International managers need to have qualities such as drive and leadership. They need to be good communicators and sensitive to different cultures and traditions. Those who possess them are hugely valued by good employers.
This course has been designed so that the various subjects support each other. In particular, part of the Business teaching is carried out in French, German or Spanish. Thanks to this unique integrated structure, the course remains a market leader for students wanting to study Business and Modern Languages.
We aim to develop your fluency, accuracy and confidence in using the language, both in business situations and more generally. You will benefit from a sound, broad-based business education which covers marketing, economics, operations management, accounting, finance, business strategy, and business environment.
Students now also have the option to study Chinese, Arabic or Portuguese at beginners level. Students who choose to study one of these additional language modules can expect to have a good working knowledge of Arabic, Chinese or Portuguese by the end of their degree
Studying International Business & Modern Languages at Aston has been both demanding and rewarding. It has enabled me to further develop my language skills, whilst also providing me with a wide knowledge of business in an international context.
Our business degrees are designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops skills such as team working and negotiating abilities.
Our placement year gives you the genuine practical work experience that is invaluable in developing an appreciation of issues such as office politics which cannot be replicated in the lecture room.