Preparatory Year in Business

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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 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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Pre-MIBA: GBS - Graduate Business Studies

American Graduate School of Business (AGSB)
Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland La Tour-de-Peilz

Graduate Business Studies was developed for those who already have a Bachelor degree and would like to enhance their basic business knowledge. It is ideal for those students who would like to join our master's program but who do not have sufficient background from their bachelor degree. [+]

Best Course Studies in Business 2017. Graduate Business Studies was developed for those who already have a Bachelor degree and would like to enhance their basic business knowledge. It is ideal for those students who would like to join our master's program but who do not have sufficient background from their bachelor degree. [-]

Bridge Pathways

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Denver Philadelphia Springfield Columbus Purchase Bangor Grand Junction Saint Paul Church Argentina Buenos Aires Chile Santiago Brazil São Paulo East Village Costa Rica San José Spain Barcelona + 18 more

The Bridge Advantage As a leader in the education field, you can trust Bridge to be your guide, your advocate and your partner throughout this lifechanging experience. [+]

The Bridge Advantage The Bridge Advantage As a leader in the education field, you can trust Bridge to be your guide, your advocate and your partner throughout this lifechanging experience. Why Bridge? DIRECT ENTRY AND CONDITIONAL ADMISSION Degree-seeking students may apply for direct entry or conditional admission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. NO TOEFL REQUIRED After successful completion of the Intensive English Program our university partners will grant graduates TOEFL/IELTS waivers. SCHOLARSHIPS Bridge university partners offer on-campus ESL courses for degree-seeking students. You can quickly immerse yourself in campus life. ON-CAMPUS Bridge university partners offer competitive scholarships for international Capital University - Columbus, Ohio Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, Colorado Concordia University, St. Paul – St. Paul, Minnesota Husson University – Bangor, Maine Manhattanville College – Purchase, New York Metropolitan State University of Denver – Denver, Colorado Philadelphia University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Western New England University – Springfield, Massachusetts BridgeEnglish - Denver, Colorado [-]

A-Level Business

DLD College London
Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Business is a field that is undeniably important to society. Businesses and business leaders have been key architects of the digital age and the globalised world we inhabit. The challenge of managing finite resources in a way that satisfies a network of stakeholders is perhaps greater and more exciting than ever. [+]

Best Course Studies in Business 2017. Why choose Business? Business is a field that is undeniably important to society. Businesses and business leaders have been key architects of the digital age and the globalised world we inhabit. The challenge of managing finite resources in a way that satisfies a network of stakeholders is perhaps greater and more exciting than ever. The ability to critically engage with businesses and the commercial world equips young people with the tools to excel in their careers and make a meaningful contribution to the progression of society. For many students, A Level Business will lay the groundwork for an exciting and lucrative career. What is Business at DLD? Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, A Level Business at DLD College allows learners to develop a holistic understanding of organisations in various business sectors and environments, drawing on local, national and global contexts. We embrace creativity and work to inculcate a measured approach to tackling questions that ultimately lead to justified judgments that avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Learners will apply a number of analytical techniques such as break-even analysis, investment appraisal tools and ratio analysis in order to investigate business opportunities and problems. They will be equipped to determine appropriate business strategy in a range of contexts. Business Tutors at DLD aim to create an atmosphere that is dynamic in terms of its delivery of subject material, stimulating and one that nurtures an awareness of events and issues within the global commercial environment. Students on... [-]

Business A Level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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. What topics will I study? During the first year students will study six units, including 'What is Business?', 'Managers, leadership and decision making', 'Decision making to improve marketing, operations, finance and human resources'. During the second year students will study strategic decision making which will build on the functional areas from year one. What experiences will I get? You will have opportunities to take part in business challenge competitions. What are the entry requirements? You need at least five GCSEs at grade C or... [-]

One year i/GCSE Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course... [+]

