From the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK

Complete degree programme offered in Sri Lanka in partnership with Universal College Lanka (UCL)


The International Business Degree programme is for students that are looking to gain an understanding of various business dimensions and their interactions in an international setting. As such, this programme has an array of subject areas designed to cover economical, technological and institutional dimensions that are necessary to succeed in the competitive world of international business. The students will learn to analyze and evaluate information and apply strategic decisions that are necessary for the benefit of the international firm.


The Degree is designed for four (4) years in total , inclusive of the option of a work placement year. However, students who wish to go through their theoretical learning faster may decide not to utilize this option. The work placement is usually 48 weeks long and offers 120 credits and will be noted in the transcript. Since the BSc (Hons) in International Business requires 360 Credits, students will do well to utilize the work placement year to gain industry exposure and equip themselves with skills that will make them highly employable following graduation.


Degree and Duration: There are two options available BA (Hons) in International Business with Work Placement (4 Years) BA (Hons) in International Business (3 Years)
Awarding Body: University of Central Lancashire, UK, in partnership with UCL.
Delivery: The Modules will be delivered by qualified and experienced academics during weekdays, with 4-6 contact hours per Module. Students will also be provided with opportunities to attend various lectures conducted by experts from the industry.
Number of Modules: Each year will have 120 Credits on offer, usually spread across 4-6 modules.
Year 1 (Level 4) in 2017
Financial and Management Accounting for Managers
Introduction to International Business
Introduction to Personal and Professional Practice
Business Relationships
Managing Business Information
Business Decision Modelling
Year 2 (Level 5)
Multi-National Enterprises and Cross-Cultural Management
Managing Personnel and Human Resources
Marketing Principles for Business
Planning Your Career
International Financial Management Techniques
Business Analysis & Operations Management
Year 3 (Level 6)
Contemporary Issues in Business
Business Strategy
Personal and Professional Development for Business
Electronic Marketing
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
International Finance Environment (optional1)
International Marketing (optional2)

Assessment : Each module will have it’s own assessment structure. The assessment guidelines may be collected from lecturers once the student is registered in a particular year. Assessments may vary from submitting an assignment or report to presentations and exams. Each module may have one or more forms of assessments to match the learning outcomes specified in the module descriptor. Each assessment will have a marking rubric that defines how marks are offered.

Grading : Individual Modules: / Distinction / Merit/ Pass/ Satisfied/ Fail (Grades will be moderated by a Board of Examiners at UCLan, UK before the final grades are published) Milestones and Certification : On Completion of Year 1 with 120 Credits - Certificate of Higher Education in International Business On Completion of Year 2 with 240 Credits - Diploma in Higher Education in International Business On Completion of Year 3 with 320 Credits - Bachelor’s Degree in International Business On Completion of Year 3 with 360 Credits - BA (Hons) in International Business


September and January of every year starting September 2017. Students successfully completing each year of study will progress to the next level in the respective semester commencing either in September or January in the following year.


Direct entry to the first year in the Degree Programme (after A/L):

  • • Candidates qualifying under this criterion include:
  • • Students having a minimum of 2 Passes at the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with at least 65% for English Language.
  • • Students with a minimum of 2 Passes at the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with a Credit Pass for English in local O/L
  • • Students with a minimum of 2 Passes at the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.
  • • Students with a minimum of 2 D Passes at the London (GCE) Advanced Level.

Entry through UCL International Foundation Year (UIFY

  • • Candidates with insufficient results at the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level can study the UIFY to obtain the necessary entry requirements to the Degree programme. Candidates eligible for the UIFY include:
  • • Students with 5 Passes with Credit Passes in English & Mathematics at the Sri Lankan GCE Ordinary Level Exam.
  • • Students with 5 Passes including a Credit Pass in Mathematics at the London GCE Ordinary Level Exam.

Those that pass all 8 subjects with an overall score of 50% may seek entry to the first year of UCLan BA(Hons) International Business.


Students studying BA (Hons) in International Business gain niche with carefully chosen curricular that instil technicality with strong financial and marketing abilities, soft skills in making strategic business decisions and making and maintaining business relationships in an international setting. Our students are ready for engagement in areas such as, but not limited to, Strategy Making, Accountancy, Financial Analysis, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Process Analysis, Logistics, and Cross Cultural Management. In this programme, students are not restricted with just class room study, instead, has the opportunity to practice their learnings during the work placement/sandwich year. Students may find a position suitable for their work placement or seek the assistance of the dedicated career assistance team at UCL in identifying potential employers. The work placement will provide students with the advantage of having work experience and industry networking prior to graduation.