International Business Management (France) BSc Hons - 2020 Entry
Do you want the invaluable insight into another country’s culture and customs that only living abroad can bring? Do you want to combine practical managerial skills and experience with a technical knowledge of management, plus fluency in another European language? We have the degree that delivers this and more.
Our double degrees are four-year integrated programmes. You spend two years in Lancaster, two years studying abroad and a total of 11 months on overseas work placements.
First year students are introduced to business analytics, financial accounting, management, organisation and work theories. In your second year, you will learn more about data analysis, finance, economics and marketing. In both years, you study languages with the Department of Languages and Cultures. All students take an approved ten-week long work placement in the summer vacations of their first two years.
Your third and final years are spent abroad, studying at the prestigious NEOMA in Reims, France. You transfer to the partner university at the beginning of your third year, studying courses such as Managerial Economics and Introduction to Operations Management. You will also undertake a six-month work placement in France, typically starting in the middle of your third year.
At the end of the four years, you will be awarded two degrees: BSc Hons from Lancaster and the corresponding degree of the partner university. Our graduates find their international perspective puts them in a strong position in the corporate jobs market. These include roles in market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy with brands such as Aston Martin, Deloitte and Neilson.
A Level AAB
Required Subjects A level French, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A in a foreign language. Native French speakers will also be accepted onto this scheme.
GCSE Mathematics grade B or 5, English Language grade B or 5
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including appropriate evidence of language ability
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction alongside appropriate evidence of language ability
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Introduction to Business Analytics
- Introduction to Financial Accounting for Managers
- Introduction to Management
- Introduction to Marketing
- Management, Organisations and Work: Key Issues and Debates
- Part I French Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)
- Part I French Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)
- Preparation for Placement
- Principles of Economics B
- Data Analysis for Management
- French Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: B2)
- French Language: Written Skills (CEFR: B2)
- Further Topics in Economics for Managers
- Introduction to Economics for Managers
- Introduction to Finance
- Management Accounting for Business Decisions
- Management and Consulting Practice and Critique
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Marketing Management Essentials
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
This degree offers remarkable prospects for graduating students. The international experience in both work and study, together with language and cultural competencies, takes our graduates to highly valued positions in the corporate world.
Graduates have started their careers in various roles, including market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Fees and Funding
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.
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Students will be required to pay the cost of the flights to the partnership university as well as visa costs if studying in the USA.
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.
International Partnership of Business Schools
As part of your degree you will study in two prestigious universities through the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS). This network allows you to gain advanced business knowledge and experience new cultures in preparation for a successful career in international management.
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