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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 o… Read more

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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The University of Law Business School Undergraduate
London, United Kingdom

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding o ... +

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world, such as international financial markets, management and marketing. Students will also undertake a research project, allowing them to consolidate and showcase their business knowledge, as well as the academic language, numeracy and research skills they will gain on the programme. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Campus
 
The University of Law Business School Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

The Online International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understa ... +

The Online International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world, such as international financial markets, management and marketing. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Online
 
Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

The overall aim of the BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance with Foundation Year is to enable students to acquire knowledge, understanding and a range of practical skills relat ... +

The overall aim of the BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance with Foundation Year is to enable students to acquire knowledge, understanding and a range of practical skills relating to key and inter-connected accounting disciplines applicable to a range of commercial and non-commercial sectors, local, national and global, and in a variety of geographical and cultural settings. Simultaneously students will develop a range of transferrable skills that will assist them as they pursue their careers or further relevant study. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 12 years
English
Jul 2022
Online
 

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University of London - LSE
Holborn, United Kingdom +1 More

Considering a different career path or advanced study in a new discipline? If you already hold an undergraduate degree, you may qualify for graduate entry to the Online Underg ... +

Considering a different career path or advanced study in a new discipline? If you already hold an undergraduate degree, you may qualify for graduate entry to the Online Undergraduate Programmes in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences from the University of London. All programmes are designed by leading academics from the internationally ranked London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – ranked #2 globally for Social Sciences and Management (2021 QS World University Rankings) – meaning you’ll benefit from an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to learning. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
30 - 72 months
English
Online
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice's School for International Education offers a university preparatory year program for international students called the Foundation Year.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice's School for International Education offers a university preparatory year program for international students called the Foundation Year. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
8 months
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 
NCUK
Manchester, United Kingdom +68 More

If you have recently completed your local secondary education, the NCUK International Foundation Year, also known as IFY, will give you the necessary skills to bridge the gap ... +

If you have recently completed your local secondary education, the NCUK International Foundation Year, also known as IFY, will give you the necessary skills to bridge the gap between your current qualifications and starting a bachelor’s degree abroad in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the USA. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 9 months
English
Campus
 
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

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 th ... +

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. -
Foundation Year Foundation Year
Full-time
English
20 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Maastricht University, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Maastricht, Netherlands

The Foundation Programme is for motivated international students who want to do a bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University but still need to meet the admission requiremen ... +

The Foundation Programme is for motivated international students who want to do a bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University but still need to meet the admission requirements. The Foundation Programme will provide you with intensive training in academic skills, courses relevant to your chosen bachelor’s programme, and English language skills (depending on your level). Outside of the classroom, the Foundation Programme offers support and organises events that will help you make new friends and adjust to life in the Netherlands. The yearlong training provides you with a unique international classroom experience specially designed for a bachelor’s at Maastricht University, the most international university in the Netherlands. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
31 Oct 2022
15 Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The ACCA Foundation In Accountancy (ACCA FIA) is a vocational qualification designed by ACCA that will allow you to support the work of professional accountants. The final-lev ... +

The ACCA Foundation In Accountancy (ACCA FIA) is a vocational qualification designed by ACCA that will allow you to support the work of professional accountants. The final-level examinations are equivalent in standard to the first year of a university degree programme. Consequently, ACCA FIA graduates are allowed to move directly to Fundamentals Level (Skills Module). -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This Foundation Year prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge requi ... +

This Foundation Year prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge required for undergraduate study. In addition to modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency, they receive an introduction to different academic disciplines taught at SOAS in the departments of Finance and Management, Economics and Law. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English
26 Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

This excellent pathway area provides students who have an interest in accounting, finance or economics with a distinctive academic background that will prepare them for a high ... +

This excellent pathway area provides students who have an interest in accounting, finance or economics with a distinctive academic background that will prepare them for a high-achieving career. the University of Northampton is one of only six universities to have their courses accredited by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and up to nine exemptions are available from ACCA for select courses. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
Brockenhurst College
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom

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 unde ... +

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. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Students can enter at either Year 0 (University Foundation) or Year 1 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the second ... +

Students can enter at either Year 0 (University Foundation) or Year 1 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the second year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criterion are met. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Leicester Global Study Centre
Leicester, United Kingdom

In this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria).

In this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Poltava University Of Economics And Trade
Poltava, Ukraine

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

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. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
10 months
English, Russian, Chinese, Ukrainian
Campus
Online