International Year One in Business and Management 

International students studying in classroom

The International Year One in Business and Management is a two-term fast-track programme designed specifically to prepare international students for undergraduate-level study.

This fully integrated, vocationally focussed, degree programme includes business experience, a path towards professional membership, and the opportunity to study abroad – all in three years, instead of four years for a more traditional degree.

This degree offers an exceptional combination that is great value for money and gives you the knowledge, skills and practical experience that will enhance your career prospects.

  • Progression degree information can be found here
  • All entry requirements for the International Year One are listed here


You are regularly assessed to ensure you are achieving the required standards for progression to your degree. Assessments include:

  • Course work
  • Unseen written examinations 
  • Extended essays and case studies
  • Individual and group presentations. 

Term dates

Entry point  Term dates
September 2017  Term 1 - 11/09/2017 to 15/12/2017
Term 2 - 08/01/2018 to 16/03/2018

English language preparation

If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the International Year One, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre. Check the entry requirements to find out.

Depending on your Academic IELTS for UKVI*, you can join our one-term intensive English Language Preparation (ELP) course in June before starting the International Year One in September. 

Progress to your degree

Once you have successfully completed your International Year One in Business and Management and achieve the required grades, you can enter the second year (Level 5), starting in May, of the Business Management degree at Kingston University, London. This degree will give you the opportunity to complete a work placement of up to nine months, increasing your employability and work experience.

Degree Programmes Award  Academic Score  English Language Score
Business Management with Business Experience

You can specialise in your third year, choosing from: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management Service Operations
BSc (Hons)
40% in each module

60% minimum. 50% in reading, writing, listening, speaking


* If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

"People are very kind"

Belle from Taiwan

"[My English tutor] helped me a lot. He helped me to structure essays and how to use academic language. I think all the people are very kind."

Bella, Taiwan
International Year One in Business and Management

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