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International Year One in Business Management with Marketing

International Year One

What is the International Year One in Business Management with Marketing

This International Year One pathway will give you a strong grounding in key themes of business management, with an additional focus on marketing. Over two semesters, you'll develop marketing fundamentals, learn about human behaviour in business, and explore innovative corporate strategies. The programme will also further develop your English language, independent study, and computing skills through our insightful modules.

Key facts

Two semesters

Find out the specific term dates for this programme.

Biological Sciences/International Relations* - September, November (with Enhanced Induction) or January

Business Management/Business Management with Marketing/Civil Engineering - September only

*please note that applications for the International Relations route are now closed for the January 2024 intake.

Find out more about the entry requirements and course fees for this programme.


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.

You will be introduced to the core accounting skills and develop the financial and economic literacy necessary to succeed in your degree.

This module is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the nature of the marketing function and of what marketers do. While underpinned with marketing theory, the module focuses on the practical application of marketing in organisations, its relationship to other business functions and the impact that marketing can have on an organisation.

You will be introduced to the core topics and concepts of the ways humans behave and interact within organisations and the management of people in the work environment. You will explore current trends and themes within organisations and analyse the relationship between theory, organisation and the environment. 

The overall aim of the module is to develop your fundamental knowledge of research philosophies and data collection methods, and to give you an opportunity to apply the knowledge to derive a research proposal within your area of study. 

Why study Business Management with Marketing at Leeds International Study Centre?

This International Year One programme will prepare you to progress to the second year of the Business Management with Marketing BA degree at the University of Leeds, one of the UK's leading universities. There are plenty of reasons to choose the University of Leeds for your undergraduate degree.

Leeds University Business School

Progression for successful students leads to tuition at Leeds University Business School — an impressive faculty made up of established academics and industry professionals. The school is regularly world ranked and has a rich historical reputation. It is also triple-accredited, ensuring your programme is globally recognised.

Industry-ready opportunities

Once you have progressed from the International Year One in Business Management with Marketing at Leeds International Study Centre, you can go on to study Business Management with Marketing BA at the University of Leeds. Accredited by the leading professional marketing body, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this progression degree combines strategic business management with a specialisation in marketing. The skills you gain at the University of Leeds are designed to make you more employable.

Dedicated support for students

Leeds International Study Centre is a welcoming and friendly learning environment. The expert academic and support staff will be there to help you achieve your full potential. Additionally, the curriculum has been written in line with what you will continue learning at the University.

University of Leeds subject rankings

Ranked 3rd in the UK for Marketing (The Complete University Guide 2025)

Top 50 in the world for Marketing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024)

100% of students

who completed their International Year One programme in Business Management with Marketing at Leeds International Study Centre were eligible to progress to a degree course at the University of Leeds in 2023.

Progression Degrees

You will be required to take an Academic English Skills test at the end of your programme, details of English language grade requirements below. This means that once you successfully complete the International Year One, you will be ready to start the second year of your degree at the University of Leeds.

Please note that places are limited on this progression degree, so you are advised to apply and confirm your place as soon as possible.

Degree Programme NameAwardOverall GradeEnglish GradeGrade Module
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How to apply

Discover how to apply for a programme at the International Study Centre. You can also find the documents you need to provide alongside your application.

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English language courses

Our online English Language preparation courses will help you develop your English language skills to the level required to begin your chosen pathway programme.

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