International Year One in Management and Business Economics



Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Management or Business Economics subjects at the University of Exeter.

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

  • Apply new knowledge to analyse current business situations.
  • Design promotional strategies and present ideas in a variety of creative forms.
  • Visit local organisations to consider management strategies in practice.
  • Attend a lecture in the Business School, either in person or virtually.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 17


Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4) from the University of Exeter.


Teaching methods

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

Why University of Exeter?

  • Strong professional association links, including the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • Opportunity to gain industry experience with summer placements or a year in industry. Previous placement destinations have included Adidas, Apple, Bank of England, Deloitte, Disney, Ernst and Young and GlaxoSmithKline.
  • The Business School is 1st in the UK for graduate outcomes (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17).

Student success

98% Passed
82% 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 University of Exeter of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement


Academic requirements

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, or first year of overseas university degree with good grades or equivalent.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 16 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 9 June 2023

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023
Mon 26 June 2023 - Fri 1 September 2023


A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Accounting for Management and Economics

15 Credits

English Language Skills for Undergraduate Studies

30 Credits

Fundamentals of Marketing

15 Credits

Introduction to Statistics

15 Credits

Management Concepts and Practice

15 Credits

Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)

15 Credits

Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)

15 Credits


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Business Economics-BSc (Hons)




Average of 55% across Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) and Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)

Business and Management-BSc (Hons)




55% Average across Management Concepts and Practice & Fundamentals of Marketing

Marketing and Management-BSc (Hons)




Average of 55% across Management Concepts and Practice and Fundamentals of Marketing