University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
The Pre-Master's in Business, Management & Marketing will refresh your subject knowledge and improve your English language skills, preparing you for your postgraduate degree at the University of Huddersfield’s Business School.
The Pre-Master's programme is specially designed to prepare ambitious international students with the skills and understanding needed to succeed in a postgraduate degree at Huddersfield. With a postgraduate degree, you can improve your career opportunities and salary potential, and even change career direction after completing your undergraduate degree.
This programme consists of twenty hours of teaching time per week, taught over a single semester with a choice of modules, all taught on the University campus.
To fully prepare for your postgraduate degree at Huddersfield, you will choose to focus on a specific subject pathway. You can choose between:
You will also develop your skills through a range of core modules, carefully selected to ensure you progress to your Master's degree with all you need to succeed. Core modules include:
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.
Pre-Master's 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.
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 cover common mathematical techniques for managerial decision-making 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.
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.
Save time and progress smoothly to the University with the new combined visa. The visa covers the duration of your studies at both the International Study Centre and the University of Huddersfield.
Academic: Successful completion, with appropriate grades, of a university or college degree, or equivalent
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all components). Students with an IELTS score between 4.5 and 5.0 can take the Pre-Sessional English Programme in order to raise their IELTS to the required score.
Age on entry: 20
Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific requirements.
This programme can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.
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.
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