Business Management & German BA (Hons)

The programme will equip you with advanced communication skills in German to meet the growing demand by international organisations for multilingual employees. It enables you to develop a critical understanding of the management of organisations from social, political and strategic perspectives.


UCAS course code
York St John University
Course fees
2018 - 2019: Home & EU students: £9,250 per annum, International (non EU) students: £12,500 per annum
3 years full-time
Study Abroad
Yes - see our study abroad web pages for more information
Start date
September 2018
Accredited by
Chartered Management Institute

Course overview

Studying Business Management and German is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is clearly focused on your long-term career prospects in a wide variety of contexts. Whether you are thinking of setting up your own business, working in a large corporation, the public sector or the ever growing tourist industry you will need to possess an understanding of how businesses operate and how skilled managers can contribute to their success.

But management is also about people, and we will enable you to develop your own skills as a team player, a group member and ultimately as a manager of other people.

This programme enables students of French, German, Japanese and Spanish to spend two semesters studying abroad as part of a three year degree. The large majority of similar programmes in the UK require the year abroad to be in addition to the three years. One semester abroad is compulsory in Level 2, with the second semester being optional.

There is a requirement for you to study abroad for part of your degree in the second year with a partner university in Germany.

Serge Koukpaki - Course Leader

Course structure

Level 1

This degree offers a flexible and applied approach to languages and business offering you the opportunity to acquire in-depth competence in one language.

On achieving graduate level of proficiency in your chosen language, you can have your named language shown on your degree certificate.

Modules may include:

  • Language
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing & Operations Management
  • Economics & Finance

Level 2

If studying German, you will spend two semesters (Level 2) at one of our partner universities abroad. The modules you will take overseas will count as part of your York St John programme.

Level 3

Modules may include:

  • Language
  • The Professional Linguist (including translation skills)
  • Business Ethics
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce

Certificate in Management and Leadership

Students will be accredited with a Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) upon completion of the following modules:

1BMB02 and 3BMB02 or 3BM*10, 3BM*12 or 3BM*14

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Entry requirements


The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

96 - 112 UCAS Tariff points

3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language

In addition, we normally expect you to have achieved A-level (or equivalent) in German. Please note, this programme is only suitable for non-native speakers.

For 2017 entry UCAS has altered how its tariff points are calculated. Calculate your tariff points.

Personal statement

Essential criteria

As well as a strong standard of written English, we also look for we also look for an interest and enthusiasm for business management and German. This can be done in a variety of ways, either from an academic viewpoint, for example studying a business or foreign language A Level, or through relevant experience or placements.

Valued criteria

Candidates can demonstrate a real enthusiasm for the subject that goes beyond achieving good grades in exams. Examples of this include relevant work experience, school exchanges/trips, gap year travel, career plans and transferrable skills. Other extra-curricular activities could include attendance at lectures, membership of appropriate clubs/societies and community work (e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Awards).

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Find out more about funding for Foundation Year and/or Placement Year by visiting the Funding Advice pages of our website.

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2018 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Fees & Funding

Overseas 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2018 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £12,500 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International Fees & Funding

Additional costs and financial support

Course-related costs

Whilst studying for your degree, there may be additional costs related to your course. This may include purchasing personal equipment and stationery, books and optional field trips.

Accommodation and living costs

View our accommodation webpages for detailed information on accommodation and living costs.

Study abroad

For more information on tuition fee reductions and additional costs for studying abroad, please visit our study abroad webpages.

Financial help and support

Help and advice on funding your studies at York St John is available through our Money Advice service.

International students

We welcome international students from all over the world at York St John University and have a vibrant international community. You can find out more on our International Pages about how you can study with us and what it’s like to live and learn in York, one of the UK’s most historic cities.

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