Preparatory Year in Business Studies

Top Preparatory Year Programs in Business Studies

Business Studies

A preparatory year is meant to prepare those who have graduated from high school for a smooth transition into university study. If students are interested in business this year will provide general studies to prepare them for more specific classes in school.

What is a Preparatory Year in Business Studies? This year provides general information and skills to prepare students for more specialized training in business school. Students will be introduced to basic business fundamentals, as well as taught skills to help them gain employment and thrive in the workplace.

For those who know they want to work in business a preparatory year is beneficial in preparing them for future studies, future employability, and life in general. Students will have a leg up over others who have not had a year of preparation and training, since this preparation and training can increase confidence and hiring prospects. The program provides skills such as interview strategies, written and oral communication, leadership, team working, and interpersonal skills.

There are many international programs that offer a Preparatory Year in Business. Costs can vary quite a bit from one school to another, so research individual schools and contact them directly to find out what your financial responsibilities would be.

While a preparatory year may provide students with enough knowledge to enter the workforce at the entry-level position, most students go on to further their studies. Future careers can be expected in regulatory bodies, financial institutions, finance departments in non-financial businesses, and consulting companies. Most preparatory programs prepare students for employment in a global setting.

If you have a full-time job or a family and you need flexibility in your school schedule, many schools offer online courses so that you can get your education remotely. Depending on the school, you may be able to take the entire year online. Other students may prefer to learn in a classroom environment. 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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Summer Entrepreneurship

Vesalius College
Campus 10 days July 2018 Belgium Brussels

This summer school lets you explore and experience the joy of creating unique solutions to market opportunities and turning these into a business plan. After completing the programme successfully, you will earn 6 transferrable ECTS credits. [+]

10-Day ‘Innovative Entrepreneurship Summer School’

Welcome to the 2018 Innovative Entrepreneurship Summer School. This summer school lets you explore and experience the joy of creating unique solutions to market opportunities and turning these into a business plan. After completing the programme successfully, you will earn 6 transferrable ECTS credits.

This summer school is for creative entrepreneurial students who are willing to take risks in the marketplace. If you are creative, forward-thinking, wanting to share a unique summer with other like-minded students, then you should not miss this opportunity. No prior knowledge is required. All that is required is your passion and intellect.... [-]


International Year One

NCUK
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

The International Year One (IYOne) is a credit bearing qualification that enables you to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree at an NCUK university. [+]

The International Year One (IYOne) is a credit bearing qualification that enables you to enter the second year of an undergraduate degree at an NCUK university. The International Year One is currently available in 7 countries worldwide, including the UK.

We offer business, accounting & finance, economics, events management and engineering options that lead to hundreds of second year degrees at a range of leading universities.

WHY SHOULD I STUDY THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR ONE?

The International Year One is ideal for students who are looking to:

Study locally for an extra year and gain university credits to transfer to a full degree; Experience an international learning environment and build up a global network of contacts; Benefit from smaller class sizes and personalised support before entering university. How long does it take? Accelerated Programme: Six months Standard Programme: Nine Months What do I study on the International Year One? ... [-]

Pre-Master's Course in Business Administration

INTO London
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months April 2018 United Kingdom London

Academic preparation for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in subject areas such as Accounting, Banking, Humanities, Law, Media Studies and Politics at a choice of leading UK universities. [+]

Academic preparation for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in subject areas such as Accounting, Banking, Humanities, Law, Media Studies and Politics at a choice of leading UK universities.

Why apply? guaranteed university placement for all successful students recognised by over 80 universities a quality-assured university validated programme multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

2 terms (6 months) - 90 credits with a higher entry requirement 3 terms (9 months) - 120 credits with a lower entry requirement and extra English language tuition 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.... [-]


Business A Level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Exeter

The focus of AQA AS Business is on small to medium-sized businesses operating within national markets. It covers the issues involved in a business start-up, such as research and planning, as well as the factors that determine success. [+]

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The focus of AQA AS Business is on small to medium-sized businesses operating within national markets. It covers the issues involved in a business start-up, such as research and planning, as well as the factors that determine success. It considers how established businesses might improve their effectiveness by making tactical decisions throughout the business. A Level Business builds on the AS units by considering more complex business scenarios and focusing on strategy.

