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International Year Zero - Business

The IYZ in Business will give you a grounding in the basics of business, encompassing key economic, legal and management principles. You will also develop maths skills that are vital for understanding accounting practices.

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Course overview

The IYZ is the equivalent to the first year of a four year Scottish undergraduate degree. This programme is designed to help you develop your academic knowledge and skills within your subject area. You will also focus on improving your English academic literacy in preparation for continuing onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto year two of your degree course at the University of Dundee once you have successfully completed the pathway.

Key Information

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Duration

4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Start Dates

April 2023 | September 2023 | April 2024 | September 2024
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£18,495.00

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.

Modules you will study

This module provides a sound foundation in statistical knowledge and skills and covers an introduction to probability, hypothesis testing, the interpretation of data in context, the application of data to problem-solving, and experimentation.

This module provides the appropriate foundation in economic theory and focuses on the economic decision-making by individuals and businesses. The main topics covered include demand and supply, the operation of the price mechanism, productivity and profits, division of labour, scarcity, choice and allocation of resources, market structure, consumer demand theory, perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly.

Students study basic models of the economy starting with a closed economy model that investigates the links between investment, government spending, taxation and consumption on the occurrence of unemployment and then progressing to an open economy model which also looks at the influence of international trade.

This module covers accounting records and their source materials, double-entry bookkeeping, checking accuracy and preparing a trial balance, calculation of key ratios and interpreting a Statement of Financial Position and Income Statement.

This module focuses on the techniques of management accounting that are used to collect, process, and present financial and quantitative data within an organisation to aid performance management, cost control, planning and pricing and, through these, the process of managerial decision-making.

This module looks at business structure and the impact of internal and external factors on business growth and development. It introduces students to different approaches to management and leadership within businesses, and how thinking about management has developed over time. Marketing is used as a context into which to look at businesses’ responsiveness to the market and the need for strategic planning.

This module looks at financial management in business and personal contexts. Students are introduced to the ways in which businesses are financed; how their financial performance is monitored and controlled; and how international and national factors may impact them.

Continuation degrees

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

BSc (Hons)
Business Management

Get a broad, analytical, integrated, and general business management education as well as valuable industry experience

BSc (Hons)
Economics

Economics focuses on the macroeconomic challenges of national, regional, and global economies with the microeconomics behaviour of people and businesses

MA(Hons)
Financial Economics with Spanish

Develop your Spanish and also study financial markets and how societies make best use of their resources to improve decisions and outcomes

MA(Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing with French

Study economics and the wider business environment, with a focus on marketing in today’s multi-channel environment combined with French.

MA(Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing & Mathematics

Business Economics focuses on economic concepts, theories, and principles. Learn how these are applied to various business activities inside businesses or cooperations and across the wider business world.

BSc (Hons)
International Business with Spanish

Develop your Spanish skills while studying global business operations in a course designed for those who wish to specialise in business

BSc (Hons)
International Business with Marketing

Focus on the external factors affecting global business operations in a course designed for those who wish to specialise in marketing and business

BSc (Hons)
International Business with French

Develop your French skills while studying global business operations in a course designed for those who wish to specialise in business

BSc (Hons)
International Business

This course is designed for those students who want to study more business-specific subjects. In the first two years, students will focus on business, management, economics and finance-related core modules.

BSc (Hons)
Mathematics and Financial Economics

Use mathematical modelling and application-driven maths to explore the exciting and diverse subject of economics but with a specific focus on the financial side of it.

BSc (Hons)
Mathematics and Economics

Apply mathematical models and application-driven maths to inform decisions made by governments, individuals and companies

BSc (Hons)
Financial Economics

Study financial markets and how societies attempt to make the best use of their resources to improve decisions and outcomes

BSc (Hons)
Economics

Economists examine how societies attempt to make the best use of their scarce resources so that they can advise governments, individuals, and companies on how to improve decisions and outcomes.

BSc (Hons)
Business Management

In this course, students will examine how international businesses start, operate, adapt, and grow. You will learn how to put business management techniques and models into practice and understand their limitations.

BSc (Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing

Study economics and the wider business environment, with a focus on marketing in today’s multi-channel environment

Supporting students to success

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

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)