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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 tr… Read more

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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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
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Gulf College Oman
Seeb , Oman

Gulf College offers the International Foundation Programme in partnership with WE Bridge Academy, UK. This exciting new partnership allows us to expand our well-established pr ... +

Gulf College offers the International Foundation Programme in partnership with WE Bridge Academy, UK. This exciting new partnership allows us to expand our well-established programme in Cardiff to even more students who are looking to progress to university. It is a full-time programme and provides students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to embark upon undergraduate study at an overseas university. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
28 Mar 2021
14 Mar 2021
Campus
 
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Wels , Austria

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selec ... +

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English, German
Campus
 

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Schellhammer Business School
Marbella , Spain

The Online University Foundation programme is aimed at students who are looking at gaining university entry or practical management experience in order to enhance their job pr ... +

The Online University Foundation programme is aimed at students who are looking at gaining university entry or practical management experience in order to enhance their job prospects. Upon completion, students receive a Level 3 Diploma. Students can then apply for admission onto a full on-campus Undergraduate Degree Bachelor’s degree programme from Schellhammer Business School or UK universities. Alternatively, students can continue their on-line studies up to Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete an Undergraduate Top-Up degree on-campus. Both options are available at Schellhammer Business School or UK universities. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
08 Feb 2021
Online
 
Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai , United Arab Emirates

The International Foundation Programme is a 30-week programme designed for students who wish to study at Middlesex University Dubai but who may not meet the necessary entry re ... +

The International Foundation Programme is a 30-week programme designed for students who wish to study at Middlesex University Dubai but who may not meet the necessary entry requirements for direct entry onto one of our undergraduate programmes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
30 weeks
English
Campus
 
Suzhou Centennial College
Suzhou , China

The Business Foundations program is an alternate offering intended for students who have applied to enter an undertaking at the School of Business, but who may not currently m ... +

The Business Foundations program is an alternate offering intended for students who have applied to enter an undertaking at the School of Business, but who may not currently meet the English communications admission requirements. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
NCUK
Manchester , United Kingdom +18 More

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. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Aug 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
Apeldoorn , Netherlands

This pre-master program is designed specifically for students who have completed a bachelor however are not yet qualified to start their master's at Wittenborg.

This pre-master program is designed specifically for students who have completed a bachelor however are not yet qualified to start their master's at Wittenborg. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 
University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Berlin , Germany +1 More

Your bachelor’s degree might feel like a lifetime ago with new technology, theories, and research entering your field of interest. Refresh your memory with a pre-master course ... +

Your bachelor’s degree might feel like a lifetime ago with new technology, theories, and research entering your field of interest. Refresh your memory with a pre-master course at UE. The pre-master for Business and Sports, Media & Event programs teaches the first semester of Business & Management Studies (B.Sc.). The following topics are taught: Business Administration Basics, Accounting & Mathematics, Value Chain Management, Economics: Theory and Business English. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Regent College London
Wembley , United Kingdom +3 More

The FdSc Business Management degree will provide you with an intellectual insight into the exciting world of Business and its different sectors.

The FdSc Business Management degree will provide you with an intellectual insight into the exciting world of Business and its different sectors. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
St Clare's Oxford
Oxford , United Kingdom

St Clare’s is an international, independent centre of excellence in Oxford established in 1953. We welcome students from over 40 countries. Our Business Foundation is a year-l ... +

St Clare’s is an international, independent centre of excellence in Oxford established in 1953. We welcome students from over 40 countries. Our Business Foundation is a year-long programme that prepares you for university study at highly ranked universities in the UK, Europe and beyond. -
Foundation Year Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
United International Business Schools
Zürich , Switzerland +8 More

This optional program allows students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor's degree or equivalent to earn up to an additional 30 credits in leveling courses in order to ... +

This optional program allows students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor's degree or equivalent to earn up to an additional 30 credits in leveling courses in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. -
Foundation Year
Part-time
English
Online
 
Dongbei University of Finance & Economics
Dalian , China

The Foundation Program will help students to prepare and get through the transition smoothly for future studies in the university. This program has been designed carefully and ... +

The Foundation Program will help students to prepare and get through the transition smoothly for future studies in the university. This program has been designed carefully and is based on preparing students who need extra support to enhance their chances of educational success. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
8 - 16 weeks
English
Campus
 
Meritus University
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

The Foundation in Business Management program offered by MERITUS UNIVERSITY enables a student to build a solid understanding of the fundamentals of a business environment as w ... +

The Foundation in Business Management program offered by MERITUS UNIVERSITY enables a student to build a solid understanding of the fundamentals of a business environment as well as develop the necessary attitude and aptitude to thrive in a competitive environment. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Avicenna International College
Budapest , Hungary

Avicenna Business Foundation Program (BFP) is designed for those international students who have finished high school and would like to continue their studies in Europe in the ... +

Avicenna Business Foundation Program (BFP) is designed for those international students who have finished high school and would like to continue their studies in Europe in the English language-based university. BFP will provide a strong basis in general and academic English for the students and also offer some understanding of basic business-related subjects. Our graduates can apply to any European or North American university. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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