International Year One in Business

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in Business will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class hours

9-13 hours per week

Class duration

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size for English language teaching

14

Award

This program leads a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Industrial Distribution, Information Systems, Management or Marketing through the Collat School of Business at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Why The University of Alabama at Birmingham?

  • Bachelor of Science degrees combine a broad exposure to the arts and sciences with comprehensive preparation in all areas of business.
  • Students can choose from one of eight concentrations including accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management.
  • Students benefit from year-round internships at some of the city's best companies and Fortune 500 corporations.
  • Students choose from one- to three-semester Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to UAB provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.

Dates & fees

January 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 8 January 2020 to Fri 1 May 2020

Mon 11 May 2020 to Fri 14 August 2020

$25,530

May 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 6 May 2020 to Fri 14 August 2020

Mon 24 August 2020 to Fri 11 December 2020

$25,530

Program grid

International Year One in Business
Program Length
January 8, 2020
May 6, 2020
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

Language Requirements

TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Degree Program Components

120 credit hour program 32-33 credit hours apply from Pathway 88-87 credit hours remaining toward degree

ELI 101
Academic Writing *
3
ELI 102
Academic Reading *
3
ELI 203
Academic English Listening and Speaking *
3
ANTH 101
Cultural Anthropology
3
MA TBD
Math course based on testing
3-4
Total 15-16
ELI 205
English Skills for Academic Success *
3
CMST 101
Public Speaking
3
BUS 101
Introduction to Business
3
CH 105 or BY 101
Introduction to Chemistry 1 or Contemporary Biology
4
BUS/MA TBD
Core Curriculum Course or Math course based on testing
3
Total 16
Program Information
Progression Requirements

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Lab fees may apply.

Online courses fees may apply.

Hours taken in the summer may be fewer than listed due to summer pacing and/or course offerings.

MA TBD: Math course will be defined after math placement test.

CH 105 or BY 101: Students will also need to register for Chemistry (CH 106) and Biology labs (BY 102).

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Accounting-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Economics-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Finance-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Human Resource Management-B.S.

C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Industrial Distribution-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Information Systems-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Management-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Marketing-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available

Dates & fees

August 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Tue 18 August 2020 to Fri 11 December 2020

Mon 11 January 2021 to Fri 30 April 2021

*

January 2021 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 6 January 2021 to Fri 30 April 2021

Wed 5 May 2021 to Fri 13 August 2021

*

May 2021 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 5 May 2021 to Fri 13 August 2021

Mon 23 August 2021 to Fri 10 December 2021

*

Program grid

International Year One in Business
Program Length
August 18, 2020
January 6, 2021
May 5, 2021
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

Language Requirements

TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Degree Program Components

120 credit hour program 32-33 credit hours apply from Pathway 88-87 credit hours remaining toward degree

ELI 101
Academic Writing *
3
ELI 102
Academic Reading *
3
ELI 203
Academic English Listening and Speaking *
3
ANTH 101
Cultural Anthropology
3
MA TBD
Math course based on testing
3-4
Total 15-16
ELI 205
English Skills for Academic Success *
3
CMST 101
Public Speaking
3
BUS 101
Introduction to Business
3
CH 105 or BY 101
Introduction to Chemistry 1 or Contemporary Biology
4
BUS/MA TBD
Core Curriculum Course or Math course based on testing
3
Total 16
Program Information
Progression Requirements

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Math 105 is the highest math course required for a business degree.

Lab fees may apply. Online courses fees may apply.

Hours taken in the summer may be fewer than listed due to summer pacing and/or course offerings.

If courses have to be substituted due to availability or scheduling, substitutions will come from UAB’s core curriculum, required of all undergraduate students.

MA TBD: Math course will be defined after math placement test.

CH 105 or BY 101: Students will also need to register for Chemistry (CH 106) and Biology labs (BY 102).

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Accounting-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Economics-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Finance-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Human Resource Management-B.S.

C or better in all courses, no grades of I or W permitted

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Industrial Distribution-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Information Systems-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Management-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Marketing-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I (Incomplete) or W (WIthdrawn) permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA.

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available