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BA Modern Language and Business & Management (Chinese) (4 Years)

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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Candidates must be proficient in the English language, which is the language of instruction and examination at the university. Acceptable English Language qualifications include IELTS 6.5, CPE grade C, CAE Grade B or another equivalent A level: Grades BBB. AS level: Two AS-Levels may be accepted in place of the third A-Level. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: GCSE Maths and a Modern Foreign Language at Grade B or above. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 32 points including 5 in a Modern Foreign Language at Standard Level and 5 in Maths at Standard Level (if no GCSE Maths or language held). Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA Modern Language and Business & Management (Chinese)
  • Course description
    Course description

    BA (Hons) A Modern Language and Business & Management gives you a thorough grounding in the language and culture of your chosen subject, as well as in the principles of business and management and their application in the workplace in both European and global contexts.  It is a four-year course with the third year being spent abroad under approved conditions in a country where your language of study is spoken.

    Special features
    BA (Hons) Business and Management and a Modern Language has a highly distinctive approach to language provision. Modern language courses are taught by native speakers and as a result, both your written and your oral work are enhanced by constant exposure to accurate language. The degree is taught between both the School of Languages and the Manchester Business School, offering you specialist teaching from professionals in both areas.
    Business and Management
    courses include numerous options specially designed for students taking a course which combines a modern foreign language with Business and Management.  You cover areas of management, economics, accounting and finance, and global, European and comparative issues in business.

    Course content for year 1
    In your first year, you devote an equal amount of time to each subject, totalling 120 credits per year, 60 of which you will devote to the language and 60 to Business and Management.  In your chosen language, you are trained in the modern spoken and written language through a compulsory core course and you will also select further optional units from a wide ranging selection.
    In Business and Management you take three compulsory courses each semester.  These develop transferable skills relevant to the study of management, and introduce you to the principles of management, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and finance.  One optional course (e.g. in accounting, business economics, global contexts of business and management, or maths) rounds off the first-year programme

    Course content for year 2
    In your second year you can maintain an equal weighting between your two subjects or devote more time to either subject doing up to 80 credits (or two thirds) in either/or.  As in your first year, you take a compulsory language course and have the opportunity to select other courses from those made available.  

    Course content for year 3
    Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions. 

    Course content for year 4
    In your final year you again study a core language course, and you now have the opportunity to choose from a very wide range of more specialised optional courses.  Again, you can choose to weight your subjects equally or devote more time to one or the other. In Business and Management you take two compulsory courses Business Information Systems and either human resource management or organisational behaviour.  You also take between two and four further courses, covering areas such as the economics of the European Union, financial statement analysis, and operations and quality management.

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