International Year One in Business Management


This two-semester course is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. It aims to help you develop the skills you need to join the second year of a related degree at the University of Leeds, by building on your pre-existing English language skills and supporting you through the introduction to a British-style university curriculum. Teachers work closely with students to bring you a tailored, personal studying experience and allow you to seamlessly enter an undergraduate degree.

Key information

This International Year One course will give you a strong grounding in key themes of business management, including human behaviour in business, innovative corporate strategies and management functions. It will also further develop your English language, information technology and independent study skills through a range of insightful modules. After successfully completing the programme, and achieving the required grades, you will be able to progress to the second year of Business Management BA at the University of Leeds.

  • Teaching at the University of Leeds is designed to develop your knowledge and skills, so that you can be a part of the next generation of highly skilled and critical thinkers and graduate with a globally-recognised degree.
  • Whichever subject you choose to study, research will be at the heart of your learning at the University of Leeds. You’ll be close to the breakthroughs that are having a real impact in the world, and have the opportunity to get involved in research happening on campus. Learn more about the world-class facilities and research at Leeds.
  • Many degrees at the University of Leeds give you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. You can choose a module that is related to your course, or try something completely new.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 3.5 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
2 Semesters: IELTS 5.5

Dates & Fees

September 2023 start
(2 Semesters)
Mon 25 September 2023 - Fri 24 May 2024


Compulsory Modules
Academic English Skills
Financial and Economic Analysis for Business
Organisational Behaviour
Studying and Research in Business Management


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Business Management-BA (Hons)
65% overall with no less than 55% in each skill
Pass in all modules