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Course description Our four-year BSc International Business & Modern languages course, with an integrated placement year, offers a unique structure which sets it apart as a market leader for students who want to study business and languages together. You’ll learn how to manage international relationships and develop leadership skills for cross-cultural working. The course is a blend of target language and English-led modules focusing on business in a global world. As you learn about business and economics in the target language(s) of your choice, you’ll not only be able to acquire the language skills needed to communicate effectively in the target language speaking countries, but you’ll also develop the intercultural awareness needed to work and communicate effectively in the global market. The business modules that are taught in English will enable you to gain a wide perspective on international business and management, including social responsibility and ethical practice in professional contexts. Our modules are constantly updated to ensure they remain relevant in our fast-changing world. You’ll develop essential social and cognitive skills to enhance your employability, such as adaptability, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, and creativity. When you graduate you’ll be ready for the challenge of a business career, either in the UK or abroad. Your business expertise, cultural awareness and linguistic proficiency will be of particular value to companies operating in international markets and to multinational companies. Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Deloitte (Geneva- Switzerland), Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe (France), Ford Motor Company (Germany) and Nestlé (Switzerland) in roles such as Tax and Audit, Credit Analyst, Financial Analyst and Mergers and Acquisitions Adviser. Key course benefits • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area • BSc International Business and Modern Languages at Aston achieved 96% Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey • Unique integrated degree, where you will learn about languages and business side by side, learning about business in your chosen target language • Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018) Course details
- Year 1 – You will study modules in Organisational Behaviour, International Business Environment and Language skills. This will help you to identify your customers, how businesses can be organised, how to understand financial information and how businesses take account of the world’s governments.
- Year 2 – In the second year you will study subject areas including Management Accounting, Operations Management, Politics and Society and Culture and Conflict.
- Year 3 - This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.
- Year 4 – In your final year you will study International Finance, Strategic Decision Making, International Marketing and Global Working.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - BCC||BBB: Standard offer BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https ://www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaIoffer) This course is available at Beginners' level (ab-initio). This means that students do not need to have an A level in the featured language. Students with an A level in French will be able to study the advanced version of this course.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits||Access students will be offered the course from Beginners' level (ab-initio).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||5,5,5 at Higher Level in 3 subjects.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics|
This course is available at Beginners' level (ab-initio). This means that students do not need to have an A level in the featured language. Students with an A level in French will be able to study the advanced version of this course. All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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