International Year One - Business and Management

This course aims to develop and strengthen your understanding of business and management and the application of business principles in a corporate environment.



This course is equivalent to your first year of degree study and will strengthen your key business and management principles knowledge.

When you study business and management with the University of Greenwich, you will have the opportunity to pursue networking, mentoring and internship opportunities with global firms such as Apple, Barclays, Ford, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Northern Trust, Sony PlayStation, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Music Group. Students will benefit from the Business School Employability Team who will support you to develop your career skills and help you network with employers.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school (48 UCAS Points) or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. We offer Pre-sessional English which is a 6 or 12-week extension course for those who may not yet meet the required English language standards for direct entry to our pathways.

Direct Entry – IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
Pre-sessional English 6-weeks – IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5)
Pre-sessional English 12-weeks – IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.0)

Key Information



3 years:

1 year pathway + 2 years degree

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Subject-specific modules

Financial Management introduces you to the ways in which businesses are financed, how their financial performance is monitored and controlled, and how national and international factors may impact them.

This module aims to introduce you to the concepts and theories relevant to understanding the behaviour of people within work organisations – both as individuals and groups. It also examines organisational design and its impact on both the behaviour of individuals and their effectiveness at work.

The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to marketing, a basic grounding in its theories and concepts, and an overview of marketing practice. This will enable you to understand marketing both as an organisational discipline and in its operational role within a business. Practical examples are provided through case studies to support or illustrate theory.

Quantitative Methods introduces the ideas of statistics and financial mathematics within a business and organisational context. It also aims to provide you with the quantitative techniques required to summarise and present business data in a meaningful way.

This module is designed to help you build the professional and personal skills needed for success in your business studies – as well as developing core competences for employability that incorporate professionalism and ethical practice.

The aim of this module is to give you a solid foundation in economic theory that will enable you to understand the environment within which business functions. You will consider economic decision-making by individuals and businesses, the impact of government policies and actions on businesses, and the influence of wider economic and political groupings of states.

Continuation Degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses:

BA (Hons)
Business Studies
The business studies degree offers the practical skills needed to work in project management, business development and finance.
BA (Hons)
Business with Marketing
This business and marketing degree will give you broad business skills, including project management and strategic thinking, plus a thorough grounding in marketing.
BA (Hons)
Business with Finance
This business and finance combined degree teaches banking sector basics, business analysis, finance and systems.

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