Pre-Master's - Business

In this course, you will be provided with a specialist support from experienced tutors and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Business.

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Overview

The Pre-Masters is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at the University of Dundee. This could be because of the grades achieved in your undergraduate degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree or if you want to improve your academic and English language skills.

The Pre-Masters course will equip you with the advanced skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at the University of Dundee. You can study over one or two terms depending on your academic qualifications and English language level. The one-term offers you a fast track route to your chosen degree course and is studied over three months. The two-term is studied over six months and provides additional academic English and subject-related support.

Key Information

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Duration

15 months:

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months:

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

Pathway Tuition Fee

£10,995.00£14,995.00

Course English Language Requirement
One term 6.0 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components 6.0 in writing
Two terms 5.5 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components 6.0 in writing
One term +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component, except writing which must be 5.5
Two terms +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
Two terms +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.

Core Modules

The aim of this module is to investigate and assess the impact of different regional, social and political contexts on understanding and operationalising concepts such as Management, Human Resources and Marketing. You will be introduced to current international issues affecting contemporary businesses and provided with a greater appreciation of the role of business within society.

This module will help you to develop a greater understanding of some of the activities involved in managing a business. There is a focus on certain key business functions.

This module will introduce you to the research methods used to facilitate research activity within the study of Business. You will learn this by actively using scientific methods in planning, undertaking and interpreting research within Business Studies.

This module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments and wider economic groupings such as the European Union are examined.

This module provides an introduction to corporate finance, examining the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions. Students are offered insights into the nature of financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

Taught over two terms, this module covers common statistical techniques for managerial decision making and offers a grounding in statistics with an emphasis on practical applications and extensive use of the Excel spreadsheet and its associated functions.

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. Topics studied include:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Theory
  • Leadership and Operations Management

Continuation degrees

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

MSc
Management and Finance
Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines
MSc
Islamic Banking and Finance
Learn the key concepts of Islamic finance, banking and political economy, alongside the study of conventional finance with a closer focus on international business strategies and businesses on a global scale.
MSc
International Marketing
Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets.
MSc
International Business Banking and Finance
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on emerging financial markets and investment.
MSc
Business Analytics and Marketing
Data across marketing is another area that has significantly developed over the last few years. Monitoring, analysing, and communicating on customer data, social media, and web-related data are critical areas for businesses to ensure effective marketing strategies.
MSc
Business Analytics and Finance
Financial data comes in many different forms and is required by organisations for different purposes. Understanding the data and being able to communicate what it means is a much sought-after skill in business. This option lets you specialise in finance.
MSc
Business Analytics with following pathways
Study Business Analytics as a standalone option where you cover a range of core modules from business and computing science.
MSc
Islamic Banking and Finance
Learn the key concepts of Islamic finance, banking and political economy, alongside the study of conventional finance with more insight into the banking sector and approaches relating to the Islamic system.
MSc
Business Analytics and Big Data
This degree option opens a wider range of module options delivered by our colleagues in Computing Science. A background in computing is not required but this option may be more suited to graduates who are more interested in computing science areas.
MSc
Management and Entrepreneurship
Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines with focus on entrepreneurship in a global context and how you can start or develop your own business.
MSc
Management and Finance
Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines with a stronger focus on finance as part of your Management degree will enhance your career prospects.
MSc
International Business Banking and Finance
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale, as well as areas such as international banking systems, risk management in banking, banking & financial services law and bank modelling.
MSc
International Business and Investment
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with particular focus on finance and investment.
MSc
International Marketing and Finance
Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets with focus on areas such as global financial markets, corporate finance, risk analysis, international business finance
MSc
International Business and Entrepreneurship
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on entrepreneurship.
MSc
International Business Marketing and Human Resource Management
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on marketing and the management of human resources.
MSc (Hons)
International Marketing and Branding
Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets with focus on branding.
MSc
Management and International Human Resource Management
Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines with HR strategies and HRM with a stronger international focus.
MSc
Management and International Marketing
Develop strategies to manage global challenges and opportunities facing businesses, whether it is a business you work in, or your own business that you are looking to establish. You will develop the knowledge to manage people, processes, systems, and operations.
MSc
Management Strategy and Leadership
Provides business and non-business graduates with the tools and skills for a career in management, across multiple areas and disciplines with a focus on leadership, you will learn about business strategy and decision making
MSc
Business Analytics and International Business
This option includes core modules around key areas of international business activity and considerations.
MSc
Business Analytics and Management
This option focuses on additional core modules aimed at strategic management and understanding broader management techniques in business.
MSc
International Marketing and Management
Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets with focus on Management.
MSc
Islamic Finance
Learn the key concepts of Islamic finance, banking and political economy, alongside the study of conventional finance
MSc
Professional Accountancy
A fully accredited degree where you will explore conceptual and regulatory frameworks involved in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements
MSc
International Business and Strategy
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on business strategy.
MSc
International Business and Marketing
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with option to focus study in areas such as search marketing, customer experience design, marketing as a creative practice and digital marketing.
MSc
International Business, Accounting and Finance
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus in areas of accounting & finance as their specialism.
MSc
International Business and Finance
This is one of the degrees pathways on the MSc International Business group of degrees. This degree allows you to focus on finance as a students' specialism. Alongside the core international business modules, students will have the opportunity to explore such areas as global financial markets, financial statements and analysis, business finance forecasting and investment management.
MSc
International Business and Human Resource Management
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on human resources (HRM) as your specialism.
MSc
International Business and Management
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale with focus on management as a specialism.
MSc
International Business
Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale.
MSc
International Banking, Finance and Investment Management
Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets. Open to business and non-business graduates.
MSc
International Banking and Finance
Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets. Open to business and non-business graduates.
MSc
International Banking, Finance, Risk and Regulation
Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets. Open to business and non-business graduates.
MSc
International Banking
Develop your understanding of the theory and practice of international banking. Open to business and non-business graduates.
MSc
International Accounting
This course will give students an international perspective of the theory and practice of accounting. It focuses on accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities.
MSc
Finance
The financial industry is developing rapidly and growing in complexity. Learn how to understand and analyse activity and to anticipate future developments.
MSc
Digital and Social Media Marketing
Learn about the traditional principles of marketing and the latest digital trends and marketing solutions across international markets
MSc
Design for business
Through a mixture of theory and practice, you will learn to use design thinking to innovate, transform businesses, and realise your leadership potential
MSc
Accounting and Finance
Study the role of accounting and finance practices in the modern global economy.
MFin (Hons)
International Finance & Investment Management
Prepare for a career in the globalised financial industry by studying topics such as corporate finance, global markets, and financial regulations
MFin (Hons)
International Finance, Risk and Regulation
The course covers three core modules in derivatives and risk management, global risk analysis and financial regulation and ethics. Prepare for a career in the globalised financial industry by studying topics such as corporate finance, global markets, and financial regulations.
MFin (Hons)
International Finance
Prepare for a career in the globalised financial industry by studying topics such as corporate finance, global markets, and financial regulations.

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