International Management and Business Administration with French BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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    10 (Business & Management Studies)
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

This degree aims to give you a strong grounding in the major areas of business while developing your French language skills and your understanding of a major European business centre.This course will help you prepare for professional roles in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally, and examines the key themes and emerging challenges facing business in a global context, with a special emphasis on French culture.Henley Business School has a worldwide reputation for excellence and is among an elite group of business schools to hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB). Progressive business-focused modules span areas including strategy, marketing, finance, organisational behaviour and human resource management. The Complete University Guide 2018 has once again shown strong results for our undergraduate courses, with all programme areas listed in the UK top 20 by subject area. We have also received the joint sixth-highest score for graduate prospects in Business, Management and Marketing in the Guardian University Guide, 2018.Throughout the degree you will develop a high level of understanding of written and spoken French and gain a deep understanding of the country's culture and business practices. You will have the opportunity to undertake a one-year paid industry placement in France between your second and final year of study, which we encourage students to do. You can also choose to study at a French university, in locations such as Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Rennes, Poitiers and Grenoble, as well as prestigious business schools such as Paris-Dauphine and Montpellier.These are outstanding opportunities to develop either your knowledge of business or to further your skills at a French university, differentiating you from the majority of professionals. The Department of Modern Languages and European Studies has a study abroad officer who can help you prepare for study at one of these universities.A successful industry placement can also lead to a job offer with your placement company upon graduation. You will also have lots of opportunities to develop excellent professional contacts that will stand you in good stead for the future.In the final year there is one core module for business and management – the Management Project. All other business and management modules are optional, allowing you to examine areas already studied at a more advanced level. You will select from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your degree course to suit your individual interests and ambitions.Visit the Henley Business School website for more information about this course.**Careers**A degree from Henley Business School can provide a route into many areas, including accounting and professional services, banking, consultancy, finance, human resources, IT, investment banking, marketing, operations and, of course, general management.Henley has a dedicated careers team to ensure that you have the best chance of securing your dream job after you graduate, and we are ranked joint sixth for graduate prospects in business, management and marketing (Guardian University Guide, 2018).On graduation you can expect to be able to to write and speak fluently in French, an immensely useful skill and one which will distinguish you from non-language graduates. It demonstrates self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. As such, 98% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2015-16).

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  • Scottish Higher
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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Extended Project
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is ranked 205 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). It has over 150 years of history, with origins as a University of Oxford extension college.


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