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Sheffield Hallam University

International Business with Spanish

UCAS Code: N1R4

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

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.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

UCAS Tariff

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.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

International business

Spanish language

**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.

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

**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.

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: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20
Module: Economics For Business Credits: 20
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20
Module: International Entrepreneurship (Overseas) Credits: 20
Module: Managing International Business (Overseas) Credits: 20
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20
Module: Spanish (Abroad) Credits: 20
Year 3
Compulsory modules

Module: Placement Year Credits: -
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 20
Module: International Strategy Credits: 20
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 1 Credits: 10
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 2 Credits: 10

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
International business

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

Languages and area studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
35%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
C

After graduation


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Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
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Average annual salary
94%
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Employed or in further education
38%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

Languages and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
59%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business & administrative studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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Languages

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

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