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Top 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 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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9 Results in Business Studies

University Canada West (UCW)

We understand that some students do not have professional or academic qualifications but wish to pursue the MBA program. Students have the option of completing the four M ... [+]

MBA Foundation

We understand that some students do not have professional or academic qualifications but wish to pursue the MBA program. Students have the option of completing the four MBA Foundation courses. In order to qualify for admission to the MBA program, students will need to earn a grade of B or better on each Foundation course.

Course Structure

The MBA Foundation includes courses in the following areas:

MBAF 501 – Business & Academic Writing

Students will learn to compose written documents and presentations that will help them succeed in MBA coursework and the workplace. Students will learn to analyze context and audience, to determine purpose and message content, and to integrate effective visual design in order to create written workplace communication that can be received, understood, used and retrieved efficiently, quickly, and accurately.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
Online
L.U.de.S Lugano Campus

With us, you will get the unique opportunity to get a real hands-on experience in the world of Entrepreneurship based on a learning-by-doing approach. The program has a d ... [+]

During the two weeks course in Entrepreneurship, you will be mentored by coaches and not professors. You will be working together in a co-shared space instead of classrooms and you will be challenged like real Entrepreneurs.

You will be required to use your judgment, acquired knowledge, make observations and establish an understanding of market needs for which you will have to develop product solutions. Together with your team, you will examine the business potential of your ideas and their chances of success.

Additionally, you will be exposed to visiting experts who will perform ad hoc sessions on various topics of interest.

You will acquire basic information on entrepreneurship and 21st-century skills in functional ways.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
Open Enrollment
Part-time
2 weeks
Campus
The School of Management and Research

Located in a city known for culture, diversity, fascinating history of over 2000 years, language, education and sporting institutions, the School of Management & Rese ... [+]

TSMR pre-doctoral programme allows you to develop skills for their doctoral degree; it is a tailored programme, which will help you understand professional and academic research and equip you to be able to critique methods and research positions.

WHO CAN REGISTER? Anyone with interest and the requisite qualification Masters Degree or 1st Degree (Hons) with 5years working experience Higher Diploma with 5> years working experience O & A Level of 10 years or more working experience English Language Qualification (Level 5 IELT/ TEFL Minimum)

If you want to know more about your preferred course send your inquiry to registry@tsmr.org.uk

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United Kingdom Cardiff
February 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Exeter College

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 resea ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
City and Islington College

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 achie ... [+]

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 ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Bucksmore Education

The Global University Preparation provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to understand and prepare for university application across the world’s top countries ... [+]

The Global University Preparation provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to understand and prepare for university application across the world’s top countries for higher education; the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.

Taking place in a global city, students will compare the processes and requirements for entrance to leading institutions, whilst also developing their own applications. By the end of the course, students will have decided on the course and nation(s) they want to apply to, and will have the first draft of their application ready to be submitted.

Included in Bucksmore Young Entrepreneurs Full-board accommodation Insurance Airport transfers Personalised report card & certificate Entrances to attractions on excursions Full activity programme Course Details ... [-]
United Arab Emirates Dubai
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Dongbei University of Finance & Economics

GIME foundation program will help students to prepare and get through the transition smoothly for future studies in the university. This program has been designed careful ... [+]

GIME 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 it is based on preparing students who need extra support to enhance their chances of educational success. Thus, GIME will provide Automatic Certifications to the students once they pass all the components and qualify them to enter GIME degree programs.

Curriculum Introduction to Chinese Introduction to Business Studies Business Communication Reporting Skills English Language Register Date Mid-March Mid-June Course Length 16 weeks 8 weeks Tuition and Program Fee 15.000 RMB ($2,300 USD approximately) 8.000 RMB (... [-]
China Dalian
June 2019
Full-time
8 - 16 weeks
Campus
NCUK

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? ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
6 - 9 months
Campus
Kühne Logistics University - KLU

As the German Abitur (high school leaving certificate) is held to such a high standard, it is often quite difficult for international applicants to meet the equivalent. W ... [+]

As the German Abitur (high school leaving certificate) is held to such a high standard, it is often quite difficult for international applicants to meet the equivalent. With international high school diplomas, direct entry is usually not an option. In order to bridge the gap, KLU offers students the opportunity to complete our Preparation Program at our partner institution in Berlin.

All interested students are asked to apply for our Bachelor of Science Program and if you do not satisfy the German eligibility requirements for studying your bachelor's degree at KLU, you could be eligible to enroll in the Preparation Program. Once you have submitted all of your documents, our admission team will review your application and depending on your eligibility offer a study spot.... [-]

Germany Hamburg
August 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus