Awarding Body:
NCC Education


Delivery Method:
Face-to-face classes attended at an Accredited Partner Centre

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2-3 years

6 Units:
Each unit is worth 20 credits

Registration Dates:
Registration throughout the year

Total Qualification Time:
1,200 hours

What’s Next?

Successful Pre-Master’s in Business graduates can progress directly onto the following master’s degree programmes with the below universities:

1. University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

UWE Bristol has invested in a brand new £55 million Business School with excellent state-of-the-art facilities.

2. Bangor University

Bangor University is ranked in the top 20 for Teaching quality by The Times Good University Guide 2020.

3. University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

The Business School for the Creative Industries at University for the Creative Arts is the first of its kind in the UK, combining business-related programmes with the creative arts.

4. Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is ranked in the top 50 by The Times Good University Guide 2020.

Provides international students with a direct path to various postgraduate degrees at university

About Pre-Master Program

Qualification Overview NCC Educations Pre-Master’s in Business is designed to enable candidates to efficiently bridge the gap between their existing qualifications and a master’s qualification. This Pre-Master’s program is designed to prepare international students fully for postgraduate level study.

Why study a Pre-Master Program in Istanbul?

Istanbul is an ideal destination to study abroad. It is one of the top historic and cultural centers of Europe and offers extremely low living expenses compared to the rest of the European countries.

With English speaking courses, high-quality teaching, and fantastic city exploring opportunities, Istanbul is the ideal place for students preparing for higher education.

This Foundation Diploma is:

A valuable university preparation qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate their English language skills (both general and academic) together with key transferable study skills, cultural knowledge, and mathematical understanding, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of business and economics.

Regulated by Ofqual under the Regulated Qualifications Framework and is quality-assured and well-established in the UK and worldwide.

Recognized and valued by many universities, both in the UK and in other countries.


Candidates must pass all core units and any two electives from the options to be awarded the Pre-Master’s in Business.

Core Units 

Developing English Language Skills (TQT: 300 hours / 30 credits)

Advanced English Language Skills (TQT: 200 hours / 20 credits)

English Academic Purposes (TQT: 100 hours / 10 credits)

Study and Communication Skills (TQT: 200 hours / 20 credits)

Elective Units

Digital Marketing and Communications (TQT: 200 hours / 20 credits)

Leadership, People and Change (TQT: 200 hours / 20 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (TQT: 200 hours / 20 credits)

Information Systems and Knowledge Management (TQT: 200 hours / 20 credits)

Project Management (TQT: 200 hours / 20 credits)

International Marketing Strategy (TQT: 200 hours / 20 credits)

Assessment Method

Assessments for all units will be offered in a minimum of four assessment cycles throughout the year. The units are assessed by either written examination or assignment.

Delivery Method

Face to Face Lectures

Entry Requirements

  • A non-honours degree OR
  • A Chinese Da Zhuan (or equivalent)

*For students who do not hold a degree level qualification wholly taught and examined in English, an IELTS score of 4.5 or above or equivalent is required (for example, the NCC Education Standard English Placement Test).

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