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Business Management (Spanish) BA Honours

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Code
NR41
Start
October 2019
EU/International induction: September 2019
Duration
4 years full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£13,000 (INT) *
Course leader
Francisco Dominguez

Our Spanish pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions, and develop advanced language skills to support a successful business management career.

Why study BA Business Management (Spanish) at Middlesex University?

Tailored towards students with ambitions to work internationally, you will apply theory to practice in a business environment, and learn how organisations operate. Specialist Spanish classes with an expert tutor will hone your business language skills and you will study the key functions that underpin business success, with the support of academics who bring industry experience to their teaching. A range of exciting work placement options includes spending a year in a Spanish speaking country, immersing you in the culture. You will also enhance your international business knowledge through studying Spanish business practices.

Course highlights

  • We run classes with expert Spanish tutors offering the highest standard of teaching for both beginner and intermediate Spanish speakers, with the opportunity to progress to an advanced level in one of the top 3 most widely spoken languages on the planet
  • We offer an immersion study abroad year in a Spanish speaking country and recognise the value employers place on international business experience.
  • You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub
  • Alternatively you can take either a year-long industry placement abroad (for no extra fee) or join the Erasmus* programme and study at another European university for the year (you will be notified of any changes to the Erasmus arrangements)
  • You can become a student member of the Chartered Management Institute and a full member upon graduation.

*Middlesex University acknowledges the formal support of the European Commission for the Erasmus programme.

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What will you study on the BA Business Management (Spanish)?

This is a four year full-time course with a year spent in a Spanish speaking country in the third year. We offer two different language pathways for beginners and intermediates.

You will be introduced to a range of disciplines within the broader world of business, including corporate culture and effective practices, and you will take two Spanish for Business language modules to develop skills and knowledge in writing and speaking Spanish. You will progress your language skills and develop your knowledge and understanding of the world of business with a particular focus on management principles. In Year 3 you will undertake a full year's placement or internship in the Spanish speaking world, linked to an HE partner institution, improving your skills through immersing yourself in the culture. Finally, you will be able to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the business concepts and focus your Spanish language skills towards the world of business.

What will you gain?

You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control

Modules

  • Year 1 - Spanish language beginners

    • Marketing Theory and Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is designed to provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts and techniques, as they apply in a variety of organisations and in both conventional and online environments. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the core role of marketing in determining the growth potential of an enterprise, including the value of the marketing mix in ensuring successful marketing implementation and the significance of external and internal operating environments for marketing practice.

    • Financial Concepts of Business (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost, economic and financial implications of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge as well as to provide an understanding of key economic principles that inform business thought and practice.

    • Business Spanish Written (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to enable students with little or no previous knowledge of the subject to acquire basic Spanish language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) but with a strong emphasis on the latter two and to promote an understanding of the Spanish/Latin American daily context in which they are located. The module focuses on the world of work.

    • Business Spanish Spoken (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to enable students with little or no previous knowledge of the subject to acquire basic Spanish language skills (writing system, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and usage of Spanish) concerned with developing the two skills of speaking and listening within a business context. With its business orientation, the module also aims to introduce students to Spanish business culture and increase their awareness of the professional environment in Spanish-speaking countries.

  • Year 1 - with Spanish language experience

    • Marketing Theory and Practice(30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is designed to provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts and techniques, as they apply in a variety of organisations and in both conventional and online environments. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the core role of marketing in determining the growth potential of an enterprise, including the value of the marketing mix in ensuring successful marketing implementation and the significance of external and internal operating environments for marketing practice.

    • Financial Concepts of Business (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost, economic and financial implications of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge as well as to provide an understanding of key economic principles that inform business thought and practice.

    • Business Communications in Spanish (15 credits) - Compulsory

      To build upon and extend students' abilities to read, write, listen and speak in Spanish in business contexts and to promote an understanding of Hispanic culture in general and in the business world. Students will analyse the main types of business communications in order to appreciate relevant specialised vocabularies and underlying cultural assumptions.

