The course

UCAS code
NR24
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 Spanish 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

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context

and either:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment

and either:

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introductory Macroeconomics

Across both semesters

  • Spanish Language

and either :

  • Introduction to Languages and Intercultural Studies AND Introduction to European History & Culture
  • Two electives

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 59%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 41%
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Business Management option
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management option
  • Elective

Across both semesters

  • Spanish Advanced for Business

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 38%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 62%
Year 3

Students spend the year abroad, in the country of their main language, studying at one of our exchange partner institutions.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 0%
  • Independent study: 0%
  • Placement: 100%

Assessment

  • Written: 0%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • Business Management option

Semester 2

  • Business Management option
  • Business Management option

Across both semesters

  • Spanish Proficiency for Business
  • Dissertation

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 29%
  • Practical: 2%
  • Coursework: 69%

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