International Year One in Business

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Your pathway to an undergraduate degree in business

Are you an ambitious student looking to study a business degree in the UK, and still graduate in the typical three years? If so, our International Year One in Business allows you to spend the first year of your undergraduate degree with us at the International Study Centre, before progressing directly to the second year of your undergraduate degree.

Key Facts

Programme length

  • 3 terms

Entry points

  • November
  • February
  • October

Admission information

Age on entry: Students will normally be 17 years of age or older

Start dates

November 2021

  • Term 1: 01/11/2021 - 28/01/2022
  • Term 2: 31/01/2022 - 08/04/2022
  • Term 3: 11/04/2022 - 08/07/2022

February 2022

  • Term 1: 07/02/2022 to 22/04/2022
  • Term 2: 25/04/2022 to 01/07/2022
  • Term 3: 04/07/2022 to 16/09/2022

Why study business at Teesside University?

Get a head start on your business career by graduating in just three years with the International Year One. Once you successfully complete your programme at the International Study Centre, you can benefit from the innovative business features at Teesside University, including:

  • Access to a £7.5m business school
  • Work placements with local companies such as Nissan, Samsung, Hitachi, Procter & Gamble, Northumbrian Water and Virgin Money
  • Digital literacy skills on Europe’s first Adobe Creative Campus.

Choose your modules

Get a head start on your business career with our pathway programme. You will spend three terms developing your subject knowledge, study skills, and English language knowledge in order to get the most out of the final two years of your university degree. On our business pathway programme, you will study the following modules:

  • Academic English Skills

    In this module students will develop the language skills necessary for successful study. These include academic writing, effective reading strategies, participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording of information from lectures. Students reflect on their learning and identify how to improve their skills to use language; effectively, appropriately and with clarity and confidence.

  • Business Enterprise

    This module provides an interactive learning experience which enables students to develop an enterprising mindset and identify some of the skills and attributes required in both intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship. Students are encouraged to think in an enterprising fashion and learn new approaches, enabling them to adapt and enhance their individual style. Working as part of a team, students develop their own sustainability business idea. They also have the opportunity to hear from and question experienced external practitioners.

  • Business Finance

    This module develops and equips learners with the financial knowledge and techniques required by all managers. It provides an understanding of the way in which accounting is used in the external evaluation of organisations and develops the ability to use accounting in decision making, control and managing and adding value to performance.

  • Personal and Professional Development for Business

    This module helps students to become more aware of their own personal and professional development through reflection and interaction with peers. Drawing on related theories, students develop skills which will enhance their future employability. They also gain an understanding of the importance of personal development and develop a skill set for their future careers.

  • Understanding Organisations

    This module introduces some of the general principles of business management particularly in the context of structure, culture, leadership, organisational behaviour and the business environment. Students are introduced to the concept of foundation level strategic management, with emphasis on organisational resource and competency and consider the impact of organisational behaviour in relation to overall business effectiveness. Students examine the role of the individual within the organisation and explore motivation, perception, personal impact and performance management. In addition, this module covers project management.

  • The International Market Environment

    This module introduces basic economic theories of markets and competition along with aspects of the wider business environment, including government policy and the macro-economy. These ideas are then applied to the practical analysis of markets using Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning framework.

Progress to your degree

After completing your International Year One and achieving the necessary grades, you can progress directly to the second year of your undergraduate degree. By completing this pathway, you will be able to progress to the following degrees:

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