Management and German Studies BA Hons - 2020 Entry
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The Management School and the Department of Languages and Cultures jointly run this four-year degree course. It offers the chance to study French alongside management studies and brings all of the associated benefits of language studies with it - such as gaining an international perspective on management practices, enhancing your problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, improved communication skills, and a boost to your employability.
You will need an A-level in German or be of a similar standard. In your first year, you will study the German language and culture at an advanced level. Alongside this, you will choose from either Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management and Organisations or Marketing.
In the second year, you can select what to study, with choices ranging from Advertising to Understanding Culture, Franchising to Society on Screen. You will improve how you communicate in German, whilst broadening your knowledge about German-speaking society, politics and contemporary issues.
During your third year abroad, you can choose to either studying Management at a partner university or on a work placement. This will give you an international perspective as well as boosting your language skills.
In your final year, you can select options covering subjects such as brand strategy, foreign literature and film, business models, translation and strategic management. By graduation, you should have an excellent understanding of the German-speaking world. You should also be able to communicate close to the level of a native speaker.
This degree equips you with the skills to deal with the cultural complexities of management in local and international contexts. Your substantial international experience and language skills will give you a strong edge in the jobs market. Past graduates have secured roles in international business, government departments and well-known corporations.
A Level AAB
Required Subjects A level German, 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 German speakers will not 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.
- Business Ethics
- Business Start-up
- Consumer Behaviour
- Cross-cultural encounters in World Literatures
- Digital Marketing
- Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Entrepreneurship: Discovery and Practice
- Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Human Resource Development
- Human Resource Management
- Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain
- Management and the Natural Environment: Ethics and Sustainability I
- Managing Knowledge, Data and Information Systems
- Managing People at Work
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Marketing Management Essentials
- Networking for Entrepreneurship
- Organisational Psychology
- Product and Service Innovation
- Professional Contexts for Modern Languages
- Routes to Market
- Selling for Entrepreneurs
- Society on Screen: The Language of Film
- The Changing Role of Management
- Understanding culture
- Advanced Topics in Consumer Behaviour
- Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century
- Brand Strategy
- Building and Leading Entrepreneurial Teams
- Business Model Innovation
- Business-to-Business Marketing
- Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film
- Critical & Creative Communications
- Essentials of Strategic Management
- Ethical Responsibility in Business
- Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada
- French Culture in the Digital Age
- Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry (13th-20th c.)
- Gender and Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
- Global Marketing Management
- Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice
- Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation
- Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
- International Human Resource Management
- Latin America and Spain on Film: Violence and Masculinities
- Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany
- Managing Marketing Innovation
- Marketing of Services
- Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games
- Organisational Change
- Organising in the Digital Age: Power, Technology and Society
- Psychological Approaches to Managing Change
- Social contexts of entrepreneurship
- Social movements and committed writing in Mexico since 1968
- Strategic Marketing
- Strategic Negotiation : Making Sustainable Deals
- Strategy Simulation Challenge
- Technology and Organisation: Society and Risk
- The Management of Marketing
- The Prosecution of 'Otherness' in Europe: Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition (14th -17th C)
- Translation as a Cultural Practice
- Work and Employment Relations
- Writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience
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, take our graduates to highly valued positions in the corporate world.
Recent graduates have started their careers in various roles, from market research and financial analysis and management to communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson. Some have stayed in France and Germany to continue their studies or take up employment.
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.
As a guide, our fees in 2019 were:
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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.
Future Global Leaders
The graduate jobs market is a rapidly-changing place, so we’re committed to helping you stay one step ahead. During your first year, you will complete our unique Future Global Leaders module which is designed to develop your professional skills and build your confidence in preparation for the future. You will be supported to step outside your comfort zone, and empowered to grow your leadership skills through a blend of online learning, inspirational guest speakers and dedicated events.
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