3 Reasons to Choose an International BA Course
Let’s face it, without a Bachelor Degree, your career opportunities would be next to none, and gaining that coveted BA in your chosen field of study is a critical step to landing that prime career position. Having a BA degree is one thing, but studying for a year in the UK and graduating in affiliation with a British university is quite another! Here are a few benefits that you can expect to enjoy when you enrol in a 3-year BA program from an international university.
- Credibility – Your credibility will determine the number of doors that open for you when searching for your first employment. With a BA from a prestigious UK university, you will be noticed, and this would almost guarantee you make the interview stage, and with language skills you pick up from your twelve-month stay in the United Kingdom that will give you that vital edge over other Asian applicants. The number of Asian students with a UK degree is very low, and if you study international courses (called เรียน อินเตอร์ in Thai), your degree will be impressive and will help you with the selection process when submitting CVs, plus a high level of English proficiency will open many doors for you.
- Developing Skill Sets – Working in a team under a UK professor’s guidance will see you working with other students in a real-life project, and this will develop many skills; working as a team member, collaboration, presenting your viewpoint, analysing problems and coming up with solutions. These are skills that are normally introduced when you start work, yet with an international program, you already have considerable experience working in a team on real-life projects that are directly related to your field. There’s only so much to be gained from theoretical classroom learning, and by immersing yourself in the goals of the course, you will gain the valuable hands-on experience.
- Language Proficiency – This is what lets down most Asian learners, as they lack the speaking and listening skills to make it in an English-speaking environment, yet you will be almost fluent after one year living and working in the UK. Homestay accommodation is highly recommended, as this immerses you in the right environment, not to mention the busy social calendar you will have, thanks to the many foreign friends in your study group. Of course, there are 4 areas to language proficiency; reading, writing, speaking and listening, and it is the speaking and listening that lets most ESL students down. This becomes obvious during interviews, and anyone who has had one year of living and studying in England will have no problems with communication.
The diverse selection of business courses allows you to target your chosen field and walk away with a BA degree from a well-known UK university. Once you enter the job search market, your credentials will certainly stand out, making you a candidate for every interview stage, and the ability to present yourself in English will stand you in good stead.