University of Chester

International Business Management with a Language - French or Spanish University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate


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Prepare to make your mark on the world stage as a future business leader with enhanced business language skills. Join a highly ranked International Business Management degree, voted first in the country by its students.

Why Study With Us?

Do you want to work for a company in an international market? Or do you want to find out more about how organisations operate on the world stage? This degree course will provide you with the toolkit for your international journey.

Get equipped with the professional and industry relevant foreign language vocabulary you need in a specialist module at each level of study. Dedicated language tutors will support you in small groups, whether you are a complete beginner or have more advanced language skills.

You will benefit from real-life work experience throughout your studies. Enjoy learning from industry speakers, global examples and business simulations. Develop the skills that employers are looking for like graduate Vicky Mcquaid who says: “The course offers excellent support and brilliant lecturers who are passionate about their teaching and subjects.”

We recommend you visit us at our business campus, which is both state of the art and welcoming. Only minutes from Chester’s historic city centre, and nestled alongside the banks of the River Dee, this is a special and unique place that will enable you to flourish and grow from undergraduate student to confident business professional.

You are a name here. We value your uniqueness. Throughout your degree course, you will be mentored and supported by a Personal Tutor. These are people who will support you through life’s challenges. You will also benefit from our Student Experience Representatives. These are students who make sure that your voice is heard.

Our students gave international business management a 100% satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey. Our business school is also award winning.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • French
  • Spanish


Your transformation from new student to future business professional will begin from day one. In your first year you will gain an understanding of the business environment and develop fundamental management skills in marketing, people and organisations and finance. You will also progress your chosen language with dedicated business vocabulary.

In year two, you will translate this management knowledge to the wider world and gain a solid understanding of the challenging international business environment. Aspects such as globalisation, cultural variation and the challenges of different geographical, political and economic factors are addressed. You will develop your linguistic proficiency and cultural awareness in a business context with business vocabulary. You will also start to shape your career path by choosing an aspect of international business and get on-the-job experience in a 5 week work placement that suits your personal ambitions. Whether working in the UK, on a supported work placement in China or engaging in community projects in Costa Rica, or Africa students find this aspect particularly rewarding, as do future employers.

Your final year is even more tailored towards giving you the competitive edge you need to enter the area of business you want. You will carry out an original supervised research project into a subject you select and complete a module designed to maximise individual professional success. You will further develop linguistic proficiency and acquire specialised language in relation to international business. What you study will be anchored to today’s international business world – the top global companies and emerging sectors such as artificial intelligence and financial innovation.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used across all modules. Assessment will be a combination of written essay and report assignments, presentations, examinations, group projects and seminar contributions. Individual projects form a major part of the final year degree assessments.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N2R4
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC Extended Diploma
BTEC Diploma : D*D*
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above
Scottish Higher BBBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3

The Advanced Diploma is acceptable on its own.

Please note: A BTEC National Award, OCR National Certificate or the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) will be recognised in our tariff offer.

Previous study in a Modern Language is not required, however for those students who are studying a relevant language at A Level, the option for you to study the language module post A Level will be available.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

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