    • Business Communications in Spanish 2 (15 credits) - Compulsory

      To build upon and extend students' abilities to communicate in Spanish  in  business contexts and to provide an understanding of Hispanic culture in general and in the business and professional world. Students will analyse the main types of business  communications in order to increase their awareness business environment and contexts in the Spanish- speaking world alongside their knowledge of international business environment  as taught in their Business module. Through this module students acquire both linguistic and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking work essential for business communication.

    • Management Concepts (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop students understanding of the management of organisations. It will introduce management concepts such as the business functions,organisational structure, work design, entrepreneurship, and business ethics. Students will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories and their application in the management of organisations.

    • People Management (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop students understanding of how people in organisations interact. It will introduce various people management concepts and human resource processes and practices. Students will develop the ability to compare and contrast a variety of organisational psychology and sociological theories and their application in the management of people.

  • Year 2 - Spanish language beginners

    • Human Resource Management in Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop students’ understanding of the key areas of HRM and to develop their skills and competence in human resource management practice. Students will become familiar with a wide range of generalist HR policies and practices within the five key areas of the discipline: employee resourcing, employee reward, employee relations,performance management and employee training and development. They will also be provided with the opportunity to develop competencies in areas such as selection interviews,performance appraisals, managing conflict, and conducting grievance and disciplinary interviews.

    • Business Communications in Spanish I (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The module reviews, consolidates and further enhances students' existing language ski (speaking, listening, reading and writing) of Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. The module examines the business and other relations global players, such as the US . the EU and China, have with Latin America. Particular emphasis is  laid upon  the  student ability to understand and critically analyse historic and up to date macroeconomic and statistical data and case studies in the Spanish-speaking world, in parallel  with the· knowledge of international business strategies and case studies as taught in their Business modules. The skills and techniques students gained as a result of this module will enhance their employability.

    • Business Communications in Spanish II (15 credits) - Compulsory

      To build upon and extend students' abilities to communicate in Spanish  in  business contexts and to provide an understanding of Hispanic culture in general and in the business and professional world. Students will analyse the main types of business  communications in order to increase their awareness business environment and contexts in the Spanish- speaking world alongside their knowledge of international business environment  as taught in their Business module. Through this module students acquire both linguistic and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking work essential for business communication.

    • Business Environment (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students’ knowledge of internal and external business environment and their impact upon choices available to business in planning and decision making. Students will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using different techniques, models and frameworks.

    • Principles of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides students with an introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship. It examines different forms of innovative and entrepreneurial practice including commercial and social enterprise. This includes an introduction into management issues faced by entrepreneurs and small business owners. The module will also introduce students to such concepts as opportunity recognition and the ability to act upon opportunities and problem solving.

  • Year 2 - with Spanish language experience

    • Human Resource Management in Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop students’ understanding of the key areas of HRM and to develop their skills and competence in human resource management practice. Students will become familiar with a wide range of generalist HR policies and practices within the five key areas of the discipline: employee resourcing, employee reward, employee relations,performance management and employee training and development. They will also be provided with the opportunity to develop competencies in areas such as selection interviews,performance appraisals, managing conflict, and conducting grievance and disciplinary interviews.

    • Spanish for Business: Markets and Companies in Hispanic Countries (the Global Economy) I (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The module reviews, consolidates and further enhances students' existing language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) of Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. The module examines the impact and influence that the dynamics of key global players, such as the USA, the EU and China, have on the world economy with an emphasis on Hh3panic countries. Particular emphasis is laid upon the students' ability to understand and critically analyse historic and up to date macroeconomic and statistrcal data and case studies in the Spanish-speaking world, in parallel with their knowledge of international business strategies and case studies as taught in their Business modules. The skills and techniques students gained as a result of this module will enhance their employability

    • Spanish for Business: Markets and Companies in Hispanic Countries (the Global Economy) II (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The module reviews, consolidates and further enhances students' existing language ski (speaking, listening, reading and writing) of Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. The module examines the business and other relations global players, such as the US . the EU and China, have with Latin America. Particular emphasis is  laid upon  the  student ability to understand and critically analyse historic and up to date macroeconomic and statistical data and case studies in the Spanish-speaking world, in parallel  with the· knowledge of international business strategies and case studies as taught in their Business modules. The skills and techniques students gained as a result of this module will enhance their employability.

