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Pre-Master's - Business

In this course, you will be provided with a specialist support from experienced tutors and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Business.

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Overview

The Pre-Masters is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee. This could be because of the grades achieved in your undergraduate degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree or if you want to improve your academic and English language skills.

The Pre-Masters course will equip you with the advanced skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at the University of Dundee. You can study over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level. The one-term offers you a fast track route to your chosen degree course and is studied over three months. The two-term is studied over six months and provides additional academic English and subject-related support.

Key Information

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Duration

15 months:

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months:

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

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Start Dates

September 2022 | November 2022 | January 2023
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£10,995.00£14,995.00

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.

Core Modules

The aim of this module is to investigate and assess the impact of different regional, social and political contexts on understanding and operationalising concepts such as Management, Human Resources and Marketing. You will be introduced to current international issues affecting contemporary businesses and provided with a greater appreciation of the role of business within society.

This module will help you to develop a greater understanding of some of the activities involved in managing a business. There is a focus on certain key business functions.

This module will introduce you to the research methods used to facilitate research activity within the study of Business. You will learn this by actively using scientific methods in planning, undertaking and interpreting research within Business Studies.

This module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments and wider economic groupings such as the European Union are examined.

This module provides an introduction to corporate finance, examining the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions. Students are offered insights into the nature of financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

Taught over two terms, this module covers common statistical techniques for managerial decision making and offers a grounding in statistics with an emphasis on practical applications and extensive use of the Excel spreadsheet and its associated functions.

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. Topics studied include:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Theory
  • Leadership and Operations Management

Continuation degrees

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

MSc (Hons)
Business Analytics and Marketing

Data across marketing is another area that has significantly developed over the last few years. Monitoring, analysing, and communicating on customer data, social media, and web-related data are critical areas for businesses to ensure effective marketing strategies.

MSc (Hons)
Business Analytics and Finance

Financial data comes in many different forms and is required by organisations for different purposes. Understanding the data and being able to communicate what it means is a much sought-after skill in business. This option lets you specialise in finance.

MSc (Hons)
Business Analytics and Big Data

This option opens a wider range of module options delivered by our colleagues in Computing Science. A background in computing is not required but this option may be more suited to graduates who are more interested in computing science areas.

BSc (Hons)
International Business in Practice

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

MSc (Hons)
Islamic Banking and Finance

This option places Islamic Banking and Finance in a wider International Business focus, and looks more closely at international business strategies and businesses on a global scale.

MSc (Hons)
Management and Finance

Develop strategies to manage global challenges and opportunities facing businesses, whether it is a business you work in, or your own business that you are looking to establish. You will develop the knowledge to manage people, processes, systems, and operations.

MSc (Hons)
Management and Entrepreneurship

Develop strategies to manage global challenges and opportunities facing businesses, whether it is a business you work in, or your own business that you are looking to establish. You will develop the knowledge to manage people, processes, systems, and operations.

MSc (Hons)
International Business and Investment

The International Business and investment course provides you with excellent knowledge of finance and investment. Alongside the core international business modules, you will have the opportunity to study such areas as security analysis, equity valuation, investment management and emerging financial markets.

MSc (Hons)
International Marketing and Finance

This degree option covers a number of areas, such as global financial markets, corporate finance, risk analysis, international business finance. Professional marketers who have a solid understanding of business finances are attractive to businesses, especially those that can deliver greater results, for less.

MSc (Hons)
International Business and Entrepreneurship

With this degree option, alongside the core international business modules, you will study areas to advise, prepare and support you in starting up your own business. Some of the modules are practical and will expose you to real life business start-up.

MSc (Hons)
International Business and Banking

Alongside the core international business modules, you will have the opportunity to explore such areas as global financial markets, financial statements and analysis, business finance forecasting and investment management.

MSc (Hons)
International Business Marketing and Human Resource Management

This degree option allows you to focus on marketing and the management of human resources. Alongside the core international business modules, you will study international human resource management and marketing as a creative practice, plus have a range of other options to choose from.

MSc (Hons)
International Business Banking and Finance

Alongside the core international business modules, you will study emerging financial markets and investment. You will also have the option to cover international banking systems, risk management in banking, banking & financial services law, and bank modeling.

MSc (Hons)
International Marketing and Branding

This option is to focus some more on branding. You will take a closer look at an organisation’s approach and engagement with its customers and wider stakeholders, through its brand. You will learn what a brand is, its concepts, how to manage it and use tools and frameworks to analyse information.

MSc (Hons)
Management Strategy and Leadership

Develop strategies to manage global challenges and opportunities facing businesses, whether it is a business you work in, or your own business that you are looking to establish. You will develop the knowledge to manage people, processes, systems, and operations.

