FOUNDATION PROGRAMME IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
This course is specifically designed for High School students who wish to progress onto undergraduate courses in the UK to study on business related programmes. There is a strong emphasis on developing learning skills and approaches in preparation for higher education study in the UK in order that students who graduate from our programme are well equipped to face the challenge of studying at university level.
The course is taught over one academic year. In the first part, there is a focus on improving academic and language skills as well as a module which introduces students to basic statistical concepts which are so important for most undergraduate level related to business. In the second and third parts of the course, the main focus is on the three depth modules of business studies, accounting, and economics.
Business Studies introduces students to the ways in which business organisations of all types function. It examines the global environment in which businesses operate and how they can respond to external factors. While the principal aim of the course is to prepare students for degree programmes in business and management related programmes, there is a strong practical element to the course allowing theories to be applied to practical situations. The coursework element of the assessment allows students to trace the different stages of starting a business and appreciating the internal and external challenges which businesses encounter.
An understanding of the basic concepts of financial and managerial accounting is valuable as a way of understanding how businesses work in general. The Accounting module gives students an introduction to basic accounting principles, and helps them to apply these principles in different situations. The third depth module, Economics, combines a study of micro and macro content in exploring a range of economic issues drawn from national and international contexts. It promotes an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.
Statistics for Business