International Diploma in Management and Business Economics

High-quality preparation for entry to the second year of your bachelor's degree at the University of Exeter Business School

Equivalent to the first year of undergraduate study, the International Diploma course is a quality-assured pathway to degrees in business, accounting and economics-related subjects and you will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education on satisfactory completion.

Why apply for the international diploma programme?

  • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • a quality-assured university programme
  • full university status
  • a conditional offer of a place on the second year of a relevant undergraduate degree at the University of Exeter
  • a campus-based programme with access to university facilities
  • professional support and guidance with university applications
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

More than 100 International Diploma students progressed to the University of Exeter in 2011

Who should apply for the International Diploma programme?

The International Diploma is suitable for international students who have completed A-levels or equivalent, or who are already in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree in their home country, but do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to the University of Exeter.

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What will I study?

You will study the following modules:

Management Concepts and Practice This module is designed to introduce management and organisational concepts and related theories, examine the formulation and implementation of business strategy and explain the main management issues in marketing, human resources and operations.
Principles of Economics This module provides an essential body of economic theory which will provide both the basis for further study and equip you with a real understanding of the role of economics in business, public and private decision making.
Financial Accounting for the Business Manager Introduction to the world of financial accounting for the non-accountant. You will learn to draw up basic financial statements, analyse statements, and discover the sources of regulations which govern the production of financial information.
Introduction to Management Accounting An introduction to basic cost accounting processes and decision making techniques.
Introduction to Statistics An introduction to some basic statistical concepts and methods of data analysis that are commonly applied in business and economics.
English Language Skills
for Undergraduate Study
This module will improve your language profiency within the context of business studies in order to develop the ability to read complex academic texts and extract relevant information, you'll be able to produce written assignments in an appropriate format following academic conventions. You'll also develop fluency and confidence in seminar discussions and in the delivery of presentations as well as enhance your ability to extract relevant information from lectures.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed not simply to pass or fail students but, to help you build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree. Marks from the Diploma programme do not count towards the final degree, but help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed through a combination of examination and coursework which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussion
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

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