International Year 2 in Business and Management

Progression to the final year at Bournemouth University

International Year 2 in Business and Management
Progression to the final year at Bournemouth University

This course is recognised for entry to the final year of an undergraduate programme at Bournemouth University. Students will study Level 5 for the duration of 6 months prior to progressing into the final year. 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's degree in a total of 18 months.

What is special about this course?

The course is recognised to provide you with the final entry into an undergraduate degree at Bournemouth University. This is a great opportunity for students who would like to complete their undergraduate studies in 18 months.

Studying at BSMI, you will also benefit from;

  • Direct entry into the final of an undergraduate degree at the end of 6 months at BSMI.
  • 3 academic intakes per year, which are January/February- May/June-September/October.
  • Individualized personal and academic care.
  • Frequent tutorials.
  • Accepted for entry to Bournemouth University upon successful completion of Level 5 at BSMI.

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed a relevant Level 4 Diploma in a related discipline. This course is suitable for grade 12 and above graduates. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 in each component is recommended. However students studying a course at RQF level 3, 4 or 5 (SCQF level 6, 7 or 8 in Scotland) must ensure they are competent in English language at a minimum of B1 level on the CEFR.Students must be aged 16 or above to attend this programme.

Programme Overview

The course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of key leadership and management practices and principles to enhance effective performance at a practical level. Students will gain a critical understanding of the nature of work organizations, their structure, leadership, and management from a variety of theoretical perspectives. To obtain the Extended Diploma in Business and Management learners must achieve the four Mandatory Units PLUS four Optional Units 

Mandatory Units:

  • Business Organisations in a Global Context
  • Research Project
  • People Management
  • Finance for Managers 

Optional Units:

  • Managing Communication
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Manage Sustainability in an Organisation
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Planning a New Business Venture
  • Business Law
  • Operations Management
  • Information for Strategic Decision Making
  • Organisational Analysis and Change
  • Financial Systems and Auditing
  • Business Ethics 


The assessment of the Level 5 Business and Management qualification is completed through the submission of internally assessed learner work. To achieve a pass for a unit, a learner must have successfully achieved the learning outcomes at the pass standard set by the assessment criteria for that unit. To achieve merit or distinction, the learner must demonstrate that they have achieved the criteria set for these grades.

Course Details
Start Date
36 weeks
Progression Fee


Progression Fees

BA(Hons) Business and Management


BA(Hons) International Management



Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Progression Routes

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Programme TitlePoint of ExitProgramme TitlePoint of Entry

ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management

Successful completion of programme with a minumum grade of 60%.

  • BA(Hons) Business and Management
  • BA(Hons) International Management

Level 6 (Year 3)

Programme Objectives

To create persuasive and adaptable leaders for the ever-changing digital economy

Adopt innovative approaches to key leadership skills to tackle the leadership challenges of the future

Broaden your leadership knowledge and skills to inspire and motivate individuals within your team

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