Preparatory Year Programs in Economic Studies

Students who begin a preparatory year are preparing for the first year of higher education at university. Language courses and undergraduate-level courses that lay a foundation for further learning are many times part of the year. What is a preparatory year in economic studies? Students take a general group of courses, including languages, to increase the chances of passing entrance exams. In econ… Read more

Students who begin a preparatory year are preparing for the first year of higher education at university. Language courses and undergraduate-level courses that lay a foundation for further learning are many times part of the year.

What is a preparatory year in economic studies? Students take a general group of courses, including languages, to increase the chances of passing entrance exams. In economics, great emphasis is placed on both introductory math courses and language courses. They prepare the student for further study in fields including economics and business economics. Academic writing and expression in speech are also emphasized in some courses. These courses focus on the four major language skills, which are speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Counselors in such programs can provide beneficial information on the exact requirements to pass future entrance exams.

Studying in a preparatory year for business subjects such as economics has great benefits. Added communication skills make entrance exams less stressful and can broaden opportunities in your future career.

Costs are different among schools that offer this degree. Students interested in further economic studies should spend time understanding the full cost for each potential program.

Students who choose to start this program have a number of career options available to them. Such positions might include business economist, government economist, university professor, and positions with international lending organizations or think tanks. Higher-level positions are competitive and generally require more advanced education and experience. Economics students study demand theory and estimation, production and cost theory, analysis of market structure, antitrust policy and capital budgeting, among other subjects.

People who live in locations around the globe have more options today than in the past. Students can access online classes from remote areas, and many international options exist in numerous programs. 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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University of Leicester Global Study Centre
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On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). ... +

On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student. -
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Full-time
English
21 Sep 2020
Campus
 
The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Finance & accountancy professionals are a backbone of any industry. ACCA leads the way in the industry as they have a Gold standard in accountancy, opening doors to highly respectable and rewarding careers. ACCA members work in all industries across the globe. -
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18 months
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Высшая школа экономики
Moscow, Russia

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Full-time
English, Russian
Sep 2020
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University of Siena
Siena, Italy

A Foundation Year acts as a bridge between your current qualifications and 1st level Italian University courses (Bachelor) entry requirements or as a means to fill a gap in th ... +

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Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
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 ... +

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Full-time
English
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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
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

This excellent pathway area provides students who have an interest in accounting, finance or economics with a distinctive academic background that will prepare them for a high ... +

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Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This Foundation Year prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge requi ... +

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Foundation Year
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English
28 Aug 2020
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MPW
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Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
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Charles University The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies
Prague, Czech Republic

The one-year course prepares students who have already received a university degree in their country and would like to continue in a doctoral programme at a university in the ... +

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Poltava University Of Economics And Trade
Poltava, Ukraine

Foundation Course is designed for international students who want to acquire communication skills necessary for effective integration into Ukrainian educational environment an ... +

Foundation Course is designed for international students who want to acquire communication skills necessary for effective integration into Ukrainian educational environment and gain knowledge of basic disciplines (physics, mathematics, biology, che­mistry, geography, informatics, fundamentals of economics) necessary for successful enrollment and study in Ukraine. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
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10 months
English, Russian, Chinese, Ukrainian
Sep 2020
Campus
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DLD College London
London, United Kingdom

The Advanced Maths and Economics pathway is designed for students with an interest in studying a more pure Economics course at university. The Advanced Maths content also allo ... +

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Bournemouth & Poole College
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

The University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowl ... +

The University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for rigorous undergraduate study. -
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Brockenhurst College
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom

This course is specially designed for international student whose first language is not English. It will provide you with extra academic support to help with admission to unde ... +

This course is specially designed for international student whose first language is not English. It will provide you with extra academic support to help with admission to undergraduate courses. It will help you develop an understanding of key business and finance-related concepts. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
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Exeter College
Exeter, United Kingdom

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the policies of governments and firms. Develop an economic understanding and you g ... +

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the policies of governments and firms. Develop an economic understanding and you gain a deeper understanding of the world around us that is as valuable as it is interesting. -
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2 years
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