Undergraduate programmes

International Business (French)

BA (Hons)

Fluent French. Study abroad. Intensive work experience. Equip yourself for the business world.

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  • NameInternational Business (French)
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS CodeN102
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4 years September start, 3.5 years January start
  • Tuition fees£16,400 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date15 January 2018
  • Future start dateSeptember 2018
  • Study abroadYes
  • ValidationRegent's University London

Internationalism, innovation, creativity, leadership, and employability are the key themes of this programme. You will develop a broad base of core business, management, intercultural and language skills which will equip you as a leader, strategist and decision-maker of the future.

Language and intercultural intelligence are a very important features of the degree. You will study a foreign language and spend two terms at one of our many partner institutions around the world.

In addition, significant periods of work experience during your studies will challenge you to test your learning in a variety of real-world business and cultural settings.

 

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Programme Brochure

Length

This is a full-time programme. It takes 4 years to complete if you start in September or 3.5 years if you start in January. It includes one year of study abroad.

If you begin the programme in January, you will complete your second term in the summer (May to August). This enables you to begin your second year in September and complete your degree in 3.5 years. You will study for the same number of terms as students starting in September, but over a shorter period of time.

Subsequent years of study follow a standard academic year format of autumn and spring terms.

Additional Information

The design of the programme enables you to develop a full knowledge and understanding of business and management, to acquire the relevant language and cultural skills, to choose subject areas of interest from a wide range of options, to take advantage of studying and working in more than one ‘foreign’ country and to experience the real world through work placements.

Language study

You will be able to choose one core target language from Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Languages are taught with a marked focus on professional communication skills, which prepares you to succeed in your SPA and beyond.

You can either study a language as complete beginner or choose a language that you already speak and be accepted up to an intermediate level of competence in the language. You must not have an A-level equivalent award issued by the country of the target language (e.g. a student cannot take French if they have a French Baccalauréat). The level will be ascertained in a diagnostic test on enrolment.

You can also choose to study a second foreign language as an elective.

*Please note that you cannot choose your native language as part of your degree.*

Study Period Abroad (SPA)

You will study abroad in Term 5 and 6*, spending time in one (or two) countries to gain life-changing international experience. Your target language choice will determine which partner institution/s is/are available for you. You may replace one of your SPA terms in an English speaking country, e.g. USA or Australia, subject to the competency of target language and the approval of SPA Academic Advisor. At least one of your SPA terms must be in the target language of your degree.

We have partnerships with over a hundred around the world. This provides students with the opportunity to strengthen intercultural understanding, gain exposure to a more varied selection of academic modes, as well as significantly driving up their language skills. The University’s International Partnerships Office will support you before, during and after your SPA.

* Fees for the Study Period Abroad Year is 50% of annual tuition fee.

Placement Learning Project (PLP)

This is an optional replacement for the second SPA in Term 6. The Placement Learning Project is a 4 to 5 month (16 week minimum) module which aims to formally and academically utilise the student’s theoretical business knowledge in a real-life industry environment. The module is formed of these three elements:

• a 16 week placement in an internship setting

• a formal and concurrent structure of academic submissions

• a supervisory tutor/student relationship  

Work Placements/Internships

Work placements are an integral part of the programme and you are required to undertake two 8-week blocks of work placements before the final year of study, in order to gain valuable industry experience, and also to provide a source of reflection and investigation for your final-year capstone module – Applied Business Project.

The work placements provide practical enrichment of your learning, allowing you to test your knowledge in a variety of real-world business and cultural settings. Such experience is highly valued by potential employers and will significantly enhance your career prospects and employability after graduation.

The University’s Careers & Business Relations team will support you throughout your placement.

*You may eligible to replace your second SPA in Term 6 with a Placement Learning Project (PLP). The PLP requires the student to undertake a 16-week Internship and conduct and academic analysis/investigation of certain aspects of the placement and our role. Various academic submissions are demanded, culminating in the submission of a major report.

 

Modules

Year 1

  • Academic Environment
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Analytical Tools and Techniques for Business
  • Business Economics
  • Global Perspectives
  • People and Organisation
  • Language module

Plus 

One from the list of Regent's elective module*

The Regent’s elective modules allows you to select modules outside your subject area that will broaden your knowledge and perspective to further diversify your learning.

