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Welcome To International Business (Inc. Foundation Framework)

Before you arrive in September:

Supporting Your Success

Visit the University Supporting You webpages to find out more about all our teams. The core teams you should find out about include:

Make a note of those teams that you think will be particularly helpful. Discussing these with your Personal Tutor during your 1:1 meeting with them will help you make a good start to your academic year.

Check your Welcome and Induction Week Timetable.

BA International Business

BA International Business (Foundation Framework)

Read the Welcome Guide

Welcome Guide 2020-2021

International Business


Getting to Know You (Session 1)

Date: Wednesday 26th August 2020

Time: 3-4pm


What the live session will cover:

In this session, you will get to know your Programme Team. You will also be introduced to some details of the Modules you will be studying. We are looking forward to getting to know you, your career aspirations and what made you choose International Business.

Introduction to Learning and Teaching on your Programme (Session 2)

Date: Wednesday 9th September 2020

Time: 3-4pm


What the live session will cover:

In this interactive session, you will experience some of our teaching and learning techniques. Through taking part in the session, you will get a taster of the learning activities we will be using throughout the Programme, and you will get to explore how to actively engage with your learning.

Supporting Your Success (Session 3)

Date: Wednesday 16th September 2020

Time: 3-4pm


What the live session will cover:

In this session, you will be introduced to the wider team that support you on your learning journey. You will get to know more about your Personal Tutors, Library services and other teams.

Welcome Video

Links & Documents

Resources & Activities

Your Programme Leader

Dr Maged Zakher

Dr Maged Zakher

International Business Programme Leader

Deputy Programme Leader

Abdullah Al-Mamun

Abdullah Al-Mamun

International Business Deputy Programme Leader

“The BA International Business Course has not only challenged me about the way I think but has also encouraged me to self-reflect regularly.  The cohort had a wide variety of nationalities which enabled me to learn about my fellow coursemates backgrounds. Furthermore, the international trips have not only made me more culturally aware but have helped me to understand how businesses work both in Europe and Asia. Several guest visits have been organised which have allowed me to gain an insight into various industries and grow my network. The University of Northampton has helped me realise that self-development is just as important as academic knowledge and was integrated in the modules. As an international student, it was quite daunting coming to a new country, however, the University of Northampton made the transition a lot easier. Three years on, I am now a more confident individual and leader equipped with both the necessary knowledge and skills for my masters.”


Graduate, International Business

Preparing For Your First Year Of Study

Top five study tips from the Learning Development team!
How can I study successfully at the University of Northampton? Your top five tips from the Learning Development Team:
1. Be Prepared

Becoming a university student requires you to step up your independent learning skills. You need to be able to plan, research and write assignments on your own, which may be something you have not done before. Read through Palgrave's tips for Personal Effectiveness and Independent Study to learn more about the skills you will start to develop as a new undergraduate. 

2. Invest in a planner

Independent learning means that you are in control of your timetable and how you spend your time, so use your time wisely. You will be given times and locations of seminars, workshops and other sessions you have to attend as part of your course at the start. You will also need to allocate time for reading, researching and completing assignments, as well as for all your social activities: get a head start by watching our video What is time management?

3. Fine tune your voice

You might worry that you will not be able to write at the level expected of a university student. At the University of Northampton we take this into consideration and provide lots of support to help you. Go to our online support for academic writing for further guidance. 

4. Get into an argument

Writing critically and developing an argument for your essays and reports is a skill that you will develop throughout your first year of university. Review the guide on how to write more critically to help you understand the process to enhance your critical thinking

5. Know who can help you

Going to university is exciting but it can also be a challenge. We know that students may need a helping hand at any time during their studies, which is why we are here to help. You can book an appointment with a Learning Development tutor for help and guidance with study skills or academic writing, as well as support with maths and statistics. Find out more about the services on offer at the Learning Development page on Skills Hub. You can also find out more about other sources of 1-2-1 help - including our academic librarians - by going to our Study Support page.