This course is closed
for Clearing 2021
This course is closed for Clearing 2021
If you would like to study at Warwick, there are other courses available for 2022 entry.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
4 years full-time
27 September 2021
Department of Study
Warwick Business School
Location of Study
University of Warwick
International Business with Spanish (BSc) is ideal if you have a passion for languages and want to combine specialist Spanish skills and cultural training with learning about business in an international context.
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. You’ll study a range of business-related topics including marketing, strategy, law and finance, in addition to developing your language skills. Your studies will be further advanced by a year abroad where you will enhance your language skills and embrace a new culture.
You will spend 25% of your time studying Spanish, with a study placement in your third year at an institution where modules will be taught. Alternatively, you could opt to work overseas for a year, using your language skills in the business world. You will also attend a seminar in Term Two at an appropriate location near to where you are studying or working.
Throughout the course you’ll study Spanish (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.
How will I learn?
You will learn in a variety of ways – primarily through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and online learning.
This varies by year but you will have approximately 12-15 hours per week of class time, plus student support and feedback hours.
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.
How will I be assessed?
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.
General entry requirements
- AAA to include Spanish.
- GCSE grade A/grade 7 in Mathematics, and grade A/grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.
- 38 to include Higher Level 5 in Spanish.
- We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside one or two A levels.
- You must meet the A level language and GCSE requirements stated in the A level requirements above.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
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).
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.
- CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates
- Accounting for Business
- Foundations of Financial Management
- Business Statistics
- Management of Global Risks
- Management, Organisations and Society
- Language (double module in relevant language)
- CORE: Global Environment of Business
- CORE: Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Economics for Business
- Foundations of Marketing
- Language (double module in relevant language)
- Year abroad
- CORE: Critical Issues in Management
- International Perspectives in Business and Management
- Language (double module in relevant language)
Examples of optional modules/options for current students
- Fundamentals of Finance
- Fundamentals of Law
- Global Issues in Marketing
- Auditing, Governance and Accountability
- Behavioural Economics
- Managing Human Resources
- Law for Entrepreneurs
- Project Management
- Banks and Financial Systems
- Images of Creativity
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 or study abroad will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.
We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.
Graduates from Warwick Business School have gone on to work for employers including:
- JP Morgan
- National Audit Office
They have pursued careers such as:
- Business and related associate professionals
- Chartered and certified accountants
- Finance and investment analysts and advisers
- Financial accounts managers
- IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
- Marketing associate professionals and taxation experts
Helping you find the right career
We have our own dedicated careers team at Warwick Business School called WBS CareersPlus.
The WBS CareersPlus team will support you and help you to understand yourself and your strengths. They can help you to identify possible career paths, and to set and achieve your career ambitions. This helps to boost your employability and helps you prepare for your career.
You can take advantage of personalised careers coaching and advice. Our one to one careers appointments can help you if you have a question about writing applications, wish to explore your career options, or need to prepare for interviews and assessment centres.
You can also attend group workshops and employer events throughout the year. Our workshops cover all aspects of the job application process, from creating your CV to preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Tailored sessions, such as ‘What job is right for you?’ can help you to plan your future career and actions. Past 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
Employer events and placements
We organise and facilitate employer events on summer internships, year-in-industry placements and graduate opportunities. We also host employer-led skills workshops and run informal networking sessions. Past bespoke employer events include attendees from:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Grant Thornton UK LLP
- Aston Martin
This gives you great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.
Our students have worked at many companies on placement, including the following:
- The Walt Disney Company
- MGH Technology solutions
"The international exposure was great"
"It was clear that within the first year of BSc International Business you learn enough to ensure that everyone is at the same level, and then in the second year you get to start choosing your elective modules and really adapting the course to suit you.
During the third year of my course I spent a year in Spain completing a marketing internship and the international exposure was great, it also allowed me to practice the language that I had been studying in year one and two.
Studying business allows you to develop a way of thinking that is very important in not just your career but everyday life."
BSc International Business
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