Preparatory Year Programs in Business

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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The University of Law Business School Undergraduate
London, United Kingdom

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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Full-time
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Avicenna International College
Budapest, Hungary

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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Full-time
English
05 Apr 2020
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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
English
Sep 2020
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
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NCUK
Manchester, United Kingdom

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 months
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Dongbei University of Finance & Economics
Dalian, China

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. -
Preparatory Programs
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8 weeks
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Campus
 
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
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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. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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 ... +

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 degrees. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
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
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
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
28 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Kühne Logistics University
Hamburg, Germany

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 i ... +

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. -
Preparatory Programs
Full-time
10 months
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Campus
 
Loughborough College
Loughborough, United Kingdom

Loughborough College has been running an International Foundation Programme for over 12 years. For the past 6 years, this programme has been a dual-partnership with Loughborou ... +

Loughborough College has been running an International Foundation Programme for over 12 years. For the past 6 years, this programme has been a dual-partnership with Loughborough University. We will be returning to having ownership of the programme again in 2017 whilst still retaining close links to the university. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus