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International Year Two in Business Management & Finance

University of Aberdeen - ISC, United Kingdom Ranked #103 in Europe


Next enrollment cycle

January 2024

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Total Course Fee

USD 21,945

Course Accredited By

  • 9 Months
  • Online
  • Undergraduate
  • Pathway Programme
If you’re looking to study a business or finance degree at a top-ranking UK university, the International Year Two offers a fast-track route to your graduation. You will begin your studies in the second year of your degree, allowing you to graduate in just three years. Your journey begins by spending three terms at the International Study Centre, which will help you to gain the skills to study the final two years of your degree at the University
By completing the International Year Two pathway and achieving the required grades, you are able to transition to the third year of your business or finance degree at Aberdeen. This pathway offers multiple available progression degrees, all of which are MA (Master of Arts) degrees. This is an undergraduate degree equivalent to a BA degree.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • October 2024

To study the International Year Two in Business Management and Finance you will need to meet the following entry requirements: 

Academic: Good high school graduate grades or equivalent plus one year of further study.

English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (5.5 in writing and 5.0 in all skills).

Term 1
Economics of Business & Society 2
This module covers:

  • Microeconomic concepts and principles
  • Demand and supply
  • Averages and at the margin
  • Government regulation of economic activities
  • Normative and positive analysis
  • Societal welfare
  • The historical development of economics as a social science

Accounting & Entrepreneurship 2
This module covers:

  • Management accounting
  • Classification of costs
  • Marginal and absorption costing
  • Break-even analysis
  • Management accounting for decision-making
  • Introduction to budgeting and cash flow

Term 2
International Business 2
This module covers:

  • Business organisations
  • Marketing
  • Human resource
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Innovation
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • International markets
  • Gender
  • Political, cultural, technological, legal and environmental issues

Global Economy 2
This module covers:

  • Causes of the recent financial crisis
  • Macroeconomic issues and problems
  • The Keynesian model and fiscal policy
  • Unemployment and inflation
  • The financial system and the macroeconomy
  • Trade and exchange rates

Understanding Statistics
This module covers:

  • Organising and representing data
  • Averages and variability
  • Probability and decision making
  • Probability distributions
  • Sampling distribution
  • Estimation
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Chi-square tests
  • Correlation and regression

Term 3
Managing Organisations
This module covers:

  • Management models and theories
  • Managing organisational structures and practices
  • Diversity and managing change and conflict in the workplace
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing innovations
  • Mechanisms of control
  • Organisational development
  • Organisational change

Financial Markets
This module covers:

  • Financial markets
  • Banking: retail and wholesale, and regulation
  • Non-bank financial institutions
  • Credit ratings
  • Financial crisis
  • Foreign exchange market
  • Governance and ethics
  • Globalisation of financial markets

This module covers:

  • Marketing concept
  • Marketing environment
  • Marketing mix
  • Marketing in practice

Finance, Risk & Investment 2
This module covers:

  • Investment and financial risk
  • Types of risks and measuring risks
  • Value-at-risk and volatility modelling
  • Interest rate risk measurement
  • Operational risk management for financial institutions
  • Credit risks, credit derivatives
  • Managing risks
  • Regulatory framework on managing risks

Operational Management
This module covers:

  • Operations strategy
  • Designing jobs/products/services
  • Process types and process layout
  • Capacity management
  • Supply chain management
  • Inventory management
  • Lean operations and JIT
  • Quality management
  • Process technology
  • Project management

Business Finance 2
This module includes:

  • Models of financial valuation, including discounted cash flow and variants
  • Development of models of organisations’ financing, including analysis of debt and equity choices
  • Portfolio analysis and the basics of portfolio selection and performance measurement
  • Contemporary developments in the finance of businesses and in financial markets

£15,750 Course Fee (ISC)

£235 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable) 

£1,000 Deposit

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