This International Year One course will give you a strong grounding in key themes of business management, including human behaviour in business, innovative corporate strategies and management functions. It will also further develop your English language, information technology and independent study skills through a range of insightful modules. To find out more about the Business Management International Year One, see below.
This International Year One course will prepare you to progress onto BA (Hons) Business Management at the University of Leeds, which is one of the UK’s leading universities. Find out about the benefits of studying in this dynamic, strategic environment here.
Progression for successful students leads to tuition at Leeds University Business School – an impressive faculty made up of established academics and industry professionals. Regularly world ranked and triple-accredited, this school has a rich historical reputation and is well-equipped for a global community.
Business Management is a degree that can boost you to success in any field, teaching the fundamental career skills that can be applied to any industry or employment journey. Enterprising links at the University of Leeds are also a valuable benefit, giving you the opportunity to network with many globally successful businesses.
This learning environment is receptive to your needs and views, and will encourage you to achieve your full potential. Attentive teaching methods and personal support will be available to you throughout your course. Additionally, the curriculum has been written in line with what you will continue learning at the University.
Duration: 2 semesters (one academic year)
Start dates: September or January
English language entry requirements: Academic IELTS* for UKVI 5.5 (minimum of 5.5 in writing, with no other skill less than 5.0) or equivalent
Academic requirements: Good high-school graduation grades (or equivalent) plus one year of further study
*Academic IELTS for UKVI. If you do not need a Tier 4, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.
JANUARY 2020 START
Semester 1: 06/01/2020 – 09/04/2020
Semester 2: 27/04/2020 – 24/07/2020
SEPTEMBER 2020 START
Dates to be confirmed.
This module aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
You will be introduced to basic economic theory and how it applies to business. This module will also focus on developing your ability to use the economic view of firms, markets and the general economy to inform your decision-making process.
You will learn about human behaviour in organisations, from the perspective of individual employees, work groups and the organisation itself. This will focus on establishing and developing your skills through theoretical learning, using the practical application of ideas in a management and organisational setting.
This module is designed to help you understand the role that businesses play in society, and how businesses adapt to the market demands in their environments. You will learn about how businesses make positive contributions that lead to society’s development, through innovative corporate strategic models.
You will learn how to use a range of resources and tools to facilitate your smooth transition to the university, support the successful completion of your undergraduate programme and develop your professional skills for the industry.
The module is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of accounting systems and balance sheets in a business setting. You will learn about the importance of financial reports to different stakeholders in a business organisation.
You will be introduced to key aspects of management within business organisations. This module will give you an insight into management functions such as staffing, organising, planning, controlling, directing, and leading.
This module will introduce you to business planning, finance, management and operations. In small groups, you will work together to set-up a business venture, learn how businesses operate and enhance your entrepreneurial skills.
This module will introduce students to the dynamic nature of modern-day business. You will expand your commercial awareness, learning the impact of globalisation on businesses while developing a critical understanding of organisational strategy and overall business performance.
You will be required to take an AES test at the end of your course, details of AES requirements below. This means that once you successfully complete the International Year One, you will be ready to start your degree at the University of Leeds.
Please note that degree and grades listed above are subject to change.
After you successfully complete the International Year One, you will be ready to start your degree at the University of Leeds.
Top 10 – Business is ranked 6th in the UK (Complete University Guide League Tables 2020)
96% – of students are employed or studying within 6 months of graduation (HESA 2016)
Top 100 – Business Management is ranked in the world top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)