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International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Placement Year BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Develop your business and language skills – and gain valuable real-world experience – with our BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language degree with Placement Year degree.This flexible, four-year course, taught by experts from Henley Business School, provides you with a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of business management in an international context. An integrated Placement Year provides a fantastic opportunity to put your skills into practice in preparation for your future career. As you develop your business acumen, you will explore a foreign language of your choice. You can start as a beginner in whatever language you choose – the appropriate level of learning and support will be provided. If you’re at an intermediate level, your learning will be tailored to your level of understanding.**Explore international business**You’ll study a variety of topics related to international business, including:- firms in the global economy- international corporate strategy- comparative international management- cross-cultural marketing- international human resource management.You will also study the core disciplines that underpin business – including economics, psychology and sociology – and examine concepts such as:- organisational behaviour- operations- entrepreneurship- data analytics- accounting.**Your language options**In each year of study, you will take one 20-credit module in your chosen language and one 20-credit culture module. In your second and final years, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests and deepen your understanding of your chosen language. For more information, visit the website for the Department of Languages and Cultures.The second year of study offers a short, guided project focusing on social responsibility in action. This will involve working in a foreign language-rich environment in the UK, or at one of our partner institutions across the world.In your third year, you will have the option to undertake a placement or study abroad. Placements are also available in a language-rich environment in the UK, which is a setting where your chosen language is largely spoken. This option offers flexibility if you do not wish to go abroad but still wish to practice your chosen language(s) in a work environment. Wherever you choose to undertake this project, it will enhance your learning and open you up to new experiences.**Learning environment**You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study.Throughout your studies, you will:- explore the interdisciplinary nature of business- apply the skills and knowledge you learn to current business problems- study the emerging challenges facing global markets.**Choose BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Placement Year at Henley Business School**- Ranked 6th for graduate prospects in Business, Management & Marketing in the Guardian University Guide, 2020.- Triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).**Placement Year in industry**In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a real-world setting with our Work Placement module.An industry placement can be an excellent way to:- deepen your knowledge and develop new skills- build a network of industry contacts- boost your employability with new experiences- learn more about the sector you may wish to enter.**Careers**Your degree in business and management will prepare you for a career in both the public and private sectors. The skills and knowledge you acquire will be applicable to, and provide a route into, many areas:- Accounting and professional services- Banking and investment banking- Consultanc

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 25,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 122

    27th out of 33 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    124 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    123 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.48 70%



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