Foundation Year in Economics and Administration

Top Course Studies in Economics and Administration

Economics and Administration

A preparatory year will often help students hone the skills they need for a full degree course. It fills in the gaps in knowledge and makes it easier for students to handle the workload required for a university degree.

What is a preparatory year in economics and administration? It is a course of study that will familiarize or refresh skills in the basics of economic principles, including theoretical and practical aspects of economics. In addition, the course will often prepare the student to take a full load of business administration courses by introducing them to concepts involved in business studies. The preparatory year is meant to enrich knowledge, and it covers a certain number of classes for a given amount of hours.

The advantage of taking a preparatory year in economics and administration is that those who complete the course will have the confidence to complete course work that leads to a degree.

The cost of a preparatory year in economics and administration depends on where the course is taken, how many classes are necessary and how long the course is. Many students qualify for some financial aid to defray the costs of the course.

After completing a preparatory year in economics and administration, the student can embark on a degree in business, economics and finance. A B.A. and an MBA are in demand across a whole range of industries. A graduate with a degree in economics and business may enter a company in a management position or work for a consulting firm to advise companies on how to execute a business strategy. An economics degree can also lead to public sector and government jobs, including strategic project analyst, website analyst, wealth advisor, instructor, and more.

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Business, Organisation, Finance and Management Foundation Year

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Law, Economics and Accounting, as well as the most popular degree course in the UK, Business and Management. [+]

Best Course Studies in Economics and Administration 2017. The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Law, Economics and Accounting, as well as the most popular degree course in the UK, Business and Management. Why take the Business, Organisation, Finance and Management foundation year? The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management course opens up many doors in terms of degree choice, postgraduate training, and career choices. The year provides students with an understanding of how organisations think and work, how they are managed, and how businesses develop strategies, handle risk, and take decisions. Taking a foundation year is one of the best ways to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd when you go to university. Studying within ORA’s Oxbridge-style tutorials, our dedication to small class sizes means that students receive regular, personalised feedback from their expert tutors. Outcomes After successfully taking the Business, Organisation, Finance and Management foundation year: You will be ready to start university in the UK or another English-speaking country You will have made UK university applications and received assistance in getting offers You will have improved your IELTS score ready for university entry You will have improved your study skills, including exam technique and ICT skills You will have gained an understanding of subjects allied to business, organisation, finance and management appropriate to your choice of undergraduate degree Modules In each Foundation course, students have 25 hours of contact time per week. There is, in addition, timetabled and supervised guided study time, when students are expected to be completing coursework or revising for exams, as well as timetabled self-study time. All students study compulsory modules: Introduction to Business and Enterprise EFL for Academic Purposes (introductory) * EFL for Academic Purposes (advanced) *(Students on the six-month fast-track programme do not take the introductory EFL course) Academic Modules Having studied the Introductory module, students then choose three more module options from the following: Economics Maths Ethics Accounting Business, Organisation and Management UK and European Law Mind, Brain and Behaviour (Please note that additional modules may become available during the year, and that not all modules run every year; to check that your chosen modules will be on offer, please contact us). English Language Modules These modules cover all the core skills in the study of English as a foreign or second language. They enable students to improve their language skills rapidly, while incorporating the study of English grammar to ensure that standards of accuracy are maintained as students progress. Additionally, exam preparation classes help students achieve the highest IELTS level of which they are capable when they come to sit the exam. The ORA approach to English language teaching on the University Foundation programme is to make sure students become familiar with the requirements of an academic degree course. The modules cover not only the spoken language competencies that universities require, but also teach students the norms of essay, report, and other document writing in Anglophone universities, which may be different from those in their home countries, so that students are prepared for every aspect of the writing skills that they will need at university. Additional support Our dedicated team advises students on the often complicated process of getting a place at a UK university, from choosing which universities to apply to, all the way up to admission. For students who are unfamiliar with the UCAS system and with UK universities generally, this advice is invaluable in simplifying and explaining the process so that students can get the offers they need and deserve. We cover the following: Choosing your university Writing a personal statement University entrance exams Interview practice Academic writing skills English presentation skills Debate and discussion Academic research skills Note-taking and note-making Examination technique Start dates: January and September Entry requirement: 12 years schooling, Age 17 on entry, 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above, at least IELTS 5.5 (IELTS 6.0 in the case of fast-track students). [-]

International Foundation Programme

Abbey College Manchester
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This is a full-time course designed to prepare international students for direct entry to most British universities. These universities include Bristol, Bath, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Aston, Nottingham, York, Southampton, University College London, Salford and Queen Mary. [+]

