BA English and International Business

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The interdisciplinary BA English and International Business programme combines the subjects of English language and international business with the aim of producing graduates who have an excellent command of English and a critical awareness of the use of language in a business context.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, will earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Why should I study English and International Business?

While options for the English side of the programme are fairly open, the most popular choices for our ENB cohorts tend to be modules which give them very useful insights into the language of specialist domains such as the business and finance world. As an ENB student you are in a strong position:

  • You are an English major who has studied specialist Business/Finance modules for a substantial part of your degree.
  • You can choose options in marketing, management and economics to develop and extend your knowledge of business-related management methods.
  • Meanwhile, your strengths in English language and linguistics provide deeper insights into the use of language across different domains

    Qualification XJTLU University of Liverpool BA English and International Business More about qualifications

    Knowledge and skills

    By the time you graduate from the BA English and International Business programme, you will:

    • be able to communicate professionally in English, using the language confidently in the context of international business and finance
    • understand the functional aspects of international business such as international markets and ethical problems facing international organisations
    • understand and be able to evaluate the application of international business theory within private, public, large and small business sectors.



    You will acquire intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills, in addition to strong language skills, which are highly valued by employers. BA English and International Business graduates typically pursue administrative and managerial positions in industry, business, the financial sector, local government and the civil service.

    You may also be able to pursue a career as a professional translator or interpreter. Additionally, the programme provides a foundation for further graduate level study in the subjects of English language and international business.


    Entry requirements

    Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

    The four-year BA English and International Business equipped me with a set of transferrable skills, including high proficiency in English, bi-lingual communication capabilities, critical thinking and international vision. The integrated and progressive curriculum design of this programme gave me a comprehensive insight into the fields of communication, linguistics, and business. The research-oriented teaching methods, abundant learning resources, and sufficient support from my lovely professors inspired me and helped me choose my future path. I was encouraged to express my ideas through independent and creative thinking. I’m always grateful to my programme and to XJTLU.

    Xiaowen (Wendy) Zhou Alumna, BA English and International Business, China

    How to apply

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