    • Business Environment (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students’ knowledge of internal and external business environment and their impact upon choices available to business in planning and decision making. Students will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using different techniques, models and frameworks.

    • Principles of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides students with an introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship. It examines different forms of innovative and entrepreneurial practice including commercial and social enterprise. This includes an introduction into management issues faced by entrepreneurs and small business owners. The module will also introduce students to such concepts as opportunity recognition and the ability to act upon opportunities and problem solving.

  • Study Abroad: Choose one option (Compulsory)

    • Study Abroad I / II (year abroad) (120 credits)

      This module, studied over 1 year between years 2 and 4, aims to let students to fully experience the culture, life and everyday life of Spanish-speaking societies by spending a full year at a hot university in a Spanish-speaking country. This module also allows students to set goals for important aspects of the Immersion Year, to log and evaluate their experiences,to review their goals and to record and assess details of personal and academic development in a Spanish-speaking environment.

    • Study Abroad I and Study Abroad II (summer placements) (60 and 60 credits)

      These modules, studied as 2 summer placements between years 1 and 2 and years 2 and 3, aims to let students to fully experience the culture, life and everyday life of Spanish-speaking societies by spending a full year at a hot university in a Spanish-speaking country. This module also allows students to set goals for important aspects of the Immersion Year, to log and evaluate their experiences,to review their goals and to record and assess details of personal and academic development in a Spanish-speaking environment.

  • Year 3 / Year 4 - Spanish language beginners

    • Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations, and outline a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy. It will to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels and provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.

    • Workforce Management (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop students' understanding and critical awareness of issues associated with managing contemporary workforce. Students will learn how increasingly diverse workforce composition and the changing nature of work and socio-economic environment result in new and unique challenges that managers face today.Through using cutting edge research, case studies and self-reflexive exercises the module will encourage a critical re-evaluation of traditional management thinking and practices and explore alternative approaches and responses to the contemporary management issues.

    • Professional Communication (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module enables students to develop an understanding of strategies commonly used in professional discourse. It integrates concepts and approaches from applied linguistics and social psychology into the management of professional communication in a range of business settings. By exploring and contextualising professional discourse strategies,students will develop systematic and explicit approaches to analysing, evaluating and constructing strategic communication.

    • Spanish for Business: Markets and Companies in Hispanic Countries (the Global Economy) I (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The module reviews, consolidates and further enhances students' existing language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) of Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. The module examines the impact and influence that the dynamics of key global players, such as the USA, the EU and China, have on the world economy with an emphasis on Hispanic countries. Particular emphasis is laid upon the students' ability to understand and critically analyse historic and up to date macroeconomic and statistical data and case studies in the Spanish-speaking world, in parallel with their knowledge of international business strategies and case studies as taught in their Business modules. The skills and techniques students gained as a result of this module will enhance their employability

    • Spanish for Business: Markets and Companies in Hispanic Countries (the Global Economy) II (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The module reviews, consolidates and further enhances students' existing language ski (speaking, listening, reading and writing) of Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. The module examines the business and other relations global players, such as the US . the EU and China, have with Latin America. Particular emphasis is  laid upon  the  student ability to understand and critically analyse historic and up to date macroeconomic and statistical data and case studies in the Spanish-speaking world, in parallel  with the· knowledge of international business strategies and case studies as taught in their Business modules. The skills and techniques students gained as a result of this module will enhance their employability.

