International Business (Berlin)
Course overviewThe dual award degree with the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (Berlin School of Economics), provides you with the theoretical background and practical skills necessary to succeed in an international business environment. Year 1 is spent studying core business modules at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge before transferring to Berlin for Year 2 where the majority of your modules will be delivered in English, with the exception of a German language module. This will allow you to improve your level of German prior to Year 3 when you will be required to carry out business placements (24 weeks of which must be spent in a German-speaking environment). You will return to Cambridge for your final year.
Core modules will provide you with a solid foundation in a number of key business disciplines including IT, finance, marketing, law, economics and human resource management. The opportunity to combine this with a period of study abroad and a work experience placement will add an extra dimension to your degree, not only in terms of the language skills you gain but also to your whole learning experience.
When you graduate you will be able to:
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- demonstrate a critical awareness of the global environment within which business operates
- analyse strategic corporate behaviour within an international context
- show a real awareness and understanding of contemporary global business issues.
On a more practical level, you will be able to:
- apply business theory to a range of contemporary business challenges
- employ appropriate IT applications to support research and reporting requirements and to enhance presentation of results
- plan and execute research projects
- effectively communicate results both orally and in written form in a foreign language.
Year one core modules
Analysis of Business
Economics for Business and Management
Introduction to Accounting & Finance
International Business Law
Introduction to People, Organisations and Management
Year two core modules
Two semesters at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR), Berlin
Year three core modules
48 weeks of supervised work experience
Year four core modules (differing streams include: Finance, Marketing and Human Resources)
Managing the Economy
Strategic Management Analysis
Sustainable Management Futures
Undergraduate Major Project
AssessmentAssessment is via a mix of examination, coursework, essays, individual and group reports and consultancy projects.
FacilitiesOur facilities are new and modern, and include well-equipped lecture theatres and seminar rooms.
Year 2You will spend Year 2 of your studies in Berlin at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (Berlin School of Economics and Law) - general background information can be found on their website:
You can apply for Erasmus mobility funding to help you make the move to Berlin - our Study Abroad Adviser will help you to complete the forms.
Year 3You will spend 48 weeks carrying out business placements. This period can be split into two or even three placements, provided that 24 weeks are spent in a German-speaking environment. The remainder of the 48 weeks can be spent in an English or 3rd language environment. Our Placements Administrator will help you to find your placements.
Links with industry and professional recognitionOur course brings you into close contact with practitioners and specialists from a wide range of functional areas of business and management within the global economy.
Associated careersOur course provides excellent preparation for an international career in a range of fields including financial services, business management, consultancy, marketing and human resources.
|UCAS Tariff points:||300 - 300|
|Additional Requirements:||Required subject(s): A-level German at grade B GCSE(s) Required: 3 GCSEs at C Grade or above including English and Math,|
Entry requirements listed are for September 2013 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
Please note AS levels are acceptable only when combined with other qualifications.
International studentsBA International Business is not normally available to international students who would require a student visa to undertake this course. This restriction is because we cannot guarantee a student's ability to secure a further visa to support the placement year in Europe. The exception will be international students studying at the partner institution intending to transfer to Anglia Ruskin for part of the course.
How to apply
- Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht (HWR), Berlin
Open DaySaturday 22 June
Undergraduate Open Day
FacultyLord Ashcroft International Business School
DepartmentEconomics, Strategy, Marketing and Enterprise
- Call 0845 271 3333
- Ask our University