University of Reading
International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
University of Reading

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Business and Management

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of business and management (non-specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £33000 £44000
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £35000 £26000 - £41000 £33000 - £57500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Business and Management

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25835 £24027 £28233
25-75 percentile range £22376 - £31148 £18667 - £30646 £21578 - £37856

Course Description

Develop your business and language skills – and broaden your experience by studying overseas – with our BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Study Year Abroad degree.

This flexible, four-year course, taught by experts from Henley Business School, provides you with a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of business management in an international context. You’ll enrich this learning and broaden your life experience with an integrated Study Year Abroad. As you develop your business acumen, you will explore a foreign language of your choice. You can start as a beginner in whatever language you choose – the appropriate level of learning and support will be provided. If you’re at an intermediate level, your learning will be tailored to your level of understanding.

Explore international business

You’ll study a variety of topics related to international business, including:

  • firms in the global economy
  • international corporate strategy
  • comparative international management
  • cross-cultural marketing
  • international human resource management.

You will also study the core disciplines that underpin business – including economics, psychology and sociology – and examine concepts such as:

  • organisational behaviour
  • operations
  • entrepreneurship
  • data analytics
  • accounting.

Your language options

In each year of study, you will take one 20-credit module in your chosen language and one 20-credit culture module. In your second and final years, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests and deepen your understanding of your chosen language. For more information, visit the website for the Department of Languages and Cultures.

The second year of study offers a short, guided project focusing on social responsibility in action. This will involve working in a foreign language-rich environment in the UK, or at one of our partner institutions across the world.

In your third year, you will have the option to undertake a placement or study abroad. Placements are also available in a language-rich environment in the UK, which is a setting where your chosen language is largely spoken. This option offers flexibility if you do not wish to go abroad but still wish to practise your chosen language(s) in a work environment. Wherever you choose to undertake this project, it will enhance your learning and open you up to new experiences.

Your learning environment

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study. This will provide the opportunity to discuss subject materials in an in-depth way with your lecturers and fellow students.

Throughout your studies, you will:

  • explore the interdisciplinary nature of business
  • apply the skills and knowledge you learn to current business problems
  • study the emerging challenges facing global markets.

Choose BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Study Year Abroad at Henley Business School

  • Ranked 6th for graduate prospects in Business, Management & Marketing in the Guardian University Guide, 2020.
  • Triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).

Flexible study options

After the first year of your BSc International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Study Year Abroad degree, you will have the option to transfer to any of our other specialist pathways:

  • BSc Business and Management (Accounting)
  • BSc Business and Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • BSc Business and Management (Data Analytics and Digital Business)
  • BSc Business and Management (Marketing)

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Year Abroad BSc (Hons) at University of Reading

46% Caring personal services
16% Sales occupations
7% Administrative occupations
7% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
6%
3% Information Technology Professionals
2% Teaching Professionals
2% Protective service occupations
1% Business and public service associate professionals
1% Administrative occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for business and management (non-specific)

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

TOEFL (iBT) 88

We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

Cambridge English Advanced

We require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.

Cambridge English Proficiency

We require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.

PTE Academic 69

We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Institution's Own Test

Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).

Trinity ISE

We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Year Abroad, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees International Business and Management with a Modern Language with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £22350 year 1
International £22350 year 1

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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Reading in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Reading in related subject specific rankings.

Business

    • #18 
    • #98 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About University of Reading

The University of Reading is a publicly funded university in Reading, Berkshire, England. Reading has four major campuses; London Road and Whiteknights campus which are located in Reading itself, with Greenlands campus being found on the banks of the River Thames. The fourth campus is known as Iskandar Puteri, in Malaysia.

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