The course will be taught by the use of small group work, self-directed research and presentation, class discussion and lectures. All units taught in year one are assessed across two papers at the end of the year. Paper 1 is assessed through multiple choice questions, short answer questions and mini case study data response questions. Paper 2 is assessed by short answer questions and the use of a case study for data response questions. There is no course work option.... [-]


CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Campus Full time 5 days July 2018 China Shanghai Shenzhen Beijing Ghana Accra + 4 more

The CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp is the ideal programme to let “you get your toes wet” before you take the dive. As part of an elite group of participants, you will have a unique opportunity to come to Shanghai for one week to live and experience China and the CEIBS MBA to the fullest. [+]

Highlights

The CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp is the ideal programme to let “you get your toes wet” before you take the dive. As part of an elite group of participants, you will have a unique opportunity to come to Shanghai for one week to live and experience China and the CEIBS MBA to the fullest. The programme will expose you to our MBA curriculum with some of our most distinguished professors as well as let you dive right into Shanghai life and China business, giving you a real feel of how things are done in this part of the world.

Requirements and Application Process

The programme is open to a limited number of Chinese and international applicants who are considering an MBA degree in the near future. You must be either currently enrolled or have graduated from an accredited undergraduate university programme anywhere in the world, preferably with a minimum of one-year work experience. Space is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis. Your application will be evaluated and upon initial approval, you will be invited for a brief 15 minutes phone / Skype interview.... [-]


Foundation Program- Access to Business

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Boston

This Access to Business Studies programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Business and Marketing, Law, Computing, or Finance fields. [+]

This Access to Business Studies programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Business and Marketing, Law, Computing, or Finance fields.

This course is available in Boston.

Successful completion of the course could also lead to progress onto the College's University Level courses. You could study the HNC/HND in Business, Travel and Tourism Management on your doorstep and at up to half the cost of university fees.

What will I do?

The Diploma is gained by achieving 24 Level 3 credits in Business.

You will also choose 2 more main subjects to gain 15 credits. These subjects included Law, Maths and Computing.

Alongside these 3 main subjects you must also gain 3 Level 3 credits in Study Skills: Research and Referencing and 3 Level 3 credits in IT for Academic Purposes.... [-]


UK Sixth Form Studies for International Students: A-Levels

City and Islington College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

The College boasts an outstanding record of achievement for A Level students. In 2013, the overall pass rate was an impressive 98% from 1,622 entries – and students achieved a 100% pass rate in 22 subjects. Our dedicated staff and exceptional partnerships with universities have helped... [+]

The A Level programme is studied at Level 3 over a two year period. You will study in a traditional way where your final grades will be based on end of year exams.

The qualification is divided into an AS Level (year 1) and an A2 Level (year 2) which each make up 50% of your overall grade. Most students take 4 subjects in their first year and 3 in their second year. We have 34 subjects available at A Level (22 of which have a 100% pass rate):

Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computing Critical and Contextual Studies Dance Drama & Theatre Studies Economics Electronics English Language & Literature English Literature Film Studies Fine Art French Further Mathematics Geography German Government & Politics OCR Graphics History Italian Mathematics Media Studies Music Music Technology Philosophy Photography Physics Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Textiles Turkish ... [-]

Pre-MBA Program for International Students

California State University, East Bay, College of Business & Economics
Campus Full time 10 weeks September 2018 USA Hayward Concord Oakland Russia Moscow Singapore + 5 more

The CSUEB Pre-MBA program is offered in two 10-week quarters: Pre-MBA I and Pre-MBA II. Admission requirements are different for the two quarters. Students can join either, depending on their background and needs. [+]

This program, co-sponsored by the CSUEB College of Business and Economics, is designed to assist the international student community in achieving acceptance into the CSUEB MBA program through an intensive course of study that combines GMAT and TOEFL preparation courses, and MBA foundation course work. You will also receive assistance with the MBA application process.Program OverviewThe CSUEB Pre-MBA program is offered in two 10-week quarters: Pre-MBA I and Pre-MBA II. Admission requirements are different for the two quarters. Students can join either, depending on their background and needs.In Pre-MBA I, students take one MBA foundation course, a Business Case Study English class, and intensive GMAT and TOEFL preparation.In Pre-MBA II, students take two MBA foundation courses, as well as GMAT and TOEFL preparation as needed.This is a full-time, international student program and upon admission, an I-20 will be issued to obtain a student visa. If you are unable to reach the requirements for admission into the CSUEB MBA program after completion of a quarter in either Pre-MBA II or two consecutive quarters in Pre-MBA I and Pre-MBA II, you are permitted to extend the Pre-MBA program for an additional quarter to complete your requirements.Note: Enrollment in the Pre-MBA Program does not guarantee admission into the MBA program at CSUEB. ... [-]