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BA Modern Language and Business & Management (Russian) / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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The BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Russian) course gives you a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the Russian-speaking world, as well as the principles of business and management and their application in global workplaces.
Language study offers more than just language fluency. You'll explore diverse aspects of the culture, society, history, politics and literature of Russian-speaking countries, helping you to develop intercultural awareness and communication skills - both highly valued by employers.
You'll benefit from excellent teaching, student support, cutting-edge facilities, and the vibrancy and cultural diversity of Manchester itself, Western Europe's most multilingual city.
Studying abroad at partner universities and in professional environments in Russian-speaking countries gives you an unforgettable and invaluable experience.
Develop your leadership skills
Get the edge in today's globalised business environment on the Manchester Leadership Programme , which includes local volunteering and guest visits from international business managers.
You can study and/or work for up to a year in a country relevant to your chosen language(s) to improve your language skills in a native-speaker environment.
Collaborations and partnerships
We have links with language and cultural institutions across the city, including:
- Confucius Institute - a hub for Chinese culture.
- Instituto Cervantes - a centre for Spanish culture.
- HOME - international and contemporary art, theatre and film.
- Alliance Française - home of French language and culture.
There are over 30 international and language-related student societies offering cultural activities and experiences.
Teaching and learning
You'll learn through formal lectures, seminars and tutorials, spending 12 hours a week in formal study sessions.
For every hour of university study, you will need to complete a further 2 to 3 hours of independent study.
This could be spent reading, producing written work, revising for examinations or working in the University's Language Centre.
Coursework and assessment
You will be assessed through:
- written and oral examinations;
- coursework (including web-based and library research, linguistic fieldwork and data collection);
- a dissertation based on a research topic of your choice.
Course content for year 1
Your time will be divided equally between your language and culture and business and management studies.
Compulsory units introduce finance, management, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and develop transferable skills. You choose two further options across management, finance and economics units.
On the language side of the degree, you will develop Russian language skills through dedicated grammar classes, oral practice with native speakers, language laboratory work, and independent learning activities. Separate language pathways are offered for beginners and post A-level students.
Year 1 units provide a solid base for your further studies, helping you improve study skills and giving you a thorough grounding in concepts and debates crucial to understanding Russian society and culture.
Course units for year 1
|Fundamentals of Management||BMAN10011||10||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Finance||BMAN10552||10||Mandatory|
|100 Years of Revolution: Russia from Lenin to Putin||RUSS10242||20||Mandatory|
|The Making of Modern Russia||RUSS10251||20||Mandatory|
|Russian Language 1||RUSS51011||20||Mandatory|
|Russian Language 2||RUSS51022||20||Mandatory|
|Russian Language 3||RUSS51030||20||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Technological Change||BMAN10252||10||Optional|
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Course content for year 2
You continue with an even distribution between business and management and Russian studies.
Alongside one compulsory unit, you tailor your business studies by choosing from a range of options.
You have the chance to study Leadership in Action with national leaders as part of the Manchester Leadership Programme. You can also put your learning into practice with local charities and social enterprises by participating in the Manchester Enterprise Challenge.
On the language side of the degree, you continue with intensive study of Russian language. You can also choose optional course units in areas such as Russian culture and thought, literature, translation studies, Central European and Balkan history and culture, and Polish language.
Course units for year 2
|Firms and Management in Comparative Perspective||BMAN22000||20||Mandatory|
|Work Psychology for Career Success||BMAN20022||10||Optional|
|Introduction to Corporate Finance and Financial Instruments||BMAN20242||10||Optional|
|Technology, Strategy and Innovation||BMAN20792||10||Optional|
|New Product Development and Innovation||BMAN20821||10||Optional|
|Global Contexts of Business and Management||BMAN21012||10||Optional|
|Mathematical Economics I||ECON20120||20||Optional|
|Development Economics: Growth, Capital Accumulation and Structural Change||ECON20321||10||Optional|
|Development Economics: Understanding Poverty||ECON20332||10||Optional|
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Course content for year 3
Year 3 is spent abroad in approved study or work in Russia.
Course content for year 4
There is a broad range of specialised units available in business, management, accounting and finance, economics and entrepreneurship.
You can take up to two-thirds of your units in either business and management or language and cultural studies. You can choose to do a dissertation on the language side of your degree.
In Year 4, your studies include an advanced Russian language course unit, which focuses on oral proficiency, translation from and into Russian and composition in Russian.
Optional course units include Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, Russian popular culture, Russian and Soviet politics and history and memory in post-socialist Eastern Europe.
Course units for year 4
|Human Resource Management||BMAN30042||10||Mandatory|
|Management of Knowledge and Innovation||BMAN30010||20||Optional|
|Human Resource Management||BMAN30042||10||Optional|
|Share Prices and Accounting Information||BMAN30071||10||Optional|
|Advanced Corporate Finance||BMAN30111||20||Optional|
|Corporate Governance in Context||BMAN30211||10||Optional|
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The University Language Centre is home to language resources, including a new interpreting suite and purpose-built recording rooms.
The Centre also offers multilingual word processing, language learning software, off-air recording and AV duplication, multilingual terrestrial and satellite TV, and extensive support and advice for learners.
Learn more on the Facilities page.