BA Modern Language and Business & Management (Spanish) / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course description

The BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Spanish) course gives you a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the Spanish-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 Spanish-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 Spain and Latin America gives you an unforgettable and invaluable experience.

Special features

University Language Centre
Take advantage of the library, language labs and multimedia facilities at the University Language Centre.

Learn from language experts

All our language tutors are native speakers of Spanish so you will study linguistic variations representative of the Spanish-speaking world.

Residence abroad

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.

Societies

There are over 30 international and language-related student societies including the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies society, offering cultural activities and experiences.

You can learn about colloquialisms in language through native speakers and take part in socials, discussions groups and potential trips abroad.

Engage in cultural activities

Participate in a variety of extra-curricular events which allow you to practice your Spanish in informal settings.

Benefit from a host of cultural activities connected with the Hispanic world taking place around Manchester, such as the Viva Spanish and Latin American festival and exhibitions and film screenings at the local branch of the Instituto Cervantes.

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;
  • presentations;
  • 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.

You will take compulsory units in the modern spoken and written Spanish language (with separate strands for beginners).

We provide an introduction to the cultural and historical development of the Hispanic world, and develop the skills to study or work in Spain and Latin America.

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Fundamentals of Management BMAN10011 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Finance BMAN10552 10 Mandatory
Microeconomics 1 ECON10221 10 Mandatory
Macroeconomics 1 ECON10252 10 Mandatory
Cultures of the Hispanic World SPLA10410 20 Mandatory
Themes in Spanish and Latin American Studies SPLA10420 20 Mandatory
Spanish Language 1 SPLA51011 20 Mandatory
Spanish Language 2 SPLA51022 20 Mandatory
Spanish Language 3 SPLA51030 20 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Technological Change BMAN10252 10 Optional
Business Economics BMAN10612 10 Optional
Fundamentals of Financial Reporting B BMAN10621B 10 Optional
An Introduction to Development Studies ECON10002 10 Optional
Introductory Mathematics ECON10061 10 Optional
Advanced Mathematics ECON10071 10 Optional
Advanced Statistics ECON10072 10 Optional
Computing for Social Scientists ECON10151 10 Optional
Introduction to Mathematical Economics ECON10192 10 Optional
Economic History ECON10212 10 Optional
Exploring Enterprise MCEL10001 10 Optional
Entrepreneurial Skills MCEL10002 10 Optional
Introductory Statistics for Economists SOST10062 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 22 course units for year 1

Course content for year 2

You continue with an even distribution between business and management and Spanish 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.

You also take compulsory Spanish language course units.

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Firms and Management in Comparative Perspective BMAN22000 20 Mandatory
Spanish Language 4 SPLA51040 20 Mandatory
Spanish Language 5 SPLA51050 20 Mandatory
Work Psychology for Career Success BMAN20022 10 Optional
Investment Analysis BMAN20072 10 Optional
Financial Statement Analysis BMAN20081 10 Optional
Introduction to Corporate Finance and Financial Instruments BMAN20242 10 Optional
Technology, Strategy and Innovation BMAN20792 10 Optional
Managing Business Operations BMAN20811 10 Optional
New Product Development and Innovation BMAN20821 10 Optional
Marketing BMAN20832 10 Optional
Global Contexts of Business and Management BMAN21012 10 Optional
Financial Reporting and Accountability BMAN21020 20 Optional
Intermediate Management Accounting BMAN21040 20 Optional
Foundations of Finance A BMAN23000 20 Optional
Foundations of Finance A BMAN23000A 20 Optional
Creativity, Design & Entrepreneurship BMAN24241 20 Optional
Organisations and Employment BMAN24521 10 Optional
Managerial Economics I ECON20001 20 Optional
Advanced Mathematics ECON20071 10 Optional
Advanced Statistics ECON20072 10 Optional
Econometrics ECON20110 20 Optional
Mathematical Economics I ECON20120 20 Optional
Introduction to Mathematical Economics ECON20192 10 Optional
Economic History ECON20212 10 Optional
Quantitative Methods ECON20222 20 Optional
Microeconomics 2 ECON20232 10 Optional
Macroeconomics 2 ECON20262 10 Optional
Development Economics: Growth, Capital Accumulation and Structural Change ECON20321 10 Optional
Development Economics: Understanding Poverty ECON20332 10 Optional
Economics for Public Policy ECON20431 10 Optional
Tools and Techniques for Enterprise MCEL30001 10 Optional
Tools & Techniques for Enterprise MCEL30002 10 Optional
Visual Culture in Modern Spain: Film, Painting and Photography SPLA20062 20 Optional
Empire and its Aftermath: The Making of Modern Portugal in Literature, Art and Film SPLA20141 20 Optional
Writing Women in the Spanish Golden Age SPLA20161 20 Optional
History of Latin America SPLA20362 20 Optional
Spanish Linguistics SPLA20772 20 Optional
Modern Latin American Literature SPLA20881 20 Optional
Spanish Language 4 SPLA51040 20 Optional
Spanish Language 5 SPLA51050 20 Optional
Catalan Language & Culture 1 SPLA53010 20 Optional
Catalan Language & Culture 2 SPLA53020 20 Optional
Leadership in Action Unit UCIL20022 10 Optional
Leadership in Action Online Unit UCIL20032 10 Optional
Entrepreneur: Innovator and Risk-Taker UCIL24002 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 46 course units for year 2

