Preparatory Year in Business Studies

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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, economics, and administration, this year will provide general studies to prepare them for more specific classes in school.

 

What is a Preparatory Year in Business, Economics and Administration? 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, economics, and administration, 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, Economics and Administration. 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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Pre-MIBA: GBS - Graduate Business Studies

American Graduate School of Business (AGSB)
Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland La Tour-de-Peilz

Graduate Business Studies was developed for those who already have a Bachelor degree and would like to enhance their basic business knowledge. It is ideal for those students who would like to join our master's program but who do not have sufficient background from their bachelor degree. [+]

Best Course Studies in Business Studies 2017. Graduate Business Studies was developed for those who already have a Bachelor degree and would like to enhance their basic business knowledge. It is ideal for those students who would like to join our master's program but who do not have sufficient background from their bachelor degree. [-]

Bridge Pathways

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Denver Philadelphia Springfield Columbus Purchase Bangor Grand Junction Saint Paul Church Argentina Buenos Aires Chile Santiago Brazil São Paulo East Village Costa Rica San José Spain Barcelona + 18 more

The Bridge Advantage As a leader in the education field, you can trust Bridge to be your guide, your advocate and your partner throughout this lifechanging experience. [+]

The Bridge Advantage The Bridge Advantage As a leader in the education field, you can trust Bridge to be your guide, your advocate and your partner throughout this lifechanging experience. Why Bridge? DIRECT ENTRY AND CONDITIONAL ADMISSION Degree-seeking students may apply for direct entry or conditional admission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. NO TOEFL REQUIRED After successful completion of the Intensive English Program our university partners will grant graduates TOEFL/IELTS waivers. SCHOLARSHIPS Bridge university partners offer on-campus ESL courses for degree-seeking students. You can quickly immerse yourself in campus life. ON-CAMPUS Bridge university partners offer competitive scholarships for international Capital University - Columbus, Ohio Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, Colorado Concordia University, St. Paul – St. Paul, Minnesota Husson University – Bangor, Maine Manhattanville College – Purchase, New York Metropolitan State University of Denver – Denver, Colorado Philadelphia University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Western New England University – Springfield, Massachusetts BridgeEnglish - Denver, Colorado [-]

A-Level Business

DLD College London
Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Business is a field that is undeniably important to society. Businesses and business leaders have been key architects of the digital age and the globalised world we inhabit. The challenge of managing finite resources in a way that satisfies a network of stakeholders is perhaps greater and more exciting than ever. [+]

Best Course Studies in Business Studies 2017. Why choose Business? Business is a field that is undeniably important to society. Businesses and business leaders have been key architects of the digital age and the globalised world we inhabit. The challenge of managing finite resources in a way that satisfies a network of stakeholders is perhaps greater and more exciting than ever. The ability to critically engage with businesses and the commercial world equips young people with the tools to excel in their careers and make a meaningful contribution to the progression of society. For many students, A Level Business will lay the groundwork for an exciting and lucrative career. What is Business at DLD? Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, A Level Business at DLD College allows learners to develop a holistic understanding of organisations in various business sectors and environments, drawing on local, national and global contexts. We embrace creativity and work to inculcate a measured approach to tackling questions that ultimately lead to justified judgments that avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Learners will apply a number of analytical techniques such as break-even analysis, investment appraisal tools and ratio analysis in order to investigate business opportunities and problems. They will be equipped to determine appropriate business strategy in a range of contexts. Business Tutors at DLD aim to create an atmosphere that is dynamic in terms of its delivery of subject material, stimulating and one that nurtures an awareness of events and issues within the global commercial environment. Students... [-]

Business A Level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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. What topics will I study? During the first year students will study six units, including 'What is Business?', 'Managers, leadership and decision making', 'Decision making to improve marketing, operations, finance and human resources'. During the second year students will study strategic decision making which will build on the functional areas from year one. What experiences will I get? You will have opportunities to take part in business challenge competitions. What are the entry requirements? You need at least five GCSEs at grade C or... [-]

