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Pre-Master's - Business and Management

This course aims to broaden your skillset and understanding of modern-day business and management practices, focusing on strategy and implementation.

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Overview

At the postgraduate level, the pre-master’s provides either one term (10 weeks) or two terms (20 weeks) of preparation for entry into a 1-year master’s degree in business and management.

Studying a master’s in business at the University of Greenwich will give you a grounding in business management and insight into business network analysis. Students are taught by an exceptional teaching team that includes accomplished lecturers and practitioners with vast experience in business network analysis, business management and strategy.

Two terms:
The duration of this programme is 24 months, including 12 months of certified work experience after the completion of taught courses but in conjunction with independent research. The responsibility for finding suitable certified work experience is the students. If no appropriate certified work experience is available after completing the taught courses and dissertation, the student will graduate with a MA in International Business.

Key Information

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Duration

One term:

10 weeks pathway + master's degree

Two term:

20 weeks pathway + master's degree

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Start Dates

January 2023 | January 2024
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£9,495.00£12,595.00

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 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.

Subject-specific modules

The aim of this module is to continue to develop your existing English language ability to prepare you for study at masters level at the University of Greenwich, in particular, raise your performance from a minimum of 6.0 IELTS to 6.5 IELTS (with no skill below 5.5) or higher and to further increase linguistic competence and boost confidence to a higher level in the use of English in the context of postgraduate studies.

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the structure, demands and expectations of postgraduate study of business in the UK. There is an emphasis on the development of academic skills of particular relevance to study at postgraduate level.

This module will help you develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business.

This module covers common statistical techniques for managerial decision making which are used in many businesses. It offers you a grounding in statistics with an emphasis on practical applications and extensive use of the Excel spreadsheet and its associated functions.

The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of key concepts, recent developments and issues within the strategy of business organisations with an emphasis on a critically evaluative approach to application.

The aims of this module is to build on your existing English language ability and to prepare you for study at master’s level at University of Greenwich, in particular, to raise your measurable performance from a minimum of 5.5 IELTS to 6.0 IELTS (with no skill below 5.5) or higher and to continue to increase linguistic competence and boost confidence in the use of English in the context of postgraduate studies.

The aims of this module is to introduce and develop English skills directly relevant to your academic study of Business through academic business investigation. It also aims to introduce and develop your understanding of basic business models.

The aims of this module is to introduce you to economic theories and systems and relate these to the environment within which businesses function. You will further be equipped with the critical skills to apply the concepts and principles you study to a business context.

The main aim of this module is to introduce you to corporate finance. You will examine the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions. It further offers insights into the nature of the financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking sector.

This module has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the strategic planning and implementation phases of the marketing process. You will examine the concepts and principles underlying the marketing function within business.

Continuation Degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses:

MA (Hons)
International Business

The Master’s in International Business will give you a grounding in business management and insight into business network analysis even if you first degree has not included business.

MBA (Hons)
International Business

The University of Greenwich has a long standing history and expertise of management education. The International Business MBA draws on decades of professional experience.

MSc (Hons)
International Banking and Finance

This Master’s in International Banking and Finance offers you the knowledge you need to be part of the global and dynamic banking industry and financial markets.

MSc (Hons)
Economics

Learn and explore the deeper meanings of international economics, finance and business and learn to compare theories with this Master’s in Economics.

MA (Hons)
International Events Management

Designed for those who like managing events and want to develop as a professional. This Master’s in International Events Management in the heart of London.

MA (Hons)
International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Immerse yourself in the world of tourism and hospitality with our MA International Tourism and Hospitality Management, which is designed with insights from leading hospitality and tourism businesses.

MA (Hons)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Raise your potential and apply knowledge to a real consultancy project with a CILT and CIPS accredited Master’s in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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)