This degree will provide you with both a good knowledge and appreciation of the fundamental elements of business management and a detailed knowledge of the French language and the cultures of la Francophonie, which is very attractive to employers. You will also have the option of working on placements with French firms during your year abroad which you will be thoroughly prepared for in advance through regular meetings with the Year Abroad Tutor. **Why study this course?** Join our friendly and dynamic Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, which offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. We offer a flexible and supportive approach to learning which allows you to tailor your degree to your interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages. You will be able to pursue your interests through a wide range of optional modules in French and francophone culture, history, literature, theatre, politics and film. One particular module focuses on French for management and business – an excellent way to prepare yourself for a future career in this area. The management component of the course is provided by Henley Business School, which is part of an elite group of business schools - the top 1% in the world – to be triple-accredited for the quality and capability of our faculty and output. Modules look closely at the business environment, covering the cultural context, markets and the legal, financial and ethical constraints under which firms operate. **After the course** By the time you graduate, you will be able to write and speak fluently in French – a big advantage given the current shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. The experience of studying or working abroad also distinguishes you from non-language graduates, providing evidence of self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. The course also provides you with numerous transferable skills in research, analysis, presenting and group working, which will prove useful in a wide range of careers. Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment or progressing to further study. Recent graduates have gone on to careers ranging from translating, teaching and research (doctorates at Oxford and Queen Mary, University of London) to financial services (HSBC, Zurich Insurance), telecommunications (Vodafone), marketing, the fashion industry (Chanel), the international art business (Christie’s) regional development (the Design Wales Project).