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International Business with German (BSc) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)

International Business with German (BSc)

International Business with German (BSc)

  • UCAS Code
  • N1R2
  • Qualification
  • BSc
  • Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • Entry Requirements
  • A level: AAA
  • IB: 38
  • (See full entry
  • requirements below)

International Business with German (BSc) is ideal if you have a passion for languages and want to combine specialist German skills and cultural training with learning about business in an international context.

Our BSc International Business with German degree will enable you to combine your passion with languages with a business degree. You will develop a deep understanding of the core principles of international business and management which will be further advanced by a guaranteed year abroad either working or studying in your chosen language, enabling you to enhance your foreign language skills.

You’ll study a range of business-related topics including marketing, strategy, law and finance, in addition to developing your language skills, both at Warwick and overseas.

You will spend 25% of your time studying German with a study placement in your third year at an institution where modules will be taught in that relevant language. Alternatively you could opt to work overseas for a year, using your language skills in the business world. You will attend a three-day seminar during your year abroad, which typically takes place in Venice.

Today’s fast-paced business world requires the ability to think and act globally. Our highly ranked course will enable you to combine your passion for languages with a business degree.

Throughout the course you’ll study German (25%), while developing a deep understanding of the core principles of international business and management. Your studies will be further advanced by a year abroad where you will enhance your language skills by choosing to work, study or undertake a combination of both.

You will learn in a variety of ways – primarily through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and online learning.

Contact hours
This varies by year but you will have approximately 12-15 hours per week of class time, plus student support and feedback hours.

Class size
Class sizes vary by module: there can be up to 500 students in lectures (mainly Year One) and then around 25 in seminars. Some electives are much smaller.

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work. The final degree classification is determined by your second, third and final year marks and each contributes 40%, 10% and 50% respectively.

You will be guaranteed a place with one of our partner universities in Europe, Canada or Latin America. The flexibility of our year abroad allows you to choose whether you would like to study, undertake a work placement or a combination of the two. We do not organise work placements, however our dedicated WBS CareersPlus team will provide support in making your applications.

During your year abroad you’ll immerse yourself in local culture and, if you choose to work, learn more about doing business in another country. You’ll also attend a compulsory three-day seminar enabling you to catch up with your classmates, reflect on your year-abroad, and prepare for the two assignments that make up 10% of your overall degree.

Whether you choose work or study, you will return to Warwick confident, ready to put your new and developed knowledge, cultural awareness and skills into practice for your final year.

A level: AAA to include German. You will also need a GCSE grade A/grade 7 in Mathematics and GCSE grade A/grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.

IB: 38 to include Higher Level 5 in German.

Additional requirements: You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

Contextual data and differential offers
Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP)
    All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

Taking a gap year
Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Open Days
All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year One
  • CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates
  • Accounting for Business
  • Foundations of Financial Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Management of Global Risks
  • Management, Organisations and Society
  • Language
Year Two
  • CORE: Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • CORE: Global Environment of Business
  • Economics for Business
  • Elective modules x 2
  • Principles of Marketing and Strategy
  • Language
Year Three
  • Year Abroad
Year Four
  • CORE: Critical Issues in Management
  • International Perspectives in Business, Management and Society
  • Language
  • Elective modules x 3
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying

International Marketing; Auditing, Governance and Accountability; Behavioural Economics; Supply Chain Management; Law for Entrepreneurs; Banks and Financial Systems; Derivatives and Risk Management; Styles of Coaching and Team Leadership.

Graduates from Warwick Business School have gone on to work for employers including: Amazon, Capgemini Consulting, Deutsche Bank, EON, GE, Google, Microsoft, Paypal, Santander UK and Volkswagen Group.

They have pursued careers such as: business sales executives; information technology and telecommunications professionals and management consultants and business analysts.

Helping you find the right career

WBS has its own dedicated careers team called WBS CareersPlus. We work solely for WBS students to support them in understanding themselves and their strengths, identifying possible career paths, setting and achieving their career ambitions. We help to boost your employability and prepare for a career. We offer personalised 1 to 1 careers coaching and advice, as well as group workshops and employer events throughout the year. Previous examples include:

  • Writing an effective CV
  • How to network with employers skills workshop
  • Internships and Placements opportunities employer event
  • Careers Fairs and informal networking opportunities with employers
  • Sector events with industry speakers, for students who want to pursue a career in a specific sector such as Marketing, Finance and Banking

Find out more about our Careers & Skills Services here.

A level: AAA to include German. You will also need a GCSE grade A/grade 7 in Mathematics and GCSE grade A/grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.

IB: 38 to include Higher Level 5 in German.

Additional requirements: You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

UCAS code

Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Warwick Business School

4 years full-time

Start date
28 September 2020

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.

This information is applicable for 2020 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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