Best Course Studies in Business 2017. CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course. Students usually take between five and seven subjects, depending on their background and future plans. This approach gives experience of a range of academic disciplines before choosing which subjects to study on the A-level programme. Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is an important element of the education for our younger students and this is interwoven in the GCSE programme. Who chooses a GCSE programme at CCSS? UK students who, after completing Year 9 or Year 10 at local schools feel that they will benefit from our small class sizes and personal attention or from our extensive subject range. Students whose families are planning to move to Cambridge and who seek a first class, success-focussed provision. International students who want to prepare for A-Level courses. Re-sit students who have not performed as well as they hoped and wish to retake GCSE in order to improve their grades and get a firm foundation for further education. Students who want to build upon GCSE success by quickly gaining additional GCSEs in new subjects that will open doors to a bright future. Individual support With an average class size of six, you receive strong individual support. Our Head of GCSE has a great rapport with students, you’ll meet every day... [-]

Pre-Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge + 1 more

The Pre-Programme at CCSS is the perfect all round preparation for academic study, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK... [+]

The Pre-Programme at CCSS is the perfect all round preparation for academic study, as well as being a great introduction to life at an independent sixth-form college in the UK. Ideal for students aged 14-17, each Pre-Programme gives the student a personalised learning experience. A blend of expert English Language teaching and the very best introduction to subject lessons, sports activities and cultural excursions creates a rewarding English learning experience. The Pre-Programme at CCSS is offered as a full one-year course and we can offer short courses for two terms, for one term and for half a term. All Pre-Programme Courses can lead to further full-time study at CCSS. “It was just a really supportive atmosphere. My teachers were great and always there, the small classes worked really well and you always felt looked after and that you were learning something useful. It was great. I am very pleased I did it.” Chaiwut Jinnawat [-]

Economics – Masters (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University in Prague (ILPS CU)
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying an Economics subject in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Hostivar. [+]

Best Course Studies in Business 2017. Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying an Economics subject in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Hostivar or Poděbrady! Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge of Economics. Great emphasis is placed on specialist terminology and the ability to express oneself independently. In the summer semester students are able to attend lectures at selected universities. Prague-Hostivar Centre ATTENTION! IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016, ALL COURSES THAT HAVE BEEN TAUGHT AT THE PRAGUE-HLOUBĚTÍN CENTRE WILL BE MOVED TO THE PRAGUE-HOSTIVAŘ CENTRE! The major part of the winter semester is focused on learning Czech. Students will gain elememtary communication skills in Czech, and they will learn Czech grammar to an extent that will help them deal with day-to-day situations. Strong emphasis is placed on written productions and the ability to express ideas in Czech. In the fourth month of the course, students begin to learn terminology, for example, by close reading of technical texts, which is crucial for studying university/college programmes in the field of economics. The summer semester includes entrance exam preparatory seminar. As part of the seminar, students attend university/college lectures related to the programmes they apply to. Apart from mastering Czech, students will also take English lessons. Podebrady Centre The winter semester concludes with an end-of-semester exam, the summer semester concludes with the final exam. At the end of the course, students have the option of... [-]

Economics - Bachelors (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University in Prague (ILPS CU)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Preparatory courses for economics subjects take place in our centres in Prague-Hostivar and Poděbrady. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge which will be required [+]

Preparatory courses for economics subjects take place in our centres in Prague-Hostivar and Poděbrady. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge which will be required for the university entrance exams - English and Maths, and in Poděbrady also the basics of General Studies. Our courses are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects: - Economics - Management - International Relations - Finance and Accounting - Business Economics - Marketing Prague-Hostivar Centre ATTENTION! IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016, ALL COURSES THAT HAVE BEEN TAUGHT AT THE PRAGUE-HLOUBĚTÍN CENTRE WILL BE MOVED TO THE PRAGUE-HOSTIVAŘ CENTRE! The major part of the winter semester is focused on learning Czech. Students will gain elememtary communication skills in Czech, and they will learn Czech grammar to an extent that will help them deal with day-to-day situations. Strong emphasis is placed on written productions and the ability to express ideas in Czech. Students will become familiar with cultural facts about the Czech Republic. The summer semester is focused on learning technical Czech, for example, by close reading of economic texts, which is a crucial part of university/college studies in the field of economics. Apart from Czech courses, students will also take English lessons and Maths. Podebrady Centre The preparatory course is divided into two semesters. The winter semester begins in September with a two-week intensive course of Czech. The lessons are assigned to students according to the date of their arrival. Following these two weeks, students are split... [-]