Two-year A Level Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The CCSS two-year A Level programme is a popular and successful option for students. CCSS offers an enviable range of A Level subjects and we can usually accommodate any combination a student chooses. Students generally select four subjects in their first year and reduce this to three in their second year... [+]

Best Course Studies in Business Studies 2017. The CCSS two-year A Level programme is a popular and successful option for students. CCSS offers an enviable range of A Level subjects and we can usually accommodate any combination a student chooses. Students generally select four subjects in their first year and reduce this to three in their second year. Our teachers have remarkable expertise and offer high levels of individual support and enhanced learning opportunity. Our generous staffing ratios and teaching time result in students benefiting from twice as much teaching time per student than at other schools and colleges, resulting in the best possible learning experience and preparation for their examinations. The majority of our students join us aged between 16 and 18 years old and take A Levels over two years. Subject options Art Biology Business Chemistry Computer Science Economics English Literature Fashion and Textiles Film Studies French Geography German Government and Politics Graphic Design History History of Art Law Maths Media Studies Photography Physics Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish [-]

One-year A Level Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The CCSS one-year A Level fast-track programme is an exceptional opportunity to gain the gold-standard A Level qualification in just one year... [+]

Although subject specifications for A Levels are being reformed, these changes do not impact anyone taking one-year A Level courses starting in September 2015. The familiar specifications continue to be available this year. The CCSS one-year A Level fast-track programme is an exceptional opportunity to gain the gold-standard A Level qualification in just one year. On this course students take up to three subjects and it is suitable for students who have: completed secondary high school education abroad and need A Levels to enter a British university; completed lower sixth but need to re-cover AS in addition to learning the new A2 material, or want to take new subjects alongside an A2-based programme; taken A Levels but want to re-take. Re-take students generally graduate from CCSS with improved university options and a much clearer understanding of the skills required to make the best of degree-level work. Students are taught by experienced, professional and qualified staff who have considerable expertise in providing successful exam-oriented courses. Our teachers are positive, friendly and expert communicators. They are committed to helping students build confidence and enjoyment from study – essential ingredients of success. Very small group sizes (often two or three students) ensure that the one year option provides virtually bespoke provision. The pace is fast, and students all have a strong drive to succeed, resulting in a dynamic and focused programme. Subject Options Art Biology Business Studies Chemistry Economics English Literature Fashion and Textiles Film Studies French Geography Government and Politics Graphic Design... [-]

One year i/GCSE Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course... [+]

Best Course Studies in Business Studies 2017. CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course. Students usually take between five and seven subjects, depending on their background and future plans. This approach gives experience of a range of academic disciplines before choosing which subjects to study on the A-level programme. Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is an important element of the education for our younger students and this is interwoven in the GCSE programme. Who chooses a GCSE programme at CCSS? UK students who, after completing Year 9 or Year 10 at local schools feel that they will benefit from our small class sizes and personal attention or from our extensive subject range. Students whose families are planning to move to Cambridge and who seek a first class, success-focussed provision. International students who want to prepare for A-Level courses. Re-sit students who have not performed as well as they hoped and wish to retake GCSE in order to improve their grades and get a firm foundation for further education. Students who want to build upon GCSE success by quickly gaining additional GCSEs in new subjects that will open doors to a bright future. Individual support With an average class size of six, you receive strong individual support. Our Head of GCSE has a great rapport with students, you’ll meet every... [-]

Pre-Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge + 1 more

The Pre-Programme at CCSS is the perfect all round preparation for academic study, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK... [+]

The Pre-Programme at CCSS is the perfect all round preparation for academic study, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK. Ideal for students aged 14-17, each Pre-Programme gives the student a personalised learning experience. A blend of expert English Language teaching and the very best introduction to subject lessons, sports activities and cultural excursions creates a rewarding English learning experience. The Pre-Programme at CCSS is offered as a full one-year course and we can offer short courses for two terms, for one term and for half a term. All Pre-Programme Courses can lead to further full-time study at CCSS. “It was just a really supportive atmosphere. My teachers were great and always there, the small classes worked really well and you always felt looked after and that you were learning something useful. It was great. I am very pleased I did it.” Chaiwut Jinnawat [-]