MSc (Hons)
Management and International Marketing

Develop strategies to manage global challenges and opportunities facing businesses, whether it is a business you work in, or your own business that you are looking to establish. You will develop the knowledge to manage people, processes, systems, and operations.

MSc (Hons)
Management and International Human Resource Management

Develop strategies to manage global challenges and opportunities facing businesses, whether it is a business you work in, or your own business that you are looking to establish. You will develop the knowledge to manage people, processes, systems, and operations.

MSc (Hons)
Business Analytics and Management

This option focuses on additional core modules aimed at strategic management and understanding broader management techniques in business.

MSc (Hons)
Business Analytics and International Business

This option includes core modules around key areas of international business activity and considerations.

MSc (Hons)
Islamic Finance

Learn the key concepts of Islamic finance, banking and political economy, alongside the study of conventional finance

MSc (Hons)
International Marketing and Management

This degree option covers a number of areas, such as global financial markets, corporate finance, risk analysis, international business finance. Professional marketers who have a solid understanding of business finances are attractive to businesses, especially those that can deliver greater results, for less.

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Marketing

This is one of the degrees pathways on the MSc International Business group of degrees. This degree allows students to focus on marketing as their specialism. Alongside the core international business modules, students will have the option to study such areas as search marketing, customer experience design, marketing as a creative practice and digital marketing.

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Strategy

This is one of the degrees pathways on the MSc International Business group of degrees. This degree allows you to focus on strategy as their specialism. Alongside the core international business modules, students will study strategic decisions for the business, strategic management and organisational analysis.

MSc (Hons)
International Business, Accounting and Finance

This is one of the degrees pathways on the MSc International Business group of degrees. This degree allows students to focus on the areas of accounting & finance as their specialism.

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Finance

This is one of the degrees pathways on the MSc International Business group of degrees. This degree allows you to focus on finance as a students' specialism. Alongside the core international business modules, students will have the opportunity to explore such areas as global financial markets, financial statements and analysis, business finance forecasting and investment management.

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Human Resource Management

This is one of the degrees pathways on the MSc International Business group of degrees. This degree allows you to focus on human resources (HRM) as your specialism

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Management

This is one of the degrees pathways on the MSc International Business group of degrees. This degree allows students to focus on management as their specialism. Alongside the core international business modules, students will study cross-cultural management, managing people in general and organisations.

MSc (Hons)
International Banking, Finance and Investment Management

Explore the role of banks and finance in the modern global economy. Using information from a number of sources, students will study the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets, and their behaviour. Students apply theory to real-world problems.

MSc (Hons)
International Business

Students will study a core project module. As part of this, the students can undertake a global internship, work on an independent project with an organisation, or work on your own project independently.

MSc (Hons)
International Banking & Finance

Students will study the diverse international banking systems, money, investments, and regulations which have become increasingly important in recent years.

MSc (Hons)
International Banking, Finance, Risk and Regulation

Explore the role of banks and finance in the modern global economy. Using information from a number of sources, students will study the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets and their behaviour. Students will apply theory to real-world problems.

MSc (Hons)
International Banking

Students will study different international banking systems, money, investments, and regulations which have become increasingly important in recent years.

MSc (Hons)
Finance

Students will examine and study issues in finance, financial markets, and risk, which have become increasingly important in recent years.

MSc (Hons)
International Accounting

This course will give students an international perspective of the theory and practice of accounting. It focuses on accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities.

MSc (Hons)
Digital & Social Media Marketing

As well as covering the traditional founding concepts and theories of marketing, students will also develop knowledge in social media marketing, digital marketing, content generation, digital tracking, and data analysis.

MSc (Hons)
Design for business

The design has a transformative effect on the world around us. This impact cuts across culture, business, the environment, and the economy. The course will give students an understanding of this impact and how they can shape it.

MSc (Hons)
Accounting, Management & Strategy

The degree explores the links between different aspects of accounting, finance, management and strategy e.g. International financial accounting and reporting, corporate finance, corporate governance, international finance, risk management and management and strategy.

MSc (Hons)
Accounting & Finance

The degree explores the links between different aspects of accounting, finance, management and strategy e.g. International financial accounting and reporting, corporate finance, corporate governance, international finance, risk management and management and strategy.

MFin (Hons)
International Finance & Investment Management

Students will learn about the key areas of finance in modern business organisations and the role of financial institutions and capital markets in the global economy.

MFin (Hons)
International Finance, Risk and Regulation

Students will learn about the key areas of finance in modern business organisations and the role of financial institutions and capital markets in the global economy.
The course covers three core modules in derivatives and risk management, global risk analysis and financial regulation and ethics.

MFin (Hons)
International Finance

Students will learn about the key areas of finance in modern business organisations and the role of financial institutions and capital markets in the global economy.

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)