The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide) o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1 o Flexible – start your course in September or January The BA Modern Languages with Business and Management programme aims to develop linguistic competence in both French and Spanish as well as intercultural awareness, together with in-depth knowledge and understanding of aspects of the cultures, communities and societies. The study of French and Spanish speaking countries and societies is combined with Business and Management studies to allow students to evaluate Business and Management concepts in intercultural settings related to the countries where the languages studied are spoken. The Major/Minor combination is well integrated and designed for students who wish to work in a range of careers or pursue further studies within an international business and management context or related to international institutions. It is designed to develop key competences in speaking, listening, writing and reading the language studied, and to enhance communication skills in a variety of situations through interactively using the language in classes, language laboratory and in other forms including IT, internet and media. Languages are taught at Intermediate Level (stages 3-6) and Advanced Level (stages 5–8). Students can enter the programme with knowledge of just one of the two languages (French or Spanish) as long as they are in possession of a good A level or equivalent in the language. These students will follow a fast-track foundation module in the language for which they have no previous knowledge during their first term of study.