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Pre-Master's - Business

This course will enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding of professional practice within the business and commerce industry. You’ll develop subject knowledge in relevant areas such as management and marketing and improve your study skills to better prepare for your degree.

Course overview

Whether you are a graduate or in the early stages of your career, a Master’s qualification will enable you to get the edge in today’s competitive jobs market.

DMUIC’s Pre-Master’s in Business will give you the in-depth grounding needed for postgraduate study at DMU’s Leicester Business School, which is at the forefront of business education in the UK.

It is specially designed to introduce you to the challenging and intensive study environment you can expect as a postgraduate student.

Select specialist topics including management, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
One term IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Two terms IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components
One term +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component, except writing which must be 5.5
Two terms +6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
Two terms +12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

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Modules you will study

Issues in International Human Resource Management

Study the principal issues underlying international and comparative human resource management (IHRM) in a global context. These issues have gained in prominence with increasing trade liberalisation, ‘globalisation’, spread of multi-national corporations (MNCs), outsourcing to Asia and economic integration within the European Union. Examine how firms in different countries deal with major HR issues. The practical focus is on systems of recruitment, remuneration, training, employee participation, knowledge management and management of industrial relations as key human resource functions.

Introduction to Accounting

This module introduces you to the financial concerns of a business through an understanding of the global accounting function. You will be expected to draw reasoned conclusions with regard to issues such as performance evaluation and the suitability of various accounting techniques within a range of contexts. The module is used to help you develop a range of transferable skills of value in graduate study, for example, self-managed learning, team-working, presentation skills, report writing and critical analysis.

Fundamentals of Marketing

This module aims to provide an introduction to marketing – its various theories and concepts – and assess how these may be used to achieve a company’s objectives. You will consider the ways in which companies create an appropriate marketing strategy and the issues around marketing decision-making. Also covered is how a product may be positioned, priced and promoted and placed in different markets. The importance of research and development is placed in the context of updating and upgrading products and the devising of new products.

Upon successful completion of the Pre-Master (Stage 1), you will continue onto stage 2 of your chosen IIM degree at DMU.

Additional modules include:

  • Academic English I (only studied by students on the 2 term IIM)
  • Academic English I

Key Information



One Term:3 months Pre-Master's + 1 year degree
Two Terms:6 months Pre-Master's + 1 year degree


Start Dates

January 2024November 2023


Pathway Tuition Fee

£9,995.00 – £12,350.00