Foundation Program- Access to Business

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Business Studies 2017. 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. Entry Qualifications Whilst it is an advantage that you have a full Level 2 qualification prior to entry on the course, the only requirement is that you hold at least a minimum of GCSE grade C, and a grade D in English and Maths (equivalent qualifications may also be accepted e.g. Functional Skills Level 2) Where could it lead? Successful completion of the course may allow you direct entry to university study on courses relating to Business, Law, Mathematics and Computing, such as , Finance and Accounting, Economics, Hospitality Management, Computer Games Design, International Relations or Marketing. [-]

Economics - Doctors (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University in Prague (ILPS CU)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The one-year course prepares students who have already received a university degree in their country and would like to continue in a doctoral programme at a university in the Czech Republic to be awarded, after successful completion, the title of Ph.D. [+]

The one-year course prepares students who have already received a university degree in their country and would like to continue in a doctoral programme at a university in the Czech Republic to be awarded, after successful completion, the title of Ph.D. The course is open to students who have been granted a scholarship by the Czech Republic government and self-paying students. Information regarding scholarships and necessary documents and other requirements may be obtained at authorized representatives of the Czech Republic (at your local Czech Embassy or Consulate). Requirements are: - A title for the project on which you would like to work - Declaration of Specialization - Submission of a copy of your university diploma and exam results - All documents must be in Czech or English up Course organization The preparatory course is divided into two semesters. The winter semester begins approximately mid-September with a two-week intensive course of Czech. The lessons are assigned to students according to the date of their arrival. In October students are split into different classes according to their specialization. During the winter semester, Czech language classes focus primarily on acquiring knowledge of basic grammar rules as well as the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) as required by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Curriculum is supplemented with English language lessons. The winter semester ends at the end of January. The first semester ends with Czech language semester exams. The summer semester starts at the beginning of February and lasts... [-]

Economics - Pre-Programme (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University in Prague (ILPS CU)
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Would you like to study Economics at a Czech university in English? [+]

Best Course Studies in Business Studies 2017. Would you like to study Economics at a Czech university in English? Apply for our Pre-Programme! The course will help you: - maximize your chance of entering the Faculty of your interest by teaching you the subjects (see below) knowledge of which is a prerequisite for passing the entrance exam. - give you essential basics in the Czech language; successful communication in this language is required for practical training in hospital during medical studies in the Czech Republic. - improve your command of English, and thereby boost the efficiency of your studies. Native speakers will have additional Czech language lessons instead. - adapt to the Czech life-style as well as in settling of all the necessary papers, permissions and other official documents required by the Czech administrative and legal bodies. [-]

Economics – Masters (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University in Prague (ILPS CU)
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying an Economics subject in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Hostivar. [+]

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying an Economics subject in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Hostivar or Poděbrady! Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge of Economics. Great emphasis is placed on specialist terminology and the ability to express oneself independently. In the summer semester students are able to attend lectures at selected universities. Prague-Hostivar Centre ATTENTION! IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016, ALL COURSES THAT HAVE BEEN TAUGHT AT THE PRAGUE-HLOUBĚTÍN CENTRE WILL BE MOVED TO THE PRAGUE-HOSTIVAŘ CENTRE! The major part of the winter semester is focused on learning Czech. Students will gain elememtary communication skills in Czech, and they will learn Czech grammar to an extent that will help them deal with day-to-day situations. Strong emphasis is placed on written productions and the ability to express ideas in Czech. In the fourth month of the course, students begin to learn terminology, for example, by close reading of technical texts, which is crucial for studying university/college programmes in the field of economics. The summer semester includes entrance exam preparatory seminar. As part of the seminar, students attend university/college lectures related to the programmes they apply to. Apart from mastering Czech, students will also take English lessons. Podebrady Centre The winter semester concludes with an end-of-semester exam, the summer semester concludes with the final exam. At the end of the course, students have the option of sitting a certified examination in Czech... [-]

