International Year Two in Business and Management

The International Year Two is equivalent to studying the second year of a Scottish undergraduate degree and allows you to enter directly into Year 3 of a relevant undergraduate programme at the Glasgow School for Business and Society. The programme was previously called International Diploma of Higher Education in Business and Management.

Why apply for the International Year Two programme?

  • university placement for all successful students
  • a quality assured university programme with accreditation in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • full university status
  • a conditional offer of a place on an undergraduate course at the Glasgow School for Business and Society

There are three course options available:

  • International Year Two (3 terms) - this is the standard option
  • Extended International Year Two (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support
  • Extended International Year Two (5 terms) - this option features two additional terms of English at the beginning for extra language support
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What is special about the programme?

The International Year Two programme offers you the opportunity to improve your language skills in preparation for undergraduate study, increase your academic theory for advanced entry to the third year of an undergraduate degree and develop the necessary study and research skills for undergraduate study.

You'll also benefit from:

  • a campus-based programme with access to university facilities
  • a highly supportive study environment to enable swift progression
  • multiple start dates
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

Who should apply for the International Year Two programme?

The programme is suitable for international students who have completed a recognised Foundation or Year One programme, or who are already in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree but do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the Glasgow School for Business and Society. Students with relevant A-levels or equivalent high school qualifications will also be considered.

This course is not available for UK or EU students.

Award

Successful completion of the International Year Two leads to Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 8) from Glasgow Caledonian University.

What will I study?

If you begin this course in January 2017 you will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills, including ICT

This module is designed to help you develop the skills and confidence in academic English for university study. You will study reading techniques and writing styles as well as developing your note taking and presentation skills. Additionally, you will learn how to use dictionaries and other study aids.

People and Work

You will develop insights into the behaviour of individuals and groups at work and analyse the nature and complexities of people management.

Quantative Business Modelling

This module introduces quantitative modelling with regards to decision-making in business. You will also learn how to use the spreadsheet as an analytical tool for modelling quantitative business problems.

Business and Enterprise

This module discusses the major issues arising from the development of businesses. Focusing on real life case studies, you will explore the causes and effects of changes in the nature, scale and role of business enterprise.

Management and Organisations

Studying theory, you will enhance your understanding of the complex nature of management in modern organisations. Emphasis is placed on the challenges facing managers in the modern business environment, where new technologies, rapid change, innovation and creativity are critical to an organisation's success.

Consumer Buying Behaviour

You will gain a broad-based knowledge of the characteristics of consumer groups and the factors that drive their buying decisions.

Learning, Development and Work

This module will allow you to explore and understand learning at three levels: individual, organisational and national. Reference will be made to the influence of key stakeholders.

 If you begin this course in June 2017 or later you will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes

The four core English skills are covered: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Develop overall academic skills, including the ability to write effectively for academic purposes and the ability to collate and use source materials efficiently. It prepares you for participation in seminars and discussions, and draws on topics from the social sciences, which will form the basis for creative, academic discussion and student autonomy in learning.

Management Issues and Concepts

Examine fundamental issues and concepts including diverse conceptions, of what management is and the functions and roles of managers. Current theory and research are integral parts of the module content.

Financial Management for Decision Makers

This module will consider concepts such as detailed analysis of accounting statements prepared using internationally recognized standards, short term and long term financing, taxation and accounting techniques for decision making, planning and control.

Contemporary Cultural Challenges in International Business

Gain an advanced understanding of the main cultural challenges that managers may encounter when implementing strategy in an international business context.

Business Management, Society, Employability and Business

The complex world of society, business and economic transformation presents many challenges to the individual. This module seeks to identify and examine key issues around social innovation and how governments seek to harness the social changes that are emerging for social and economic development.

Essentials of Managing Human Resources

You will be introduced to the context, nature, perspectives and key activities in human resource management. Addressing these issues will provide you with a basic set of concepts relevant to wider perspectives of human resource management.

The exact combination of modules available to you will depend on the degree programme you choose to progress to at university. Modules may be swapped for a more appropriate module(s) to ensure you have the best preparation.

What are classes like?

The standard International Year Two programme has an average of 21 hours per week of class time. The Extended programmes include an average of 30 hours per week.

English language classes have a maximum of 16 students per class to ensure you have the attention and support you need from teaching staff.

Academic support

Throughout your programme you will receive advice and feedback from your teachers during seminars and tutorials. They will be able to answer any questions and provide guidance, to ensure your academic success.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

A recognised Foundation programme or International Certificate of Higher Education programme, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-Level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects.  

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

Five term programme: IELTS 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in writing, or equivalent score

Four term programme: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent score

Three term programme: IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing, or equivalent score  

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for this course. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

If you do not meet the minimum English language level you can apply for our Academic English course.

Age:

17 years and above

If you are starting a course on a published September start date, you must be 16 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. If you are starting a course in June, you must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, you must be 16 years old by 1 September of the previous year (and therefore turn 17 before 1 September in the year you progress to university).

When can I start?

Start date Term dates Fees

June 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 19 Jun 2017 to Fri 25 Aug 2017

Term 2: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 3: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 4: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

£16,795

June 2017 start (5 terms)

Term 1: Mon 19 Jun 2017 to Fri 25 Aug 2017

Term 2: Tue 26 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 3: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 4: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 5: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£21,095

Sept 2017 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

£12,495

Sept 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Tue 26 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 4: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£15,945

October 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 16 Oct 2017 to Fri 22 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 4: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£18,470

January 2018 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 2: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 3: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018

£12,495

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Tuition fees do not include:

  • text books and other learning materials: an additional cost in the region of £210 per academic course (three term), £290 per academic course (four term), £370 per academic course (five term)
  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation)

Is accommodation included in the fees?

Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.

What's the difference between the 3, 4 and 5 term course?

The 4 and 5 term courses have additional terms of English language tuition at the beginning and will typically have a lower English language entry requirement.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply.

Where will this take me?

The International Year Two in Business leads to the third year of the following undergraduate degree at Glasgow Caledonian University:

Glasgow School for Business and Society

BA (Hons) International Business

BA (Hons) Business Management

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