Preparatory Year Programs in 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 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
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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. -
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Avicenna International College
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NCUK – IFY Business Stream is an excellent Foundation Year program which prepares AIC students for guaranteed admission to a Partner UK university or studies at any other pres ... +

NCUK – IFY Business Stream is an excellent Foundation Year program which prepares AIC students for guaranteed admission to a Partner UK university or studies at any other prestigious university in Europe, Australia or the USA. -
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Divan International
Amman, Jordan

NCUK established a foundation year for international students from around the globe to be qualified for studying the Bachelor Degree in 16 UK universities and 27 worldwide. IF ... +

NCUK established a foundation year for international students from around the globe to be qualified for studying the Bachelor Degree in 16 UK universities and 27 worldwide. IFY designed for all academic streams: Science, Engineering and Business, upon students’ selections and desires. IELTS, TOEFL or Password specific achievement grade is required. -
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NCUK
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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.

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Dongbei University of Finance & Economics
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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. -
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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 ... +

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Oxford Sixth Form College
Oxford, United Kingdom

The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) in Business is a one-year academic qualification for students aged 17+, that provides guaranteed access to thousands of university ... +

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Foundation Year
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The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Our applied foundations in Business (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Fast Track), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation to pro ... +

Our applied foundations in Business (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Fast Track), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation to progress to higher qualifications in business and management. Employers, representatives from professional bodies and higher education experts have offered extensive guidance to design our , qualifications. The course aims to provide you with an engaging and stimulating syllabus that balances your future professional needs alongside your academic progression. Topics covered are business environments, marketing, and budgeting. The course’s broad scope will leave you with many options upon graduating. -
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Schellhammer Business School
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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. -
Foundation Year
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ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Students can enter at either Stage 1 (University Foundation) or Stage 2 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the seco ... +

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Foundation Year
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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
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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
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University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

The internet, web and social media are vital to our personal and business lives. The pace of technological advancement means the need for skilled and qualified Business Comput ... +

The internet, web and social media are vital to our personal and business lives. The pace of technological advancement means the need for skilled and qualified Business Computing graduates are in high demand within the modern-day business. This fantastic undergraduate pathway has a very practical focus and gives students the opportunity to learn a range of developmental tools. -
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2 semesters
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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
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United International Business Schools
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This program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses ... +

This program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. Refer to the undergraduate admission requirements for further details. -
Foundation Year
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06 Apr 2020
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