    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) - Optional

      The aim of this module is to promote greater awareness of the importance of diversity issues nationally and internationally. It provides insight to the implications of diversity from a societal, organisational, and employee standpoint, exploring diversity debates, concepts and practices regarding equality, fairness and inclusion. Subjects taught highlight the significance of diversity management to careers and business sustainability. A variety of topics are included such as cross-cultural management, gender disparity, unconscious bias, age disability, effective multicultural team-working, and diversity legislation.

    • Business Start-up (30 credits) - Optional

      The aim of this module is to introduce to students the complexities of starting a business. It draws together a range of theories, concepts, and notions from several sources such as Finance, Marketing, and Strategy. The module utilises the development of a unique business plan through which students will learn, practice, and apply the necessary academic and practical knowledge and skill sets, including team working, required for the establishment of a new business, as well as an understanding of the complexities relating to the functioning of a small business.

    • Business Game (30 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to demonstrate to students the importance of integrated business functions to achieve business success. The module uses a business simulation to provide students with experience of how a firm can integrate key aspects of business and management in order to succeed in a competitive environment.

    • Research Project (30 credits) - Optional

      This module is designed to develop students’ skills and knowledge relevant to planning and conducting a small-scale research project. Students will learn how to do research, including define research aim and objectives, conduct literature review, collect primary data, analyse and interpret data, and organise and present research proposal and final dissertation document. The module requires students to consolidate learning from other modules to plan and complete a small business and management related research project.

    • Principles of Project Management (30 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to provide students with comprehensive understanding of the design,planning, implementation and evaluation of projects in a variety of sectors. Students will explore how projects are managed using up-to-date project management tools and technologies. The module also aims to develop awareness of the role of projects in the wider economy.

    • Innovation Management (30 credits) - Optional

      The aim of this module is to develop a systematic understanding of the role of innovation as a key factor in a dynamic business environment and to equip students with the knowledge,expertise and skills needed to manage the innovation process at both strategic and operational level. The module provides an up-to-date overview of the mainstream theories and models of innovation and illustrates successful organisational practices through case study analysis.

    • Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) - Optional

      This module introduces students to the theories and techniques relevant to the management of global demand and global supply within the parameters of corporate and business unit strategies. Students will develop critical insights in design, implementation and operation of global supply chains while employing these to develop their own case studies.

    • Work Internship (30 credits) - Optional

      The primary aim of the internship module is to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience for a minimum of 30 days. This will facilitate you in gaining an insight into the world of work and appropriate conduct at work, as well as the process of becoming and staying employable through assertiveness, continuing development and reflection on both your development and the link between theory and practice. You will also develop an understanding of the organisation, sector and the environment in which it operates.

    • Consulting in Organisations (30 credits) - Optional

      The module builds on learning from prior modules and provides you with a theoretical introduction to consulting and the idea of the learning organisation. The module then provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to organisation practice by working in small teams on a real-time consultancy project which takes place in a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. It gives you the responsibility of approaching and pitching to potential clients, managing yourself, your time, your team relationships and your relationships with external clients, to achieve outcomes that make a real difference to the organisation. The module provides a bridge between academic study and full-time employment by focusing on the significance and relevance of the consultancy experience. It aims to enhance your prospects of employment following the completion of the degree.

    • International and Cross-Cultural Marketing (30 credits) - Optional

      This module introduces students to current theory and practice in international marketing and develops their ability to apply cultural concepts to marketing challenges. Students will learn about new cultures in both the developed and emerging world and how to adapt marketing strategies accordingly for business success.

  • Year 3 / Year 4 - with Spanish language experience

    • Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations, and outline a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy. It will to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels and provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.

    • Dissertation / Consultancy Project (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The primary aim of this module is to develop students’ understanding of the project management process along with a range of consultancy, research and problem solving skills. It will also give students the opportunity of presenting their research both verbally and in a written report to the client and offer them recommendations,which they may wish to implement in the future. The skills and techniques students gained as a result of this module will enhance their employability.

