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Online Pre-masters in Business Management

Boost your career prospects with a master's degree from a top university

Our Online Pre-Masters Programme will prepare you for postgraduate study in a variety of business management fields, enabling you to move into more senior management and strategic leadership roles.

Discover more about your wide choice of university options.

Key facts

English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS 5.0 (with minimum 5.0 in all skills) or equivalent

Note: to achieve progression to universities such as Lancaster University and Royal Holloway University of London, that have a higher English language entry requirement of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, it is recommended that students start their Online Pre-Masters Programme with IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. Progression to Lancaster University and Royal Holloway, University of London will require students to achieve 60% overall in AES (equivalent to IELTS 6.5) with no skill less than 50% (equivalent to IELTS 6.0).


Academic entry requirements:

  • Recognised first degree

Country-specific entry requirements

Two semesters (24 weeks plus 2 assessment weeks)

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  • January, October

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Why study the Online Pre-Masters Programme?

Our two-semester postgraduate preparation programme prepares you to study a masters degree at one of many universities. You will explore a range of topics and develop study skills relevant to your degree subject of choice, giving you the best start possible to the next stage of your academic journey. 

With our Online Pre-Masters Programme, you can:

  • Benefit from letters of guaranteed conditional progression* from Royal Holloway, University of Strathclyde, University of Surrey, Aberystwyth University and Bangor University.
  • Receive support in choosing the right university to study your Masters degree with our University Ready Programme.
  • Bridge the gap between your academic subject knowledge, English language and study skills.

For students with a higher level of English, you can complete your Pre-Masters Programme in Business
Management
in one-semester. 

University progression

Students on the Online Pre-Masters programme have a wide choice of university progression options. These include universities that have provided letters of guaranteed conditional progression, as well as a range of universities which recognise and accept applications from our postgraduate pathway programme.

Guaranteed conditional progression universities*

Students who choose our Online Pre-Masters Programme will benefit from letters of guaranteed conditional progression* from the following universities:

  • Aberystwyth University logo
  • Bangor University logo
  • RHUL logo
  • University of Strathclyde logo
  • University of Surrey logo

Progression degrees for guaranteed conditional progression universities

Students who successfully complete the Online Pre-Masters Programme and meet the progression requirements can progress to the postgraduate degrees listed below.

Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeMinimum age
International Business ManagementMSc55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19
International Business and MarketingMSc55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19
International Finance and BankingMSc55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19
Management and FinanceMSc55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19
FinanceMSc55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19
International FinanceMSc55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19
Master of Business AdministrationMBA55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19
Corporate Social ResponsibilityMBA55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19 / 24 months work experience essential
Engineering ManagementMBA55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19 / 24 months work experience essential
Global Supply Chain ManagementMBA55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19 / 24 months work experience essential
International MarketingMBA55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19 / 24 months work experience essential
Project ManagementMBA55% and 50% in each moduleAES 55%+ overall (50% in each skill)19 / 24 months work experience essential
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeMinimum Age/Additional Requirements
Business and MarketingMA50%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19
Environmental ManagementMBA50%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19 / Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Environmental Science or Business Studies from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution. Work experience is desirable, but not essential.
Information ManagementMBA50%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19 / Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Business or Science from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution. Computer Sciences/IT background is not suitable to this course. Work experience is desirable, but not essential.
International BusinessMBA50%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19 / Good first degree or equivalent from a university or another approved degree-awarding body. Work experience is desirable.
International MarketingMBA50%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19 / Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Business, Management, Finance from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution. Work experience is desirable, but not essential.
Law and ManagementMBA50%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19 / Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. law, management, economics, finance, business, from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution.
ManagementMBA50%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19 / Graduates in relevant disciplines and from those with equivalent professional qualification and work experience.
Degree programmeAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeAdditional Requirements
Accounting and Financial ManagementMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Business AnalyticsMSc 50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Digital BusinessMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Digital MarketingMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Engineering ManagementMSc50%60% with no less than 40% in all skills
Entrepreneurship and InnovationMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Human Resource ManagementMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Information SecurityMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
International Business ManagementMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
International Business Management (Marketing)MSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
International Business Management (Strategy and Leadership)MSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
MarketingMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Project ManagementMSc50%60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Corporate FinanceMSc50%60% overall in English with at least 60% in writing and 50% in listening, reading, and speaking
EconomicsMSc50%60% overall in English with at least 60% in writing and 50% in listening, reading, and speaking
FinanceMSc50%60% overall in English with at least 60% in writing and 50% in listening, reading, and speaking
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish grade
Business and ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Digital Marketing ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Economics and FinanceMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Economics and Policy of Energy and Climate ChangeMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Economics, AppliedMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Entrepreneurial Management and LeadershipMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and TechnologyMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Health Analysis, Policy, and ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Human Resource ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Human Resources and International ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Innovation and Marketing ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
International Human Resource ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
International ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
International MarketingMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
MarketingMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Project Management and InnovationMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Social Innovation and EntrepreneurshipMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Tourism Marketing ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills

