IFP in Business

 

International Foundation Programme in Business

Choose this Foundation Programme to progress onto a range of business-related courses and begin an international career.

 

 

All students study a variety of English language modules which help prepare you for academic study in the UK. Our main focus is to teach you a range of skills so you can research and construct academic assignments in English. In addition, you will make and deliver presentations to other students, and practice note-taking skills to prepare you for university lectures.

In addition, all students undertake a module in Foundation Maths during the first part of the course, which is a requirement of all our university partners.

For the IFP in Business Pathway, you will also study Introduction to Business, Accounting and Economics modules to give you specific subject knowledge which will prepare you for your university undergraduate courses.

Below are the modules which you will cover during your time on the International Foundation Programme. At the end of the course you will take exams in these modules.

 

Introduction to Business

  • Concepts of Business
  • Economy and Pestle
  • Competition and Market Structures
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • Production and Assembly Lines
  • Quality and Kaizen
  • Management and Leadership Styles
  • Organisation Structure and Design
  • Culture and Change
  • Marketing and Market Segments
  • Market Research
  • Market Mixing and SWOT Analysis
 

Introduction to Economics

  • Introduction to concepts
  • Supply and Demand
  • Market Structures and Competition
  • Income and Output of Nations
  • Money, Interest Rates, Inflations
  • International Economics
 

Introduction to Accounting

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Extended Trial Balance & Period End Adjustments
  • Preparing Financial Statements
  • Understanding and Interpreting Financial Statements

 

 

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IFP Course Summary

 

 

Course Length

 

  • Start September (Pre-Sessional Course + Foundation Programme): 9 months full time 25 hours per week
  • Start January ( Foundation Programme): 6 months full time 25 hours per week

 

 

Entry requirements:

 

Start September 2020 (Pre-Sessional Course)

  • A minimum overall grade of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent or take STAR's test.
  • PLUS evidence of a successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

 

Start January 2021 (Foundation Programme)

  • A minimum overall grade of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or take STAR's test.
  • PLUS evidence of a successfully completed secondary school education in an appropriate range of subjects.

 

If you do not currently have IELTS 4.5 you can start an English language programme with STAR at any time, prior to commencing your IFP.

We enrol new students every week.

 

Any questions? Contact us:

https://www.starexeter.com/contact

 

 

School Closure Dates 2020/21

 

  • 1st - 5th January 2020 inclusive
  • Friday 10th April
  • Monday 13th April
  • Friday 8th May
  • Monday 25th May
  • Monday 31st August
  • 19th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021 inclusive