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Course description The unique structure of this degree sets it apart as a market leader for students who want to study business and languages together. You will learn how to manage international relationships and develop leadership qualities for cross-cultural working. This International Business and Modern Languages Mandarin Chinese course is only available at Beginners' level (ab-initio). This means that no previous knowledge is required and this course is not suitable for native Chinese-speakers or students with A level Chinese. Unlike other Joint Degrees, the BSc IBML Degree adopts a holistic approach to Business and Languages. Our modules are constantly updated to ensure they remain relevant in our fast-changing world. You will develop essential cognitive skills (such as problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, and creativity), enhancing in this way your employability skills. This is an integrated degree, where the language classes (taught in the target language) will help you develop knowledge and vocabulary pertaining to business, marketing, or economics as well as current and relevant socio-cultural issues. Therefore, you will not only be able to acquire the language skills needed to communicate effectively in the target language speaking countries, but you will also develop the intercultural awareness needed to work and communicate effectively in the global market. The business modules (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 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 Business Analytics, Emerging Market Economies, Operations Management, Politics and Society, Chinese Language skills II, International Business Environment 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, Chinese language skills III and International Business Environment.
For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/international-business-and-modern-languages-mandarin-chinese-bsc
For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/international-business-and-modern-languages-mandarin-chinese-bsc
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Previous study of the Chinese Language is not required. This is a beginner course. Please note that native speakers of Chinese or students with A level Chinese are therefore not eligible for 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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|