    • Workforce Management (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to develop students' understanding and critical awareness of issues associated with managing contemporary workforce. Students will learn how increasingly diverse workforce composition and the changing nature of work and socio-economic environment result in new and unique challenges that managers face today.Through using cutting edge research, case studies and self-reflexive exercises the module will encourage a critical re-evaluation of traditional management thinking and practices and explore alternative approaches and responses to the contemporary management issues.

    • Professional Communication (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module enables students to develop an understanding of strategies commonly used in professional discourse. It integrates concepts and approaches from applied linguistics and social psychology into the management of professional communication in a range of business settings. By exploring and contextualising professional discourse strategies,students will develop systematic and explicit approaches to analysing, evaluating and constructing strategic communication.

    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 credits) - Optional

      The aim of this module is to promote greater awareness of the importance of diversity issues nationally and internationally. It provides insight to the implications of diversity from a societal, organisational, and employee standpoint, exploring diversity debates, concepts and practices regarding equality, fairness and inclusion. Subjects taught highlight the significance of diversity management to careers and business sustainability. A variety of topics are included such as cross-cultural management, gender disparity, unconscious bias, age disability, effective multicultural team-working, and diversity legislation.

    • Business Start-up (30 credits) - Optional

      The aim of this module is to introduce to students the complexities of starting a business. It draws together a range of theories, concepts, and notions from several sources such as Finance, Marketing, and Strategy. The module utilises the development of a unique business plan through which students will learn, practice, and apply the necessary academic and practical knowledge and skill sets, including team working, required for the establishment of a new business, as well as an understanding of the complexities relating to the functioning of a small business.

    • Business Game (30 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to demonstrate to students the importance of integrated business functions to achieve business success. The module uses a business simulation to provide students with experience of how a firm can integrate key aspects of business and management in order to succeed in a competitive environment.

    • Research Project (30 credits) - Optional

      This module is designed to develop students’ skills and knowledge relevant to planning and conducting a small-scale research project. Students will learn how to do research, including define research aim and objectives, conduct literature review, collect primary data, analyse and interpret data, and organise and present research proposal and final dissertation document. The module requires students to consolidate learning from other modules to plan and complete a small business and management related research project.

    • Principles of Project Management (30 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to provide students with comprehensive understanding of the design,planning, implementation and evaluation of projects in a variety of sectors. Students will explore how projects are managed using up-to-date project management tools and technologies. The module also aims to develop awareness of the role of projects in the wider economy.

    • Innovation Management (30 credits) - Optional

      The aim of this module is to develop a systematic understanding of the role of innovation as a key factor in a dynamic business environment and to equip students with the knowledge,expertise and skills needed to manage the innovation process at both strategic and operational level. The module provides an up-to-date overview of the mainstream theories and models of innovation and illustrates successful organisational practices through case study analysis.

    • Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) - Optional

      This module introduces students to the theories and techniques relevant to the management of global demand and global supply within the parameters of corporate and business unit strategies. Students will develop critical insights in design, implementation and operation of global supply chains while employing these to develop their own case studies.

    • Work Internship (30 credits) - Optional

      The primary aim of the internship module is to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience for a minimum of 30 days. This will facilitate you in gaining an insight into the world of work and appropriate conduct at work, as well as the process of becoming and staying employable through assertiveness, continuing development and reflection on both your development and the link between theory and practice. You will also develop an understanding of the organisation, sector and the environment in which it operates.

    • Consulting in Organisations (30 credits) - Optional

      The module builds on learning from prior modules and provides you with a theoretical introduction to consulting and the idea of the learning organisation. The module then provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to organisation practice by working in small teams on a real-time consultancy project which takes place in a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. It gives you the responsibility of approaching and pitching to potential clients, managing yourself, your time, your team relationships and your relationships with external clients, to achieve outcomes that make a real difference to the organisation. The module provides a bridge between academic study and full-time employment by focusing on the significance and relevance of the consultancy experience. It aims to enhance your prospects of employment following the completion of the degree.

