Business and Management with Spanish

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  • Course Length

    4 Year

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BSc Business and Management with Spanish, under the Aberystwyth Business School and the Department of Modern Languages, is perfect preparation for your career in the business world. The degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA)Our expert academics will guide you through areas of marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy, human resource management and entrepreneurship - in addition to a range of other cutting-edge and specialist modules. You will also see your Spanish language competencies improve and develop a higher appreciation for the language, culture and linguistic fluency of the Spanish language. The degree has been engineered for a student who wants to excel and succeed to the top level of global business management practice.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

100% overall student satisfaction for the Department of Modern Languages (NSS 2019)

95% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 4% more than Language graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

95% of our Business and Administrative subject students were satisfied that the staff were good at explaining things, 88 for the sector. (NSS 2019)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)


Why study Business and Management and Spanish 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 Spain (including other Spanish speaking countries) 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. 

On completion of this degree you will possess:

  • A broad understanding of management in practice;
  • The ability to communicate in both English and Spanish;
  • 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. 
Our Staff

All of the lecturers in the Department of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active specialists in their chosen field. We also employ highly qualified and experienced language tutors, and native-speakers, who will ensure that your learning is of the highest possible quality and who will provide you with constant support through your years of study.

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.


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.

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Firms, Markets And Pricing MM33220 20
Marketing Management MM30120 20
Operations And Innovation Management MM33620 20
Organisational Behaviour MM33120 20
Rheolaeth Marchnata MR30720 20
Rheoli Gweithrediadau Ac Arloesedd MR33620 20
Spanish Language SP20130 30
Ymddygiad Sefydliadol MR33120 20

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Language Of Business And Current Affairs 1 SP20310 10

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Abroad Year Credits MMS0080 80
Year Abroad Assessment SPS0040 40

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Business Leadership And Corporate Responsibility MM34220 20
Business Strategy MM34020 20
Human Resource Management MM33520 20
Rheolaeth Adnoddau Dynol MR33520 20
Spanish Language SP30130 30
Strategaeth Busnes MR34020 20

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Actualidades * SP31410 10
Applied Marketing Management MM30220 20
Employability Skills For Professionals MM38020 20
Marchnata Strategol MR30320 20
Rheoli Busnesau Bychain MR32220 20
Small Business Management And Entrepreneurship MM32220 20
Strategic Marketing MM30320 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh


What can I do with a degree in Business Management and Spanish?

Our graduates have entered and are successful in a number of sectors:

  • Chartered Accountancy;
  • Investment Banking;
  • Insurance;
  • Underwriting;
  • Risk Management;
  • Retail Management;
  • Marketing Management;
  • Distribution and Logistics Management.

What skills do I obtain from this degree?

Studying a degree in Business Management with Spanish will equip you with the following skills:

  • Understanding of organisational behaviour and structure;
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English across a wide range of audiences;
  • 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 employment 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 year you will have four weekly hours of language work;
  • Learn the founding moment of Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spain through the Erasmus + programme, or teach as an English Language Assistant in Spain (including other Spanish 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 Spanish 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:

  • Examinations;
  • Assessed Essays;
  • Projects;
  • Presentations;
  • Dissertation (certain modules).

You will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of degree at Aberystwyth University. 

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 112

A Levels BBC with B in Spanish unless to be studied as a beginner

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall with 5 points in Spanish at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall with 70% in Spanish unless to be studied as a beginner

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. Details about the country-specific qualifications the University accepts can be found on our country-specific pages. For further information, contact

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