Finance


MSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills

Sustainable Finance


MSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills

Finance Technology


MSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills

International Banking and Finance


MSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills

Investment and Finance


MSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Economics and FinanceMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Finance and ManagementMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Quantitative FinanceMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Data AnalyticsMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Business Analysis and ConsultingMSc60%AES 60% with no less than 50% in all skills
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish grade
International Business ManagementMSc60%AES 60% overall with 50% in each element

Other Progression Universities

We also work with a range of additional universities that will consider applications from students who take our Online Pre-Masters Programme. You’ll be able to apply to these universities and can receive offers.

Universities include:

  • Anglia Ruskin logo
  • Aston University logo
  • University of Bedfordshire logo
  • Brunel logo
  • Canterbury Christ Church University logo
  • Chichester University logo
  • Coventry University logo
  • De Montfort University logo
  • University of Greenwich logo
  • University of Hull
  • Hult logo
  • Keele University logo
  • University of Kent logo
  • Lancaster University logo
  • Leicester University logo
  • Liverpool John Moores University logo
  • London Metropolitan University logo
  • Oxford Brookes university logo
  • Regent's University London
  • SOAS University logo
  • Solent University logo
  • Suffolk University logo
  • UWE Bristol logo
  • University of Westminster logo
  • Winchester logo

Swansea University will also accept applications on a case by case basis.

