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Business Management

International Year One

What you will learn

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.

Why study Business Management with us?

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.

Leeds University Business School

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.

Extended career opportunities

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.

Dedicated support for students

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.

Key facts

Duration: 2 semesters (one academic year)

Start dates: 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

Age: 18+

*Academic IELTS for UKVI. If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Places may be limited so you are advised to apply and confirm as soon as possible.

Term dates

September 2022
18/9/2022 - 15/12/2022
8/1/2023 - 25/5/2023

Core modules

Academic English Skills

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.

Subject-specific modules


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.

Organisational Behaviour

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.

Business and Society

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.

Enhancing Your Talent and Skills

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.

Fundamentals of Accounting

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.

Management of Business Organisations

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.

Starting Your Own Business

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.

Dynamic Business Environment

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.

Progression Degrees

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.

Degree Programme NameAwardOverall GradeEnglish GradeGrade Module
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University of Leeds subject rankings

10th in the UK for Business Studies (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022)

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 2021)