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A preparatory year is designed to prepare high school graduates and older students for university studies. For those interested in a career in business, this year will provide general education that either is required for, or will assist in, earning a degree.   You may be wondering, what is a Preparatory Year in Business? This program will prepare students of all ages for business school. It… Read more

A preparatory year is designed to prepare high school graduates and older students for university studies. For those interested in a career in business, this year will provide general education that either is required for, or will assist in, earning a degree.

You may be wondering, what is a Preparatory Year in Business? This program will prepare students of all ages for business school. It is available for high school graduates, as well as university students who have decided to focus on earning a business degree. Education includes introducing business fundamentals, exploring international dimensions of business in a global economy, and general management skills. Many schools also offer internships in order to practice the learned skills in a real working environment.

Taking a Preparatory Year in Business is beneficial in many ways. Students will learn skills that will prepare them for applying for a job, as well as practical skills that will help them in the workplace and other areas of their life. These competencies include CV presentation, interview skills, computer literacy, oral communication, written communication, leadership, team working, and interpersonal skills.

There are many international programs that offer preparation for a career in business. Costs vary greatly depending on the location and specific program being offered. Contact the school of interest to inquire about specific costs and program duration.

Once you earn a degree in business, you may be able to take advantage of many types of career opportunities. Some students may choose to focus specifically on certain specialties while in school, while others find their preferred focus once they have started a career. Examples of careers include those in sales, finance, consulting, accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, leadership development, real estate, corporate responsibility, and retail.

If studying remotely is of interest to you, see if your school of choice offers online classes for your preparatory year. 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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Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Arden’s BA (Hons) Business & Computing degree is available to study with a fully integrated, supportive foundation year. The foundation year equips you with academic skill ... +

Arden’s BA (Hons) Business & Computing degree is available to study with a fully integrated, supportive foundation year. The foundation year equips you with academic skills to succeed on your full undergraduate degree in business and computing, including basic numeracy and research skills, as well as IT and business topics. In this computing course, you’ll study computer technology, information systems and the business environment, which apply to a range of sectors. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 12 years
English
Online
 
Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Middlesex University Dubai International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a 180 credit programme that aims to provide students with the required skills for entry into one of ... +

The Middlesex University Dubai International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a 180 credit programme that aims to provide students with the required skills for entry into one of our undergraduate programmes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Jan 2022
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 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Foundation program gives you an opportunity to sample your future areas of study. This helps you choose which Degree program to pursue.

The Foundation program gives you an opportunity to sample your future areas of study. This helps you choose which Degree program to pursue. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom

Hertfordshire Business School has been teaching for over 50 years and put theory into real-life work experience to give students a head start in the competitive national and i ... +

Hertfordshire Business School has been teaching for over 50 years and put theory into real-life work experience to give students a head start in the competitive national and international job markets. You'll learn principles of accounting, economics and marketing, and choose from a variety of other subject options. Strong partnerships with the industry ensure the curriculum is up to date and meets business needs, plus you can add a language and/or study a language overseas. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
24 Jan 2022
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
 
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
 
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. -
Foundation Year
Part-time
English
Campus
 
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 ... +

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 second year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criteria are met. Stage 1 and 2 take place in ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefit from small class sizes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

Northampton Business School has over 3500 students from across the globe and is renowned for high-quality teaching and research supported by strong links with industry and com ... +

Northampton Business School has over 3500 students from across the globe and is renowned for high-quality teaching and research supported by strong links with industry and commerce. The University of Northampton's Enterprise Club inspires enterprise in all forms and offers free membership to staff and students. If you have an idea and the motivation to succeed The Enterprise Club can set you on the path to success. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
Lancaster Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

International Foundation Year is designed for students who either do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry (English level, school qualifications, etc.) or would lik ... +

International Foundation Year is designed for students who either do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry (English level, school qualifications, etc.) or would like to gain additional subject or academic skills confidence prior to the start of their degree course. International Foundation in Business provides an introduction to the world of economics and finance and guarantees progression onto BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance or BSc (Hons) Business Management (subject to meeting the required criteria). -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The International Foundation Programme is a full-time, one-year programme. It is designed to prepare you for degree-level study within the College of Arts Humanities and Socia ... +

The International Foundation Programme is a full-time, one-year programme. It is designed to prepare you for degree-level study within the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Campus
 
L.U.de.S Lugano Campus
Lugano, Switzerland

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 durati ... +

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 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 programs, you will be awarded 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. -
Preparatory Programs
Part-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Sopot University of Applied Sciences
Sopot, Poland

Sopot University of Applied Sciences offers Foundation Years for students who are not eligible for direct entry into our undergraduate degrees. A Foundation Year may be the op ... +

Sopot University of Applied Sciences offers Foundation Years for students who are not eligible for direct entry into our undergraduate degrees. A Foundation Year may be the option for those who don’t have the traditional entry qualifications for their undergraduate degree of choice. Our Foundation Years can provide a route into several different subjects at our University. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English, Polish
Campus