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Top Foundation Year Programs in Economic Studies

For students who need more time after secondary school to acclimate to the standards of higher education, there is what is called a foundation year. People may complete this kind of program in a year and, in doing so, prepare themselves for further studies at a higher level.

What is a foundation year in economic studies? Broadly speaking, it is a program that exposes students to the fundamentals of economics, business and social policy. To prepare for further academic pursuits, students might take classes in mathematics and statistics. In some cases, students may learn how to give effective presentations as well as take part in negotiations. They may also be exposed to the basics of entrepreneurship and business planning.

Students who successfully finish a foundation year in economics can enjoy the benefit of concrete skills, such as accounting and break-even analysis, which can help students get jobs and promotions. Additionally, students generally learn how to be organized, which is helpful in all aspects of life.

A foundation year program will be priced differently depending on the school, but these programs are usually a year in length. Students who are thinking of applying to one of these programs should be sure to shop around and compare prices before deciding.

The careers available to someone with an academic background in economics include actuaries, local government officers, stock brokers, financial risk analysts and, of course, economists. If students go on to obtain a terminal degree, they could end up with a career in academia. Economics is a field that applies to so many disciplines and for this reason a student might find him or herself on a career path in many different industries.

A foundation year in economics is a great way to prepare for a higher degree. It’s also good training for a career in economics. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

 

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Bournemouth & Poole College

The University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide students with the skills and ... [+]

The University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for rigorous undergraduate study.

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth Duration: One year, full time Start date: September Course Level: Level 3, Advanced Awarding body: University of London Entry requirements

You must be at at least 17 years of age and provide proof of your English Language level, e.g. a minimum UKVI IELTS 5.5 in each discipline.

We will consider all international high school results where students have achieved very good grades, especially in the subjects relevant to their intended Foundation course.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
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1 year
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University of Stirling

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing at ... [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing at the University of Stirling.

With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of seven other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Course features A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee. Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £15,075 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 15 hours Average total per week: 21 hours ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
January 2020
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
DLD College London

The Advanced Maths and Economics pathway is designed for students with an interest in studying a more pure Economics course at university. The Advanced Maths content also ... [+]

A Level Business starts by teaching students the practical steps of starting up a small business. It finishes by discussing the detailed issues involved in running a large corporation like Dell Computer Plc.

What is Business at DLD?

Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, A Level Business at DLD College allows learners to develop a holistic understanding of organisations in various business sectors and environments, drawing on local, national and global contexts. We embrace creativity and work to inculcate a measured approach to tackling questions that ultimately lead to justified judgments that avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.Learners will apply a number of analytical techniques such as break-even analysis, investment appraisal tools and ratio analysis in order to investigate business opportunities and problems. They will be equipped to determine appropriate business strategy in a range of contexts. Business Tutors at DLD aim to create an atmosphere that is dynamic in terms of its delivery of subject material, stimulating and one that nurtures an awareness of events and issues within the global commercial environment.Students in the first year of the programme will all work towards the AS qualification. The content of the first year forms the foundation of the Eduqas A Level that is completed in the second year.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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1 year
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DLD College London

The Business and Economics pathway seeks to inspire future leaders and prepare students for undergraduate study in a range of courses. In the past, our students have rece ... [+]

A Level Business starts by teaching students the practical steps of starting up a small business. It finishes by discussing the detailed issues involved in running a large corporation like Dell Computer Plc.

What is Business at DLD?

Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, A Level Business at DLD College allows learners to develop a holistic understanding of organisations in various business sectors and environments, drawing on local, national and global contexts. We embrace creativity and work to inculcate a measured approach to tackling questions that ultimately lead to justified judgments that avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.Learners will apply a number of analytical techniques such as break-even analysis, investment appraisal tools and ratio analysis in order to investigate business opportunities and problems. They will be equipped to determine appropriate business strategy in a range of contexts. Business Tutors at DLD aim to create an atmosphere that is dynamic in terms of its delivery of subject material, stimulating and one that nurtures an awareness of events and issues within the global commercial environment.Students in the first year of the programme will all work towards the AS qualification. The content of the first year forms the foundation of the Eduqas A Level that is completed in the second year.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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1 year
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University of East Anglia

A quality-assured course offering direct entry to the first year of your mathematics-related bachelor's degree at the University of East Anglia. ... [+]

Preparation for direct entry to year one of an undergraduate degree in mathematics, actuarial science, finance and accounting, or economics at UEA.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? A guaranteed route to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.

Course options available

International Foundation (3 terms) -this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option incorporates an additional term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, and English language entry requirements are lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom Norwich
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9 - 12 months
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University of East Anglia

Prepare for your bachelor's degree in a choice of over 50 degrees at a leading university. The INTO UEA International Foundation programme improves your level of English, ... [+]

Progress to a wide variety of undergraduate degrees at the University of East Anglia, ranging from accounting and finance to history of art.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? A guaranteed route to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.

