International Year 1 in Business Administration (GenEd)

International Year 1 in Business Administration (GenEd)
Progression to Second Year at Northwood University

This course provides an access to the second year of an undergraduate programme in any business-related major. Students will study ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Business and Management in one academic year prior to progressing into the second year at Northwood 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's degree in a total of.

What is special about this course?

The course is designed to provide with entry into the second year at Northwood University. However, if you study another 6 months at BSMI, you will progress directly into the final year. 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 Northwood University upon successful completion of your course at BSMI.
  • 3 hours per day Academic English tuition included.

Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of following:

  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by
    5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • Other related level 3 subjects such as ATHE level 3 Diplomas
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further
    education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency
  • Other equivalent international qualifications


Programme Overview

Extended Level 4 provides direct access to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree in business-related majors at Northwood 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. Learners wishing to ultimately progress to the final year of a degree programme from an American
university must achieve the eleven Mandatory units listed below.

Mandatory Units:

  • The Business Environment
  • People in Organisations
  • Financial and Management Accounting Techniques for Managers
  • Communication Skills for Business
  • Managing a Work-Based Team Project
  • Resource Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Digital Communications
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Applied Statistics



The assessment of the Extended Level 4 Business and Management qualifications 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
48 weeks
Progression Fee
United States

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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

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

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) 

Level 5(Year 2)

Programme Objectives