International Year One in Business
Find out more about International Year One in Business.
Your pathway to the second year of a business undergraduate degree
The programme includes academic modules, study skills and English language training, providing complete preparation for you to begin the second year of your undergraduate degree.
Is this programme for me?
By studying the International Year One in Business, you will:
- learn about the importance of financial management
- gain understanding of the operational and strategic challenges facing businesses in the modern market economy
- strengthen your business skills, including decision-making and problem solving
- gain understanding of concepts and models of micro-economic and macro-economic analysis
- strengthen core mathematical skills that will be relevant to your chosen undergraduate degree.
- Two Semesters
- October or January
View course-specific entry requirements and course fees.
If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an English language preparation course first.
Why study the International Year One in Business?
- LJMU is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business which is dedicated to improving the quality of business education worldwide.
- 86% of LJMU School of Law graduates are in work or further study 15 months after completing LLB Law.*
- Staff in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are research active and produce world-leading research that has real-world impact.
What will you study?
The International Year One in Business is a two-semester programme. You will study a mix of subject modules, and classes that will help you to succeed at LJMU.
Please note that you are expected to attend 100% of your classes at the International Study Centre or you are at risk of losing your Student visa.
This module aims to provide an introduction to business economics as a foundation for further study. The emphasis will be on economic theory and real concepts developed from real world business issues. Essentially, this module introduces you to economics and applications related to business, providing you with an introduction to modern economic principles and macro and micro economics.
Academic English Skills aims to provide thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable international students to best achieve their academic potential at university. Our Academic English programme is validated by UK ENIC, the UK government agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide.
You will develop awareness and competency in a range of language-related academic skills, including the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
Alongside your classes, your studies will be supported by an online learning platform, providing you with a range of tasks and activities specifically designed to develop and extend your language and academic skills outside the classroom and to give you more control over your own learning.
This module will enable you to establish a sound foundation in basic bookkeeping and accounting techniques. You will gain experience in preparing basic financial accounts and in describing the issues influencing the preparation of financial accounts.
This module will explain the principles of designing management and cost accounting information systems, and to explain the principles of evaluating management and cost accounting systems.
This module allows students to be able to identify how businesses create opportunities for success and adapt marketing strategies. Also allowing students to explore how businesses focus on gaining a competitive advantage through interacting with customers.
This module aims to provide a basic knowledge of mathematics for ongoing study at university in a business related subject. This unit will allow students to acquire the fundamental concepts of business maths, using a selection of real world applications.
In this module students will analyse corporate strategy and objectives and develop an understanding of the impact of external influences.
This module builds on the module ‘Introduction to Financial Accounting’, and will further develop your financial accounting knowledge and provides an introduction to the regulatory framework of accounting corporate governance and ethics.
|English language level||Semesters||Course length||Start date||End date|
|IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all skills)||2 semesters||27 weeks||October||May|
|IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all skills)||2 semesters||30 weeks||November||August|
|IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in all skills)||2 semesters||27 weeks||January||August|
Nationality: Available to international and EU students
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5* (minimum 5.5 in writing and all other skill areas)
Good high school graduation grades or equivalent, plus one year of further study. Please see below. If you have any questions, please contact us.
|Algeria||Successful completion of Bacc de l'Enseignment Secondaire overall 12/20|
|Bangladesh||HSC with overall GPA 3.25 (55%), with 55% or above in Maths & English. Maximum age 22 years & 364 days|
SH3 with 60% or above in 4 or more key subjects
SH2 with 65% or above in 4 or more key subjects plus successfully completed 1 year of further year of study with a pass
|Egypt||Successful completion of Thanaweya - overall grade 80%|
|Ghana||OND or Ghanaian A Level or Polytechnic Diploma|
|India||HSC with 55% and 50% or above in Maths, English and relevant subjects|
|Indonesia||Successful completion of SMU 3 - GPA 7.0 with 4 relevant subjects|
|Iran||High School - 11/20 + Pre University Year Peeshdaneshgahe 12/20|
|Japan||High School/Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate - GPA 3.0|
|Jordan||Successful completion of Year 12 Tawjihi (General Seceondary Education) overall 70%|
|Kazakhstan||Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education + 1 further year of study|
|Korea||Successful completion of High School Diploma (4th Grade, or lower if the student can demonstrate 1 further year of study)|
|Libya||Successful completion Secondary Education Certificate - 60% + 1 further year of study|
|Malaysia||STPM or A Levels - 2 Principal passes|
|Mexico||Bachillerato 65% or 55% + 1 year further study|
|Morocco||Successful completion of Diplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 12/20 overall|
|Myanmar||Basic Education High School Matriculation - minimum of 60% achieved overall, including 60% in 4 relevant subjects + 1 further year of study|
|Nigeria||National Diploma or Certificate|
|Pakistan||Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate - 55% overall|
|Qatar||High School Certificate + evidence of further study|
|Russia||Successful completion of ATTESTAT with GPA of 3.5 + successful completion of 1 further year of study|
|Saudi Arabia||Tawjihiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) min 60% in 4 or more subjects including relevant subjects + 1 year of further study|
|Taiwan||SH3 (65%) or Senior High 3 + 1 year of further study if lower than 65%|
Year 12 (MAW 6) with GPA 2.3 (inc 2.3 in Maths and Science for Engineering IY1)
Completion of 1 year of post-secondary study (university or college)
|Turkey||Successful completion of Devlet Lise Diploması (High School Completion) - 55% overall|
|UAE||Successful completion of Tawjihi + 1 further year of study|
|Ukraine||Successful completion of ATTESTAT with minimum GPA 6.5 + successful completion of 1 further year of study|
|Vietnam||Year 12 with GPA 6.5 overall. Lower grades accepted with evidence of further study|
|The Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate)||22 points (subject pass mark = 3)|
You can start your studies with a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT), provided you have met all the programme entry requirements.
The test results must have been achieved in the past 24 months and meet the minimum English equivalency score for your chosen programme.
- IELTS Academic for UKVI
- Trinity Integrated Skills in English UKVI
- Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
- LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
- PSI Skills for English UKVI (4 components)
Alternative tests accepted include:
- IELTS Academic (non-UKVI)
- LanguageCert International ESOL
- TOEFL iBT / TOEFL iBT Home Edition
- Cambridge ESOL
- Oxford Test of English
- Pearson PTE Academic (non-UKVI) / Online
You will need to obtain a SELT with the required minimum score to make a Student Visa application in order to come to campus.
Successful completion of this programme leads to a range of undergraduate degrees at LJMU, subject to achieving the required grades. As well as achieving the grades necessary, you will be required to take an Academic English Studies (AES) test at the end of your course. Once you successfully complete this, you will be ready to start your degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
|Degree Programme Name||Award||Overall Grade||English Grade||Grade Module|
*The English language entry requirements stated are for information regarding entry to the course. If you require a UK visa to study, depending on the type of visa you need, the English language requirements and valid English tests to satisfy the UK visa criteria may differ.
If you are applying to study in the UK under the Student visa route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.
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