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 you the knowledge and ability to continue into the second year of your degree in Leicester Business School, a £ 45 million 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 that are designed to boost your career prospects such as presentation, teamwork, 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:

9 months pathway + 2 year degree

Start Dates

January | September

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 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 Management
Gain the essential skills to work effectively within a wide range of business organisations and corporate functions
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.
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)
Politics and International Relations
This course is designed to develop practical skills in research, analysis, negotiation and communication which are all vital to a range of career paths upon graduation.
BA (Hons)
Business and Marketing
Develop and gain essential skills in marketing, business and entrepreneurship on an accredited course that allows you to shape your learning to suit your interests
BSc (Hons)
Applied Computing
Gain and develop key technical and practical skills in a wide range of computing specialisms, including computer technology, database design and development, internet technology, programming, systems requirement development and agile project management.
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.
BSc (Hons)
Accounting with 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.

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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)

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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.

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