International Diploma in Business Management and Economics with English

Offering you direct entry to year two at a leading UK university. An advanced, one-year programme of study, enabling you to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree in business, finance and economics related subjects.

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If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 17
  • English level: B1: Intermediate / | IELTS 5.5
  • Academic level:

    Academic requirements: Successful completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, or the first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent.

Course format

  • Length of study: From 3 terms
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 17-30
  • Typical student mix:
    27% European, 45% Far Eastern, 28% Other

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 7 Jul 2014
    • 22 Sep 2014
    • 29 Sep 2014
    • 5 Jan 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 14995.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 3 terms: 14995.00 GBP
    • 4 terms: 19245.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks: 240.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

What will I study?

The Diploma programme offers a range of challenging modules designed to prepare you for your second year of university. There are specialist academic modules, which will bring you up to the same level as all students entering the second year of university study. Language and study skill modules will improve your language skills so that you can focus entirely on your academic studies.


You are required to obtain 120 credits as well as complete a module in 'Language and Study Skills' to complete the programme successfully. Each module is worth 20 credits.

Programme modules:

Introduction to Business

Topics covered include models of management, the business environment, managing people, leadership, corporate social responsibility, organisational culture, human resource management, managing change, corporate strategy, marketing, organisation structure, managing finance and budgets.

Organisational Behaviour

The module introduces key concepts, theories and methodologies in organisation behaviour and develops an understanding of the linkages between research, theory and practice.

Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting

This module assumes no previous studies of accounting, you'll look at the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

Introductory Microeconomics

Demand and supply analysis including elasticity concepts and tax incidence, costs and profit mazimisation, perfect competition, monopoly and monopolistic competition, game theory and oligopoly, factor markets and an introduction to welfare economics.

Introductory Macroeconomics

Topics include aggregate demand and aggregate supply, fiscal policy, monetary policy, the IS-LM model, inflation, unemployment, the Phillips' curve and economic growth.

Quantitative Methods

This module provides you with an introduction to some basic mathematical techniques that are used in analysis.

English Language and Study Skills

During this module you will improve your ability to deal with complex academic texts, develop your critical ability in relation to academic writing, develop you fluency and confidence in academic discussion and enhance your ability to extract information from spoken texts.

Where will it take me?

Leading to year two in the following honours degrees at the University of East Anglia:

Norwich Business School and School of Economics

  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Accounting with Management
  • BSc Business Management
  • BSc International Business Management - (Available only at the London Study Centre)
  • BSc Economics
  • BSc Business Economics
  • BSc Economics with Accountancy
  • BSc Business Finance and Economics
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