Foundation Year Program in Finance

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A foundation year prepares students with knowledge about a particular area of study. Upon completion, many students will choose to enter a full degree program while others may choose to enter the work force.

What is a foundation year in finance? This program prepares individuals for the rigorous curriculum of finance. Programs will differ from school to school, but along with learning the basics of finance, many programs will equip students with the necessary skills required for degree-level study. These may include critically-reflective thinking, reading, and writing skills; report writing; innovative solutions and creative approaches to problems; retrieval and analysis; and data search.

Students who pursue this program often develop enhanced interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a variety of team roles. The program is also beneficial for those who continue on to earn a finance degree because they will likely have a better foundation than some of the other students.

Schools all over the world offer this type of education, and the costs involved can vary quite a bit. Calling the schools and asking about tuition and fees is the best way to know what your financial responsibilities are. Working part-time and receiving scholarships and/or financial aid can help ease the cost burden somewhat.

There are numerous careers that one can explore with a degree in finance. Common employers include insurance companies, commercial and investment banks, brokerage firms, real estate companies, and other financial intermediary companies. Typical job titles include finance manager, financial analyst, financial consultant, trading analyst, financial planner, logistics analyst, assistant auditor, merchandising executive, money manager, and mortgage banker. Individuals with a finance background are wanted in businesses of all sizes, and there are opportunities all over the world.

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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 Finance 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). [-]

Business Management FdA with optional pathways

Newcastle College
Campus Part time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

This course has been designed in conjunction with local employers and provides study options that will enable you to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to fulfill your potential in a supervisory/managerial capacity. [+]

Overview This course has been designed in conjunction with local employers and provides study options that will enable you to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to fulfill your potential in a supervisory/managerial capacity. You’re offered the opportunity to follow a pathway that is best suited to your interest and career development. You’ll also benefit from course tutors that have extensive industry knowledge and regularly engage in a variety of research and scholarly activity to help inform course content. FdA Business Management with Enterprise and Marketing You will learn how to develop marketing plans using relevant marketing tools and theories and make appropriate recommendations. You will also evaluate a range of marketing theories and tools and justify innovation solutions to organisational marketing problems using marketing analysis. FdA Business Management with Human Resource Management This Human resource pathway will enable you to evaluate appropriate Human resource systems for the management of an organisation. You will analyse staff the changing role of the HR professional whilst evaluating policies such as training and development, reward system and performance appraisal. FdA Business Management with Finance You will learn how to analyse appropriate financial management systems within the management of the organisation. You will also evaluate the financial risks that can face an organisation as well as types of financial risks. The pathway also evaluates corporate governance and the ethical issues in contemporary businesses. FdA Business Management with Leadership Within this pathway you will develop tools that will allow you to analyse leadership, management and organisational theories in a globalised world of business. You will also evaluate the relationship between individual personality, leadership and motivation and the effect this has on employee engagement. Entry Requirements Applicants must hold a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject e.g. BTEC National Diploma/ Certificate or GNVQ Advanced /NVQ level 3 or at least 1 GCE ‘A’ Level (or 2 Scottish Highers) at grade D or above. Applicants over 21 with none of the above but with the appropriate occupational experience may be accepted. If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS of 5.5 or higher. Students should hold a minimum of Level 2 in numeracy and literacy. Course content – year one: Personal and Professional Development 1, Work-Based Learning 1, The Contemporary Business Environment, Managing Business Organisations, Finance Fundamentals. Optional module: Human Resource Management, Marketing Essentials, Management Accounting and Principles of Management. Course content – year two: Personal and Professional Development 2, Work-Based Learning 2, Operations and Quality Management, Leadership, Innovation and Change. Optional module: Employment Law, Employee Relations, Human Resource Development, International Marketing, E-marketing, Accounting Systems and Auditing, Financial Reporting, European Business, Leading People and Teams, Contemporary Issues in Leadership and Management, Project Management or Marketing Planning. Professional placements Work placements are an integral part of this course and are supported through our dedicated work placement team. We offer you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in specialist areas with live projects via our strong employer links. Learning and assessment The course contains a number of learning and teaching strategies including new theories and models. Frameworks will be presented and discovered through formal lectures, directed reading and peer learning. Assessment methods include practical activities, role play, delivering presentations, timed tests, preparation of business plans, written reports and a work-based learning project. Career and progression opportunities This course will open a wide range of opportunities to embark on a career in a supervisory or managerial capacity in the public and private sector. Academic progression is also available through our one-year BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up) which includes five pathways of Enterprise and Marketing, Business Management, Human Resources, Leadership, and Finance. [-]