Preparatory Year in Spain (+ 3 Years in US)

International Studies Abroad
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Helena Spain Sevilla Andalusia Australia Western Australia Wollongong Townsville Sydney United Kingdom London Edinburgh Reading Newcastle upon Tyne Queensland + 14 more

The First Year in Spain program allows students to earn Carroll College credits while enjoying the best Southern Europe has to offer: Andalusia’s fascinating history, culture, cuisine and climate. [+]

Best Course Studies in Business 2017. First Year in Spain Three Years in the U.S. PATHWAY THROUGH SPAIN The First Year in Spain program allows students to earn Carroll College credits while enjoying the best Southern Europe has to offer: Andalusia’s fascinating history, culture, cuisine and climate. Students will spend a year in Seville, Spain, completing select coursework through cutting-edge distance learning technologies and occasional visits from Carroll College faculty. Upon successful completion of the first year, students will be automatically accepted at Carroll College and will then travel to Helena to complete the remainder of their four-year degree. WHAT’S INCLUDED? - housing - 24/7 emergency support - supervision by a qualified team of 8 full-time resident staff members in Seville for the entire academic year - a great line-up of overnight excursions and cultural activities in Seville - full tuition at the Seville campus, allowing students to enroll in 4 or 5 courses First Year in Seville also offers interested students the possibility of a study trip to the U.S. By visiting Carroll College in Helena, Montana, seeing the campus and meeting your future classmates in person, you’ll be ideally situated to make up your mind based on first-hand knowledge of whether Carroll is right for you. MAJORS OFFERED - Business Administration - Finance - Communication Studies - Environmental Studies: Policy and Project Management - Public Health - International Relations - History - English Writing & Literature • Philosophy - Theology - Classical Studies - Spanish - Ethics and... [-]

Cambridge A-Level

Brickfields Asia College
Campus or Online Full time 11 - 18 months January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Petaling Jaya Selangor + 2 more

Brickfields Asia College (BAC), a Cambridge International Associate Partner is proud to offer the CIE A-Level programme which would enable students to progress into degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Commerce, Economics, Finance, ITC, Communication, Law, Marketing and Mass Communication amongst others. [+]

The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications and their A-Level programme is the most widely recognised Pre-University qualification in the world. Students in over 150 countries pursue CIE examinations each year to gain entry into prestigious universities worldwide, including those in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Brickfields Asia College (BAC), a Cambridge International Associate Partner is proud to offer the CIE A-Level programme which would enable students to progress into degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Commerce, Economics, Finance, ITC, Communication, Law, Marketing and Mass Communication amongst others. This last year 4 of our students achieved the honour of being "Top Student in the World"!! Students should consider whether the Standard or Express Route will suit them better. With the Express Route, students can complete their A-Levels in just 11 months, from January to November and are able to start their first year Degree in Business or Law in the January and actually begin their second year of their Degree Course in the September, saving a year on their overall studies - Graduate faster. We generally restrict students who take this option to 2 A-Levels, but this is the normal entrance level to our UK university partners where in most cases students in Law or Business study their first two years in Malaysia then go the the UK for their final year, unless they would prefer to study all three years in just one country. However for those wishing to... [-]

UK Sixth Form Studies for International Students: A-Levels

City and Islington College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 ... [-]