Progression degrees for recognising universities

Degree ProgrammeAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeAdditional requirements
Master of Administration (full time)MBA65% Overall and 55% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent  plus 5 years relevant professional work experience  
MSc Business AnalyticsMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent plus a content minimum of 60%  from each  of the following areas:  Economics (micro/macro), Statistics, Quantitative Methods, Mathematics, Finance
MSc Business and Management MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent plus Evidence of  Mathematics - C/4 or above at GCSE (or equivalent) 
MSc Business Enterprise DevelopmentMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent   
MSc Crisis and Disaster Management MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent   
MSc EntrepreneurshipMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent  
MSc Finance MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent  plus a content minimum of 50%  from each  of the following areas:  Economics (micro/macro), Statistics, Quantitative Methods, Mathematics, Finance
MSc Sustainable Business Operations ManagementMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent  
MSc Human Resource Management MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent   
MSc Information Systems and Business AnalysisMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent  plus a content minimum of 50%  from each  of the following areas:  Economics (micro/macro), Statistics,  Quantitative Methods, Mathematics, Finance
MSc Accounting and Finance MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent for non accounting graduates plus Evidence of  Mathematics - C/4 or above at GCSE (or equivalent) 
MSc International Business (full time)MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent   
MSc Investment Analysis MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent plus a content minimum of 50%  from each  of the following areas:  Economics (micro/macro, Statistics, Quantitative Methods, Mathematics, Finance
MSc Marketing and AnalyticsMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent plus a content minimum of 50%  from each  of the following areas:  Economics (micro/macro),  Statistics,  Quantitative Methods, Mathematics, Finance
MSc Strategic Marketing Management MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent    
Master of Public HealthMPH60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent  plus all standard requirements as direct entry (or equivalent)
MA TESOLMA 60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent   
LLM Commercial LawLLM60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent in Business, Politics, Law or Economics
MSc International RelationsMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent in Social Science, Language or related subject  
MA EnglishMA 60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent in English Language, English Literature or related subject 
MSc Business Psychology MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject with the main area of study being Psychology or evidence of human resources/organisational behaviour study  
MSc EconomicsMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent related to Economics with 2 or more of the following modules in their degree:  Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Statistics, Mathematics or Quantitative Studies     
MSc International Accounting & Finance andMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent in accounting, finance or related area 
MSc Strategic Digital MarketingMSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent in Marketing or contains relevant marketing subjects 
MSc Strategy and International Business MSc60% Overall and 50% in each moduleAES: 60% with 50% in all componentsBachelors Degree or equivalent in a Business related field 
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeMinimum age
International BusinessMSc60%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19
International Business and FinanceMSc60%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19
Data Science and AnalyticsMSc60%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19
Digital MarketingMSc60%AES: 50% overall (40% in each skill)19
Degree programmeAwardOverall gradeEnglish grade
Accounting and FinanceMSc60% overall with no less than 50% in any moduleIELTS 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in all bands
Advertising and MarketingMSc60% overall with no less than 50% in any moduleIELTS 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in all bands
Financial ManagementMSc60% overall with no less than 50% in any moduleIELTS 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in all bands
Human Resource Management (Part-Time)MSc60% overall with no less than 50% in any moduleIELTS 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in all bands
Human Resource Management (Full-Time)MSc60% overall with no less than 50% in any moduleIELTS 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in all bands
Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementMSc60% overall with no less than 50% in any moduleIELTS 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in all bands
Marketing ManagementMSc60% overall with no less than 50% in any moduleIELTS 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in all bands
MSc Business Management (currently closed for new applications in 2023/24)MSc60% overall with no less than 50% in any moduleIELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in all bands
Degree Programme NameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeAdditional requirements
International BusinessMSc50AES 60% 50 in all elementsRecognised Bachelor from accredited institution. Bachelor's GPA must be 2.0. Alternatively, MS degree GPA of at least 2.0 will compensate the Bachelor's GPA requirement, but evidence of completion of Bachelor is still required.
International MarketingMSc50AES 60% 50 in all elementsRecognised Bachelor degree in Business-related major; If the degree is in a non-business subject, then must have at least 1 year of relevant working experience. Bachelor's GPA must be 2.0. Alternatively, a Master’s degree GPA of at least 2.0 will compensate for the bachelor's GPA requirement, but evidence of completion of the Bachelor's is still required.
FinanceMSc50AES 60% 50 in all elementsRecognised Bachelor degree in Business-related major; If the degree is in a non-business subject, then must have at least 1 year of relevant working experience. Bachelor's GPA must be 2.0. Alternatively, a Master’s degree GPA of at least 2.0 will compensate for the bachelor's GPA requirement, but evidence of completion of the Bachelor's is still required.
Business AnalyticsMSc50AES 60% 50 in all elementsRecognised Bachelor degree in Business-related major; If the degree is in a non-business subject, then must have at least 1 year of relevant working experience. Bachelor's GPA must be 2.0. Alternatively, a Master’s degree GPA of at least 2.0 will compensate for the bachelor's GPA requirement, but evidence of completion of the Bachelor's is still required.
Entrepreneurship and InnovationMSc50AES 60% 50 in all elementsRecognised Bachelor from accredited institution. Bachelor's GPA must be 2.0. Alternatively, MS degree GPA of at least 2.0 will compensate the Bachelor's GPA requirement, but evidence of completion of Bachelor is still required
Business ManagementMBA50AES 60% 50 in all elementsRecognised Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. At least 36 months of relevant full-time postgraduate work experience.
Degree nameAwardOverall grade English gradeAdditional requirements
Business Analytics MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Digital Marketing and AnalyticsMSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Finance MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Finance and Management MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Finance Investment and Risk MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
FinTech MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Healthcare Management MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Human Resource Management MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
International Business and Management MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Marketing MSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Master of Business Administration MBA60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
Strategic Project ManagementMSc60% and pass in all modulesAES: 60% with 50 in all componentsMust also have undergraduate degree in a relevant subject

