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Pre-Master's PROGRAMme:
Including Diploma in Business Management, Leadership and Innovation

SCL International College's Pre-Master's in Business Management programme is a two-term course designed for international students to progress onto full master's courses in the UK.

Course Content & Credits


Unit 1: Leadership in a Changing World
(20 credits)

The aim of this module is to develop your critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills. You will be introduced to techniques used to evaluate leadership-related concepts in order to learn how to analyse your own leadership style, potential and capabilities. You will also put these into practice by communicating to different audiences using a wide range of media.


Unit 2: Introduction to Contemporary Business Strategy: Sustainable Business Growth
(20 credits)

This module introduces you to the theoretical underpinnings of business sustainability. You will be guided through how to analyse initiatives to drive sustainable business growth on an international basis. You will be expected to suggest solutions for responsible management and how businesses might respond to sustainability issues that have an impact on individuals and organisations.


Unit 3: Finance for Strategic Decision Makers
(20 credits)

The module develops your ability to evaluate financial information and other data necessary for making informed management decisions. You will learn how to apply and evaluate a range of accounting and data analysis techniques, as well as understand the workings of financial markets. You will be expected to understand and use Excel spreadsheets and recognise good spreadsheet practice in a business context.

Unit 4: Leadership and Management in Multicultural Contexts
(20 credits)

The aim of this module is to introduce you to different cultural and institutional differences alongside their implications for leadership and management. You will also be taught how to evaluate the challenges of working in different national and regional contexts and learn how to have a critical understanding of your own management and leadership practices.


Unit 5: Creating Futures: Sustainable Enterprise and Innovation
(20 credits)

This module introduces you to a wide range of strategies, processes and operations of business enterprises. You will evaluate the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on society at a conceptual and a practical level. You will be expected to be able to analyse the responsibilities of founders, managers, employees, and directors within different types of sustainable and innovative businesses.


Unit 6: Sustainable Risk Management
(20 credits)

Sustainable Risk Management introduces you to the holistic nature of risk management and strategic decision-making in organisations with sustainability and ethical objectives. You will be expected to be able to evaluate the use of quantitative and qualitative techniques to manage risk in a business context.


Spring Term 

8 January - 29 March

Spring Break

1 April - 12 April

Summer Term 

15 April - 14 June

Admission Requirements

Students who enrol on our Pre-Master's Programme are expected to have completed an undergraduate degree at a university either in your home country or abroad.

In addition to providing proof of a Bachelor's degree or higher education diploma, your English language level needs to be equivalent to one of the following:

  • 5.0 in IELTS
  • 40 on TOEFL
  • 154 on Cambridge English
  • B1 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

Have a question about your academic qualifications, fees or visa requirements? We'd be happy to help you!

All the help you need to succeed

Personalised Support

At SCL International College, we are committed to ensuring you gain the necessary English language qualifications and study skills to advance to a British or international university. Your academic tutor will take a personal interest in your progress and help you develop your study plan accordingly.

Entry requirements will vary from country to country, so it's best to contact us to discuss your individual education background and goals.


The benefits of SCL International College

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    One-to-one support

    Our tutors are highly qualified and have experience teaching international students, so they understand the kind of personal support you may need.

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    University application assistance

    We support each individual student through the process of applying to your chosen universities. Our partner universities guarantee you a place on passing your course. 

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    Preparation for British academic life

    A vital part of our programme involves training students to adapt their skills and knowledge to the specific context and environment they will encounter when they are enrolled in undergraduate courses.

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    Top notch facilities

    SCL’s modern classrooms have the latest hardware and software and our libraries offer a flexible space for you to work alone or in groups. Students also have 24/7 access to online resources, study tools and materials.

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    An international environment

    Our team of academic professionals comes from all over the world and will help you develop the social and learning skills required for studying at a UK higher education institution.

    Plus, when you stay with us you’ll enjoy a ready-made community of international students from over 50 nationalities!

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    On-site accommodation

    Whether you're attending this course on your own or with friends, we'll always have space for you. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and optional weekly cleaning and linen service.

    We also have an in-house events team who hosts regular activities free of charge.

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    Small class size

    At SCL International College, you'll enjoy our smaller classes for individualised learning, with 5 students average (maximum 12) per class.

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    Great location in London

    We're located in the student capital of the world – London! You'll have easy access to the entire city, major airports and railway stations. Stay with us and you’ll even get discounts to local restaurants, cafés and shops!


English level not quite good enough? Don't worry!

We offer a Pre-Sessional English course that runs year-round, helping you to improve your English in all four disciplines and enabling you to enrol on one of our main programmes or apply to university.









A smooth transition to a UK university


Everyone has been so friendly, helping me with the application process and giving guidance at each stage of applying to university. Teachers have also been really helpful, explaining topics clearly and making us understand the assessment tasks.


-- Agigi from Taiwan

received offers from Royal Holloway, Brunel and Sussex University

This programme provided a great foundation, giving me the skills I needed for studying at university and helping me step by step with the process of choosing the right university.


-- Sammy from Canada

is currently studying at Reading University

As an international student my biggest concern was the language barrier. Whenever I asked a question, the teacher always answered patiently, which really increased my confidence. And when I made my applications to universities, my mentor always coordinated everything smoothly and swiftly.


-- Lijia from China

is currently enrolled at the University of Birmingham

I thought the first year in Britain would be a very difficult time, but the school days were fantastic for me. My teachers answered all my questions, gave advice and helped me with college applications. I also met friends from different countries on campus. Dormitories and schools are conveniently located in the same building so I didn’t have to worry about traffic jams. Overall, my English level has been greatly improved during the school year and I have been more integrated into life in the UK.

-- Kaylie from China

received offers from University of Westminster, University of Manchester, University for the Creative Arts, and University of Birmingham


SCL International College offers an all-inclusive campus experience within a big city.

Everything you need is here in one place – from the classrooms to the café and everything in between!

On-Site Accommodation in London

Get ready to call London home!

At SCL you’ll find a modern, safe and welcoming atmosphere where students live, study, socialise and enjoy the very best of London.

During your programme, you will live on site and when you finish, you can stay as long as you like! Our campuses are an easy 15-30 minute journey to many universities across the city.

Students progressing on to university in London can easily extend their accommodation at The Stay Club.

No moving!
No stress!
No hassle!

Practise English with new friends

Wondering which course is right for you?