Learn to lead, influence and thrive on the world stage with this distinctive degree. You’ll combine the study of a language with a management course taught in Norwich Business School (NBS), learning about the role of language in the global networks of today and tomorrow. If you plan to work in businesses and organisations on an international scale or in multilingual contexts, this course is ideal. Advanced language and communication skills are more valuable than ever. You’ll graduate ready to enter an array of professions, both in the UK and abroad, from media and journalism to international banking, interpreting, tourism, local government – the list goes on. As well as traditional language expertise, you’ll acquire transferable skills such as time management, discipline, mediation, IT literacy and teamwork. You’ll also analyse complex management problems in different business contexts, gaining knowledge of a range of management approaches. Together these skill sets will give you the self-awareness and confidence to succeed on the international stage. You’ll also master presentation skills, which are vital today. We’ll help you project your voice, develop poise and manage your nerves, and learn to speak from notes, improvise and structure arguments. A year abroad is an invaluable experience. You’ll gain intercultural awareness, resourcefulness and flexibility along with your linguistic skills – a combination that’s prized by employers. Throughout the course you’ll be taught by native speakers and experts in linguistic communication, as well as specialists from NBS. You’ll develop your language skills, to enable you to express yourself and communicate at a professional level. You’ll also study the practice of management in businesses and organisations, examining key issues of modern international business life. To get the most out of the course, you’ll combine compulsory modules with optional ones, so you can tailor your studies to your own interests. Your third year will be spent immersing yourself in study, work and life in a country where your chosen language is spoken. You’ll hone your fluency among native speakers, make new connections and gain unique experiences. In your final year you’ll build on your knowledge further with modules that add new layers of sophistication to your writing and presentation skills.