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International Year Zero - Business and Management

This course aims to prepare you with a foundation of business and management knowledge and introduce you to various topics such as business, accounting, economics, and management principles.


Our business and management pathway course has been designed to prepare you with English, academic and subject-specific study skills and knowledge that will help you progress towards your chosen field of study.

During this course, you will be introduced to real-life business scenarios that will help you understand corporate strategy. You will also analyse different marketing strategies and gain a solid grounding in management theory.

The University of Greenwich business, management and marketing courses are ranked in the top 3 for course variety in London (University Guide 2021). These degree courses are designed to give you skills to become a future business leader.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school (5 GCSE Grades A – D) or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. We offer Pre-sessional English which is a 6 or 12-week extension course for those who may not yet meet the required English language standards for direct entry to our pathways.

Direct Entry – IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
Pre-sessional English 6-weeks – IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5)
Pre-sessional English 12-weeks – IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.0)

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5)
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below 4.0)

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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Subject-specific modules

Data Analysis

Data Analysis enables you to work with data for the purpose of solving real-life problems in the context of your chosen field of study. You will be introduced to basic statistical concepts, topics and methods, as well as statistical packages to help you collate and present data in forms that aid effective analysis and interpretation.

UK Government and Society

UK Government and Society provides students with an introduction to the main features of British democracy, exploring key features of British society, class, ethnicity, gender and human rights.

Introduction to Accounting

This introduction looks at the basic mechanics and processes of financial accounting in both theory and practice. The module aims to help you understand the importance of both financial and management accounting procedures in running a business effectively and providing data for decision-making.

Business Functions

The overall aim of this module is to provide you with a basic understanding of business and management studies, by introducing you to the standard departments within a business such as finance, marketing and human resource management.

International Business Management

International Business Management looks at business structure and the impact of internal and external factors on business growth and development. You will evaluate the ways in which businesses have made an impact on society and the environment, and the need for businesses to behave in an ethical and sustainable way. You will also consider the impact of modern technology on businesses and how they need to respond to change and innovation.

Introduction to Economics

This introduction aims to provide you with a basic understanding of micro and macroeconomics. You will consider different economic models, the importance of (and basis for) governments’ economic decisions, and the significance of key indicators such as GDP, inflation and unemployment. You will also consider external influences and constraints on government action, such as EU membership and the impact of globalisation.

Key Information



4 years:1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Start Dates

January 2024


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