International Foundation Programme Business Management - Prep Diploma

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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.

More about this course

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.

Fees and key information

Course type Undergraduate
UCAS code N/A
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Entry requirements

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.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 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 currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Thursday afternoon
    • all year (January start)

    - to develop the students competence and confidence in the use of the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening
    - to enable students to communicate effectively with their peers and fellow and teachers
    - to accustomise students with the conventions and the practices of academic English
    - to develop students’ vocabulary, grammar and academic English in relation to their chosen subject pathways

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

    This module introduces students to the contexts of business. Business functions including innovation, operations, marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, all of which interact with one another, can only be fully understood when the environmental, organisational, and strategic contexts within which the business operates are also understood. The focus of this module is the development of students’ understanding of how business organisations work and operate in the wider environment. Students’ have opportunities to examine the various functions of businesses and their relevant environments. They will analyse a variety of business situations and cases. This module introduces students to the concept of globalisation in terms of its impact on socio-cultural, political, economic and technological factors. The main aim of the module is to introduce students to the impact of various contexts on business itself, and to provide them with opportunities to enhance a wide range of academic and business skills such as commercial awareness, and sensitivity in terms of people and cultures.

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

    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) - Wednesday morning
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday afternoon
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday morning
    • all year (January start) - Friday morning
    • all year (January start) - Wednesday morning
    • all year (January start) - Tuesday afternoon

    This module aims to provide students with a thorough overview of the numerical and technological skills needed to analyse data 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 numbers and data and their computational and analysis techniques that leads to the understanding of Accounting, Finance, Business, Aviation and Economics related information. Students will make use of a range of facilities on Excel to calculate, analyse and present efficiently.

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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.

What our students say

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

After the 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.

Additional costs

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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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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