Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and French

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and French

Combine business management and French to develop vital skills and help companies enhance their global presence. You'll also learn about French culture and spend a year in a French-speaking country. We'll give you the cultural intelligence to succeed in any organisation.

Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you'll need to take.

With this business management and French degree, you’ll develop a deep understanding of French language and culture. We'll also challenge you to think differently about business and how to inspire change within organisations and society.

As well as learning French language, you'll study its:

  • politics
  • history
  • society
  • literature

You'll develop your business skills through the study of managerial decision-making processes, contemporary global issues and business management techniques.

You can spend your year abroad in any of the following countries:

  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • La Réunion

This degree will prepare you for a career in a wide range of organisations, including:

  • start-ups
  • large corporations
  • social enterprises
  • the not-for-profit sector

This degree is accredited by:

  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Admission requirements


ABB including French, and Grade 6 (Grade B) in GCSE Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in French, and Grade 6 (Grade B) in GCSE Mathematics


  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus B in A level French, and Grade 6 (Grade B) in GCSE Mathematics
  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus B in A level French, and Grade 6 (Grade B) in GCSE Mathematics
  • Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AB in A level French and one further A level, and Grade 6 (Grade B) in GCSE Mathematics

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B). We can accept a grade 5 in GCSE mathematics if you achieve grade B in A level Maths, Physics, Economics, Geography, Psychology or Business

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Academic Skills for ML students
  • Introduction to Accounting and Financial Control
  • Introduction to Management
  • Key Skills for Business
  • Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
  • Technologies that shaped the Business World: Digital Age
  • The Making of Modern French

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • French Accelerated Language Stages 3-4
  • French Language Stage 4

Year 2

  • Business Research
  • French Language Stage 5
  • Management and Organisation Theory
  • Managing Research and Learning

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Conflicts, Crisis and Identities in the Francophone Context
  • Exploring French Linguistics
  • Globalisation: Culture, Language and The Nation State
  • Human Resource Management
  • Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in France
  • Learning about Culture: Introduction to Ethnography
  • Management Ethics
  • Operations Management
  • Philosophy of Management and Organisations
  • Post-War French Thought
  • The EU and European Identity

Year 3

  • Year Abroad Research Project YARP

Year 4

  • French Language Stage 7
  • Seeing and being seen: Study Abroad re-entry

You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:

  • An ambivalent asylum: the histories and memories of refugees in early twentieth-century France
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business
  • Dissertation
  • English as a Global Language
  • Fragmented France: Cultures and Identities in Transition
  • French Sociolinguistics: Challenges to Francophonie
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Management
  • Language Teaching Theory and Practice
  • Language Testing and Assessment in Society
  • Language and the City
  • Modern Languages Dissertation
  • Project Management
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sex, Gender and Desire in French Literature and Culture
  • Sociophonetic Project Module
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Technological Innovation
  • Translation: Theory and Practice
  • Writing in a Second Language

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300

Career paths

You'll graduate prepared for a wide range of career paths in business and management, in the UK or abroad. You could choose to work in:

  • the financial sector
  • industry
  • retail consultancy
  • the public sector

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