Course options available

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option incorporates an additional term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, and English language entry requirements are lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom Norwich
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Full-time
9 - 12 months
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University of Exeter

Offering you direct entry to year one of an undergraduate degree in mathematics, economics, finance and management related subjects at the University of Exeter. ... [+]

Offering you direct entry to year one of an undergraduate degree in mathematics, economics, finance and management related subjects at the University of Exeter.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students a campus based programme with access to university facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee:

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
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Full-time
9 - 12 months
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University of Exeter

Preparation for your undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Exeter Business School. ... [+]

Preparation for your undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Exeter Business School.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students a campus based programme with access to university facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee:

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
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Full-time
9 - 12 months
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City University of London

Preparation for an undergraduate degree in actuarial science at the top-ranked Cass Business School, part of City, University of London. The International Foundation comb ... [+]

Preparation for an undergraduate degree in actuarial science at Cass Business School.

The International Foundation combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? guaranteed university placement for all successful students only International Foundation programme that can guarantee progression to Cass Business School access to City, University of London support and facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me? ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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Full-time
6 - 12 months
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City University of London

Preparation for undergraduate degrees in economics, journalism, international politics and social sciences. The International Foundation combines academic study, intensiv ... [+]

Academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree in economics, journalism, international politics and social sciences.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme?

guaranteed university placement for all successful students access to City, University of London support and facilities multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) – this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee:... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
6 - 12 months
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City University of London

Preparation for undergraduate degrees in banking and international finance, economics, business studies and management. The International Foundation combines academic stu ... [+]

The International Foundation combines academic study with English language tuition to prepare you for university study. It leads to the first year of an undergraduate degree in business, accounting, finance or management at City University London.

Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. A conditional offer of a place in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree at City, University of London. A quality assured pathway programme. Full university status from your first day. Access to the University's support and facilities. The only International Foundation programme that can guarantee progression to Cass Business School. Dedicated personal care and support from INTO. Is the International Foundation programme right for me? ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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Full-time
6 - 12 months
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Brockenhurst College

This course is specially designed for international student whose first language is not English. It will provide you with extra academic support to help with admission to ... [+]

This course is specially designed for international student whose first language is not English. It will provide you with extra academic support to help with admission to undergraduate courses. It will help you develop an understanding of key business and finance-related concepts. You will learn to apply this knowledge in a real world context and are encouraged to read the business and financial press to broaden your subject knowledge.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Analyse current issues and trends based on contemporary theories and concepts. Use concepts in both case-study and real-world business scenarios. Critically evaluate business strategies, objectives and techniques. Identify and utilise appropriate business and finance tools. Present balanced discussions and solutions to real-life scenarios. Confidently use the required skills of academic reading, listening, speaking and writing. Course Structure & Teaching Methods ... [-]
United Kingdom Brockenhurst
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1 year
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Poltava University Of Economics And Trade

Foundation Course is designed for international students who want to acquire communication skills necessary for effective integration into Ukrainian educational environme ... [+]

Foundation Course is designed for international students who want to acquire communication skills necessary for effective integration into Ukrainian educational environment and gain knowledge of basic disciplines (physics, mathematics, biology, che­mistry, geography, informatics, fundamentals of economics) necessary for successful enrollment and study in Ukraine. International students often use this course as a foundation year to study abroad – this is an alternative pathway to ordinary enrollment to undergraduate course.

Students can study at one of 5-University departments:

economical IT bio- and food technologies (medical) hotel and restaurant business (tourism) linguistic (foundation course in English) ... [-]
Ukraine Poltava
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
10 months
Campus
Online
MPW

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international st ... [+]

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study.

This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues.

Classroom teaching is supported by comprehensive study materials and resources developed by the University of London including access to the virtual learning environment.

This course consists of four modules: one compulsory and three optional.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge London
August 2020
Full-time
1 year
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University of Siena

A Foundation Year acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and 1st level Italian University courses (Bachelor) entry requirements or as a means to fill a gap ... [+]

To ensure the opportunity to all the international students to apply for its Degree programmes, the University of Siena can also offer a Foundation Year.

A Foundation Year acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and 1st level Italian University courses (Bachelor) entry requirements or as a means to fill a gap in the educational background of an international student coming from a country where the higher education system requires a shorter period of education than that provided by the «Bologna Process» implemented in the European Union.

Moreover, the FY program provides the students with adequate preparation in the comprehension of Italian language and offer a deep academic preparation for entry into an Italian University. In particular, thanks to this program, international students will have the opportunity to improve their written and spoken Italian language, their communicative skills, and they will be able to familiarize with the Italian and European Union’s criteria of academic teaching and learning.... [-]

Italy Siena
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus