International Year One in Business Management

The International Year One in Business Management is a first-year undergraduate equivalent programme that builds students’ knowledge and skills in the Business field. You will also study our integrated English for Academic Purposes module which is accepted in lieu of IELTS and will help you improve your English language skills.

Students who successfully complete the International Year One in Business Management gain guaranteed access to the second year of an international bachelor’s degree at a top-ranked university with hundreds of degree courses to choose from.

What will I study?*

Students enrolled in the International Year One in Business Management complete a total of 8 modules (4 per semester). Click on the modules below to read a brief overview.

*Please note that our International Year One in Business Management is currently undergoing a redevelopment process. This update is being meticulously carried out by our subject matter experts and is set to be finalised by our Quality Validation Panel. Consequently, the modules and university progression options for the 24/25 academic year are subject to confirmation. We are committed to providing an updated and relevant curriculum that aligns with the evolving needs of the global business landscape.


How will I be assessed?

The assessment breakdown is generally 25% coursework and 75% exam.

Each semester will include formative tasks that will prepare you for the later summative assessments. You will also complete homework assignments, engage with past examination questions and other activities. For the summative assessments, you will be evaluated separately in each module.

Why study Business Management?

A Business Management degree is ideal for those aspiring to become business leaders and entrepreneurs. You will be able to broaden your knowledge and skills in all areas of business and apply them to specific areas such as finance, human resources and more.

Jobs that are directly related to the Business Management field are Management Consultant, Corporate Investment Banker, Project Manager, Stockbroker and many more. Besides, there are plenty of jobs where this degree can be useful such as Human Resources Officer, Sales Executive or Urban Designer just to mention a few!

University Progression

By completing the International Year One in Business Management you will be able to progress to a range of 20+ NCUK Universities across the UK, Australia and New Zealand where you will have 100+ degree courses to choose from, including popular options such as Finance and Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing and many more!


To find out all the progression options available for students who complete the International Year One in Business Management have a look at our University Course Finder. Find out more about the universities that you can progress to by clicking the button below:

Qualification & Module Overviews

The following documents include the ‘International Year One in Business Management Overview’ along with individual module overviews.

These documents will provide you with overviews of what to expect from this qualification and a wider understanding of each individual module. This includes information on the aims of the qualification, course structures, assessment methods and more.

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Entry requirements

To register the International Year One in Business Management applicants must meet all of the following entry conditions:

  • Have achieved at least an NCUK EAP ‘D’ grade or hold an acceptable equivalent alternative English language qualification.

  • Have achieved Grade ‘B’ in (I)GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. NCUK IFY Mathematics or NCUK International Foundation Year Half Mathematics Grade ‘D’ may also be used. For the Business Management route, (I)GCSE Grade C is sufficient.

  • Have:

  • obtained a minimum of 48 NCUK foundation points with a D in at least 2 subjects following study of the NCUK International Foundation Year programme.

  • OR

  • completed the NCUK University Access Programme with a pass grade (minimum 50%) in all subject modules.

  • OR

  • obtained a minimum of grade ‘D’ in two relevant UK recognised ‘A’ levels.

  • OR

  • met one of NCUK’s country-specific entry requirements, which can be found here.
  • have completed a satisfactory entry interview designed to assess motivation, post-diploma study plans and preparedness for the programme.

  • Applicants outside of the published entry requirements may also be eligible for the qualification on a case-by-case basis. Please discuss with your preferred Study Centre.

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