Course Business Foundation

CIE Oxford

Program Description

Course Business Foundation

CIE Oxford

The course

The Foundation Course in Business Studies is a seven month programme which prepares students from abroad for university entry. Oxford Brookes University moderates the work of the students and recognises the Foundation course, which it regards as being equivalent to NQF level 3.

The Business Foundation course includes:

Business Topics

Topics will include the following:

  • People, Motivation and Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance, Accounting, IT and Maths
  • Objectives and Strategies – Setting up a Business
  • External Influences – Business and Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Business English

IELTS Preparation

You will have lessons each day preparing specifically for the IELTS examination. In order to complete the course successfully, you will need to achieve a score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS examination, which meets the English language requirements of most universities in Britain.

Academic Study Skills

You will learn study skills necessary for studying in the UK including:

  • Structuring an essay
  • Presenting an argument
  • Source evaluation
  • Referencing

Advice for University Entrance

You will have regular meetings with the Student Support Officer and receive individual advice about:

  • The different University options
  • The courses which best suit your needs
  • The University application process

Key facts

  • Course: Business Foundation Course
  • Course code: Business Foundation
  • Start dates: September or January
  • Course Length: 36 weeks
  • Course Fee: £7,800 for 36 weeks
  • Minimum Age: 17
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Class size: 10 people maximum
  • Entry Requirements:
  1. A senior high school certificate from own country including a pass in mathematics

  2. An English Language level of approximately IELTS Level 5
  • Number of hours per week: 25 hours

All course materials are provided.

You will receive a certificate at the end of your course stating your level according to the Common European Framework.

Award Levels

  • 40-54% = Pass
  • 55-69% = Merit
  • 70% + = Distinction

Pass Rates from 2009-2012

  • 2009 - 100% Pass rate (All with Merits)
  • 2010 - 90% Pass rate (60% with Merits)
  • 2011 - No students on the course
  • 2012 - 100% Pass rate (50% with Merits, 25% with a Distinction)
  • 2013 – 100% Pass rate (100% with Merits)

If a student is unhappy about their award, they may appeal to the Principal who, in consultation with the Oxford Brookes moderator, will consider this appeal. It will be considered within two weeks of being received, and the student will be informed of the decision by email within 24 hours of the decision being made.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
36 weeks
Full time
7,800 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Oxford, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 36 weeks
Price 7,800 GBP
for 36 weeks