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International Foundation Programme – Business

Our International Foundation Programme is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree level study. With this one year pre-degree course we offer you a basic introduction to key principles of business while boosting your skills in English language and maths. Once you’ve successfully completed the course you will feel more confident in your abilities to undertake one of our undergraduate degrees in business.

The Foundation year is structured around a business challenge, with modules that introduce the transferable skills you will need at degree level and beyond. You'll also improve your academic language skills, with a focus on professional communication skills. Our International Foundation course will prepare you for the business world; you will gain essential skills and knowledge to help you in your future career prospects.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed secondary education (typically at least 11 years of education) including successfully passing mathematics at the secondary school level plus an English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 or above with a minimum of 4.5 in each component.

Full requirements


London Bloomsbury and Online

Next start date

September 2022

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We offer a Pre-sessional English course to help students reach entry requirements.


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Course Details

International Business Foundation Programme

These programmes will help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree level study. They will provide you with a basic introduction to the key principles of business, to enable you to study these subjects with confidence. You will also study modules that give you support in your English and maths skills.

The International Foundation Programmes are currently only available at our London Bloomsbury campus. Upon successful completion of this programme you can choose to continue your studies at a number of other campuses located throughout the UK.

If you achieve at least minimum levels in your overall grade and the English module you will be able to progress to study one of our undergraduate degrees.

The requirements for progression to one of our three year business degrees are 50% overall grade and 55% in the English modules in the Business International Foundation Programme.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • English Language and Study Skills
  • Practical Numeracy Skills
  • Introduction to Business Concept Skills

Semester 2

  • English Language 2
  • Research Project
  • Business Concepts 2
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Study Online

You can also study the course 100% online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want.

If you’re looking for true flexibility in your studies, why not consider our online study option?

International Foundation Programme Business Online ➔

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying the International Business Foundation course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.



Throughout the programme there is a balanced mix of coursework, in-class tests and formal exams.

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To study our three year BA or BSc Business degrees you’ll need to achieve the following grades on the course:

50% overall grade and 55% in the English module of the Business International Foundation Programme

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.

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£11,100 with deposit of £250


£11,400 with deposit of £250


Please note: This course is not eligible for student financial support from the UK Government because it is designed for international students only.



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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