    • International and Cross-Cultural Marketing (30 credits) - Optional

      This module introduces students to current theory and practice in international marketing and develops their ability to apply cultural concepts to marketing challenges. Students will learn about new cultures in both the developed and emerging world and how to adapt marketing strategies accordingly for business success.

Modules

  • September 2018 - Year 2 entry only

    • Year 2 modules

      International Business Environment (30 credits) - Compulsory

      In this module, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to investigate the complexity of businesses operating across borders. You will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using techniques, models and frameworks that will also start to build higher level employability skills.

      Operations Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to broaden and expand your knowledge on the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes. Cases and practical exercises are relevant to a variety of commercial, manufacturing and service organisations. The module builds on the IT and quantitative skills developed in the first year.

      Work and Organisational Behaviour (30 credits) - Compulsory

      During this module, you will be introduced to the idea of management as a function and how people in organisations can be effectively managed by gaining understanding of their behaviours. However, the module will go beyond these functionalist and managerialist approaches by actively questioning the rationale of management. You will be introduced to classical theories in organisational behaviour and learn how to think about them more critically by recognising their limitations.

      Business Communication Spanish (30 credits) - Optional

      This module aim to build upon and extend your abilities to read, write, listen and speak in Spanish in business contexts and to promote an understanding of Hispanic culture in general and in the business world. You will analyse the main types of business communications to appreciate relevant specialised vocabularies and underlying cultural assumptions.

      Business Strategies in Hispanic Countries (30 credits) - Optional

      This module reviews, consolidates and further enhances your existing language skills speaking, listening, reading and writing of Spanish in business contexts to the intermediate level. Particular emphasis is laid upon your ability to understand and critically analyse business texts and case studies in the Spanish-speaking world, in parallel with your knowledge of international business strategies and case studies as taught in the Business module. The module also enhances your awareness of the Spanish-speaking world specific business practices.

    • Year 3 / Year 4 modules

      Study Abroad I (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is designed to allow you to fully experience the culture and everyday life of Spanish-speaking societies by spending a full year at a host university in a Spanish-speaking country. You will build upon and extend your abilities in Spanish in academic business and cultural contexts by taking a Term of Study Abroad at a Higher Education (HE) partner institution. You may also seek to undertake a company placement in the host country as part of the Immersion year, but this is subject to approval at Middlesex University. At the HE institution you will be required to take two taught modules, one of which at least must be a business or business-related subject in Spanish. You will set goals for important aspects of the Immersion Year, to log and evaluate your experiences, to review your goals and to record and assess details of personal and academic development in a Spanish-speaking environment. You will gain an intellectual understanding of subject-related disciplines in the host country and/or actual experience at a placement. You will also consolidate and expand your specialised vocabulary in Spanish as well as your knowledge of specialised bibliography in subject-related issues. This will give you valuable insights into the learning of the discipline in Spanish as you immerse yourself in the host country and consolidate the learning of Spanish. You will have an experience of the host country’s cultural norms and protocols which are invaluable assets in professional life.

      Study Abroad II (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is designed to allow you to fully experience the culture and everyday life of Spanish-speaking societies by spending a full year at a host university in a Spanish-speaking country. You will further build upon and extend your abilities in Spanish in academic business and cultural contexts by taking a further Term of Study Abroad at a Higher Education (HE) partner institution. You may also seek to undertake a company placement in the host country as part of the Immersion year, but this will be subject to approval at Middlesex University. At the HE institution you will be required to take at least two taught modules, one of which at least must be a programme-related subject in Spanish. You will gain an intellectual understanding of subject-related disciplines in the host country and/or actual experience at a placement. You will also consolidate and expand your specialised vocabulary in Spanish as well as your knowledge of specialised bibliography in subject-related issues. This will give you valuable insights into the learning of the discipline in Spanish as you immerse yourself in the host country and consolidate the learning of Spanish. You will have an experience of the host country’s cultural norms and protocols which are invaluable assets in the professional world.

