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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14000 per year

All study options

About International Business (Spanish) at Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. The subjects studied incorporate cross-national perspectives, and the comprehensive training in a foreign language places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions.

On successful completion of this degree you will have the rare attributes of both fluency in your chosen language and a range of professional skills and knowledge from relevant business areas. You will also be able to experience life, culture and work outside the UK by living abroad for a year and studying alongside local students.

This course places the study of business within the global business environment. The focus on developing your Spanish language skills will enable you to thrive in the challenging world of global business.

Year 1 and Year 2 prepare you for an optional year-long placement overseas, including study at a recognised educational institution, in a country where Spanish is spoken. We have partnership arrangements with a number of prestigious institutions in Europe, including the Complutense University of Madrid, University of Valencia, University of Alicante and University of Barcelona. The language you study determines the country and universities that are available to you.

The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Communication for Global Business
  • Foundations of Accounting and Finance
  • Global Business Environment
  • Marketing for International Business
  • The Spanish World and the Word

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Expressions of Spanish Culture
  • International Business Practice
  • International Business Research
  • International Financial Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour

Credit Level 5

Study abroad or UK work placement

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study abroad for a year at one of our partner universities in France, Spain and China. Students studying Arabic can study in an approved institution in the Middle East, or you can complete a work placement in the UK.

Subjects of study include:

  • International Economy
  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Business Dissertation
  • International Project Management
  • Themes in Contemporary Hispanic Studies

Plus one option from:

  • Comparative International Management
  • Global Marketing Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Developing Career Competencies for Linguists or other areas of business disciplines

Credit Level 6

Study abroad or UK work placement

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study abroad for a year at one of our partner universities in France, Spain and China. Students studying Arabic can study in an approved institution in the Middle East, or you can complete a work placement in the UK.

Westminster Plus Electives

As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Programme Specification

For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the programme specification.

Download the Programme Specification

Course Leader

More about me

Dr Nadia Amin

Principal Lecturer

Dr Nadia Amin is a Principal Lecturer in Westminster Business School. She joined the University in 2004. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in international business education. With a background in computer science and information systems, she specialises in teaching modules in digital usiness and project management at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels.

The course develops the specialist knowledge, capabilities and language skills that you require to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary international business issues and the challenges of the global business environment.

Course Team

Ahmed Saeed - Lecturer
Dr Vincent Rich - Head of School - Org. Econ. & Soc.
Dr Amir Allam - Senior Lecturer
Dr Nadia Amin - Principal Lecturer
Dr Sylvia Snijders - Senior Lecturer
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou - Senior Lecturer
Karen Kufuor - Principal Lecturer
Dania Issa - Lecturer
Dr Fernando Duran-Palma - Senior Lecturer
Dr Julie Ayton - Senior Lecturer


Past graduates of this degree have found successful employment in diverse sectors such as international business development, business consultancy, investment banking, human resource management and marketing.

Increasing numbers of students progress to further study on graduation: either taking professional qualifications or proceeding to a specialist Masters degree.

If you are studying a Bachelor's degree at Westminster Business School, you can choose to take a year's break from your studies in your third year to do a placement.  

A placement year is a great way of gaining practical work experience within an industry relevant to your studies. It increases your confidence and skills, and boosts your employability. It gives you a chance to apply the theoretical techniques you have learnt during your undergraduate degree so far to a real business environment while you work as a member of an established organisation.

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015-16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you'll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14000 per year

Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • A Levels - BCC
  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction, plus at least grade C in Maths and English at GCSE

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

Students can study at Beginners or Intermediate Spanish language competence level.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

More information

  • Country-specific entry requirements
  • English language requirements
  • How to apply
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International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don't meet our Bachelor's degree entry requirements. Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

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