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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

January 2023 | September 2023 | November 2023 | January 2024
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£10,995.00£14,995.00

Course English Language Requirement
One term 6.0 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components 6.0 in writing
Two terms 5.5 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components 6.0 in writing
One term +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component, except writing which must be 5.5
Two terms +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
Two terms +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.

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)
Management and Finance

Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines

MSc (Hons)
Islamic Banking and Finance

Learn the key concepts of Islamic finance, banking and political economy, alongside the study of conventional finance with a closer focus on international business strategies and businesses on a global scale.

MSc (Hons)
International Marketing

Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets.

MSc (Hons)
International Business Banking and Finance

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on emerging financial markets and investment.

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 Big Data

This degree 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.

MSc (Hons)
Business Analytics with following pathways

Study Business Analytics as a standalone option where you cover a range of core modules from business and computing science.

MSc (Hons)
Islamic Banking and Finance

Learn the key concepts of Islamic finance, banking and political economy, alongside the study of conventional finance with more insight into the banking sector and approaches relating to the Islamic system.

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)
International Business and Investment

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with particular focus on finance and investment.

MSc (Hons)
Management and Entrepreneurship

Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines with focus on entrepreneurship in a global context and how you can start or develop your own business.

MSc (Hons)
Management and Finance

Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines with a stronger focus on finance as part of your Management degree will enhance your career prospects.

MSc (Hons)
International Business Banking and Finance

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale, as well as areas such as international banking systems, risk management in banking, banking & financial services law and bank modelling.

MSc (Hons)
International Marketing and Finance

Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets with focus on areas such as global financial markets, corporate finance, risk analysis, international business finance

MSc (Hons)
International Business and Entrepreneurship

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on entrepreneurship.

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

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on marketing and the management of human resources.

MSc (Hons)
International Marketing and Branding

Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets with focus on branding.

MSc (Hons)
Management and International Human Resource Management

Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines with HR strategies and HRM with a stronger international focus.

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 Strategy and Leadership

Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines with a focus on leadership, you will learn about business strategy and decision making

MSc (Hons)
Business Analytics and International Business

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

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)
International Marketing and Management

Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets with focus on Management.

MSc (Hons)
Islamic Finance

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

MSc (Hons)
Professional Accountancy

A fully accredited degree where you will explore conceptual and regulatory frameworks involved in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Marketing

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with option to focus study in areas such as search marketing, customer experience design, marketing as a creative practice and digital marketing.

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Strategy

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on business strategy.

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Management

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on management as a specialism.

MSc (Hons)
International Business & Human Resource Management

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on human resources (HRM) as your 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, Accounting and Finance

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus in areas of accounting & finance as their specialism.

MSc (Hons)
International Business

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale.

MSc (Hons)
International Banking, Finance and Investment Management

Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets. Open to business and non-business graduates.

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

Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets. Open to business and non-business graduates.

MSc (Hons)
International Banking & Finance

Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets. Open to business and non-business graduates.

MSc (Hons)
International Banking

Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of international banking. Open to business and non-business graduates.

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)
Finance

The financial industry is developing rapidly and growing in complexity. Learn how to understand and analyse activity and to anticipate future developments.

MSc (Hons)
Digital & Social Media Marketing

Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets

MSc (Hons)
Design for business

Through a mixture of theory and practice, you will learn to use design thinking to innovate, transform businesses, and realise your leadership potential

MSc (Hons)
Accounting, Management & Strategy

Study the role of accounting and finance practices in the modern global economy with a focus on management and business strategy.

MSc (Hons)
Accounting & Finance

Study the role of accounting and finance practices in the modern global economy.

MFin (Hons)
International Finance & Investment Management

Prepare for a career in the globalised financial industry by studying topics such as corporate finance, global markets, and financial regulations

MFin (Hons)
International Finance, Risk and Regulation

The course covers three core modules in derivatives and risk management, global risk analysis and financial regulation and ethics. Prepare for a career in the globalised financial industry by studying topics such as corporate finance, global markets, and financial regulations.

MFin (Hons)
International Finance

Prepare for a career in the globalised financial industry by studying topics such as corporate finance, global markets, and financial regulations.

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)