Do you want to develop your language skills and your knowledge of business contexts in the EU? Our innovative integrated Masters programmes, run with our prestigious partner institutions in Germany (the University of Passau) and France (the Ecole de Management de Strasbourg), combine aspects of international business and marketing with studying a language (French or Spanish), plus the economic, political, social and cultural environment in which international business is conducted.
Europe’s growing integration has created a greater need than ever for graduates with business and marketing skills coupled with high-level knowledge of foreign languages and cultures. Increased mobility in the contemporary world also continues to open up more opportunities for dynamic graduates. Our integrated Masters programmes enable you to make the most of both these developments.
Our innovative integrated Masters programmes offer an opportunity for dynamic, motivated students to develop high-level language skills while increasing their awareness of the complexities of the contemporary international business environment. The programmes benefit from a strong relationship with prestigious and successful partner institutions and enable students to graduate with a wide range of skills that make them highly employable in the contemporary international context.
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If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
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If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,555.00|
|Scottish and EU students||TBC|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,275.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
Please note: Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
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The IMIS integrated Masters programme is a unique course available in conjunction either with the Ecole de Management in Strasbourg, France, or the University of Passau in Bavaria, Germany (the latter is open to native or near native speakers of German only).
In both versions, the course leads to the award of an undergraduate degree from Stirling as well as a Master’s level degree from the University of Passau (MA in International Cultural and Business Studies) and a Master Grande Ecole from Strasbourg. There is also the possibility of graduating with an undergraduate degree from Stirling and a Bachelor in European Management from Strasbourg.
Both programmes involve the study of three subjects to advanced level. Students studying as part of our partnership with Strasbourg take French, Business Studies or Marketing, and have a choice of third subject, which can be either Spanish, Economics or Politics. Native or near native speakers of German studying for the integrated Masters with Passau take French or Spanish, Business, and History or Politics.
The programme we run with Passau has two variants. Variant A, for native or near-native speakers of German who begin their studies at the University of Stirling, involves five semesters of study in Stirling, followed by a semester studying in France or Spain and then a year studying at Passau. You then return to Stirling to complete your degree and graduate from both universities on completion of your degree at Stirling. Variant B, for students who begin their studies in Germany, involves six semesters of study at Passau or another German University, two semesters at Passau, followed by a final two semesters in Stirling.
Students on the programme with the Ecole de Management in Strasbourg study French, Business Studies or Marketing, and either Spanish, Economics or Politics for Semesters 1-4. Students who only study French continue with the 3 subjects in Semester 5, before spending Semester 6 at another of our French-language partner institutions on Study Abroad. They then return to Stirling for a year and spend a 5th year of study in Strasbourg working towards the Master Grande Ecole. Students studying two languages spend Semester 6 in Spain, return to Stirling for Semesters 7 and 8, then go to EM Strasbourg to study there for two further semesters.
Applications are encouraged from students from throughout the European Union. As well as native speakers of German enrolled on the Passau degree, there are a number of EU students enrolled on the EM Strasbourg version of the degree, which is also open to native speakers of German.
If you decide at any point that you do not wish to take up the option of a double degree, you have the option to transfer to the related degree programme International Management Studies.
Teaching combines a mixture of lectures, tutorials and small group language classes. In addition, the use of information technology and native language assistants encourages rapid progress. Assessment focuses on a variety of skills gained across the modules studied and ranges from translations to essays, from grammar tests to oral exams and presentations (in both English and the appropriate target language). We use both continuous assessment and final examinations.
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Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
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In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
Semester 6 is spent studying at a university or business school in France or Spain, or at another of our partners elsewhere in the French or Spanish speaking world. Students of French may spend the whole of Year 3 studying at the Ecole de Management, Strasbourg, with the formal approval of the Programme Director.
Students taking two languages may opt to take a year out at the end of Year 2 during which they would work as a Language Assistant in France or another Francophone location, or Spain or Latin America. They will then spend Semester 6 studying in the country of the second language. In this way the degree offers two lengthy periods abroad in the country of each language studied.
I chose Stirling University because of this degree. I had trouble finding a course that would allow me to take business with two languages and give me the opportunity to spend time abroad for each of these as this is the best way to learn them properly and gain great cultural understanding of the people and place. But Stirling has it all. As part of my degree, I spent a semester in Santiago de Chile, which was one of the best experiences in my life. I also lived in Marseille, France for a year as an English Teaching Assistant. And because it is a double degree, I spent my Year 5 in Strasbourg, France to get my Master’s. The travel and learning opportunities this degree offers are incredible. And it goes without saying that Stirling itself, its beautiful campus, strong community feel, interesting classes where you really feel engaged, are all part of this amazing adventure.
Kristína Auxtová BA (Hons) International Management and Intercultural Studies and Master Grande Ecole, graduated in 2013.
Studying French at the University of Stirling was a rewarding experience. My skills in the language grew through excellent teaching and my ability to form arguments and debate in French is excellent. I found the topics studied in culture classes fascinating- especially ethnic minority cultures in France.
The French department put me forward to win funded Carnegie and Stevenson Scholarships, to pursue my own mini research projects. These scholarships have really improved my skills as a researcher and I am currently beginning a PhD.
The time I spent in France during my degree, in Nice and Strasbourg, was invaluable. I gained new perspectives, cultural awareness and good friendships. Obtaining a Master’s in Entrepreneurship from the Ecole de Management de Strasbourg has boosted my career prospects and is a very good basis for working in France. Above all, the members of the French department are friendly and approachable people – I recommend studying French at Stirling.
Christopher Ball BA (Hons) International Management and Intercultural Studies and Master Grande Ecole, graduated 2011.
Graduates will be ideally equipped for a career in international business or marketing. Not only will they have developed high-level language skills, but their study of the management subjects will have been deliberately orientated towards the international context.
Recent Stirling management graduates have gone on to a wide variety of jobs. These include advertising, marketing, banking and management. Graduates have secured positions with leading manufacturers and retailers, communications companies, and financial institutions, as well as with a variety of small- and medium-sized businesses.