BSc

Business and Management / Spanish

BSc Business and Management / Spanish Code NR14

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Key Facts

NR14
  • UCAS Tariff

    104 - 120

  • Course Length

    4 Year

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BSc Business and Management / Spanish at  Aberystwyth Business School and Department of Modern Languages will enable you to engage with the business world from the beginning. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)Our expert academics will guide you through areas of marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy, human resource management, entrepreneurship - in addition to a range of other cutting-edge and specialist modules. You will develop and improve your Spanish language skill base with the Department of Modern Languages, where you will develop a higher appreciation, knowledge and passion for the Spanish language and the culture. 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% of students from the Department of Modern Languages agree that staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2020).

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

91% overall satisfaction for the Aberystwyth Business School (NSS 2020). 

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

Overview

Why study Business and Management / Spanish at Aberystwyth University?
  • You will gain accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants;
  • You will develop an insight into the world of enterprise;
  • You will understand the impact of changes in the business environment e.g. economic events.
You will gain knowledge in the following:
  • Changes in accounting practices;
  • Changes in the regulatory and legal environment;
  • Strategic marketing and digital marketing;
  • Business strategies;
  • Spanish Language and Culture.
On completion of this degree you will possess:
  • A broad understanding of management in practice;
  • The ability to communicate in both English and Spanish simultaneously;
  • 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 leaders encounter. 
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.

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

What can I do with a degree in Business Management /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 will I obtain from this degree?

Studying a degree in Business Management / 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. 

Learning & Teaching

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four-year degree scheme.

During the four years of this degree scheme, you Spanish language skills will be improved greatly by a rigorous language programme, which will cover the following areas: 

Oral;

Aural;

Writing;

Translation.

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;
  • Hispanic civilisation;
  • Have the choice to study modules on European 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;
  • Cuba in revolution; 
  • The Language of Business and Affairs; 
  • Seeing Spain through cinema; 
  • Spanish-America cinema; 
  • Spanish Avant-Garde. 

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 or a Spanish-speaking country 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;
  • Actualidades. 

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 104 - 120

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

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

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

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 ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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