International Year Zero - Business

Our International Year Zero – Business enables you to understand a range of areas. You will develop their knowledge in business, economics, statistics and data analysis which opens up a variety of career opportunities.

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The International Year Zero (IYZ) is the first year of a 4-year International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB). Your first year is taught at University of Kent International College (UK IC). Once you successfully complete this year, you will continue studying the remaining stages of your degree at University of Kent.

During the three terms encapsulating the IYZ, you’ll gain additional skills in your chosen study route and the necessary English language skills to succeed during your studies.

BSc (Hons) Business and Management is taught on the Medway campus. You can travel between the Canterbury and Medway campus on a dedicated free shuttle bus, or you can choose to stay local to Medway. To find out more about the Medway campus please visit

*April programme subject to academic approval

Key Information



4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

Start Dates

April | January | September

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
January and September IELTS score requirement is 5.5 with no less that 5.5 in any component / Oxford ELLT 5
April IELTS score requirement is 6.0 with no less that 5.5 in any 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.

Course Modules

This module will develop your knowledge of how to use mathematical techniques to solve numerical problems.  You will also apply mathematical knowledge to the collation, evaluation and analysis of quantitative data including its presentation in the form of graphs and spreadsheets.

This module will introduce the structures and functions of businesses, and the practical considerations of launching a business. You will learn about types, classifications and funding models, and aspects such as HRM, marketing and logistics.

This module introduces and develops topics associated with the study of microeconomics.  You will learn about key concepts such as supply and demand, pricing, and relevant government economic policy.

This module introduces and develops topics associated with the study of macroeconomics.  You will learn about key concepts such as aggregate supply and demand, fiscal and monetary policy, and relevant national and international contexts.

Available Degrees

BSc (Hons)
Business and Management
If your ambitions include leading a business or building your own, choose this course. As a graduate made at Kent Business School, you’ll have the skills and confidence to lead and inspire others, be innovative, and manage sustainably.
This continuation degree is taught at the Medway campus
BSc (Hons)
Business and Marketing
If you’re creative and have great communication skills with an interest in business then this course is for you. As a graduate made at Kent Business School, you’ll have the skills and confidence to lead and inspire others, be innovative, and manage sustainably.
BSc (Hons)
International Business
Our International Business degree is designed to give you the industry-relevant skills and essential knowledge that you need if you see yourself having a career that involves managing or leading across boundaries. As a graduate made at KBS, you’ll be equipped to respond to the challenges and opportunities faced by global businesses while developing your understanding in all areas of enterprise such as marketing, finance, and strategy.
BSc (Hons)
Accounting and Finance
If you’re a problem solver who loves numbers, this Accounting and Finance BA is the course for you. You’ll learn about accounting and finance, its role in business and society, and explore core elements of the subject such as Financial Accounting, Business Law, Economics and Strategic Management.

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)

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