International Business with a Language
This degree seeks to develop graduates with a global mind-set that have the necessary business and cultural skills to work in a global marketplace. All organisations are now operating in a competitive global arena, seeking to expand and develop beyond their national borders. Success in foreign markets requires knowledge of how to adapt to local cultures, languages and customers as well as an understanding of fundamental business theories and practices. Global leaders ultimately cultivate cultural intelligence by travelling to and working in different cultures, developing and applying both their business and language skills. The International Business with a Language degree at Queen’s Management School provides a platform for developing the required knowledge and skills to pursue a career in our globally connected business world.
This four-year BSc Honours degree in International Business with a Language is delivered by Queen’s Management School (Major) and the School of Arts, English and Languages (Minor). Currently, five language options are offered:
- French (Intermediate and Advanced)
- German (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)
- Mandarin Chinese (Beginners)
- Portuguese (Beginners)
- Spanish (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)
Students must complete a minimum of at least 9 months on work placement in a business abroad in a country which speaks your chosen language. You will be required to work for a minimum of 9 months in a salaried position(s), and have an option to do this across multiple placements. You will work in a business-related role which may span multiple industries, organisations and functions. Students have worked in a broad variety of business roles across Marketing, HRM, Supply Chain, Operations and Strategy functions.
Current and past placement companies include PwC in Madrid, KPMG in France, Inbani in Alicante and Degusto in Barcelona, Ernst & Young (EY) in Luxembourg, L’Oreal in Paris and Architrave in Berlin, Hugo Boss in Germany.
Graduates from this degree have secured a range of positions in local, national, regional and multinational organisations such as Google, Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy in New York, L’Oréal in London, Amazon in Madrid, HBO in Arizona, Swiss Airlines in Switzerland, HBO in New York, PwC, KPMG, EY, Citi and Coca-Cola.