University Foundation Programme in Business Management 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 part 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 of function. It examines the global environment in which businesses operate and how they can respond to external factors. The principal aim of the course is to prepare students for degree programmes in business and management related programmes, and 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.
In Accounting, 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.
Throughout the foundation in business management course, students receive six hours per week of Academic English classes, helping them to prepare for the IELTS test.
The course is completed with a project which consolidates your learning throughout the course and further prepares you for undergraduate studies. Students are given up to an additional six weeks to write up this project after the completion of the course.