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Sheffield Hallam University

International Business with Spanish with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A066

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

You must have at least one A level (minimum Grade E) or one AS level (minimum Grade C), or equivalent, in one of your chosen programme languages.

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications exluding general studies For example: CC at A Level MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ. You must have at least one A level (minimum grade E) or one AS level (minimum grade C), or equivalent, in one of your chosen programme languages.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subjects

International business

Spanish language

**Course summary**
•Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
•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.

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.

**How you learn**
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) International Business with Spanish course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

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

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

**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

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1
Compulsory modules

Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20.00
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20.00
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20.00
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20.00
Module: The Practice Of Business Credits: 20.00
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10.00
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10.00
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20.00
Module: Economics For Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20.00
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20.00
Year 3
Compulsory modules

Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Credits: 10.00
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20.00
Module: International Entrepreneurship (Overseas) Credits: 20.00
Module: Managing International Business (Overseas) Credits: 20.00
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20.00
Module: Spanish (Abroad) Credits: 20.00
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 4 Credits: 10.00
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 5 Credits: 10.00
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20.00
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10.00
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10.00
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 20.00
Module: International Strategy Credits: 20.00

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exam

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
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:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Languages, linguistics and classics

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
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
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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, linguistics and classics

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
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
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 do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

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

International business

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

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Spanish language

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

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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