Please note that in order to be eligible for progression to Lancaster University, applicants from China and Taiwan must hold a Bachelor's degree with an overall grade of 60%+ and meet the entry requirements listed below.

Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeAdditional requirements
Accounting and Financial ManagementMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Finance, Accounting or Economics
Investment Management & Financial AnalysisMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Finance or Accounting with a significant number of Finance and/or Quantitative module studies
Advanced Marketing ManagementMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 70% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Marketing or a related Business Management degree with Marketing components
Business AnalyticsMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics and/or Statistics, including Science and Engineering. Business and Management degrees with a strong quantitative component would also be considered
Digital Business, Innovation & ManagementMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification
EconomicsMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Economics or a related subject with at least 50% Economics modules
FinanceMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Finance, Accounting or Economics or other business-related subject
Human Resource ManagementMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Management, Business, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English, Languages, Arts or other Humanities
Human Resource & ConsultingMA60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification
Innovation & EntrepreneurshipMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification
International Business & StrategyMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification
Logistics & Supply Chain ManagementMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Business, Management, Economics, Engineering or other Social Science
ManagementMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification
MarketingMSc60% overall and 60% in each module60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an undergraduate qualification in any discipline except Marketing
Money, Banking & FinanceMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Economics, Finance or a related subject. You will have successfully completed modules in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Mathematics including Calculus, Statistics and Probability
Politics, Philosophy and ManagementMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification in Management, Business, Social Sciences, History, Philosophy, English, Languages, Arts or other Humanities
Project ManagementMSc60% overall and 60% in each moduleAES: 60% overall and 50% in each skillSuccessful completion of an acceptable Undergraduate Qualification
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish Grade
Digital MarketingMSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each component
Digital Marketing with Advanced PracticeMSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each component
International Business and Management (with Advanced Practice)MSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each skill
International Business and ManagementMSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each component
International Transport Trade and LogisticsMSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each component
Investment and FinanceMSc40% and relevant Finance Undergraduate DegreeAES 50% with 40% in each component
Management (with Advanced Practice)MSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each skill
Management and Digital Business (with Advanced Practice)MSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each skill
Management and Digital BusinessMSc40AES 50% with 40% in each component
ManagementMSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each component
Maritime Operations ManagementMSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each component
Port ManagementMSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each component
Project ManagementMSc40% and Relevant Undergraduate DegreeAES 60% with 40% in each component
Strategic People Management and PracticeMSc40%AES 50% with 40% in each component
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeMinimum age
Corporate Social Responsibility & SustainabilityMSc55%IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any sub-skill19
International Finance & BankingMSc55%IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any sub-skill19
International Trade & FinanceMSc55%IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any sub-skill19
International Business ManagementMSc55%IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any sub-skill19
Master of Business AdministrationMBA55%
Must have professional experience
IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any sub-skill19
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeMinimum age
International Business and ManagementMSc50%AES: 60% overall (40% in all components)19
Data Science and Artificial IntelligenceMSc50%AES: 60% overall (40% in all components)19
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish grade
Luxury Brand ManagementMA50% overall, pass in all modulesAES 60% overall with 40% in each component
Management and FinanceMA50% overall, pass in all modulesAES 60% overall with 40% in each component
Management and MarketingMA50% overall, pass in all modulesAES 60% overall with 40% in each component
Marketing PsychologyMSc50% overall, pass in all modulesAES 60% overall with 40% in each component
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeMinimum age
Global Master of BusinessMBA60%
No failed units
AES: 60% overall (50% in each skill)19
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeMinimum age
Accounting and FinanceMSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
International BusinessMSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
International Financial ManagementMSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Public Policy, Finance and ManagementMSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Finance (Banking)MSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Finance (Economic Policy)MSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Finance (Financial Sector Management)MSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Finance (Quantitative Finance)MSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Finance and Financial LawMSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
International Business AdministrationMSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Public Financial ManagementMSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Public Policy and ManagementMSc70%IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in all elements)19 /Minimum lower second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent
Degree ProgrammeAwardOverall GradeEnglish GradeMinimum Age
Business Management

