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International Foundation Programme Business Management - Prep Diploma

Why study this course?

This course will give you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in London. You'll be able to develop your subject knowledge, English language skills and the study skills you'll need for a degree course.

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The International Foundation Programme Business Management course is a one-year programme designed to prepare EU and overseas students for an undergraduate degree at London Met.

You’ll be introduced to key concepts in business management, develop key study and English language skills, and gain an orientation to higher education in the UK.

It will also introduce you to academic study in the UK and, if necessary, help you to reach a level equivalent to at least 5.5 IELTS in English. You'll be registered as a London Metropolitan University student, and successful students are guaranteed a place on a suitable degree course at London Met.

For more information about becoming an international student at London Met please see the international section of our website.

Please note that there is no UK public (or Student Finance England) funding available for this course.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through examinations, essays, practical reports and presentations.

You should have:

  • good results in 12 years of education and have completed high school or similar in your own country

You can apply before you have your results.

When you apply for this course, we will often also make you a conditional offer for your chosen degree course, conditional upon you passing the International Foundation Programme and the required modules.

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module focuses on helping students to raise their level of English across the four main skills areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening in preparation for entry to a range of undergraduate degrees

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Friday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Friday morning

    This module introduces students to the context of business, that is, the environment in which businesses operate. The focus of this module is the development of knowledge about business, how business organisations work and operate in the wider environment and how they are influenced by their immediate and global environment.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Thursday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Thursday morning

    Customers are an essential component of any business. You already have knowledge about customers because you are one. Each one of us is a customer in some form or another, whether it is the consumption of education or healthcare, the queue in the post office, or buying food in a supermarket.

    This module considers different customers and their different needs. It explores the motivations, attitudes and behaviours of different customers, both internal and external to an organisation, and it examines various approaches to dealing with customers. In addition there is a focus on communication skills, particularly influencing and negotiation skills.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Wednesday morning

    This module aims to provide the learner with a thorough overview of the skills and knowledge needed to obtain, analyse, interpret and use information in the context of business analysis. The module encompasses aspects of mathematics, statistics and information technology relevant to not only the business management course but also to all other UG courses. The module focuses on data and analysis techniques that leads to the understanding of Accounting, Finance, Business, Aviation and Economics related information.

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The course will enable you to improve your English and gain the skills you need for degree-level study. You can choose from one of the following subject pathways:

  • Architecture and Interior Design
  • Art, Media and Design
  • Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Computing, Technology and Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Law

You'll study a combination of modules from your subject pathway, giving you an introduction to your subject area. You'll also improve your learning and research skills, and take English modules, should you need to improve your language skills.

Foundation English teaches you the written and spoken English language you need to study at university-level in the United Kingdom.

Foundation Studies covers all the skills you need for higher education study including researching, reading and writing essays.

You also study modules specific to your pathway, giving you an introduction to your subject area.

You'll study a combination of modules from your subject pathway, giving you an introduction to your subject area. You'll also take learning and research skills, and English modules, should you need to improve your language skills.

  • General and Academic English teaches you the written and spoken English language you need to study at university-level in the United Kingdom.
  • Learning Skills covers all the skills you need for higher education study including researching, reading, writing essays, giving presentations and working in groups.
  • English for Undergraduate Study further develops your language abilities and study methods to prepare you for your degree.

You also study modules specific to your pathway, giving you an introduction to your subject area.

"Great help from tutors and administration and good preparation for the undergraduate course"

If you pass the International Foundation Programme (IFP) you'll be automatically offered a place on a business management-related undergraduate degree.

You can study the IFP from September to June or from January to July. You can then join your chosen bachelors degree in the following September.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Applying for September 2017

UK/EU students wishing to begin this course studying full-time in September 2017 should apply by calling the Clearing hotline on .

Applicants from outside the EU should refer to our guidance for international students during Clearing.

Part-time applicants should apply direct to the University online.

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When to apply

We accept applications for all courses starting in September one year before the start of the course. You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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