This is a full-time course designed to prepare international students for direct entry to most British universities. These universities include Bristol, Bath, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Aston, Nottingham, York, Southampton, University College London, Salford and Queen Mary. It is usually delivered over one year. However, it can also be undertaken over 18 months or two years for those students who would suit a slower pace or have not studied at the equivalent of Level 3 (i.e. A-Level) before. It is fully accredited by NCFE in line with UK Visa Immigration (UKVI) requirements. Pathways Students have a choice of four pathways, each of which comprises Core Skills and Pathway Specific Modules: Business Foundation Programme Core Units (Mandatory) Key Skills Maths Research & Presentation Skills ICT IELTS Pathway Units (Select TWO options) Option 1 – Business Business Start-up Business Planning Business Law Option 2 – Economics Markets & Market Failure Managing the Economy The Global Economy Option 3 – Accounting Management Accounting Financial Accounting Further FInancial Accounting Engineering Foundation Programme Core Units (Mandatory) Key Skills Maths Advanced Maths Research & Presentation Skills ICT IELTS Pathway Units (Select ONE OR BOTH if IELTS is not required) Chemistry Physics Medicine Foundation Programme This programme has been recognised by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) as meeting the academic requirements for application to the MBBS (Medicine) programme at UCLan. This does not exempt applicant from any stage of the MBBS at UCLan admissions process. If students have been offered a place on the UCLAN International Medical Programme, they MUST achieve at least 70% overall on the course and also achieve 7.0 in IELTS in all components. The Medicine Foundation Programme comprises the following strands:- Biology Chemistry Advanced Mathematics IELTS A programme of support for medical applications Please note the following important information:- The Programme is ONLY suitable for students who have undertaken at least one year equivalent of a Level 3 qualification already (e.g. the first year A-Level). Students MUST be at least 17 years old at the start of the academic year (i.e. 1st September) to qualify for the Programme. The Programme CAN OFFER an alternative route for students who have not achieved their potential in the first year of their Level 3 studies The Programme is NOT suitable for Medical Degrees other than the UCLAN Medical Degree Programme. If the grades to enter UCLAN ARE NOT achieved students can apply for degree courses including Medical Sciences at UCLAN along with Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences or Health related courses at a range of other universities. Enrolment Dates The enrolment date each year for the International Foundation Programme is September for either the One Year or Two Year Programme. If the 18 Month Programme is undertaken this would start in January each year. Please note that there is no 6 Month International Foundation Programme available. Results and Destinations Another outstanding set of examination results have been achieved by our Class of 2015 Foundation students. Around 85% of the students secured places onto their first choice degree course at their first choice university. [-]

International Foundation Programme

Abbey College Cambridge
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

We offer students three Foundation Pathways to prepare them to study at UK universities. On all 3 pathways students complete Core Skills modules in Mathematics, Information Technology, Presentation & Research Skills, and English for Academic Purposes. [+]

Best Course Studies in Economics and Administration 2017. We offer students three Foundation Pathways to prepare them to study at UK universities. On all 3 pathways students complete Core Skills modules in Mathematics, Information Technology, Presentation & Research Skills, and English for Academic Purposes. All three pathways are designed to give students a thorough grounding in the key concepts and theories they will meet during their undergraduate studies. Our Business, Economics and Accounting foundation pathway covers accounting, business studies, economics and mathematics for business. You will develop a critical understanding of organisations, markets, competition and added value. Typical university courses accessed by this pathway include Finance and Accounting, Economics, Business Management, International Business, Banking and Marketing. Our Engineering pathway is designed for students who want to go on to study engineering disciplines at university. You will focus on the building blocks of the discipline; physics, chemistry and mathematics. From here you will move on to consider, in detail mechanics, electricity, magnetism, solids and fluids. Typical university courses accessed by our Engineering pathway include Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computing and Technology. Our Science and Pharmacy pathway covers biology, chemistry, mathematics and core skills. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of chemical principles, study additional mathematics modules and gain practical scientific skills. You can apply these skills to a range of university courses and careers. Entry Requirements Course Start Date: September English Level (minimum): IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) Age: 17 years + Qualifications: 5 GCSE passes at grade C, or their equivalent “What I like most about Abbey Cambridge is its studious environment. I am motivated to work hard in my studies when I see others dong the same. Learning at Abbey Cambridge is very exciting, and the teachers give me the support I need to achieve my best.” Sunsovisal Ieng, Cambodia [-]

International Foundation Programme in Business

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. [+]

What is the International Foundation Programme? International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. The International Foundation Programme at DLD? At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Art and Music. The IFP in Business covers Mathematics, ICT, Presentation Skills, Economics and Business. Economics and Business make up 75% of the course. Students are taught the principles of starting new businesses, business management and business law. The Economics modules cover micro, macro and international economics. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is done in small classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff. How is it assessed? The Programme is externally accredited and moderated by NCFE. Core Skills 25% Written exams: Maths 1, Maths 2, and ICT; Essay and oral presentation: Research and Presentation Skills Business 37.5% Written exams: Business 1, 2 and 3 Economics 37.5% Written exams: Economics 1,2 and 3 Students without an Academic English score of 6.5 or higher are also required to attend Academic English classes as part of their programme. Exam Board: NCFE What do I need? Students should have score in Academic English of 5.0 or the equivalent. They should also have completed compulsory education as well as one year of high school education in their home country. After DLD The International Foundation Programme is recognised and approved by over 50 institutions, including those in the Russell Group. Successful graduation from the IFP in business may lead to entry to undergraduate programmes in Economics, Business, Management, Marketing and Law. Entry Requirements To study the International Foundation Programme (IFP), your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0. IFP students without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside IFP lessons. If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the IFP you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre-IFP) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level. “What I like about the IFP course is that it’s a fast track way to university as the course is just one year. The teachers are approachable and are always there if you have any problems.” Jason Htet – DLD Graduate [-]