MSc


50%AES: 60% with no element below 40%19
International ManagementMSc50%AES: 60% with no element below 40%19
Finance and InvestmentMSc50%AES: 60% with no element below 40%19
Degree programme nameAwardOverall gradeEnglish gradeAdditional requirements
Business and Organisational PsychologyMSc55%AES: 60% overall (60% in Writing and 50% in all other skills)Undergraduate degree in Psychology, Business, Social Science or Science.
Sustainability Management and InnovationMSc55%AES: 60% overall (60% in Writing and 50% in all other skills) 
International Development ManagementMSc55%AES: 60% overall (60% in Writing and 50% in all other skills)Undergraduate degree in business studies, economics, geography, management, operations research, engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities or languages.
Economic Policy and AnalysisMSc55%AES: 60% overall (60% in Writing and 50% in all other skills)Undergraduate degree in Economics, or a quantitative discipline with a minor in Economics.


Learn more about how our university progression routes work on our University Progression page.

Your study modules

On our Online Pre-Masters Programme, you will study a range of business modules designed to help you succeed on your chosen postgraduate degree.

Designed to support students who intend to study at postgraduate level at a UK university, but need to improve their level of English, this module focuses on developing the written and spoken language required to communicate effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context. You will also develop awareness and competency in the language-related academic skills you need to achieve your academic potential at your chosen university, 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. 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.

The central aim of this module is to introduce students to the broad concepts of organisational structure, leadership, culture, professional development, recruitment and selection in organisations with a strong focus on the underlying theoretical underpinnings of the same. Students will examine different organisational contexts in order to recommend appropriate organisational management strategies to key stakeholders. Students will collect, analyse and interpret information or data to conduct environmental and organisational analysis to support recommendations for change.

This module introduces a variety of mathematical concepts embedded within the business contexts commonly used in postgraduate programmes. As well as developing your mathematical skills, this module will focus on improving your ability to critically evaluate mathematical findings from a variety of publications, including the business and press reports.

The economics module will provide students with a sound understanding of theories, models and concepts in economics and the relationship between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students will be introduced to a variety of contemporary business scenarios. They will be supported in their exploration of the role and purpose of microeconomic and macroeconomic policy and its impact on the behaviour and performance of the business activity and economic systems.

Specifically designed for students coming from diverse educational backgrounds, this module aims to build the reading and research skills you’ll need to successfully study a Masters degree. Additionally, this module will allow you to develop the necessary presentation, communication, and group work skills to confidently progress to the degree of your choice.

The central aim of this module is to introduce students to the broad concepts of organisational structure, leadership, culture, professional development, recruitment, and selection in organisations – with a strong focus on the underlying theoretical underpinnings of the same. Students will develop a strong engagement with contemporary case studies, enabling application of strategic management theories to practice and apply a range of tools and techniques to support strategic decision making of organisations to respond to the rapidly changing macro and microenvironments.

This module prepares students for Masters level study with a significant knowledge and skills focus, such as the broad range of concepts, tools, instruments and reports adopted by key players in financial management. Introduce students to the basic theories and practices of financial management. Develop students with a thorough grounding in a wide spectrum of finance knowledge and skills applicable to real-life problem solving associated with the finance profession.

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