International Year One in Management and Finance

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range Business, Economics and Finance related subjects at Queen's University Belfast.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Key information

  • Progress to Year 2 of a professionally accredited undergraduate degree.
    • Develop key academic and professional skills, such as business report writing, presentation techniques and data analysis.
    • Learn to analyse business case studies and discuss current economic affairs.
  • Visit Queen’s Management School and experience the Financial Trading Room, with 12 Bloomberg terminals and software.
  • Learn from teachers qualified to MA and PhD level.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 16

Award

International Diploma (FHEQ Level 4) from Queen’s University Belfast.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises.

Why Queen's University Belfast?

  • All degrees are accredited by the relevant professional body.
  • BSc (Hons) Finance offers a work placements giving students real life, hands-on experience.
  • The First Derivatives Trading Room provides the perfect opportunity to experience a working environment in the financial industry.

Student success

95% Passed
86% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Year One in Business and Administrative Studies for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to Queen's University Belfast of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Two 'D' grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing and no less than 5.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 27 March 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 27 March 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023
Mon 19 June 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Business Economics-BSc (Hons)

50%

B with a minimum of D in each component

50% overall average in academic modules. A minimum of 50% in Management and Organisation: Theory and Practice, Principles of Economics, and The Business Environment, and passes in all other modules


Business Management with Placement-BSc (Hons)

50%

B with a minimum of D in each component

50% overall average in academic modules. A minimum of 50% in Management and Organisation: Theory and Practice, Principles of Economics, and The Business Environment, and passes in all other modules


Economics with Finance-BSc (Hons)

50%

Grade B with a minimum of grade D in each component

50% overall average in academic modules. A minimum of 50% in Principles of Economics; Financial Institutions and Markets; and Mathematics for Finance and Economics, and passes in all other modules


Economics-BSc (Hons)

50%

Grade B with a minimum of grade D in each component

50% overall average in academic modules. A minimum of 50% in Principles of Economics; Financial Institutions and Markets; and Mathematics for Finance and Economics, and passes in all other modules


Finance with a Year in Industry-BSc (Hons)

50%

Grade B with a minimum of grade D in each component

50% overall average in academic modules. A minimum of 55% in Financial Institutions and Markets, 50% in Principles of Economics and Mathematics for Finance and Economics, and passes in all other modules.