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International student at The Business School



A two term programme to prepare international students for progression to a number of Business master's degrees.

Core modules

Academic English Skills

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route modules

Economics and Financial Analysis

The module provides you with an introduction to economic theories and systems and considers principally the macroeconomic environment in which businesses and other organisations operate. In addition this module will give you a basic grounding in financial and management accounting. The module will progress from the understanding of the basic financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of these in relation to prevailing external economic circumstances.

Research and Quantitative Methods

The aim of this module is to further develop your skills in the methods and techniques of research and the ability to write a substantive piece of academic work. You will be introduced to a variety of sources relevant to your specialist subject area and will consider the application and limitation of techniques for understanding and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data.

The module will also covers common mathematical techniques for managerial decision-making which are used in many business environments. On completing this module you will be able to demonstrate the practical application of research and quantitative methods to solve a realistic business problem and present their findings effectively.

Strategic and Operations Management

Success depends on a combination of a strategic vision, operational efficiency, process orientation, and the willingness of leaders to make difficult decisions to implement and manage change. In this module you will develop an understanding of, and the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate strategic models. You will also then critically consider how the key principles of operations management help bring strategy to fruition.

Degree progression

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Business MSc 40% 50%
Business with Finance MSc 40% 50%
Business with Human Resource Management MSc 40% 50%
International Business Management MSc 40% 50%
International Human Resource Management MA 40% 50%
International Marketing MSc 40% 50%
Management MSc 40% 50%
Management with Marketing MSc 40% 50%
Marketing Communications MSc 40% 50%
Master of Business Administration MBA MBA 40% 50%
Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management MSc 40% 50%

Please note: 

International Human Resource Management MA and Master of Business Administration MBA are only available for progression following January or April Pre-Master’s start dates. You must have three years of managerial experience to study the Master of Business Administration MBA.

These degrees and grades are subject to change.