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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

International Business with Spanish

Get a head start in the International Business industry and spend 18 months studying and working in Spain.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 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? N1R4
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of international business.
  • Gain an excellent understanding of the Spanish language, culture, society and economic context.
  • Spend a semester at a Spanish university and an 11-month work placement in a Spanish-speaking country. Erasmus funding may be available to support costs for overseas study.

This exciting degree enables you to develop critical insight into a range of topics related to the theory and practice of international business. Expanding your Spanish language skills in parallel, you will become a bilingual professional with great employability potential. Your 18 months in Spain will also help you develop transferable intercultural competencies and the global skillset employers are looking for.

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.

This course employs a variety of innovative learning and teaching methods within the vibrant, dynamic setting of Sheffield Business School, an internationally-recognised centre of teaching excellence which attracts students and academics from all over the world.

You learn through:

  • a semester of overseas study in one of our Spanish partner universities
  • an 11-month placement year in a Spanish-speaking country
  • lectures and seminars, with guest speakers
  • Spanish modules taught in the target language
  • independent study
  • presentations and group work
  • a variety of innovative teaching methods
  • state-of-the-art facilities at Sheffield Business School

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

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 will spend 11 months on a work placement in a relevant organisation based in Spain.

Your placement is a great opportunity to gain valuable international business experience. It helps you develop your skills and Spanish language ability and significantly enhances your employability. You will have the opportunity to apply for placements with international companies such as Meli? Hotels International or Keysight Technologies.

Networking opportunities

We are proud of our links with UK and international businesses and with our alumni. You will have numerous opportunities to network with them.


Future careers

As a graduate of this course you 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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • high-tech multimedia digital language laboratories
  • computer facilities
  • social areas for informal learning

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 Spanish or AS level at grade C in Spanish. 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 Spanish
  • 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 Spanish. 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

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19.

Your third year will be spent on placement.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Exam
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Entrepreneurship (Overseas) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing International Business (Overseas) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Spanish (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 4 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Spanish 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
Exam
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Exam
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Strategy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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