International Year Zero - Business & Law

This course is designed to give you a solid grounding in the basic principles Of management, marketing strategy and economics as well as law, government and society, depending on your chosen route of study. Students on this course will gain insight into a wide number of organisational practices, theories and behaviours.

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Course Overview

Business is becoming increasingly international and today’s graduates are expected to be able to thrive within the global business market.

The modules on IYZ: Business and Law will allow you develop the critical skills, knowledge and ability to succeed if you aspire to be one of the next generation of business leaders.

You’ll examine real-life business case studies to learn corporate strategy, analyse successful marketing campaigns and gain a solid grounding in management theory and economics.

As a student of DMUIC, you will have access to a wealth of business support services for students.

On this course you will:

  • Get a solid grounding in the basic principles of management, marketing, strategy and economics
  • Discover the factors for success used by multi-nationals
  • Learn how to start your own business

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school 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



4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 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 will you 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.

Modules you will study

This module will give you an excellent understanding of the different types of business organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As well as business definitions and types of businesses, the module will cover business start-ups and sourcing finance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

This module is designed to introduce you to the basic theory and mechanics of Accounting to prepare you for your first year of an Accounting degree. The approach will be technically orientated and will prioritise International Accounting Standard practice and bring in, where appropriate, UK practice.

This module analyses key international issues through the lens of the principles and terminology used in economics. The module will explore business in the context of global issues such as population growth, wealth, poverty, energy, the environment and technological change.

This module provides an introduction to management in modern business enterprises, exploring the role and function of managers within this context. The content reflects on globalisation and considers the international aspects of management. Early theories of management, organisations and their structures and people management also form part of this module.

This module provides a basic understanding of the political and social structures of the UK, including the impact of the EU. There will be a historical strand highlighting how Britain has changed and developed since 1945. Topics covered include central and local government, elections and voting, class, ethnicity and gender.

This module has a clear focus on the law as it relates to businesses and provides a functional knowledge relating to basic rights and liabilities in law that may affect a modern business. This involves understanding the different types of business entity, such as a partnership or a limited company, and their differences in law. Issues such as formation and nature of contracts, negligence and liability, and the small claims track feature.

Continuation degrees

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

BA (Hons)
Business Management
Gain the essential skills to work effectively within a wide range of business organisations and corporate functions
BSc (Hons)
Finance and Investment
Finance and Investment will prepare you to excel in a career within the broad financial sector, including financial management, investment banking and equity trading. The degree programme is designed with special focus on practical perspective and employability orientation.
BA (Hons)
Human Resource Management
HR managers are central and most responsible for creating a positive workplace culture in organisation. Studying recruitment and employee relations you will develop the skills for this important role
BSc (Hons)
This course equips you with an understanding of theories and research about mind and behaviour, in line with current thinking and sector developments.
BA (Hons)
Business Economics
Study business theories and models present in contemporary organisations in this flexible course with a wide range of optional modules to choose from.
BA (Hons)
Politics and International Relations
This course is designed to develop practical skills in research, analysis, negotiation and communication which are all vital to a range of career paths upon graduation.
BA (Hons)
Business and Marketing
Develop and gain essential skills in marketing, business and entrepreneurship on an accredited course that allows you to shape your learning to suit your interests
BA (Hons)
International Relations and Politics

In the ever-changing political landscape, through this course you’ll develop an understanding of political events and processes that shape our world, from local to global arenas. This course can be paired with either History, Economics, International Relations or Journalism to create a tailored course that broadens your expertise.

BA (Hons)
Economics and Politics

In the ever-changing political landscape, through this course you’ll develop an understanding of political events and processes that shape our world, from local to global arenas. This course can be paired with either History, Economics, International Relations or Journalism to create a tailored course that broadens your expertise.

LLB (Hons)
The Law degree at DMU qualifies and teaches you a combination of academic rigour with projects that put your legal training into practice to develop the skills employers look for.
BSc (Hons)
Develop and build strong transferable skills in quantitative methods and statistical techniques as well as more advanced skills in quantification and evaluation.
BA (Hons)
Explore what it takes to deliver industry-standard campaigns. Discover and learn about branding, social media, consumer behaviour and digital marketing communications, and be equipped with the practical skills to pursue a successful professional marketing career.
BA (Hons)
International Business
An understanding of how businesses operate in an international context is more important than ever. Gain specialist knowledge of business functions and the complexities of trading across borders.
BA (Hons)
Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Gain entrepreneurial and creative skills and apply them to real-life situations on a course that helps prepare you for the working world.
BA (Hons)
Advertising and Marketing Communications
Explore an in-depth understanding of marketing communications tools and activities, buying behaviour, target audience analysis and campaign planning on this course.
BSc (Hons)
Accounting and Finance
A degree programme that will equip you with the key skills to succeed in the accounting profession, and offers a significant range of exemptions from renowned professional bodies towards qualifications sought after by global organisations.
BSc (Hons)
Accounting with Business Management
Gain a deep understanding of accounting practices and functions embedded within global organisations, and get ready to dive into the competitive, ever-changing world of business.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)