Queen's University Belfast

International Business with Portuguese

Queen's University Belfast
In Belfast City

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
Duration 4 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Overview Today, businesses operate in an inherently global marketplace and are increasingly looking to expand beyond national boundaries for continued growth and success. This type of expansion requires a detailed understanding of business theory and practice, knowledge of how and when to adapt market offerings to the diverse needs, wants and demands of international business customers, and an awareness and ability to be sensitive to differences in culture and language. Why is this subject for you? You want to gain the essential skills necessary to conduct business in a global context including studying a language and developing cross-cultural understanding You want to prepare for a career in areas such as management, marketing, human resource management, accounting, finance, banking and consultancy You want to live and work abroad for a year giving you the confidence to communicate and work effectively in an international business Why Queen's?Placement Year Year 3 is spent abroad on a compulsory international work placement in a region of the globe where the language being studied is the dominant tongue. This is an integral part of the degree, providing students with the fluency and confidence to communicate and work effectively in an international business environment. Sharpen your language skills Each year students must take two compulsory language modules taught by the School of modern languages. Guest speakers Students have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who regularly deliver guest lectures. The opportunity to network afterwards can give students valuable connections with senior professionals working in management. Innovative teaching methods Students will experience a variety of teaching methods including brain-storming, individual and paired reflection, discussion exercises, presentation, case studies, group work and...

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Belfast City (County Antrim)
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University Road, BT7 1NN


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· Requirements

Entry Requirements   Selection Criteria In addition to the entrance requirements below, it is essential that you read the How We Choose Our Students pdf prior to submitting your UCAS application. Entrance Requirements A-level: ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B For French option: normally A-level French grade B or AS-level French grade B or GCSE French grade B or evidence of linguistic ability in another language For German option: normally A-level German grade B or AS-level German grade B For Mandarin Chinese option: evidence of...

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What you'll learn on the course

International Business
Confidence Training
Teaching Methods
Business Portuguese

Course programme

Course Content (including module information)

Currently five language options are offered:

• French (Intermediate and Advanced)

• German (Advanced)

• Mandarin Chinese (Beginners)

• Portuguese (Beginners)

• Spanish (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)

In the first, second and fourth years of study, students will study 2 language modules alongside the management focused subject matter. In year 3 of the programme, students must successfully complete one management module which is spent on placement in a country where the language being studied is the dominant tongue.

Stage 1

Students take six compulsory modules, two of which are language focused. The remaining modules set the context and foundation for the remainder of the degree. The focus will be on organisations, their structures, behaviours and the changing external environment within which they operate.

Modules will cover accounting, economics, marketing principles and organisational behaviour.

Stage 2

Students again take two language modules alongside their management modules which in this year cover issues such as international business, decision-making through effective data analysis and interpretation and managing resources (e.g. operations and human).

Stage 3

Placement year

Stage 4

The final year of the programme will again see students take two language modules. Additionally, students will take modules that cover issues such as business ethics and strategic management and will also be afforded the opportunity to conduct a consultancy or business start-up project.

Assessment & Feedback Learning and Teaching

morning, afternoon, evening, blended

Additional information

Career Prospects Those pursuing a career in International Business with a Language should enjoy working with people as they will have to generate information from a wide variety of sources as they attempt to improve the business (entering new global markets or developing new products or becoming more competitive internationally etc) or solve a specific management related issue. They should be effective communicators as they will be expected to engage with a range of stakeholders including senior management, consumers and consumer groups, government...

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