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Programme Structure

The Business and a Language degree is designed to prepare students for a career in International Business. Educational experts emphasise the special challenges associated with the study of two disparate disciplines, employing different teaching approaches and requiring different learning styles on the part of the student, but they also stress that mastery of these challenges builds skills that are particularly sought after by employers.

BSL at a glance

  • Start Date: September 2017
  • Duration: 4 Year programme
  • International Experience: 3rd year spent abroad in one of our top European partner universities

Year 1: Junior Freshman

IMMERSING YOURSELF IN THE FUNDAMENTALS

Students must take the three modules from Business, the designated language/civilization modules in their chosen language and one further module from the list of optional modules.

A  Business Modules

B  Language Modules:  French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish

  • FR1040  French Language Civilisation 1 (French Society and Economy)
  • FR1050  French Writing Skills 1
  • GR1000  German Language 1
  • GR1010  German Area Studies
  • GR1018  German Business Studies I
  • PLF104   Polish Language for Beginners 1 (written, oral and aural)
  • PLF114 Polish Language for Advanced Speakers
  • PLF606   Introduction to Central, East and Russian Area Studies
  • RUF104  Russian Language 1 for Beginners (written, oral and aural)
  • RUF603  Introduction to Central, East and Russian Area Studies
  • RUF114 Russian Language for Advanced Speakers
  • SP1015  Introduction to Modern Spain
  • SP1019  Grammar and Syntax

C  Optional Modules

Year 2: Senior Freshman

BROADENING YOUR RANGE OF BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

Students must take all the modules from Business, the designated language/civilization modules in their chosen language and one further module from the list of optional modules.

Business Modules

Language Modules:  French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish

  • FR2040  Civilisation II (political institutions: business management)
  • FR2041  French Language II (written, oral and aural)
  • GR2000  German Language II (written, oral and aural)
  • GR2019  German Business Studies II
  • RUF207  Russian Language II (written, oral and aural)
  • RUF 214 Russian Language for Advanced Speakers
  • RUF703  Russian Area Studies II (Russian society and institutions)
  • PLF207   Polish Language II (written, oral and aural)
  • PLF703   Polish Area Studies II (Polish society and institutions)
  • PLF214 Polish Language for Advanced Speakers
  • SP2024  Spanish Grammar and Syntax II (written and oral)
  • SP2025  Contemporary Spanish Life and Culture

Optional Modules

Year 3: Junior Sophister

STUDY ABROAD

Your third year is spent at a university or business school in the country of the language you are studying. Trinity has exchange agreements with a range of leading universities and business schools throughout Europe. The vast majority of modules and examinations, taken during your year abroad, will be through the medium of your chosen language. During your year abroad, you may undertake relevant work experience of six to eight weeks in an approved organisation or institution, or an alternative agreed with the exchange coordinator, such as reflection assignments relating to your year abroad.

Year 4: Senior Sophister
DEEPENING YOUR EXPERTISE

Students must take four modules – BU4501, one of BU4511-BU4630, and the two elements of the relevant language programme.  They must also research and write up a major case study project to be submitted not later than the last teaching day of Hilary term.  Students must write their case study project in the relevant foreign language.

Business Modules

B  Language Modules:  French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish

  • FR4050 French Language for Business (written)
  • FR4051  French Language for Business (oral)
  • FR4052  French BSL Case Writing and Analysis Project
  • GR4000 German Language IV
  • GR4013 Case Study
  • GR4016 SpeakWise
  • GR4017 German Business Communication IV
  • PLS207  Polish Business Communication IV
  • PLS604  Contemporary Polish Society
  • PLS907  Case Study
  • RUS207 Russian Business Communication IV
  • RUS604 Contemporary Russian Society
  • RUS907 Case Study
  • SP4022  Case Study for Business
  • SP4023  Spanish Language for Business (written)
  • SP4024  Spanish Language for Business (oral)