Economics - Bachelors (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University in Prague (ILPS CU)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Preparatory courses for economics subjects take place in our centres in Prague-Hostivar and Poděbrady. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge which will be required [+]

Best Course Studies in Business Studies 2017. Preparatory courses for economics subjects take place in our centres in Prague-Hostivar and Poděbrady. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge which will be required for the university entrance exams - English and Maths, and in Poděbrady also the basics of General Studies. Our courses are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects: - Economics - Management - International Relations - Finance and Accounting - Business Economics - Marketing Prague-Hostivar Centre ATTENTION! IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016, ALL COURSES THAT HAVE BEEN TAUGHT AT THE PRAGUE-HLOUBĚTÍN CENTRE WILL BE MOVED TO THE PRAGUE-HOSTIVAŘ CENTRE! The major part of the winter semester is focused on learning Czech. Students will gain elememtary communication skills in Czech, and they will learn Czech grammar to an extent that will help them deal with day-to-day situations. Strong emphasis is placed on written productions and the ability to express ideas in Czech. Students will become familiar with cultural facts about the Czech Republic. The summer semester is focused on learning technical Czech, for example, by close reading of economic texts, which is a crucial part of university/college studies in the field of economics. Apart from Czech courses, students will also take English lessons and Maths. Podebrady Centre The preparatory course is divided into two semesters. The winter semester begins in September with a two-week intensive course of Czech. The lessons are assigned to students according to the date of their arrival.... [-]

Humanities - Bachelors (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University in Prague (ILPS CU)
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Would you like to study English, political science or tourism management? Preparation for the study of humanities subjects is offered at our centres in Prague-Krystal, Poděbrady, and for those interested in Master's programmes at [+]

Humanities - Bachelors Would you like to study English, political science or tourism management? Preparation for the study of humanities subjects is offered at our centres in Prague-Krystal, Poděbrady, and for those interested in Master's programmes at Prague-Hloubětín. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge for Humanities. Exceptionally gifted students over 18 years of age at our centre in Prague-Krystal may pay only for Czech lessons. They then later have the option of paying for supplementary lessons in other subjects based on their choices. Our courses are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects: - Law - Political Science - PR and Marketing - Sociology and Sociology-demography - Psychology (only at our centre Podebrady) - Czech for foreigners - Tourism Management - English (only at our centre in Prague-Krystal) [-]

Preparatory Year in Spain (+ 3 Years in US)

International Studies Abroad
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Helena Spain Sevilla Andalusia Australia Western Australia Wollongong Townsville Sydney United Kingdom London Edinburgh Reading Newcastle upon Tyne Queensland + 14 more

The First Year in Spain program allows students to earn Carroll College credits while enjoying the best Southern Europe has to offer: Andalusia’s fascinating history, culture, cuisine and climate. [+]

Best Course Studies in Business Studies 2017. First Year in Spain Three Years in the U.S. PATHWAY THROUGH SPAIN The First Year in Spain program allows students to earn Carroll College credits while enjoying the best Southern Europe has to offer: Andalusia’s fascinating history, culture, cuisine and climate. Students will spend a year in Seville, Spain, completing select coursework through cutting-edge distance learning technologies and occasional visits from Carroll College faculty. Upon successful completion of the first year, students will be automatically accepted at Carroll College and will then travel to Helena to complete the remainder of their four-year degree. WHAT’S INCLUDED? - housing - 24/7 emergency support - supervision by a qualified team of 8 full-time resident staff members in Seville for the entire academic year - a great line-up of overnight excursions and cultural activities in Seville - full tuition at the Seville campus, allowing students to enroll in 4 or 5 courses First Year in Seville also offers interested students the possibility of a study trip to the U.S. By visiting Carroll College in Helena, Montana, seeing the campus and meeting your future classmates in person, you’ll be ideally situated to make up your mind based on first-hand knowledge of whether Carroll is right for you. MAJORS OFFERED - Business Administration - Finance - Communication Studies - Environmental Studies: Policy and Project Management - Public Health - International Relations - History - English Writing & Literature • Philosophy - Theology - Classical Studies - Spanish - Ethics... [-]