International Year One in Business

Academic preparation for the second year of an undergraduate degree in subjects such as Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Management Studies and Marketing.

Why apply?

There are two course options available:

  • International Year One (3 terms) - this is the standard option
  • Extended International Year One (4 or 5 terms) - this option features additional English language tuition at the beginning of the course
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What is special about the programme?

The International Year One in Business focuses on developing your academic and undergraduate research skills, as well as improving your English language abilities, the programme covers everything you need in order to progress successfully to university.

Successful completion of the International Year One programme leads to an award which is recognised by leading universities, including the University of Aberdeen, ranked in the Top 150 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015–2016).

As well as a conditional university placement for successful students, you'll benefit from:

  • wide university recognition offering a choice of progression options
  • professional support and guidance with university applications
  • university-style teaching with high contact hours

Teaching methods

Classes on this programme introduce you to different aspects of accounting, business and management through active participation in seminars, lectures and writing reports. The modules will cover the core course content commonly found in the Year One Business School modules across INTO London’s affiliate network, preparing you for your studies at university.

You will have the chance to experience the application of business concepts to real-life business scenarios. Case studies are used to enhance your understanding of law, and you will have opportunities to visit the law courts to see the process in action.

Who should apply for the International Year One programme?

If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Year One programme provides academic preparation for second year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme.

What will I study?

You will study the following core modules:

Business and Management

This module will focus on introducing management as a social scientific discipline, and presenting key frameworks used in the study of business.

Intermediate Accounting

This module will focus on introducing financial and management accounting, their theoretical underpinnings and practical applications. In financial accounting, the aims are to provide an introduction to basic book-keeping skills and to develop a broad understanding of accounting theory, concepts and conventions. In management accounting you will receive an introduction to its role in decision-making and the management of organisations.

Intermediate Economics

This module will focus on introducing the two main pillars of economics: microeconomics (individual components of the economy: individuals, families, firms, and their interactions); and macroeconomics (the behaviour of economic aggregates).

Intermediate Finance

This module will focus on offering insights into the nature of financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with a particular focus on the banking business.

Intermediate Law

This module will focus on providing an overview of key aspects of the English Legal System and introducing you to the methodology of legal research. It gives an opportunity to apply the law conceptually, in relation to key areas of substantive and procedural law including contract, tort, and human rights.

Intermediate Marketing

This module will focus on introducing you to the objectives and theory of marketing as a business function. The central focus will be on the process by which organisations identify customer needs and wants, determine which target markets can best be served, and design appropriate products, services and programmes to serve these markets.

Quantitative Methods

This module will focus on developing mathematical and statistical skills to a level that allows for the use of quantitative techniques in a variety of business and economic applications and for the successful completion of numerate subject modules from Year Two of undergraduate study.

Study Skills

This module will focus on providing you with an introduction to a range of important study skills, transferable skills and Information Technology (IT) skills to prepare you for studying at a UK university.

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How is the programme validated?

The International Year One is quality assured and validated by the University of Gloucestershire. Successful completion leads to the award of Certificate in Higher Education, which is equivalent to Level 4 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF), and is recognised as suitable for undergraduate level entry at a wide range of UK universities.

How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of 'A' levels or first year of overseas university programme with good grades, or equivalent.

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

English requirements:

3 term programme: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent
4 term programme: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent
5 term programme: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent

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:

16 years and above*

 

* Please note that students must be 17 by the end of their first term of study.

When can I start?

Start date Term dates Fees

April 2017 start
(5 term)

Term 1: Mon 03 Apr 2017 to Fri 09 Jun 2017

Term 2: Mon 19 Jun 2017 to Fri 25 Aug 2017

Term 3: Mon 25 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 4: Mon 15 Jan 2018 to Thu 29 Mar 2018

Term 5: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 22 Jun 2018

£26,595

June 2017 start
(5 term)

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

Term 2: Mon 25 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 3: Mon 15 Jan 2018 to Thu 29 Mar 2018

Term 4: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 22 Jun 2018

Term 5: Mon 25 Jun 2018 to Fri 31 Aug 2018

£26,595

June 2017 start
(4 term)

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

Term 2: Mon 25 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 3: Mon 15 Jan 2018 to Thu 29 Mar 2018

Term 4: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 22 Jun 2018

£22,295

September 2017 start
(4 term)

Term 1: Mon 25 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Thu 29 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 4: Mon 25 Jun 2018 to Fri 31 Aug 2018

£22,295

September 2017 start
(3 term)

Term 1: Mon 25 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 15 Jan 2018 to Thu 29 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 22 Jun 2018

£17,995

January 2018 start
(3 term)

Term 1: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Thu 29 Mar 2018

Term 2: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Term 3: Mon 25 Jun 2018 to Fri 31 Aug 2018

£17,995

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Tuition fees do not include:

  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation)
  • textbooks and other learning materials: an additional charge in the region of £220 per academic course (3 terms), £290 per academic course (4 terms), £350 per academic course (5 terms)

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 and 4 term course?

Lasting four or five terms, the Extended International Year One courses have additional terms of intensive English at the beginning and will typically have a lower English language entry requirement.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or by post.

Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.

As a successful pathway student, you’ll have access to a number of university progression options. Each progression option will follow a specific pathway and specific requirements for both English/study skills and overall grade. You’ll also find some courses have specific requirements, such as:

  • successfully completing an interview;
  • having previously studied a relevant discipline;
  • having previously completed a degree; or
  • having IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in English language.

What can I study?

This course will take you to the second year of an undergraduate degree in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management Studies
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Events Management

Progression options include Aston University, Top 150 in the world for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016).

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