International Year One - Business & Management

This course is the first year of a business-related degree. You will learn core subjects relating to management, marketing, business strategy, accounting and finance as well as Organisational Behaviour Theory. On successful completion, you will continue onto the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree course.

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Course overview

Combining academic study with a real-world insight into the world of business and management, this course equips you with the skills to succeed.

The IY1 in Business and Management will give the knowledge and ability to continue into the second year of your degree in Leicester Business School, a £45million facility.

Focusing on developing a broad understanding of business principles, marketing, strategy and management, the IY1 will teach you the critical perspective necessary for successful academic study.

Develop leadership skills and a range of skills which are designed to boost your career prospects such as presentation, team work, decision making and research.

You can put what you learn into practice on your degree course at DMU. Business students are given the option of a placement year which includes the chance to work with internationally-renowned companies such as IBM, Disney and the MOD.

Key Information



3 years:

1 year pathway + 2 year degree


Start Dates

November 2022 | January 2023 | September 2023 | November 2023 | January 2024

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

What you will study

This module is designed to help you develop personal and study skills needed to be successful. Time management, organisation and presentation skills and development of effective learning styles are taught along with academic integrity, critical thinking and business ethics.

This module is intended to give a very generalised introduction to Accounting. It concentrates on the use of financial data within business, rather than theory. It covers items and themes for Financial and Management Accounting with a specific reference to the needs of managers when making decisions.

This double module introduces current global economic and business issues and the challenges these pose to managers. There is a focus on real situations set against the backdrop of contemporary economic and business events, but by drawing upon a sound foundation of theory

This module aims to introduce students to the concepts and theories relevant to an understanding of the behaviour of people in organisations. It distinguishes between formal and informal organisations, considers the principles and role of management, the influence of technology and motivating staff at work.

This module provides a basic grounding in and understanding of the theory and practice of marketing as a business management discipline. Through exploration of relevant theories, underpinned by their practical application, you will be able to work with core marketing concepts such as market research and buyer behaviour.

The module is designed as a ‘non-technical’ introduction to the basics of Financial and Manangement Accounting. It will look at various types of organisations from an information needs point of view, as well as consideration of the management uses of accounting data.

This module will help to facilitate an understanding of the principal legal issues relevant to people in business. As an introductory module available to students who have not previously studied law, information will be provided on the major sources of law, namely; case law, statute, and delegated legislation and will provide an overview of the court structure. This module will also consider the law of contract including rules of contract formation; contract terms and representations; discharge of contract and remedies for breach of contract. Brief consideration will also be given to principles of company law including company formation, company operation, the contractural capacity of companies and statutory books, records and forms. This module also considers briefly the nature of liability in neglience, with particular reference to liability for professional advice.

This module introduces the ideas of statistics and financial mathematics within a business and organisational context. This module aims to provide students with the basic quantitative techniques to be able to summarise and present data in a meaningful way. To assist with this, appropriate computer software will be used. In addition, it aims to enable students to apply financial mathematical techniques to simple, but realistic problems.

Continuation degrees

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

BA (Hons)
Business Administration

This one-year programme is a final year top-up degree designed to strengthen your skills for a fast-paced and continuously changing business environment.

BA (Hons)
Business Economics

Study business theories and models present in contemporary organisations in this flexible course with a wide range of optional modules to choose from.

BA (Hons)
International Finance and Business

Explore how accounting approaches, financing decisions, financial markets, economics and politics would impact external and internal business environments.

BA (Hons)
Business and Marketing

This course will help you to develop a wide knowledge of the range of business and marketing disciplines, the relationships between them and their application to practice.

BA (Hons)
Accounting and Finance

Kick-start your professional accounting career on a course that is designed to develop industry-ready graduates, with a number of exemptions from professional body exams to speed up the process to become a qualified accountant.

BSc (Hons)

Accounting BSc (Hons) will provide you with a high level of technical knowledge to underpin your future career as a chartered accountant. It provides a focused UK higher education academic experience strongly linked to accounting in a practical environment and to the role of finance trained staff working in a variety of roles within the economy.

BA (Hons)
Business Management and Human Resource Management

Systems, work processes and regulatory frameworks are fundamental to any business, so too is the management of employees in organisations. This is why the study of business management and human resources management is valuable in contemporary organisations.

BSc (Hons)
Finance and Investment

Finance and Investment will prepare you to excel in a career within the broad financial sector, including financial management, investment banking and equity trading. The degree programme is designed with special focus on practical perspective and employability orientation.

BSc (Hons)

Develop and build strong transferable skills in quantitative methods and statistical techniques as well as more advanced skills in quantification and evaluation.

BA (Hons)

Explore what it takes to deliver industry-standard campaigns. Discover and learn about branding, social media, consumer behaviour and digital marketing communications, and be equipped with the practical skills to pursue a successful professional marketing career.

BA (Hons)
International Business

An understanding of how businesses operate in an international context is more important than ever. Gain specialist knowledge of business functions and the complexities of trading across borders.

BA (Hons)
Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Gain entrepreneurial and creative skills and apply them to real-life situations on a course that helps prepare you for the working world.

BA (Hons)
Business and Management

Develop the essential skills to work effectively, confidently and responsibly within a wide range of business organisations and corporate functions.

BA (Hons)
Arts and Festivals Management

A visionary and contemporary course designed to prepare students for employment in the quickly expanding and dynamic markets of the cultural industries.

BA (Hons)
Advertising and Marketing Communications

Explore an in-depth understanding of marketing communications tools and activities, buying behaviour, target audience analysis and campaign planning on this course.

BA (Hons)
Accounting and Business Management

Gain a deep understanding of accounting practices and functions embedded within global organisations, and get ready to dive into the competitive, ever-changing world of business.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

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)