Spanish and Business BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.113 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Inghilterra)
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The Spanish and Business BA Honours degree is a flexible programme that will provide you with high-level language skills and an awareness of major contemporary cultural, historical, political and economic developments concerning Spain.
You will gain knowledge of business management disciplines and the wide range of optional choices available allow you to tailor your degree to suit you personal interests or career aspirations.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This course will prepare you for work in today’s international business world. Spanish is a major world language, with Spanish-speaking companies operating in Europe, including the UK, the Americas and internationally.
You will study business management and marketing as well as Spanish language modules that, in addition to Spanish media and society, Spanish culture and specialist translation include a range of Spanish for Business modules taught in the language: the Spanish Business Environment and Business Strategies in Spanish.
If you choose this course you will beneﬁt from:
- a practical and career-focused course designed to enhance your critical thinking and develop the communication skills employers want;
- expert teaching carried out by native speakers of the language you are learning in a state-of-the-art Languages Centre;
- the opportunity to develop advanced Spanish language skills in a business environment;
- specialist Management and Marketing modules delivered by the Business School;
- support in applying for a work placement in Spain which is not only a valuable experience, but will also give you an edge when applying for jobs;
- the option to spend a year studying or working in Spain which provides you with an international experience that many businesses are looking for when employing a graduate.
The University’s authorised status shall be renewed in accordance with the University of Cambridge’s standard review process and is subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Alongside mandatory modules in Spanish and in Business there are also a range of options offered at levels two and three. You also have the opportunity of studying at each level a minor language: these include most European languages as well as Mandarin, Arabic and Japanese. These are offered as part of the university’s Add+vantage programme.
There is an opportunity of a study placement or a work placement in Spain in year three.
This course is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments and the requirements of the profession and of employers. The following represents some of the subjects that currently make up the course.
- Fundamentals of Business Organisation
- Spanish Language and Culture
- Marketing Essentials
- Business Environment in Spanish
- Add+vantage module
- Business Management
- Spanish Social Issues through the Media
- Marketing and Advertising in Spanish
- Business Strategies in Spanish
- The Spanish American Short Story
- Add+vantage module
Placement or Study Year Abroad
- Corporate Strategic Management
- Global Marketing
- International Business
- Global Business in Spanish
- French Advanced Translation
- Spanish Translation
- Democracy in Spain: Social Change and Economic Development
- Specialised Study (Dissertation or Professional Portfolio)
- Add+vantage Topic
Your course will be based on a series of mini-lectures and task-based activities such as translation from and into Spanish, listening and grammar exercises, oral presentations and summary writing from written and audio/visual sources. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Assessments on this course include listening comprehensions, translations, summaries, group oral presentations, online grammar tests and reading comprehensions. Some modules require essay writing, but these are not as lengthy as those required by other disciplines. Most modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and exam (with oral exams as well as written ones for language learning modules).
Below is an estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed:
- formal examinations: 35%;
- coursework, tests, essays: 40%;
- practical or project work: 10%;
- group work etc: 5%;
- presentations, posters etc: 10%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this could break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 3 hours per week to practise conversation with a language assistant as well as tutorials (individual or in small groups) and individual project supervision in your ﬁnal year;
Medium group teaching: 10 hours of workshops, seminars and language classes;
Large group teaching: 3 hours of lectures each week;
Personal study: 22 hours each week studying and revising in your own time."