University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Business Management

About this route

The International Year One in Business Management route will prepare you for direct entry to the second year of a number of Business Management degrees.

You will study core modules, which are general skills subjects, and route modules, which are specific and important for your academic development.

Core modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, enabling 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

This module will give you a basic grounding in financial and management accounting which will be provide a basis for further personal development in work and further study, whatever career you decide to enter into. The module will progress from the understanding of the basic financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of these. The provision of internal information to aid management will also be covered, together with some of the fundamental techniques that are used for costing, pricing and appraising decisions.

This module will introduce you to key legal aspects and their impact on business. The module introduces you to areas of employment and contract law and will develop their ability to apply legal issues to real organisations

This double module will help you to develop an understanding of the principles of Management Economics and Marketing. It will enable you to understand the behaviour of markets and the responses of businesses to that behaviour through your marketing activities. The module will also equip you with the confidence and knowledge to develop an understanding of marketing theory and practice and develop the skills to produce a well-researched marketing plan, through the application of relevant economic theories.

In this module you will develop and apply knowledge and understanding of structure, operation, the management of organisations and the motivation of people who work in them. You will relate your study to real organisational settings by applying theories in such a way as to suggest management actions. In so doing they will be explain to explain how organisational performance can be improved through better use of people.

Key facts

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (minimum of 5.0 in writing), or equivalent*
Age: 18+

Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific entry requirements.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Course length: Three terms
Entry points: January or September
Term dates:

  • September 2017 start:
    Term 1: 18/09/2017- 08/12/2017
    Term 2: 08/01/2018- 23/03/2018
    Term 3: 03/04/2018- 09/06/2018
  • January 2018 start:
    Term 1: 08/01/2018- 23/03/2018
    Term 2: 03/04/2018- 08/06/2018
    Term 3: 11/06/2018- 10/08/2018

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

Your degree at Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business Management and Leadership BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Fashion and Textile Buying Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons) 40% 50%