Typical A-level offer
BBC with B in German unless to be studied as a beginner
The BSc in Business and Management with German within the Aberystwyth Business School and Department of Modern Languages will prepare you for the perfect introduction to a career in the business world. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA). Our teaching experts will guide you through areas of marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy and human resource management, entrepreneurship in addition to the range of cutting-edge specialist modules. You will also see your German language competencies improve and you will learn the language and the culture and at the same time expand your grammatical accuracy and spoken fluency. This degree is engineered for a student who wants to excel and succeed to the top level of global business management practice.
Aberystwyth Business School: Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for teaching on subjects of Marketing/ Economics/ Finance (NSS 2017)
95% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 2% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally. (HESA 2017)
Department of Modern Languages: 93% student satisfaction (NSS 2017)
85% of our graduates entered work at professional level, 38% more than Language graduates nationally (HESA 2017)
Why study Business and Management with German at Aberystwyth University?
- The teaching of this course will be taught in the Aberystwyth Business School and Department of Modern Languages.
- By studying this degree you will be taking part in your study or working year abroad where you will have the option to study in one of our partner universities in Germany or work as an English Language Assistant through the British Council. Discover your options for your study year abroad here.
- The selection of modules available to you throughout your three years will enable you to gain an insight into the world of business and enterprise where your understanding of the impact of changes in the business environment e.g. economic events will be contextualised.
- You will gain knowledge in the following:
- Changes in accounting practices;
- Changes in the regulatory and legal environment;
- Strategic and Digital Marketing;
- Business strategies;
- German Language and Culture.
On completion of this degree you will possess:
- A broad understanding of management in practice;
- The ability to communicate concisely and effectively on business themes in both English and German;
- In-depth knowledge of trade and commerce in both the public and private sector;
- A solid grasp in the complexity of management challenges and the combined impact of the economic, financial, human and legal issues that managers deal with.
Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.
Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.
All of the lecturers in the Dept of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active. We also employ language tutors, some of whom have a PhD, and all of whom are experienced teachers. We occasionally employ native-speakers from our partner universities abroad (lectors) who come to us highly recommended on the basis of their academic achievement at the home university, and many of whom have trained as teachers. The fourth group is part-time staff who are employed on the basis of their expertise in a particular specialist area.
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.
- Business Leadership and Corporate Responsibility
- Business Strategy *
- German Language
- Human Resource Management *
- Applied Marketing Management
- Contemporary German Politics *
- Contemporary Issues in Management
- Employability Skills for Professionals
- Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
- Strategic Marketing *
* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
What can I do with a degree in Business Management German?
Our graduates have entered and are successful in a number of sectors:
- Chartered accountancy;
- Investment Banking;
- Risk Management;
- Marketing Management;
- Distribution and Logistics Management.
What skills do I obtain from this degree?
Studying a degree in Business Management will equip you with the following skills:
- Understanding of organisational behaviour and structure;
- Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data;
- Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes;
- The ability to communicate clearly written and spoken;
- Effective problem solving;
- Analytical and creative thinking skills;
- Decision- making;
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Time-management and organisational skills;
- Self-motivation and self- reliance.
What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying?
Discover more about the various employability opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.
Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department.
Teaching & Learning
What will I learn?
The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.
In your first year you will explore:
- Fundamental principles of management;
- The dynamics of the modern business environment;
- The use of financial and accounting information in management decisions at operational and strategic levels;
- Marketing principles and the relationship between management and organisation;
- In all four years you will have four weekly hours of language work;
- Learn the founding moment of German culture;
- Have the choice to study general modules on film, language and identity.
In your second year you will discover:
- The organisational behaviour and theory;
- Theories and techniques of operations management;
- Market structures and pricing strategies;
- The skills, analytical tools and techniques to identify and address problems and opportunities in business management and marketing;
- Optional choice of German literature, language, history of art.
In your third year you will take part in your Erasmus year abroad where you can study with any of our partner Universities in Germany through the Erasmus + programme, or teach as an English Language Assistant in Germany (including other German speaking countries) through the British Council.
In your final year, you will study:
- The business strategy and how it functions both internally and externally to the business environment;
- Human resource management;
- The understanding of current management thinking from both practical and theoretical perspectives;
- A compulsory independent research project which will give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular aspect of business management and marketing;
- Optional modules are available to allow you to direct your learning and preferred specialism in German and Business.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials of which are in small groups. You will be required on some modules to deliver presentations, work effectively as part of a group and undertake any essays that are required from you.
At Aberystwyth University, all our modules are placed online for you to study further in the comfort of your room. We also have a wealth of printed texts which are available in our library and the National Library of Wales.
The course is assessed by:
- Assessed essays;
- Dissertation (certain modules).
Typical Entry Requirements
A Levels BBC with B in German unless to be studied as a beginner
GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics
BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with specified subject
28 points overall with 5 points in German at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner
75% overall with 70% in German unless to be studied as a beginner
Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact email@example.com