International Year 1 in Business Administration

Progression to the 2nd year at De Montfort University

International Year 1 in Business Administration
Progression to the 2nd year at De Montfort University

This course provides an access to the second year of an undergraduate programme in any business related major. Students will study Level 4 in Business Administration in one academic year prior to progressing into the second year at De Montfort University. As part of our commitment to our students, BSMI will provide students with further academic assistance in helping them with their skills to complete a bachelor degree in a total of .

What is special about this course?

The course is designed to provide with entry into the second year at Coventry University. However, if you study another 6 months at BSMI, you will progress directly into the final year to study Global Business Management. This is a bridge programme for students who would like to enter an undergardute degree from the second year.

Studying at BSMI, you will also benefit from;

  • 3 academic intakes per year, which are January/February – May/June – September/October.
  • Individualized personal and academic care.
  • Frequent tutorials.
  • Guaranteed entry into De Montfort University upon successful completion of your course at BSMI.
  • 3 hours per day Academic English tuition included.

Entry Requirements:

Students must have completed a Level 2 Diploma or British GCSE equivalents in a related discipline. This course is suitable for grade 11 graduates. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 4.5 or above with a minimum of 4.5 in each component. Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable. Students must be aged 16 or above to attend this programme.


Level 4 provides direct access to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree in business-related majors at De Montfort University. The course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of key practices and principles in business administration. It provides students with relevant communication and presentation skills to enhance their performance in an academic career or a practical senior management role. Students will study 4 compulsory modules, followed by six specialist units that are as follows:

Four Mandatory Units:

  • Resolving administrative problems
  • Manage the work of an administrative function
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Manage personal and professional development

Specialized Units:

  • Design and development of an information system
  • Manage information systems
  • Support environmental sustainability
  • Analyse and present business data
  • Manage a project
  • Promote equality of opportunity, diversity, and inclusion


Students must demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units through written assignments, reports, presentations and video recorded interviews. The course includes 3 hours of mandatory language tuition, weekly assessments, testing of course content, regular tutorials to assess students’ progress and opportunities to discuss progression.

Course Details
Start Date
24 weeks
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Progression Routes

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NVQ Level 4 in Business Administration

Succesful completion of programme with a minimum grade of 60%.

  • BA(Hons) Business Administration and Management
  • BA(Hons) Business and Management
  • BA(Hons) Business Management and Human Resource Management
  • BA(Hons) Human Resource Management
  • BA(Hons) Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Level 5(Year 2)

Programme Objectives

Develop critical thinking skills to turn business challenges into opportunities

Gain an entrepreneurial spirit and start exploring your ideas under the supervision of your tutors

Study the most up to date case studies to help you convert your ideas into reality

Graduate with a National Vocational qualification in 6 months to progress directly to the second year of an undergraduate degree

What Our Students Are Saying

I’ve been at this school for 6 months and enjoyed every day that I spent here. I would like to thank my teacher and a good friend Paul, the best selling manager Annabel and the funniest IT guy Jose. It’s been one of the most important periods of my life and I’ve gained an incredible experience here. Also thanks to all the students that I met here, especially Italians.

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