French is one of the most beautiful romance languages. Outside of France it is spoken as far afield as Canada, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mali. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations, and an important language in the EU. A working knowledge of the French language, and of French culture, will give you a head start in the business world. Combining Business Administration with French enables you to gain a deeper understanding of European business, which is an ideal option for those considering an international career.
We offer you opportunity to spend a year studying or working abroad in a French-speaking country, where you can experience the language and business culture first hand, make some useful contacts and practise your French language skills.
Business Administration gives you the academic foundation you need for a career in business or management by equipping you with the fundamental skills and knowledge essential for managing the key areas of organisations: accounting, human resource management, quantitative methods, marketing, strategy and operations management.
Kent Business School students and staff come from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, which leads to a multicultural learning environment with a supportive and flexible approach to teaching.
So this joint honours gives you the benefits of cultural understanding of a humanities degree, language skills, and business knowledge for the world of work.
In the National Student Survey 2014, French was ranked 8th for student satisfaction. And Modern languages were ranked 14th for student satisfaction in The Guardian University Guide 2014.
According to The Guardian University Guide 2014, 90% of Business and Management students at Kent were satisfied with the quality of their course.
The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take wild modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Possible modules may include:
EC313 - Microeconomics for Business
CB675 - Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis
CB312 - Introduction to Management
CB343 - Global Business Environment
FR327 - Learning French 2A (Post GCSE)
FR328 - Learning French 2B (Post GCSE)
FR330 - Intensive French for Beginners
FR300 - Learning French 3 (Post A Level)
FR331 - French Drama: Love, Marriage and Politics (in translation)
FR332 - French Narratives: Love, Marriage and Politics (in translation)
FR337 - Texts and Contexts 1
FR338 - Texts and Contexts 2
FR301 - Writer and Genre in France I
FR302 - Writer and Genre in France II
FR308 - Questions of French Cinema
FR310 - Twentieth Century France in Crisis
Possible modules may include:
CB676 - Strategy Analysis and Tools
CB677 - Accounting for Management Control and Decision Making
CB681 - Managing Human Resources in Contemporary Organisations
CB682 - Managing People
FR589 - Learning French 4
FR590 - Learning French: Business French I
FR593 - Paris: Myth and Reality in the 19th century
FR594 - Paris: Myth and Reality in the 20th century
FR598 - Occupation and Resistance in the French Novel
FR599 - Description of Modern French
FR566 - French: Second Year Extended Essay
FR638 - French Detective Fiction
FR620 - Memory and Childhood in 20th Century French Fiction
FR632 - Modern French Theatre 1
FR633 - Modern French Theatre (2)
FR546 - Short Narrative Fiction in French
The University of Kent has Erasmus agreements with several universities in France, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland. See Sudy Abroad A - Z countries and courses.
Possible modules may include:
LA514 - Year Abroad Module
Possible modules may include:
FR591 - Learning French 5
FR592 - Learning French: Business French II
FR550 - Images of Monarchy in French Classical Tragedy
FR561 - Contemporary French Cinema
FR637 - Travels to Japan in Modern French Culture
FR567 - French: Final Year Dissertation
FR601 - Mothers and Daughters in Women's Writing
FR613 - The Reader and the Text
FR615 - Sociolinguistics of French
EC566 - Macroeconomics for Business
CB684 - Strategic Human Resource Management
CB709 - Buyer Behaviour
CB678 - Contemporary Management Challenges
CB679 - Corporate and Business Strategy
CB501 - International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
CB520 - Service Management
CB523 - International Business
CB542 - Business/Management Project
CB544 - International Marketing
CB545 - Marketing Research
CB546 - Marketing Communications
CB587 - E-Commerce and Business
CB602 - E-Marketing
CB610 - The Psychology of the Workplace
CB612 - New Enterprise Startup
CB613 - Enterprise
CB658 - Diversity in Organisations
CB667 - Simulation Modelling
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IELTS band : 6.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.
Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
International studentsThe University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.
Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.
The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.