Year 2

  • International Business
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Marketing Principles
  • Sustainability
  • Language module

Plus 

One of the following option modules:

  • Entrepreneurship Finance and Venture Capital
  • International Business Law
  • Project Management for Enterprise
  • Web and App Design for Innovation
  • Corporate Governance and Global Financial Ethics
  • Global Banking
  • Islamic Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate and Management Law
  • Global Family Business
  • International HRM
  • Visual Analytics and Big Data Management
  • Brand Strategy
  • Essential Law for Marketers
  • PR and Corporate Communications
  • Services Marketing

Two from the list of Regent's elective modules*

Year 3

  • Study Abroad Period ( 1 or 2 terms)
  • Placement Learning Project ( to replace 2nd Study Period Abroad term) 

Year 4

  • Applied Business Project
  • Leading with Intercultural Intelligence 
  • Planning a New Venture
  • Strategic Management in Theory and Practice
  • Language module

Plus 

Two of the following option modules:

  • Managing Entrepreneurial Growth in SMEs and Family Businesses
  • Social Enterprise
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • International Finance
  • Managerial Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Critical Issues in Leadership
  • Leadership, Change & Governance
  • Managing Digital Organisations
  • Consumer and Marketing Psychology
  • Digital Marketing and Data Analytics
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship Finance and Venture Capital
  • International Business Law
  • Project Management for Enterprise
  • Web and App Design for Innovation
  • Corporate Governance and Global Financial Ethics
  • Global Banking
  • Islamic Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate and Management Law
  • Global Family Business
  • International HRM
  • Visual Analytics and Big Data Management
  • Brand Strategy
  • Essential Law for Marketers
  • PR and Corporate Communications
  • Services Marketing

See module descriptions

For a list of option modules for BA (Hons) International Business (French) Year 2 & 4 10-credit modules please see here 

For a list of option modules for BA (Hons) International Business (French) Year 4 20-credit modules please see here

Study methods

A wide range of curriculum delivery methods are used on the programme including; lectures, seminars, role plays, case studies, external guest speakers, e-learning via VLE, field trips, leadership experiences at another specialist location, seen and unseen examinations, presentations, written assignments, portfolio building, group work, simulations, peer assessments and workshops. Considerable emphasis is placed on self-directed personal development through assessments and module curricula.

As you progress through the levels of the programme, the emphasis shifts from learning to analysis and critical appraisal of the subject matter, reflecting your academic and personal development. We emphasise the practical application of academic learning. You will explore real-world case studies, visit different organisations and hear from regular guest lecturers, offering new perspectives from industry and academia. 

Academic Calendar

Assessment structure

A wide variety of assessments are used to assess student progress towards meeting intended programme learning outcomes. Students will receive feedback on formative assessments and be given the opportunity to demonstrate competency through summative submissions.

Student with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Future opportunities

The complex, fast-moving world of international business offers many challenges and opportunities. The diverse nature of the BA (Hons) International Business programme will prepare you for a career as a leader, manager, strategist or entrepreneur in many different sectors and in small, large, multinational or family-run businesses across the world.

All areas of the international business sector will be open to you, including Management, Finance, Banking, IT and Big Data Analytics, Corporate Governance, Consultancy, Strategy, Retail, Human Resources, Advertising and Marketing.

You can also seek the opportunities to specialise your knowledge and skills by taking a more specialised postgraduate degree. Examples of postgraduate degrees undertaken by our students are MSc in Finance, MSc in Banking, MSc in Investment and Wealth Management, MSc in Marketing, MA in Brand Management, MA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MA in Human Resource Management, MSc in Management with Technology Management, etc.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

January 2018

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding 3 A levels at grades A-C or international equivalent.  We also will assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE Mathematics grade A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent.  Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of 26 points on the International Baccalaureate or 2.5 GPA plus 3 APs at scores 3,3,3 or 2 APs at 4,4 or above for the American High School Diploma. 

September 2018

If you are holding A levels, we would typically make you an offer at grades BBC.

We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus three APs at grades 4, 4, 3.

Languages
English is the language of instruction, but it is not a language option. Of the nine languages offered at Regent's, you cannot study your native language. In addition, the programme does not allow students to take more than one language at beginner level. 

Language testing
At registration, if you are a non-beginner language student you will be required to take a diagnostic test in your chosen language. The results of this test will determine which language class you will be placed in.

English Language requirements

January 2018

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.0, with all components at 5.5
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)

September 2018

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year, which runs from 1 August to 31 July.

January 2018

First level tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU students advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Students who begin in January pay tuition fees of £8,200 per term for the spring and summer terms.

In the second and third years, all students pay tuition fees for the autumn and spring terms.

This means that in the first calendar year of their studies, January starters pay for three terms: spring, summer and autumn. The overall number of terms paid for over the entire programme is, however, the same as for September starters.

September 2018

Annual tuition fee: £17,000
Home/EU students advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are payable over two terms in each academic year.

In the first year, students starting in September pay tuition fees of £8,500 per term for the autumn and spring terms.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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The Dean of Business & Management’s Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Business & Management has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit. 

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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.

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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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