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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MBA Foundation

University Canada West (UCW)
Online Campus Full time April 2019 Canada Vancouver

We understand that some students do not have the 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. [+]

MBA Foundation

We understand that some students do not have the 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 Requirements Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA between C+ (2.33) and B- (2.99) and Have one of the following: Acceptable score on a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has been written in the last five years. An appropriate Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng). A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Commerce (BComm) or equivalent. A minimum of two (2) years documented professional or management experience. OR Applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 out of 4.33 scale (or equivalent) or better but do not have the required test score, professional designation or business/management background may be admitted to the MBA Foundation courses. IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band, or equivalent (for students whose first language is not English) [-]

Summer school in Entrepreneurship

L.U.de.S Lugano Campus
Campus Part time 2 weeks Open Enrollment Switzerland Lugano

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 programme has a duration of 2 weeks and it is based on a learning-by-doing approach. It means that you will work in international teams on a real business project. At the end of our programmes you will be awarded with 3 ECTS that may be recognized by Universities as part of your Bachelor Degree. You also have the amazing opportunity to top-up your skill by participating in extracurricular experiences such as: Mindfulness, Malta Adventure and additional Business English classes. Malta is the best place for you to start building up for your future career path: it is safe, sunny and it is an English Speaking country. [+]

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 judgement, adquired 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.... [-]


Business A Level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 ... [-]

International Masters Foundation Programme

London South Bank University
Campus Full time 1 - 3 semesters September 2019 United Kingdom London

Preparatory programmes for prospective postgraduate international students who aren't currently eligible for direct entry to an LSBU postgraduate degrees in Business and related fields. [+]

This course is only open to International students from non-EU countries.

This programme is ideal for independent, non-EU students who have completed an undergraduate degree programme and are looking for guaranteed progression (subject to achieving specified to a Master's level degree in the UK.

The Master's Foundation will allow you to improve your English whilst learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master's degree studies.

You will study and live on campus so that you are part of University life from the start. This includes full use of the all the university's academic, social and sporting facilities.

Mode

Full-time (up to 25 hours per week)... [-]


Preparatory Program

Kühne Logistics University - KLU
Campus Full time 10 months August 2019 Germany Hamburg

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Pre-doctoral degree

The School of Management and Research
Online & Campus Combined February 2019 United Kingdom Cardiff

Located in a city known for culture, diversity, fascinating history of over 2000 years, language, education and sporting institutions, the School of Management & Research are delighted to know that you are interested in knowing or registering onto our Professional Online/blended MBA and Doctorate programmes. [+]

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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Foundation of English Language

Dongbei University of Finance & Economics
Campus Full time 8 - 16 weeks March 2019 China Dalian

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. [+]

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/ Course Length/ Tuition and Program Fee Mid-March - 16 weeks - 15.000 RMB ($2,300 USD approx.) Mid-June - 8 weeks - 8.000 RMB ($1,300 USD approx.) [-]

International Year One

NCUK
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months August 2019 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? ... [-]