BSc

Business and Management / German

Business and Management / German Code NR12

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The BSc in Business and Management / 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. 

Course Overview

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. 
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.

Modules

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.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
German Language Advanced GE19930 30
Beginners German 1 GE11120 20
Beginners German 2 GE11020 20
Fundamentals of Management and Business * AB15120 20
Marketing Principles and Contemporary Practice AB17120 20
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance AB11120 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Exploring German Cultural Identity GE10810 10
Introduction to European Film EL10520 20
Language, Culture, and Identity in Europe EL10820 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Human Resource Management AB25420 20
Operations and Supply Chain Management * AB25120 20
German Language GE20130 30

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation AB25220 20
Marketing Management AB27120 20
Extended Essay Module EL20510 10
German-speaking Refugees from National Socialism in the UK GE27220 20
Short Prose in German GE27110 10
The Language of German Drama GE29120 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Abroad Year Credits MMS0000
Intercalary Year Dissertation GES0000

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
German Language GE30130 30
Financial Strategy AB31720 20
Strategic Leadership AB35120 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Digital Business: Leadership and Management AB35220 20
Global Logistics AB35320 20
Organizational Psychology AB35420 20
Autobiography and Life Writing in German GE37020 20
Contemporary German Politics GE31110 10
Dissertation EL30120 20
Extended Essay Module EL30510 10
German-speaking Refugees from National Socialism in the UK GE37220 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Careers

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;
  • Insurance;
  • Underwriting;
  • 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. 

Course Content

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:

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

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 120 - 104

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in German (unless to be studied as a beginner)

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

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level German (unless to be studied as a beginner)

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in German at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in German

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

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. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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