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International Business with Italian (BSc) (Full-Time, 2021 Entry)

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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

4 years full-time

Start Date
27 September 2021

Department of Study
Warwick Business School

Location of Study
University of Warwick

International Business with Italian (BSc) is ideal if you have a passion for languages and want to combine specialist Italian skills and cultural training with learning about business in an international context.

Course overview

Today’s fast-paced business world requires the ability to think and act globally. Our highly ranked course will enable you to combine your passion for languages with a business degree. You’ll study a range of business-related topics including marketing, strategy, law and finance, in addition to developing your language skills. Your studies will be further advanced by a year abroad where you will enhance your language skills and embrace a new culture.

You will spend 25% of your time studying Italian, with a study placement in your third year at an institution where modules will be taught. Alternatively, you could opt to work overseas for a year, using your language skills in the business world. You will also attend a seminar in Term Two at an appropriate location near to where you are studying or working.

Course structure

Throughout the course you will study Italian (25%), while developing a deep understanding of the core principles of international business and management. Your studies will be further advanced by a year abroad where you will enhance your language skills by choosing to work, study or undertake a combination of both.

How will I learn?

You will learn in a variety of ways – primarily through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and online learning.

Contact hours

This varies by year but you will have approximately 12-15 hours per week of class time, plus student support and feedback hours.

Class size

Class sizes vary by module: there can be up to 500 students in lectures (mainly Year One) and then around 25 in seminars. Some electives are much smaller.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work. The final degree classification is determined by your second, third and final year marks and each contributes 40%, 10% and 50% respectively.

Study abroad

You will be guaranteed a place with one of our partner universities in Europe, Canada or Latin America. The flexibility of our year abroad allows you to choose whether you would like to study, undertake a work placement or a combination of the two. We do not organise work placements, however our dedicated WBS CareersPlus team will provide support in making your applications.

During your year abroad you’ll immerse yourself in local culture and, if you choose to work, learn more about doing business in another country. You’ll also attend a compulsory three-day seminar enabling you to catch up with your classmates, reflect on your year-abroad, and prepare for the two assignments that make up 10% of your overall degree.

Whether you choose work or study, you will return to Warwick confident, ready to put your new and developed knowledge, cultural awareness and skills into practice for your final year.

General entry requirements

A level:

  • AAA to include an A level in a foreign language (which may or may not be Italian). Grade B/grade 6 in GCSE Italian or 5 in IB Standard Level Italian are also considered
  • GCSE grade A/grade 7 in Mathematics, and grade A/grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject


  • 38 to include Higher Level 5 in a modern foreign language (which may or may not be Italian)


  • We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside one or two A levels.
  • You must meet the A level language and GCSE requirements stated in the A level requirements above.

Additional requirements:

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

International Students

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Find out more about international entry requirements.

Contextual data and differential offers

Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP)

All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

Taking a gap year

Applications for deferred entry welcomed.


We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Year One

  • CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates
  • Accounting for Business
  • Foundations of Financial Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Management of Global Risks
  • Management, Organisations and Society
  • Language (double module in relevant language)

Find out more about our modules.

Year Two

  • CORE: Global Environment of Business
  • CORE: Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Economics for Business
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Language (double module in relevant language)

Find out more about our modules.

Year Three

  • Year abroad

Final Year

  • CORE: Critical Issues in Management
  • International Perspectives in Business and Management
  • Language (double module in relevant language)

Find out more about our modules.

Examples of optional modules/options for current students

  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Fundamentals of Law
  • Global Issues in Marketing
  • Auditing, Governance and Accountability
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Law for Entrepreneurs
  • Project Management
  • Banks and Financial Systems
  • Images of Creativity

Tuition fees

Find out more about fees and funding.

Additional course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement or study abroad will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.

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Your career

Graduates from Warwick Business School have gone on to work for employers including:

  • Accenture
  • APT
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Investec
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • National Audit Office
  • RBS

They have pursued careers such as:

  • Business and related associate professionals
  • Chartered and certified accountants
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Financial accounts managers
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
  • Marketing associate professionals and taxation experts

Helping you find the right career

We have our own dedicated careers team at Warwick Business School called WBS CareersPlus.

Personalised support

The WBS CareersPlus team will support you and help you to understand yourself and your strengths. They can help you to identify possible career paths, and to set and achieve your career ambitions. This helps to boost your employability and helps you prepare for your career.

You can take advantage of personalised careers coaching and advice. Our one to one careers appointments can help you if you have a question about writing applications, wish to explore your career options, or need to prepare for interviews and assessment centres.

Group workshops

You can also attend group workshops and employer events throughout the year. Our workshops cover all aspects of the job application process, from creating your CV to preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Tailored sessions, such as ‘What job is right for you?’ can help you to plan your future career and actions. Past examples include:

  • Writing an effective CV
  • How to network with employers skills workshop
  • Internships and Placements opportunities employer event
  • Careers Fairs and informal networking opportunities with employers
  • Sector events with industry speakers, for students who want to pursue a career in a specific sector such as Marketing, Finance and Banking

Employer events and placements

We organise and facilitate employer events on summer internships, year-in-industry placements and graduate opportunities. We also host employer-led skills workshops and run informal networking sessions. Past bespoke employer events include attendees from:

  • EY
  • L’Oréal
  • Aldi
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Accenture
  • Aston Martin

This gives you great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.

Our students have worked at many companies on placement, including the following:

  • EY
  • ESSO
  • PwC
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • MGH Technology solutions
  • RSM
Sabine, current student

"The international exposure was great"

"It was clear that within the first year of BSc International Business you learn enough to ensure that everyone is at the same level, and then in the second year you get to start choosing your elective modules and really adapting the course to suit you.

During the third year of my course I spent a year in Spain completing a marketing internship and the international exposure was great, it also allowed me to practice the language that I had been studying in year one and two.

Studying business allows you to develop a way of thinking that is very important in not just your career but everyday life."


BSc International Business

About the information on this page

This information is applicable for 2021 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.