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BScManagement Sciences and French

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

French is a key international language, native to France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the French Caribbean, and an official language in much of Africa and Asia.

In this combined degree your study of management is combined with learning Europe’s most widely spoken native language. France boasts Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth-largest economy and has strong trade links with the UK. Over 1000 British companies do business in France, with UK exports to France worth over €30billion a year, and over 2,500 French companies have invested in the UK, totalling almost €100billion (Foreign Office 2011). Professionals in international corporations enjoy an advantage if they know French.

In Management Sciences you study managerial decision-making processes, investigate commonly used management science techniques and assess the means by which people and systems can be managed to improve organisational performance. On the French side of your degree you will study the language and be able to select from a range of modules on the culture, literature and history of the French-speaking world. Language learning will be a core component throughout your course.

In addition to enhancing your employment opportunities by studying French as part of your degree this programme builds broader skills which are vital for post-university life and valued by employers. The university helps you to strengthen your ability to think critically and consistently and to communicate clearly, to analyse and understand varying points of view, to organise ideas and to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team.

Studying a language is also an opportunity to open your mind to different peoples and cultures. The year abroad represents a key opportunity in this respect. As a student of management sciences you may even wish to make the most or your third year by getting valuable work experience in a French, Austrian or Swiss company.

Programme structure

In all years of study you will benefit from wide range of resources (including extensive electronic and televisual facilities).

Year one modules provide an introduction to the study of cultural forms, political and historical issues, and linguistic issues.

In years two and four you will have the opportunity to concentrate on your own particular interests, selecting from a range of more specialised modules on Spanish- and Portuguese- speaking societies.

A special module in year two will prepare you for your year abroad in year three, and for the academic work you will complete during this year.

Your year abroad is an opportunity to improve your linguistic and cultural proficiency in your chosen language, and to demonstrate your ability to work independently over a sustained period.

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into the course modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We offer a number of optional employability modules.

A year abroad gives you the chance to achieve something away from education-centred activity, such as gaining relevant work experience to help form your future plans. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States