International Year Zero - Business and Management

This course aims to prepare you with a foundation of business and management knowledge and introduce you to various topics such as business, accounting, economics, and management principles.

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Our business and management pathway course has been designed to prepare you with English, academic and subject-specific study skills and knowledge that will help you progress towards your chosen field of study.

During this course, you will be introduced to real-life business scenarios that will help you understand corporate strategy. You will also analyse different marketing strategies and gain a solid grounding in management theory.

The University of Greenwich business, management and marketing courses are ranked in the top 3 for course variety in London (University Guide 2021). These degree courses are designed to give you skills to become a future business leader.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school (5 GCSE Grades A – D) 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)

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4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5)
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.0)

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

Data Analysis enables you to work with data for the purpose of solving real-life problems in the context of your chosen field of study. You will be introduced to basic statistical concepts, topics and methods, as well as statistical packages to help you collate and present data in forms that aid effective analysis and interpretation.

UK Government and Society provides students with an introduction to the main features of British democracy, exploring key features of British society, class, ethnicity, gender and human rights.

This introduction looks at the basic mechanics and processes of financial accounting in both theory and practice. The module aims to help you understand the importance of both financial and management accounting procedures in running a business effectively and providing data for decision-making.

The overall aim of this module is to provide you with a basic understanding of business and management studies, by introducing you to the standard departments within a business such as finance, marketing and human resource management.

International Business Management looks at business structure and the impact of internal and external factors on business growth and development. You will evaluate the ways in which businesses have made an impact on society and the environment, and the need for businesses to behave in an ethical and sustainable way. You will also consider the impact of modern technology on businesses and how they need to respond to change and innovation.

This introduction aims to provide you with a basic understanding of micro and macroeconomics. You will consider different economic models, the importance of (and basis for) governments’ economic decisions, and the significance of key indicators such as GDP, inflation and unemployment. You will also consider external influences and constraints on government action, such as EU membership and the impact of globalisation.

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.
BSc (Hons)
If you’ve got an analytical mind, enjoy solving business problems, and are looking for a career in finance and investment, our economics degree will provide the skills and knowledge you need.
BA (Hons)
Tourism Management
Gain and develop your people skills and prepare for a career in tourism marketing, management or enterprise by studying a tourism management degree.
BA (Hons)
Marketing Management
This degree will provide you with practical experiences by working on live briefs on digital market and offers exemptions from CIM and IDM professional certificate.
BA (Hons)
Advertising and Digital Marketing Communications
Develop the skills you need for a career in advertising and digital marketing communications with a degree that offers exemptions from CIM and IDM marketing examinations.
BA (Hons)
Hospitality Management
This hospitality dedicated degree is designed to help students develop into the entrepreneurial, creative and strategic managers the UK & international hospitality industry needs.
BA (Hons)
Events Management
This course has been designed for those who feel that they have excellent organisational skills as this could be your first step towards a successful events management career.
BA (Hons)
Human Resource Management
The human resource management degree is designed for you to explore how to develop people and their skills – key to the success of any business.
BA (Hons)
Business Economics
On this business economics extended degree you’ll be able to tailor the course to meet your own interests or career aspirations.
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 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
This extended degree in business purchasing and supply chain management will give you the skills to enter a field where suitably qualified graduates are in high demand.
BA (Hons)
Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation
This degree programme has been designed for those who are interested in setting up their own business. On this course you will study Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation through topics and teaching of valuable skills needed to enter this challenging field.
BA (Hons)
Business Logistics and Transport Management
Arrival of good to their destination on time and on budget is is highly valued skill by businesses. This extended degree in logistics and transport management will prepare you for these fast-moving careers.
BA (Hons)
Business Management
This course will teach you the practical skills you need to become an effective business leader in a range of industries and sectors.
BA (Hons)
Business with Finance
This business and finance combined degree teaches banking sector basics, business analysis, finance and systems.
BA (Hons)
Accounting and Financial Information Systems

This accounting and financial systems course will give you a solid grounding in business. This BA degree is accredited by professional accounting bodies, such as CIMA and ACCA.

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