the final year of this programme, students are provided with access to CMI resources, and can apply for membership to the CMI on degree completion.