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Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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UCAS Code

N10A

Course Code

BUSBENUB

BA (Hons) Business with English

Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and wide research interests.

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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UCAS Code

N10A

Course Code

BUSBENUB

Alison Raby - Programme Leader

Alison Raby - Programme Leader

Alison Raby is a Senior Lecturer in Study Skills and Business English Communication, and Programme Leader for BA Business with English.

Academic Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Business with English

BA (Hons) Business with English is designed for students whose first language is not English. The programme allows students the opportunity to explore a range of business topics designed to enable them to understand and develop the skills needed to work for a business operating in a global context.

The programme is made up of three main streams of academic thought: Management, Marketing, and Business English. During the programme students can develop knowledge, understanding, and capability in key business functions.

Students also study modules in English language designed to develop skills not only in communication, but also in negotiation. The programme aims to prepare students for a career in international business and to increase their geographical mobility.

How You Study

The course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the various aspects of international business and management. More specifically, the programme can help students to demonstrate the linguistic ability necessary for functioning within an international context.

Students will have the opportunity to develop a theoretical and conceptual understanding of business management, enhancing their critical and intellectual capabilities and their awareness of changing environments.

The course can offer a broad curriculum relevant for many international careers, promoting and encouraging continued personal and professional development via lifelong learning.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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An Introduction to Your Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Business English Culture and Society 1 2023-24MOD1407MLevel 42023-24CoreBusiness English Culture and Society 2 2023-24MOD1408MLevel 42023-24CoreData Analytics 2023-24ECO1023MLevel 42023-24This module develops some quantitative techniques that underpin research and business analysis. It promotes a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and analysed. In addition to ensuring that students are competent in relevant numerical techniques, it anticipates the requirements of later modules, such as independent study, that entail analysis of numerical information using statistical tests.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2023-24MGT1022MLevel 42023-24This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2023-24MKT1001MLevel 42023-24This module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing, as well as marketing technologies that will underpin the more specialist marketing modules at higher levels. Students are introduced to the key concepts, terminologies, and issues of marketing not only in specific businesses, but also in a broad social context. The module shows how sustainable market success can be achieved through business environment analysis and customer-centred product/services development. The module will examine the customer journey and stakeholder engagement to evaluate the impact of marketing activities on consumers, the environment, and society. Students will also benefit from gaining insights on the latest marketing thinking, trends, and techniques; learning from experienced marketing practitioners and developing creative mindset, cognitive flexibility, social and emotional intelligence to manage the plethora of opportunities and challenges that will help them to success in future world of work.CorePrinciples of Microeconomics 2023-24ECO1025MLevel 42023-24This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, finance etc., all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.CoreProfessional Development 2023-24MGT1027MLevel 42023-24This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module enhances the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Assessments enable the students to map their skills and competences based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, the students will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.CoreTrade and International Business 2023-24ECO1027MLevel 42023-24The purpose of this module is to develop students awareness and understanding of the dynamics of globalisation, the role of international business as both cause and consequence of that process and the variety of entry strategies adopted by international businesses. Students will have the chance to develop their knowledge of key concepts, terminologies and theories on international business.CoreBudgeting for Business 2024-25FIN2142MLevel 52024-25CoreBusiness English and Communication 2024-25MOD2591MLevel 52024-25The aim of this module is to enable students to communicate successfully in the international business world. The module focuses on a range of business skills that can be applied in a global context,as well as the skills and themes associated with working in a foreign country or dealing with international businesses. The module places an emphasis on independent study. The module aims to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills. Students can learn persuading, influencing, negotiating, and problem solving skills. There is the opportunity to develop a broad critical understanding of cultural issues and their impact on businesses.CoreConsumer Behaviour 2024-25MKT2017MLevel 52024-25CoreCross Cultural Management 2024-25MGT2034MLevel 52024-25This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesCoreOperations Management 2024-25BUS2141MLevel 52024-25This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.CoreStrategic Management 2024-25BUS2654MLevel 52024-25The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.CoreStrategic Marketing Planning 2024-25MKT2021MLevel 52024-25CoreAdvanced Business English and Communication 2025-26MOD3337MLevel 62025-26This module aims to enable students to gain a high-level communicate skills to communicate successfully in the international business world. The main aims are to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills as appropriate, to apply communication skills to selected professional contexts, and to provide increasing opportunities for initiative, autonomy, and group work. The module aims to enable students to be able to communicate information effectively within international businesses to a diverse range of audiences, presenting an organisation and its services or products in the clearest possible way to consumers, clients and colleagues. Students can develop the skills to work successfully in a team and in a professional manner.CoreGlobal Marketing Strategy 2025-26MKT3022MLevel 62025-26This module aims to consider the strategic and tactical marketing implications for companies operating in a rapidly changing and dynamic global business environment. The module gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills which may enable them to think strategically and tactically in the context of this globalised business world. This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop an adequate understanding of the issues characterising international markets, such as the impact that macro and micro-environments have in international operations.CoreStrategic Human Resource Development 2025-26HRM3108MLevel 62025-26The major function of the module is to locate the role of Human Resource Development (HRD) function in the organisational context. The module explores and examines strategic as well as operational aspects of the function in the light of the contemporary business environment and social context.CoreBusiness and the Natural Environment 2025-26BUS3036MLevel 62025-26Whether environmental issues are viewed as risks or opportunities, few businesses nowadays can afford to ignore them. This module looks at how business have come to embrace environmentalism as a source of competitive advantage and will critically evaluate the limits of contemporary corporate environmentalism. The module enables students to explore this theme in much greater detail. The module is designed to develop understanding of the most pressing environmental issues of our time including climate change, biodiversity loss, and water scarcity. It aims to provide an up-to-date toolkit for developing and implementing environmentally effective corporate sustainability strategies.OptionalDissertation (Business) 2025-26BUS3019MLevel 62025-26The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a students ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise, and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well-defined, and internally consistent representation of their findings.OptionalLeadership and High Performance Teams 2024-25MGT2292Level 52024-25This an opportunity to explore theory of leadership and teamworking through a critical management lens. The module considers the role of structure, culture and environment on the practices of leadership and teamworking. The module will consider power and equality in relation to leadership and team work practice.Optional

How you are assessed

You will receive formative feedback throughout the term to help you prepare for assessments. This may be through formative assessment (such as ungraded presentations or mock questions), directed activities in seminars, or informal discussions with your seminar tutor. Formative feedback may not be written down, and maybe directed to a group as well as to an individual.

You will also receive feedback on graded assessments. This usually includes comments detailing the quality of your work and how you could improve your performance, as well as a highlighted criteria grid identifying your performance against the assessed learning outcomes.

For assessed work the University aims to return graded work to you, with comments, promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2023-24

United Kingdom


A Level: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International


Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/
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If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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Career Opportunities

This course is designed to prepare graduates for careers in diverse areas of business around the world.  Possible career paths include recruitment consultant, operations manager, international wealth adviser, business analyst, business development manager, translator, to name but a few.  Others may continue their studies at postgraduate level.

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.