      Year 4

      Leadership and Management Development in an International Context (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership in organisations, enabling you to apply theory to practice in management and leadership development in an international context. Alongside this, it will provide opportunities to develop personal skills through workshops in leadership and team building.

      Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations, and outline a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy. It will to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels and provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.

      Business Strategies in Hispanic Countries (30 credits) - Optional

      This module reviews, consolidates and further enhances your existing language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. Emphasis is laid upon your ability to understand and critically analyse business texts and case studies in the Spanish-speaking world, in parallel with your knowledge of international business strategies and case studies as taught in the Business module. The module also enhances your awareness of the Spanish-speaking world specific business practices.

      Global Business Spanish (30 credits) - Optional

      This module reviews, builds upon and extends your existing language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. Through this module, you will acquire advanced linguistic and cultural knowledge required for business communication in a global environment. It also enhances your awareness of international business and trade issues in the Spanish-speaking world, and how it fits into the global economy today.

      Global Business, Culture and Strategy (30 credits) - Optional

      This module introduces the main concepts, analytical tools and theoretical frameworks in the field of global business strategy and cross-cultural management. This module develops the ability to analyse and manage the complexities of the environment of organisations that operate in a global context. Furthermore, the module develops a critical appreciation of the theory and practice of organisation design to achieve effectiveness. The module provides opportunities to improve your analytical, critical and problem solving abilities. The international context will be an integral theme throughout the module and emphasis will be on the difficulties and ethical considerations encountered when managing organisations within differing political, economic, cultural and social contexts.

      International Marketing (30 credits) - Optional

      This module provides you with a thorough understanding of the nature of the international market place and the complex and challenging forces that shape the current international business environment and highlights future trends. You will learn how to critically assess the implications of such forces and trends for marketing strategy and decision making when organisations operate across borders. You will also develop international marketing decision-making skills and know-how that will assist you in pursuing a career in international marketing or business.

Modules

  • September 2018 - Year 3 entry only

    • Year 3 / Year 4 modules

      Study Abroad I (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is designed to allow you to fully experience the culture and everyday life of Spanish-speaking societies by spending a full year at a host university in a Spanish-speaking country. You will build upon and extend your abilities in Spanish in academic business and cultural contexts by taking a Term of Study Abroad at a Higher Education (HE) partner institution. You may also seek to undertake a company placement in the host country as part of the Immersion year, but this is subject to approval at Middlesex University. At the HE institution you will be required to take two taught modules, one of which at least must be a business or business-related subject in Spanish. You will set goals for important aspects of the Immersion Year, to log and evaluate your experiences, to review your goals and to record and assess details of personal and academic development in a Spanish-speaking environment. You will gain an intellectual understanding of subject-related disciplines in the host country and/or actual experience at a placement. You will also consolidate and expand your specialised vocabulary in Spanish as well as your knowledge of specialised bibliography in subject-related issues. This will give you valuable insights into the learning of the discipline in Spanish as you immerse yourself in the host country and consolidate the learning of Spanish. You will have an experience of the host country’s cultural norms and protocols which are invaluable assets in professional life.

      Study Abroad II (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is designed to allow you to fully experience the culture and everyday life of Spanish-speaking societies by spending a full year at a host university in a Spanish-speaking country. You will further build upon and extend your abilities in Spanish in academic business and cultural contexts by taking a further Term of Study Abroad at a Higher Education (HE) partner institution. You may also seek to undertake a company placement in the host country as part of the Immersion year, but this will be subject to approval at Middlesex University. At the HE institution you will be required to take at least two taught modules, one of which at least must be a programme-related subject in Spanish. You will gain an intellectual understanding of subject-related disciplines in the host country and/or actual experience at a placement. You will also consolidate and expand your specialised vocabulary in Spanish as well as your knowledge of specialised bibliography in subject-related issues. This will give you valuable insights into the learning of the discipline in Spanish as you immerse yourself in the host country and consolidate the learning of Spanish. You will have an experience of the host country’s cultural norms and protocols which are invaluable assets in the professional world.

