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BScInternational Business with Language

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Wherever in the world you hope your career takes you, there are enormous advantages in combining knowledge of modern business with the expressive power of a foreign language. This programme develops an understanding of business on a national and global scale, providing a firm foundation of skills and knowledge that will prepare you for a rewarding career in international business.

The four-year BSC International Business with Language programme combines modules from our successful BSc in Business Management with study of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese or Chinese. You don’t need to have prior knowledge in business studies, but you will need an A level in the relevant language if you choose French, German, Italian or Spanish as they are offered at Advanced level only. If you choose Japanese or Chinese then GCSE in a modern foreign language will suffice as they are offered at Beginners level only.

Programme structure

First year
Core modules
Managing Financial Resources (20 credits)
Introduction to Marketing and Communications (IMAC) (20 credits)
Economics for Business (A) (20 credits) or Economics for Business (B)* (20 credits)
Organisations, Management and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
*Depending on prior learning

Compulsory language modules
French
French Language Proficiency 1: Presenting, Debating, Journalistic Writing (for students not from our School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music) (20 credits)
Business French A & B (20 credits)
German
German Language Proficiency 1: Presenting, Debating, Essay Writing (non-LCAHM students) (20 credits)
German Translation in Practice 1 (Wirtschaftsdeutsch 1) (20 credits)
Italian
Italian Core I – Advanced: Icons of Italy (20 credits)
Italian Core II – Advanced: Icons of Italy (20 credits)
Japanese
Japanese Language Beginners I (20 credits)
Japanese Language Beginners II (20 credits)
Spanish
Spanish Language Project (20 credits)
Spanish Language 1B (BCom) (linked to 09 13786) (10 credits)
Spanish Language IA (BCom) (linked to 09 13787) (10 credits)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Mandarin Chinese Language beginners I (20 credits)
Mandarin Chinese Language beginners II (20 credits)

Second year
Core modules
Research Methods (20 credits)
Responsible Business (20 credits)

Optional modules
Choose 40 credits of optional modules from the following:

Accounting and Finance theme
Accounting, Management & Accountability (20 credits)
Managerial Finance (20 credits)
Communications theme
Public Relations and Reputation Management (20 credits)
Event Management and Destination Marketing (20 credits)
Marketing theme
Consumer Behaviour (20 credits)
Services and Retail Strategy (20 credits)
Business Economics theme
Business, the Economy and Government (20 credits)
Intermediate Business Economics and the Macroeconomy (20 credits)
Models of Business (20 credits
Organisations & Entrepreneurship theme
Managing in Business to Business Networks & Markets (20 credits)
Managing Operations and Projects (20 credits)
Human Resource Management (20 credits)
Organisational Behaviour (20 credits)
Strategy and International Business theme
Change Management (20 credits)
Contemporary Capitalism (20 credits)

Compulsory language modules
French
French Language Proficiency 2: Presenting, Debating, Researching (20 credits)
French Language Project A (10 credits)
French Language Project B (10 credits)
German
German Language Proficiency 2: Presenting, Debating, Translating (20 credits)
Wirtschaftdeutsch (20 credits)
Italian
Italian Core III – Advanced: Icons of Italy (20 credits)
Italian Core IV – Advanced: Icons of Italy (10 credits)
Plus a 10 credit module offered by the Department of Italian Studies
Japanese
Japanese Language Intermediate I (20 credits)
Japanese Language Intermediate II (20 credits)
Spanish
Spanish Language Project (20 credits)
Spanish Language II A/B (Commerce) (20 credits)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Mandarin Chinese Language Intermediate I (20 credits)
Mandarin Chinese Language Intermediate II (20 credits)

Third year
You will choose to either study or work abroad:

Year in Industry (120 credits)
Study Abroad Year (120 credits)

Final year
Core modules
You can choose to complete either Dissertation (40 credits) or Extended Essay (20 credits). You must also study at least 20 credits of language as directed by the language departments. Some language departments offer the opportunity to take a further 20 credits of language as part of the optional credits available.

Compulsory language modules
French
Core Language 3 A (LH) (20 credits)
Core Language 3 B (LH) (20 credits)
Optional – students studying French can choose to take the two linked modules below as part of their overall 120 credits: Dissertation Française (10 credits)
Interpreting (10 credits)
German
German: Core Language 4 A and B (20 credits)
Italian
Final Year Language A (10 credits)
Final Year Language B (10 credits)
Optional – students studying French can choose to take the two linked modules below as part of their overall 120 credits:
Essay in Italian and Summary from English into Italian A (10 credits)
Essay in Italian and Summary from English into Italian B (10 credits)
Japanese
Japanese Language Advanced I (20 credits)
Tandem Learning Japanese and English (20 credits)
Japanese Language Advanced II (20 credits)
Spanish
Spanish Language for Commerce IV A (10 credits)
Spanish Language for Commerce IV B (10 credits)
Optional – students can also choose a further 20 credits from the Department of Hispanic studies as part of their overall 120 credits:
Spanish for Commerce Language Project IV (20 credits)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Mandarin Chinese Language Advanced I (20 credits)
Mandarin Chinese Language Advanced II (20 credits)
Optional – students can also choose a further 20 credits from the Department of Chinese Studies as part of their overall 120 credits
Optional modules
You must choose further optional modules from a minimum of three themes. Equal numbers of credits must be taken in each semester.

Accounting and Finance theme
Accounting, Decision-Making & Governance (20 credits)
Entrepreneurial Finance (20 credits)
Communications theme
Strategic Global Communications (20 credits)
Marketing theme
Contemporary Issues in Marketing (20 credits)
Marketing Society and Sustainability (20 credits)
Business Economics theme
Economics of Labour Markets (20 credits)
Advanced Business Economics (20 credits)
Britain and the EU (20 credits)
Globalisation, Innovation and Competitiveness (20 credits)
Organisations & Entrepreneurship theme
Organisation Studies: Past, Present and Future (20 credits)
Small Business and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
Fundamentals of Leadership (20 credits)
Crisis Management (20 credits)
Strategy and International Business theme
International Human Resource Management (20 credits)
International Employment Relations (20 credits)
Business Strategies in Developing Countries (20 credits)

Career opportunities

The nature of our degrees is such that you’ll be prepared for and capable of adapting to a diverse range of jobs, such as advertising, banking, law, accounting, marketing, management consulting, telecommunications, personnel and distribution. Many employers visit the Business School to run seminars for our students. In fact, companies such as Procter & Gamble, BP, Deloitte and L’Oreal see these sessions as an opportunity to look for suitable candidates for their summer internship programmes and graduate training schemes.

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