International Year One in Business and Management

Business & Management International Year One

The International Year One in Business and Management is a fast-track programme for undergraduates who are ready to start their degree, but still need some help adjusting to studying and living in the UK. By including a work placement within the three-year degree, you get a head start in your career. Combine the knowledge learnt in class with practical experience to impress future employers.

All you need to succeed

This two-term programme provides the academic support and English language skills needed to succeed on the BSc (Hons) Business Management with business experience at Kingston University. During your studies you will also gain key employment skills as part of our integrated CareerAhead service. 


During the two-term course you will study the following six modules:

Studying English as part of your programme will give you the tools and the confidence to succeed in your degree – and your career when you graduate. This module will ensure you can understand your course’s reading material, write academic papers, prepare for seminars, listen and learn during lectures, and give presentations.
In this module you will learn the basics of marketing, how to communicate your own ideas and how to analyse the latest trends. Studies involve lectures, practical exercises, case studies and company visits, so you can apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life marketing situations.
Business Statistics explores the important connection between mathematics and information technology (IT) in business. You will learn how to solve everyday business problems and analyse data.
This module introduces basic business and economics, with a focus on how they impact current issues, business and the world market. It will improve your employability by developing your critical thinking and giving you the confidence and experience needed to communicate what you have learnt, using the right language.
Studying this module will help you understand the behaviour and management of people at work. The module is organised into three main parts: the individual, the group and the organisation. You will develop valuable life skills that can be used during your time at university and taken with you when you start work.

Business Readiness is designed to prepare you for your work placement and improve your employability after graduation. The programme has been developed with professional accreditations and memberships, such as the Chartered Management Institute, and is based on employer input. During this module you will:

  • Work with faculty staff, including their personal tutor and Business Experience Office, to identify the skills needed in your chosen career.
  • Receive tuition on specific subject areas during the fourth teaching term, before your placement begins.
  • Develop a portfolio of skills that will help you find the best possible work placement, which include internships, research placement, entrepreneurial placement or study or work abroad.
  • Gain experience and knowledge that will make you more competitive in the job market after graduation.

Once you have completed the International Year One in Business and Management, and achieved the required grades, you be able to join the third term of the first year of your degree.

The BSc (Hons) Business Management with business experience is a career-focused degree that includes a work placement and the opportunity to study abroad. This can all be completed in three years, unlike traditional Business Management degrees which take four years, making it great value for money. Studying this degree at Kingston University gives you the necessary qualifications, knowledge and practical experience to start a successful career in business.

During your third year you can specialise in one of four subjects:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Service Operations

While taking your Masters at Kingston University, you can also:

  • Gain the PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation and Practitioner qualifications as part of your course, which will make you more employable
  • Enjoy a 22-day programme of pre-business experience sessions
  • Become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Course facts

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Entry Requirements

English Language: IELTS 5.0 overall (with minimum 5.0 in writing and a minimum of 4.0 in all other components)

Academic: Good high school graduation grades plus up to one year of further study.

Term Dates

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

Course fees

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