Pre-Master's Business

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1 term (12 weeks)

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Brayford Pool

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Course Overview

This Pre-Master's programme offers a route of progression on to a range of postgraduate programmes within Lincoln International Business School. The programme is designed to provide preparation for Master's study for those who don't meet our usual entry requirements. Students will study core modules which focus on contemporary issues in management and strategy alongside English for academic purposes.

In addition, you will be able to choose from a number of modules which reflect potential progression pathways to different Master's degrees, with the aim of giving you a grounding in specific subjects. These electives are designed to support students' learning and will not limit progression opportunities to the programmes in Lincoln International Business School linked to the Pre-Master's programme.

Degree Programme Progression

This programme lasts for one term (around 12 weeks).

After successfully completing the Business with Pre-Master's programme and obtaining the required grade, students may have the option to progress onto one of the following Master’s programmes at the University of Lincoln starting in January 2025*:

MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc International Business
MSc Logistics and Global Operations
MSc Management
MSc Management with Human Resources
MSc Management with Project Management
MSc Marketing
MSc Project Management

*list based on January 2024 entry and subject to change.

How You Study

Students study four 15 credit modules before joining their chosen Master's programme. They will also study a dedicated English language module with the International college.

Students will have opportunities to join with the wider Lincoln International Business School community from the onset, studying academic modules alongside other students, while retaining the support of the International college and separate English Language provision.

Students will also be encouraged to engage with the informal curriculum and co-curricular activities associated with the LIBS community, such as Global Opportunities and careers.


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Cross Cultural Management 2024-25MGT2034MLevel 52024-25This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesCoreEnglish for Academic Purposes (Business) 2024-25EAP3001MLevel 62024-25This module aims to help students develop knowledge of how to use academic language in their writing, distinguish between various academic writing genres, critically evaluate literature, use a referencing style confidently, and find relevant resources, both in the University library and beyond, to support their studies.CoreStrategic Management 2024-25BUS2654MLevel 52024-25The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.CoreBudgeting for Business 2024-25FIN2142MLevel 52024-25OptionalCorporate Reputation and Public Relations 2024-25MKT2020MLevel 52024-25This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected word. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.OptionalEvents and Sustainability 2024-25TOU3009MLevel 62024-25Sustainability and responsible management are key concepts for businesses and events organisers. Events managers have usually focused on the experiential aspects of events, and whilst they should be engaging and ‘fun’, increasingly we need to consider the wider impacts events have on the environment. This module provides students with an opportunity to explore the nature of sustainable and responsible management, with the aim of helping to develop a critical understanding of the key issues and ideas underpinning this important shift in event management practice. International case studies of different kinds events can be analysed to identify best practice and understand how events can sometimes fall short of expectations.OptionalInternational Economics 2024-25ECO2006MLevel 52024-25This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.OptionalOperations Management 2024-25BUS2141MLevel 52024-25This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.Optional

How you are assessed

The range of assessment formats used on the programme may include written examinations, in-class tests, online tests, oral assessment and presentations, and written reports.

Entry Requirements 2024-25

Entry Requirements

This programme is available to International students. Students must hold recognised undergraduate degree (Other qualifications will be considered). Applicants must be aged 18+.

Before you apply, it is important that you carefully check the academic, English language, and age requirements you will need to meet. Full entry requirements can be found at:

This page contains information regarding the general requirements you must meet before starting your studies as well as country-specific ones.

Due to the popularity of our Pre-Master's Business programme, applications for the September 2023 intake will close at midnight on Monday 1 May.

Please note that applications for our International Foundation Year and International Year One degree preparation programmes will remain open until further notice.

Course Fees

Students on this course may be eligible for a range of scholarships and bursaries once they successfully progress on to their chosen full degree programme.

Course Fees

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.