Foundation Year Programme

Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance - BIBF
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Bahrain Manama

The Foundation Year Programme aims to provide students with a Bahrain High School diploma or other qualification below the standard entry qualification for a UK degree programme with the basic knowledge and skills required for degree-level study. The level of attainment is benchmarked against the UK’s Qualifications... [+]

Best Course Studies in Finance 2017. Foundation Year Programme The Foundation Year Programme aims to provide students with a Bahrain High School diploma or other qualification below the standard entry qualification for a UK degree programme with the basic knowledge and skills required for degree-level study. The level of attainment is benchmarked against the UK’s Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)’s ‘A’ level standard. Introductory modules in subjects related to Banking, Finance and Accounting will form the basis for more in-depth and specialized study in later years of the Diploma programme. Subject-specific study is combined with modules emphasizing the acquisition and practice of the personal and study skills which students will find essential to their success in the Diploma and beyond. A UK organization has visited the BIBF and over the next few weeks will be undertaking an evaluation of the Foundation Year programme to determine how it compares with qualifications in the UK education system. The programme has already been validated by a British university and the BIBF also provides TNE programmes for US and UK universities in Bahrain. Hopefully by working with this organization BIBF will ensure that our students are able to use the Foundation Year to enter universities in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada; basically anywhere they choose. In addition, students who pass the international foundations programme will be able to enter all of BIBF’s undergraduate programmes as well. Programme Intended Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this programme, participants will be able to demonstrate: A – KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING Knowledge of some of the contexts in which business and finance operate, including institutional, ethical, social, regulatory and professional contexts. Knowledge of some of the technical language and practices of business and finance. B – INTELLECTUAL SKILLS Ability to evaluate information, arguments and evidence, taking into consideration internal and external factors, assess appropriateness of fact and opinion, and alternative courses of action, and make informed judgments. Ability to apply knowledge of business and finance practices to problems and issues arising from familiar and some unfamiliar situations. C – PRACTICAL SKILLS Not applicable D – TRANSFERABLE SKILLS & PERSONAL QUALITIES Numeracy skills, including the ability to work with financial and other numerical data, and knowledge of statistical concepts. Communication skills, including oral and written presentation skills. Ability to use basic software and IT packages for business and study, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and information search engines. A capacity for independent and self-managed learning. Ability to work in groups. Teaching and Learning Support The support provided to students will follow the BIBF Code of Practice on Quality Assurance Chapter III. Program-specific provisions are set out below. Student Induction - A half-day orientation is run for the programme. The orientation comprises an introduction to BIBF and the programme by the BIBF Director, the Head of the Academic and Executive Center, and the Academic Coordinator. Students receive the programme structure, timetable and calendar for the year, BIBF Student Handbook, the Student Charter and University of Wales Programme Handbook, and are given a tour of BIBF’s facilities. Student Support - All students are allocated a personal tutor at the start of the academic year, who meets with them regularly to offer advice and guidance on a range of academic and non-academic matters. Learning Materials - Students have access to BIBF’s on-site library, as well as on-line access to the University of Wales’ library. The BIBF building is fully wi-fi enabled. Learning materials include module handbooks, PowerPoint slides, handouts, one main textbook and supplementary recommended reading per module. Programme Structure Four courses are taken each semester (plus an intensive IELTS course for students with an overall score under 6.0). Each course meet twice a week for two hours. Each semester will consist of 12 weeks of teaching, one week of revision/self-study, and one week of examinations. The duration is in one academic year, September-July. Students must pass all modules in order to successfully complete the programme. Entry Requirements The programme starts with the Foundation Year. Applicants are required to have: An acceptable high school leaving qualification High school diploma IB Diploma 3 GCSE A levels Proof of proficiency in English (if not a native speaker) IELTS academic test score of 5.5 (minimum) or equivalent score in TOEFL [-]