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Business Management and Spanish (T45-SPA) CertHE
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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This certificate allows you to combine business management with Spanish. You’ll divide your study equally between both subjects. It offers a broad grounding in key concepts associated with business management and a sound knowledge of the basic concepts associated with the study of Spanish. You’ll explore how businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions. You’ll see what’s involved in functions such as marketing, accounting and finance. Combining this with the study of a modern language opens doors to other cultures and communities, and can provide a key to the global workplace.

Key features of the course

  • Develops a broad understanding of business organisations and their key elements.

  • Explores some wider considerations such as environments, markets and processes; and how these work together.

  • Develops you into an independent user of Spanish, reaching level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

  • Develops broad knowledge of the cultures that speak Spanish, and basic intercultural communication competence.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Business Management and Spanish (T45-SPA), CertHE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About The Open University

The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.

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Where is this programme taught

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