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What will I learn?

The International Year One (IY1) provides an intensive combination of first year university subject modules with extra study and English language skills. The IY1 is the equivalent to your first year of study at undergraduate level, upon successful completion, you will continue to the second year of your chosen degree at study at University of Greenwich.

This course will help develop your understanding of business concepts, encompassing key financial, marketing and management principles.

Modules you will study:

All modules listed are compulsory

Financial Management

Financial Management introduces you to the ways in which businesses are financed, how their financial performance is monitored and controlled, and how national and international factors may impact them.

Introduction to People, Work and Organisations

This module aims to introduce you to the concepts and theories relevant to understanding the behaviour of people within work organisations – both as individuals and groups. It also examines organisational design and its impact on both the behaviour of individuals and their effectiveness at work.

Marketing Management

The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to marketing, a basic grounding in its theories and concepts, and an overview of marketing practice. This will enable you to understand marketing both as an organisational discipline and in its operational role within a business. Practical examples are provided through case studies to support or illustrate theory.

Quantitative Methods

Quantitative Methods introduces the ideas of statistics and financial mathematics within a business and organisational context. It also aims to provide you with the quantitative techniques required to summarise and present business data in a meaningful way.

Professional Practice for Business

This module is designed to help you build the professional and personal skills needed for success in your business studies – as well as developing core competences for employability that incorporate professionalism and ethical practice.

Economics for Business

The aim of this module is to give you a solid foundation in economic theory that will enable you to understand the environment within which business functions. You will consider economic decision-making by individuals and businesses, the impact of government policies and actions on businesses, and the influence of wider economic and political groupings of states.

Core module:

As well as modules unique to your specific route, you will also study the following core module common to each course. The core module is:

English for Academic Purposes

This module aims to help you achieve the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) for continuation to further study at University of Greenwich. Through this course, you will be made aware of the critical importance of English competence in the context of your ongoing academic studies.

Continuation Degrees

BA (Hons) Business with Finance

BA (Hons) Business with Marketing

Which department am I in?

University of Greenwich International College

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,495.00 (US$ 16,790) per year
The mentioned fee is for 2021/22 entry. There might be slight increase in fee for 2022/23 entry.

This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

September 2022


University of Greenwich International College

Devonport House,

66-68 King William Walk,


SE10 8NB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry criteria: 80 UCAS points or equivalent from the other countries. IELTS 5.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component) are also required for admission.

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