Bangor International College

Business, Management and Marketing

You will learn core subjects relating to business economics, operations and information systems management, as well as marketing. On successful completion, you will continue on to the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree with Bangor Business School.

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The International Year 1 (IY1), in Business, Management and Marketing delivered at Bangor University International College (BUIC) provides an intensive combination of first year university subject’s modules with extra study and English language skills.

You will gain a solid grounding across all the main business disciplines, while also having the opportunity to customise your course towards your specific areas of interest with modules covering everything from the strategic and financial, to sustainability, innovation, knowledge management, leading people and managing change. As well as marketing strategies.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. We offer Pre-sessional English which is a 6 or 12-week extension course for those who may not yet meet the required English language standards for direct entry to our pathways.


Key Information



3 years:

1 year pathway + 2 year degree

Start Dates

January | November | October

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Core Modules

In this module you will develop and apply academic and study skills, including the skills of synthesising source material, presenting analysis and production of a final extended research essay with bibliography, and the delivery of a group-based presentation.

This module provides an understanding of a range of activities associated with corporate, operational, functional aims, objectives, strategies and strategic decision making. Topics include tactical decision making, operational management, human resource management or managing people, organisational structures, managing change, and the relationship between management, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

This module introduces microeconomics and macroeconomics principles and models, providing students with a basic understanding of different economic systems, fundamental economic problems, and basic economic concepts. It focuses on the workings of the free market and investigates the government’s role in improving economic efficiency. The module also helps students develop mathematical, analytical, research, teamwork, and communication skills.

This module introduces students to basic mechanics and processes of management accounting theory and practice in sourcing information, fundamental analysis, communication, and use of decision-relevant information to generate and preserve value. With these skills, students will develop dynamic solutions and formulate business strategies.

This module introduces mathematics and statistical techniques that are essential for further study in business, finance and economics. You will learn how to solve mathematical equations and use mathematics as a tool for decision-making in business, management and finance. You will learn how to describe data using graphical and numerical methods, and use probability to describe situations of uncertainty.

This module focuses on the interrelation between management, enterprises, and entrepreneurship. It highlights the importance of effective management and the pursuit of opportunities beyond the available resources. The module aims to develop students’ understanding of these concepts for success in a degree program at Bangor Business School.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses:

BSc (Hons)
Business Management with Human Resource Management
This Management with Human Resource Management degree will develop your skills and knowledge in two connected areas: general management and the strategic and practical management of human resources.
BSc (Hons)
Business Management
After successfully gaining a degree in Business Management, students will develop a broad understanding of business organizations. Students will learn how businesses develop strategies, make decisions, organize their internal resources, and manage risk and uncertainty.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)