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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

September 2022 | November 2022 | January 2023
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£18,495.00

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)
International Business in Practice

Focus on the external factors affecting global business operations and what they mean on today's world.

MA(Hons)
International Business with Marketing

The degree has economics at its core covering micro and macroeconomics. It is much broader than a standalone economics degree and analyses the major external factors affecting global business, globalisation and applied policy.

MA(Hons)
International Business with Spanish

The course has economics at its core, covering micro and macroeconomics. However, it is much broader than a standalone economics degree. It analyses the major external factors affecting global business, globalisation, and applied policy.

MA(Hons)
International Business and International Relations

The course will offer by Dundee has economics at its core, covering micro and macroeconomics. However, it is much broader than a standalone economics degree. It analyses the major external factors affecting global business, globalisation, and applied policy

MA(Hons)
International Business with French

The course has economics at its core, covering micro and macroeconomics. However, it is much broader than a standalone economics degree. It analyses the major external factors affecting global business, globalisation, and applied policy.

MA(Hons)
International Business

The course has economics at its core, covering micro and macroeconomics. However, it is much broader than a standalone economics degree. It analyses the major external factors affecting global business, globalisation, and applied policy.

MA(Hons)
International Business and Environmental Sustainability

By studying international business you will understand how this has come about, and what it means for today’s business world.

MA(Hons)
Financial Economics

This course will focus on financial economics, students will combine core economic skills with current and fast-changing theories around financial markets.

MA(Hons)
Financial Economics with French

This degree starts out on the same path as our Economics degree. Following this MA route, you will have a stronger interest in the arts, social science subjects. This particular degree is offering you the chance to develop your French language skills.

MA(Hons)
Financial Economics with Spanish

This degree starts out on the same path as our Economics degree. Following this MA route, you will have a stronger interest in the arts, social science subjects. This particular degree is offering you the chance to develop your Spanish language skills.

MA(Hons)
Economics with Spanish

The MA option allows even greater flexibility and if students have a strong interest in the arts and social science subjects. Along with their compulsory modules, students can study across a broad range including History, English, Geography, Politics, or Psychology.

MA(Hons)
Economics with French

The MA option allows even greater flexibility and if students have a strong interest in the arts and social science subjects. Along with your compulsory modules, students can study across a wide range including History, English, Geography, Politics, or Psychology.

MA(Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing with Spanish

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

MA(Hons)
Economics

This course will cover macroeconomic challenges of national, regional, and global economies together with the microeconomic behaviour of people and businesses. An economics degree is an excellent foundation for your career as an economist but also offers scope to pursue a diverse range of high-earning opportunities.

MA(Hons)
Economics and History

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.

MA(Hons)
Economics and International Relations

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.

MA (Hons)
Economics & Politics

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.

MA (Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing & Psychology

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

MA(Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing & Geography

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

MA (Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing & History

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

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.

MA(Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing & Politics

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

MA(Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing with French

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

BSc (Hons)
International Business with Spanish

The course has economics at its core, covering micro and macroeconomics. However, it is much broader than a standalone economics degree. It analyses the major external factors affecting global business, globalisation, and applied policy.

MA(Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing

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

BSc (Hons)
Mathematics and Financial Economics

Mathematical models inform decisions in industry, government, and within economics. Our course combines both pure and application-driven mathematics. By the time students finish their degrees, they will be able to use maths to solve practical problems

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)
International Business with French

Business operations are becoming increasingly global in scale. National boundaries now matter very little to decisions about where goods are made and services provided. In this course, students will learn what this means for today’s business world.

BSc (Hons)
International Business with Marketing

The BSc (Hons) option is for students who want to study more business-specific subjects. In the first two years, you focus on business, management, economics and finance-related core modules.

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)
Financial Economics

This degree starts out on the same path as our Economics course. Following this BSc degree, students will have a stronger interest in science, technical based subjects.

BSc (Hons)
Mathematics and Economics

Scientific developments are possible due to mathematical applications while mathematical models inform decisions in industry, government, and within economics.

BSc (Hons)
Business Economics with Marketing

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

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.

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)