Course content for year 3

Year 3 is spent abroad in approved study or work in a Spanish-speaking country.

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 Spanish and Latin American studies.

You continue with core language units as well as options in Hispanic film, history and literature.

Year 4 is centred on essay-writing, translation and oral work including discussion of texts, debates and presentations.

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Human Resource Management BMAN30042 10 Mandatory
Spanish Language 6 SPLA51060 20 Mandatory
Management of Knowledge and Innovation BMAN30010 20 Optional
Marketing BMAN30021 10 Optional
Strategy BMAN30022 10 Optional
Human Resource Management BMAN30042 10 Optional
Share Prices and Accounting Information BMAN30071 10 Optional
Financial Derivatives BMAN30091 10 Optional
Advanced Corporate Finance BMAN30111 20 Optional
Corporate Governance in Context BMAN30211 10 Optional
Financial Engineering BMAN30242 10 Optional
Corporate Contracting and Managerial Behaviour BMAN30702 10 Optional
Investment Economics and Innovation BMAN31212 10 Optional
Entrepreneurship and Venturing BMAN31972 20 Optional
Case Studies In Digital Transformation BMAN32051 10 Optional
Consumers and Markets BMAN32161 10 Optional
The Chinese Economy ECON30102 10 Optional
Mathematical Economics II ECON30290 20 Optional
Mathematical Economics I ECON30320 20 Optional
Mathematical Finance ECON30382 10 Optional
Financial Economics ECON30432 10 Optional
Topics in Development Economics ECON30451 20 Optional
Topics in Economic History ECON30511 20 Optional
Advanced Econometrics ECON31031 20 Optional
Climate Change Economics and Policy ECON32111 10 Optional
Behavioural Economics ECON32152 20 Optional
Introduction to Interpreting: Context, Skills and Modes ELAN30242 20 Optional
Tools and Techniques for Enterprise MCEL30001 10 Optional
Tools & Techniques for Enterprise MCEL30002 10 Optional
Advanced Technology Enterprise MCEL30011 10 Optional
Advanced Technology Enterprise MCEL30012 10 Optional
Interdisciplinary Sustainable Development MCEL30022 10 Optional
Enterprise Strategy and Marketing MCEL30051 10 Optional
Enterprise Feasibility MCEL30052 10 Optional
Dissertation in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies SPLA30000 40 Optional
Social Issues in Portuguese and Spanish Film SPLA30642 20 Optional
Modern Spanish Music: A Cultural History SPLA31082 20 Optional
The Politics of Business in Latin America SPLA31091 20 Optional
The Supernatural in Latin American Literature and Film SPLA31132 20 Optional
Memory and Culture in Post-Franco Spain SPLA31141 20 Optional
History of the Spanish Atlantic World: Empire, Trade, War SPLA31151 20 Optional
Language, Art and Empire in the Early Modern Hispanic World SPLA31162 20 Optional
Catalan Language & Culture 1 SPLA53010 20 Optional
Catalan Language & Culture 2 SPLA53020 20 Optional
Climate Change and Society UCIL33201 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 45 course units for year 4

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Facilities

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.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk