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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

International Business with French

Prepare for an international business career and spend 18 months abroad, including a work placement year in one of your two target language countries.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? N1R1
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of international business.
  • Gain advanced skills in French
  • Understand the cultural, social and economic contexts of your chosen language.
  • Spend an optional semester at a French university. 
  • Complete an optional 24-week work placement in a French-speaking country.

Expand your language skills alongside your understanding of international business – preparing you to become a multilingual professional. There’s an option to study and work abroad for 18 months, developing transferable skills and giving you a competitive advantage in the international employment market.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

Student View

Watch student Jake Varty talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Cristina Lopez-Moreno talk about this course.

At every level of this course you’ll have the opportunity to acquire and apply an array of knowledge relating to international business. You’ll develop your French language skills and cultural awareness to a high level. You’ll engage with real companies through placement and projects to increase your employability.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars, with guest speakers
  • weekly sessions with Foreign Language Assistants
  • French modules taught in the target language
  • independent and directed study
  • presentations and group work
  • an optional semester abroad
  • an optional placement year abroad

Course leaders and tutors

Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Senior Lecturer In Spanish Language And Spanish Studies

Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Work placements

As part of your course you have the option to spend at least 24 weeks on a paid work placement in a relevant organisation in France.

Not only is your placement a fantastic way to explore and get to know a different country, it’s also a great opportunity to gain valuable tourism industry experience and apply the knowledge developed throughout your studies. It also helps you develop your professional skills and French language ability – significantly enhancing your employability. 

Live projects

In addition to the optional 24-week work placement, you’ll also undertake Highly Skilled Employment projects in each academic year. You’ll apply your learning alongside your language skills, working with local, national and international companies. You’ll also learn from the experiences of other students, as part of our wider Languages Community.

Networking opportunities

We’re proud of our links with UK and international tourism-related businesses, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them at events like our annual alumni event.


Future careers

As a graduate of this course you’ll have a wide choice of career options, both in the UK and internationally. You can find careers in multinational organisations and in UK-based firms with international operations.

This course prepares you for a career in

  • international management
  • foreign direct investment
  • international enterprise
  • international strategy
  • regional integration
  • global supply chain management
  • translation and interpreting
  • teaching and lecturing

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work as

  • marketing and business data analyst 
  • accountant in training 
  • client liaison services
  • account executive 
  • project planner in linguistic validation 
  • managing director 
  • software engineering consultant 
  • global quality control analyst 
  • associate consultant (IT) 
  • marketing manager 
  • junior asset manager 
  • cyber security analyst 

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you’ll have access to

  • Hallam i-Lab, the University’s incubator space to support start-up graduate ventures
  • interpreting and translation equipment
  • digital laboratories
  • dedicated IT facilities in our University libraries
  • additional resources in our Languages Centre, an informal learning space for language students
  • an extensive library collection, including online materials, relating to international business, languages, culture, history, politics and society

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For post A level language study, you must have an A level in French or AS level at grade C in French. For beginner level you need GCSE grade B or 5 in any foreign language, or equivalent. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including A level French
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, and must include an acceptable foreign language qualification.

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate plus, for post-A level study, an A or AS level at grade C in French. For beginner level you need GCSE grade B or above in any foreign language or equivalent. Normally an interview will be required.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Your third year will be spent on placement.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies One (French) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary European Studies Credits: 10 Assessment: Practical
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: French (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Entrepreneurship Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Entrepreneurship (Overseas) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing International Business (Overseas) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls French Stage 4 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls French Stage 5 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (French) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Strategy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Stage 6B French - Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Stage 6B French - Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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