The course

UCAS code
0E68
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

European and international markets present huge opportunities for multilingual graduates with business and management skills. This degree programme integrates both academic fields, enabling students to enter the employment market directly after graduation. During Years 1 and 2 there is a certain amount of flexibility as to the language element of the programme. Students may study the second language at the same level as the first language, or take up a second language from beginner's level. Alternatively, students may choose to study only Chinese from the outset.

Our International Business Management and Languages (IBML) degree combines core business management subjects with tailored language courses that have a business focus. We have four pathways available on our IBML degree:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

During the first two years of study, students take classes in their chosen pathway language and a range of business subjects. Where possible students are also encouraged to study a second language.

Third year is spent abroad at a business school or university where you study a range of business subjects in your chosen foreign language.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introduction to Accounting or Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Chinese: Intermediate or Chinese: Intensive for Beginners (1)
  • Elective unless doing Chinese: Intesive for Beginners (1)

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introduction to Finance or Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Chinese: Intermediate (2) or Chinese: Intensive for Beginners (2)
  • Elective unless doing Chinese: Intensive for Beginners (2)

Chinese: Intensive for Beginners (1) and (2) are worth 30 credits - double the credits of a standard course. 

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Chinese: Advanced for Business (1)
  • Option / Elective

Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Option
  • Chinese: Advanced for Business (2)
  • Option / Elective
Year 3

Students spend Year 3 abroad, studying business subjects at partner institution in a country where their chosen languages is spoken.      

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Dissertation (1)
  • Chinese Proficiency for Business (1)
  • International Business
  • Business Management Option

Semester 2

  • Dissertation (2)
  • Chinese Proficiency for Business (2)
  • Business Management Option
  • Business Management Option

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