BA (Hons) in International Management Studies with European Languages and Society


Program Description


Multilingual graduates with a firm grasp of business and marketing are highly sought-after in the global job market. Bringing together these valuable skills, our course in International Management Studies with European Languages and Society is perfect preparation for a range of exciting career opportunities.

The course combines key aspects of Business, Management and/or Marketing with the opportunity to study Spanish and/or French. Alongside your language studies, you’ll learn about the economic, political, social and cultural environment in which international business is conducted. You’ll also have the freedom to learn an additional language, or take modules in Law, Politics, Accountancy or Economics – tailoring the specifics of your course to match your own personal ambitions.

As a student, you’ll benefit from the University of Stirling’s combined excellence in teaching both modern languages and Business, Management and Marketing. Everything you learn will be put into practice thanks to extensive opportunities to study and work in Latin America, Spain, France or another French-speaking country. This time abroad gives you a chance to experience just how valuable your new language and business skills truly are, even before you graduate.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 We're ranked 3rd in Scotland and Top 15 for Business, Management and Marketing (The Guardian University Guide 2021)

#2 Benefit from our extensive network of Study Abroad partnerships in Spain, Latin America, France, Switzerland, Canada or Morocco for an integral Semester Abroad

#3 More than 95% of all undergraduates were in employment or further study fifteen months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020, HESA)

Course details

You’ll study three subjects throughout your degree. There are two compulsory pathways, namely a language (either French or Spanish) and a Business/Marketing pathway. In addition, a third pathway is chosen from a second language, Politics, Finance, Business Law or Economics.


You’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and small group language classes. In addition, the use of IT resources and the presence of native language assistants in French and/or Spanish classes encourages rapid progress.


Assessment focuses on a variety of skills gained across the modules studied – and ranges from translations to essays grammar tests, oral exams and presentations (in both English and the appropriate target language). We use both continuous assessment and final examinations throughout the degree course.

Please note that students do not write a final year dissertation on this programme. However, the assessment related to Semester 6 Abroad is dissertation equivalent, involving research that is conducted through the target language (French or Spanish) and an extended piece of written and oral assessment in the target language.

Study abroad

You’ll spend Semester 6 studying at a university in Spain or Latin America or at a University or business school in France or at one of our other partners in Quebec, Morocco or Switzerland. In some instances, it may be possible for students of French to spend all of Year 3 studying at the Ecole de Management, Strasbourg. This should be discussed in advance with the Programme Director.

All students on this programme can also apply for an English Language Assistantship through the British Council. This is a competitive scheme and successful applicants spend a year in paid employment between Semester 4 and 5 in France or another French-speaking country, Spain or Latin America.

For students studying both French and Spanish who are eligible for the British Council scheme, an assistantship would fulfil our residence requirement for one language and you would spend Semester 6 in the country of the second language. Students of French and Spanish who do not undertake an assistantship will be required to fulfil our minimum residence requirement (usually 4 weeks spent in a French or Spanish-speaking country, often at a language school). This minimum residence is undertaken at the student’s own expense and during vacation time.’

Students who are only taking one language may also apply for assistantships but these do not replace the compulsory Semester Abroad in Semester 6.


Dr Cristina Johnston, Course Director

+44 (0) 1786 467531

Fees - 2021/22

    • Overseas students (non-EU): £ £15,100
    • Scottish students: £ 1,820
    • Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
    • EU Students: £15,100*

    *For EU students starting studies in academic year 2021/22, we will award an automatic scholarship of up to £30k over the duration of your course. This is subject to eligibility criteria

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

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