International Business with Spanish BSc (Hons)

In Dundee

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  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Dundee (Scotland)

  • Duration

    4 Years


We live in a world where economic activity is global in scale. National boundaries now matter very little to decisions about where goods are made and services provided: your PC might be made in Taiwan; when you contact a call centre the person answering might live in India; and when you come to the University of Dundee you will meet staff and students from all over the world.

By studying international business you will understand how this has come about, and what it means for today's business world. You will be fully equipped to develop your own career in this new and challenging work environment.




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You will gain the skills and confidence to pursue a career in an international business world. You’ll study a range of topics from economics to marketing.

Our degrees have been designed to provide graduates with the skills they need to launch high-flying executive careers. Studying for a degree such as international business is a recognised route to a graduate career in business, management, finance and marketing. To help students with their job search, we organise sessions on career prospects where potential employers are invited to talk to students about future opportunities.

BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM 30 points including 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level

International Business is dual accredited by CMI. This means that you will automatically receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of your degree.

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Business Spanish
  • Market
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Financial
  • Finance
  • Financial Training
  • Marketing Research

Course programme

Course content

The main difference between the MA and BSc International Business degrees comes in the first two years. In the first and second years of the BSc International Business degree you will study four compulsory modules in business, economics and accounting in each year. In addition you will be able to study two modules of another subject. The MA International Business, by contrast, only has two compulsory modules in each of the first two years with the other four modules in each year open for you to study other subjects from the broad selection on offer.

In the third and fourth year you will specialise in your particular degree pathway and all of your modules will be within your chosen field of study.

Level 1 The two key modules provide a basic grounding in economics, introducing basic theory and providing you with an insight into current economic ideas and issues. For the MA course a further four modules are selected from a range of options. For the BSc course, two modules must be studied in Accounting and Management with the remaining two taken from a range of options.

Level 2 At this level, the ideas developed in first year are expanded and more advanced ideas are introduced. In microeconomics you will explore consumer choice and the theory of the firm, while in macroeconomics you will look at the aggregate economy, focusing on models of unemployment, interest rates and money markets.

Again, for the MA course, there will be the opportunity to select four further modules from a range of options including a module on the economics of inequality. For the BSc course, two modules must be studied in Management and the remaining two will be taken from a range of options.

Level 3 At level 3, for both the MA and BSc courses, you will study four modules, of which two are compulsory. One of these modules continues the study of microeconomics undertaken at level 2, while the other introduces management science and the statistics needed for business. The remaining two modules can be chosen from a range of business-related subjects, including Marketing, Human Resources and Financial Institutions.

Level 4 At Level 4, the MA and BSc courses continue on their common paths. There are again two compulsory modules, one of which looks at the economics of globalisation, investigating topics such as international investment and trade. The other module examines business strategy and how businesses make long-term management decisions. The remaining two modules can be chosen from a range of business-related subjects such as Government and Business, Marketing Research and International Finance.


Level 1 - Semester 1

MA and BSc core module:

  • Global Economic Perspectives (BU11004): What caused the great recession of 2007 and what can be done to prevent another one? How can we persuade people to invest in a pension plan or to donate organs? Should we always believe what is written in the newspapers? How can we strike the best deal in negotiations? In this module we show how current economic thinking can provide answers to contemporary economic questions. No previous knowledge of economic analysis is assumed.

The BSc programme also requires:

  • International Business Environment (BU11002): An introduction to the relationship between firms and their immediate environment, as well as discussing aspects of managerial theory and material relating to personal financial planning.

Semester 2

MA and BSc Programmes core module:

  • Foundations of Economic Analysis (BU12004): This module develops the tools for analysing modern economies. It demonstrates how these tools can be used to analyse the behaviour of firms and households in the market place. The module also looks at issues such as unemployment, interest rates, exchange rates and inflation, placing them within a general model of the economy. The scope for government intervention is discussed and the implications of the analysis are applied to recent economic developments.

The BSc programme also requires:

  • Business Accounting Finance for Non-Accountants This module introduces the basics of Management and Financial Accounting for students who do not intend to follow a career in Accounting. It includes introductions to financial reporting and costing.

plus 4 other MA modules for the MA programme and 2 other modules for the BSc programme.

Level 2 - Semester 1

MA and BSc Programmes core module:

  • Microeconomics (BU21004) This module focuses initially on the basic theories of consumer and firm behaviour that underpin the analysis of market demand and supply. It also looks more closely at how different market structures affect the way in which markets work in practice. It highlights the conditions under which markets will and won’t produce desirable outcomes, and the role of government in improving the operation of markets.

Recommended module:

  • Economics of an Unequal World (BU21006) This module is designed for students who wish to study the nature and extent of inequality, both locally and globally. In particular, the module will examine the impact of globalisation on poverty and inequality and will use basic statistical analysis of data to highlight theoretical ideas about the causes and measurement of these issues. There will also be a focus on economic theories of justice and the impact of inequality in the UK.

The BSc programme also requires:

  • Management Concepts in Context (BU21003) explores the development and application of management and organisational theories over time with the aim of enhancing students' appreciation of business management and organisational knowledge and skills needed for practice.

Level 2 - Semester 2

MA and BSc core module:

  • Macroeconomics & Applied Policy (BU22005) This module provides an overview of the functioning of the macro-economy in a global context and an understanding of the key policy issues facing the UK in particular. It goes on to consider how and why money markets are important. The module examines the nature and limitations of some of the key economic performance indicators.

The BSc programme also requires:

  • Intermediate Financial Management (BU22003) builds on Level 1 material by introducing students to techniques used in practice to appraise financial and capital investments as well as discussing working capital management and long-term fund raising.

plus 3 or 4 other MA modules for the MA programme and 1 or 2 other modules for the BSc programme.

Level 3

  • Microeconomic Analysis (BU30016)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business (BU30019)

plus 60 credites of optional modules - choice typically includes:

  • Financial Institutions (BU30014)
  • Human Resources (BU30015)
  • Marketing (BU30013)
  • Macroeconomics Analysis (BU30017)
  • Behavioural Economics (BU30022)

Level 4

  • Business Strategy (BU40019)
  • Economics of Globalisation (BU40016)

plus 60 credits of optional modules - choice typically includes:

  • International Finance (BU40017)
  • Risk and Information (BU40018)
  • Macroeconomic Theory (BU41021)
  • Microeconomic Theory (BU42021)
  • Macroeconomic Policy in Practice (BU42020)
  • Microeconomic Policy (BU41020)
  • Financial Economic Analysis (BU40022)
  • Marketing Research Project (BU40025)
  • Principles of Marketing Research (BU41023)
  • Dissertation (BU40025)

You may also choose a foreign language as part of your degree or even select options from other cognate disciplines.

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee -  £16,450 per year of study
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