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
- data analytics
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.
Your learning environment
You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study. This will provide the opportunity to discuss subject materials in an in-depth way with your lecturers and fellow students.
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).
Flexible study options
After the first year of your BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Placement Year degree, you will have the option to transfer to any of our other specialist pathways:
- BSc Business and Management (Accounting)
- BSc Business and Management (Entrepreneurship)
- BSc Business and Management (Data Analytics and Digital Business)
- BSc Business and Management (Marketing)
- BSc International Business and Management
Alternatively, you could transfer onto the more general BSc Business and Management where you’ll be offered a wide range of options in your second and final years – allowing you to tailor your learning to your individual interests.
We also offer two other variations of this course: BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language, a three-year course without a Placement Year; and BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Study Year Abroad, a four-year course with a year studying overseas instead of on placement.
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.
We will support you to find and secure a placement that’s right for you.
As well as enriching your studies, 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.
A focus on employability with BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Placement Year
In addition to your Placement Year, we work hard to ensure that the personal skills required to secure, and succeed in, future roles are embedded into the curriculum.
Alongside your business acumen, our focus on self-development aims to prepare you for the external market – from internships and placements to full-time employment.