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International Foundation Programme – Business Online

Our International Foundation Programme for Business Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree level study. With our pre-degree course, we offer you a basic introduction to key principles of business while boosting your skills in English language and maths. The course can be studied in nine months or six months as an accelerated version. Once you’ve successfully completed this online course you will feel more confident in your abilities to undertake one of our undergraduate degrees in business.

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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.

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9 months (September entry)


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We are one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and have trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

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Course Details

International Foundation Programme Business Online

Our online programme will help you to develop the academic and linguistic skills required to go onto degree level business study. It will provide you with a basic introduction to the key principles of business, to enable you to study this subject with confidence.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you can choose to continue your studies at one of our campuses offering business degrees or online.

In order to progress onto one of our three year business degrees, succesful completion requirements to be achieved would be 50% overall grade and 55% in the English module in the Business International Foundation Programme Online.


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Whether it’s face to face or online, our law and business programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.

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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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Course Information


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Throughout the programme there is a balanced mix of coursework, in-class tests and formal exams. Students are also assessed on their ability to work collaboratively and independently.



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To study our three year BA or BSc Business degrees you’ll need to achieve the following grades on this 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 courses are open.

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24/25 fees:

The fee for this course is £8,250. A deposit of £250 is required.

This fee includes the cost of core text books and other learning materials, access to our online learning and library services.

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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