      Year 4

      Leadership and Management Development in an International Context (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership in organisations, enabling you to apply theory to practice in management and leadership development in an international context. Alongside this, it will provide opportunities to develop personal skills through workshops in leadership and team building.

      Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations, and outline a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy. It will to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels and provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.

      Business Strategies in Hispanic Countries (30 credits) - Optional

      This module reviews, consolidates and further enhances your existing language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. Emphasis is laid upon your ability to understand and critically analyse business texts and case studies in the Spanish-speaking world, in parallel with your knowledge of international business strategies and case studies as taught in the Business module. The module also enhances your awareness of the Spanish-speaking world specific business practices.

      Global Business Spanish (30 credits) - Optional

      This module reviews, builds upon and extends your existing language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Spanish in business contexts to the advanced level. Through this module, you will acquire advanced linguistic and cultural knowledge required for business communication in a global environment. It also enhances your awareness of international business and trade issues in the Spanish-speaking world, and how it fits into the global economy today.

      Global Business, Culture and Strategy (30 credits) - Optional

      This module introduces the main concepts, analytical tools and theoretical frameworks in the field of global business strategy and cross-cultural management. This module develops the ability to analyse and manage the complexities of the environment of organisations that operate in a global context. Furthermore, the module develops a critical appreciation of the theory and practice of organisation design to achieve effectiveness. The module provides opportunities to improve your analytical, critical and problem solving abilities. The international context will be an integral theme throughout the module and emphasis will be on the difficulties and ethical considerations encountered when managing organisations within differing political, economic, cultural and social contexts.

      International Marketing (30 credits) - Optional

      This module provides you with a thorough understanding of the nature of the international market place and the complex and challenging forces that shape the current international business environment and highlights future trends. You will learn how to critically assess the implications of such forces and trends for marketing strategy and decision making when organisations operate across borders. You will also develop international marketing decision-making skills and know-how that will assist you in pursuing a career in international marketing or business.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.

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How can the BA Business Management (Spanish) support your career?

This degree enables you to work in a wide variety of roles including Operations Manager, Junior Operations Manager, HR Consultant, Trainee Manager, Depot Manager, Practice Manager, Housing Officer, L&D Adviser, Investment Banker, Sales Manager, Analyst and Graduate Teaching Assistant. You could even be working for a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations like:

  • Chase Anderson
  • Chelsea FC
  • Co-op
  • Fitch Training
  • Foxtons
  • Larkspur Training
  • M&S
  • Manpower
  • Next
  • SEI Investments
  • Sports Direct
  • Southwark Council
  • Waitrose
  • William Hill

You would even be prepared to go into business for yourself. Additionally, you could also go on to do further study with a Masters or PGCE.

  • Natasha Thompson-Campbell

    Business School student

    I benefited greatly from the University's exchange programme as I spent 12 months living, working and studying in Valencia, Spain. As well as learning business skills and Spanish in class, I gained a huge amount from completing four different internships – working in the University's international admissions office; teaching English; supervising children at a summer school; and working for start-up investment firm Business Booster.

    Working at Business Booster was great for building up my business vocabulary in Spanish, while being thrown in at the deep end teaching has prepared me for whatever life throws at me. You've just got to go for it and step out of your comfort zone.

    Experiencing the unique Valencian culture was another eye-opener for me, as it showed me that you need to be appreciative of local differences when operating in international markets. Spending time with the locals was also a great way of improving my interpersonal language skills, having previously only been confident writing in Spanish.

Other courses

Business Management BA Honours

Start: October 2019

Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement, 6 years part-time

Code: N200

Business Management (Mandarin) BA Honours

Start: October 2019, EU/International induction: September 2019

Duration: 4 years full-time

Code: NT19

International Tourism Management (Spanish) BA Honours

Start: October 2019, EU / International induction: September 2019

Duration: 4 years full-time

Code: NVR4

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