No matter where you work, there will be underlying principles of business in operation. A degree in business provides a solid foundation to build your career as a high-earning professional. One of the most popular subjects, studying business at Manchester Met will equip you with the necessary skills to set up your own company, or build a management career in an existing organisation. Business professionals are good at leading teams; have sound commercial awareness; are adept at spotting enterprising opportunities; can manage projects and are excellent problem solvers. Our suite of business programmes are designed for you to develop these essential skills to become a responsible and effective business leader.
The nature of business is complex, so your studies may cover subjects such as international strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership, finance, human resource management and marketing. Studying business in Manchester means you will be based in our highly modern Business School in the heart of a vibrant city bustling with enterprise, collaboration and innovation. Employability will be at the core of your learning. There are opportunities to participate in business and enterprise competitions, receive support and advice from mentors from our Innospace graduate incubator and business start-up unit, and to network with successful entrepreneurs and consultants who contribute as guest lecturers and placement employers. You will be taught by a team of highly experienced and passionate professionals with a wealth of real-world experience, who are actively involved in the professions and share extensive links with the wider business community.
Proficiency in modern languages will give you the competitive edge in the global jobs market. In both the private and public sectors, there is demand for professionals with strong language skills who can work in culturally diverse environments. Studying Spanish at Manchester Met will give you the opportunity to learn from native speakers. Our languages department have created their own multi-cultural community, including British, exchange and international students, along with foreign language assistants, allowing you to be absorbed into the everyday use of your chosen language.
We have been providing professional language courses for more than 30 years and our staff are nationally, and in many cases internationally, recognised experts in their field. Our strong local, national and global links will help to enhance your study and future employment opportunities.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
In Year 1 you will study both subjects equally. The core units in international business explore global business and politics and a range of concepts relating to understanding and managing people, work and behaviour in organisations.
In Year 2 you can continue with equal study or choose a major/minor route and so the units you will study depend on the route you have chosen.
In your final year you can continue with an equal study or major/minor route. A further option in the final year is named route study. If you have chosen to major in international business in Year 2, then you could choose to focus solely on international business in your final year, leading to a BA (Hons) International Business degree. Named route study in languages is currently only available for French or Spanish, leading to BA (Hons) French or BA (Hons) Spanish.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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Grade B or above in Spanish
Minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma) .
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3. An overall Merit profile is required, or equivalent
6.0 with a minimum of at least 5.5 in all units
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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