International Foundation Programme (Business Management) full-time

Why choose this course?

    Why should you choose the International Foundation Year (Business Management) at the University of Bolton?

    • A combination of Business subject content, English language and academic skills

    • Start dates throughout the year timed for smooth progression to UoB degrees

    • Achieve an English level comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5 upon successful completion

    • Interactive teaching with a focus on effective communication

    Course overview

    Studying in a foreign country can be a huge challenge. It’s not just the language that’s different, the culture and way of thinking is often different too. The aims of our International Foundation Programme are to introduce you to a new study culture, build a solid base of subject knowledge and help you develop your English skills. Upon finishing the course, we want you to be a confident communicator in English with a good understanding of key concepts in Business Management. Teaching is interactive with a strong focus on communication and group work. You will not only learn from your tutors, but also from speaking with other students in the class and producing work together.

    The International Foundation Programme (Business Management) covers the key areas you will study on the first year of a degree. This subject content is combined with language and academic skills classes to develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills.

    All classes are delivered by specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lecturers with a background in Business Management and tutors from the Bolton Business School.

    Special features

    • Students on the International Foundation Programme (Business Management) are full members of the University of Bolton. You will have access to all academic, social and welfare services.

    • Specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors with a background in Business who work closely with tutors from Bolton Business School.

    • You will have opportunities to visit lectures in the Business School and meet staff before you start your degree course.

    • Projects and assignments that are linked directly to your subject area.

    • Excellent pastoral support from highly qualified teaching staff, personal tutors and welfare officers.

    • A thriving International Society where you will have the chance to socialise with people from all over the world while discovering Bolton, the local area and beyond.

    • Continued English and skills support once you start your degree programme. You will be able to join a range of in-sessional English programmes throughout the year.

    Award(s) Certificate of Achievement
    Code0905-D
    Mode of attendanceFull-time
    Duration(s)1 year
    Start date(s) 08/01/2018
    08/01/2018
    30/04/2018

    Entry requirements A Secure English Language Test Score of IELTS 4.5 or higher with no component less than 4.5 (or approved comparable qualification),

    High School Leaving Certificate
    Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
    Location(s) University of Bolton:
    Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

    Programme Specification

    http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/PUT009-F-UOB-JX

    What you will learn

    The International Foundation Programme (Business Management) covers a range of areas. These include how companies are organised and structured, different roles and functions within organisations, how the external environment affects companies and the financial and legal structures of companies. You will be given a range of assessments throughout the course to help prepare you for the assignments, presentations and exams on the undergraduate degree.

    At the end of the International Foundation Programme you will sit English exams and submit a written assignment. These assessments are designed to test your English level comparable to IELTS. However, each week throughout the course you will produce pieces of writing, give presentations, take part in discussions, listen to lectures, read texts and complete work online. You will receive feedback from your tutors on all of this to help you continuously improve your language and skills.

    Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading;

    Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing;

    Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students;

    Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar discussions;

    Finding and using resources in the library and online;

    Referencing, synthesis and avoiding plagiarism;

    Preparing and submitting university assignments;

    Dealing with feedback;

    Time management;

    Using the University Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle);

    Communicating with tutors.

    What you will study

    The International Foundation Programme (Business Management) has six modules:

    ICT and Statistics for Business (IFP3010, 20 credits)

    This module is designed to develop the ICT and numeracy skills that are essential for studying Business at degree level. You will learn how to collect and analyse different types of data, draw conclusions and make recommendations. You will also learn how to present your findings as an academic report using spreadsheets, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

    Business Management and Organisation (IFP3011, 20 credits)

    This module will provide a solid foundation for the first year of a Business and Management degree. You will learn about how businesses are organised and how different parts of a company function and fit together. You will also learn about how teams work and the different approaches to managing people.

    Current Issues in Business (IFP3012, 20 credits)

    This module will focus on the relationship between business organisations and the world around them. You will learn about the external factors that can have an impact on organisations, from the economic condition of a country to changes in technology and society. You will also develop an understanding of how companies can affect the external environment.

    Financial and Legal Frameworks (IFP3013, 20 credits)

    This module focuses on the legal and financial foundations of UK business. You will learn about how British companies are set up, managed and held accountable. You will also learn the key concepts and terminology that will be essential for the first year of a Business and Management degree.

    Stage C for IFP (EFP4005, 20 credits)

    From IELTS 4.5 – 5.0. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students.

    Stage D for IFP (EFP4006, 20 credits)

    From IELTS 5.0/5.5 – 6.0/6.5. This module has a strong focus on academic literacy. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your style, accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students. The course will also introduce you to the different types of teaching and assessment you will encounter on UK degree courses.

    Careers & professional development

    The main objective is to prepare you for entry into higher education to study for a degree at the University. On successful completion of the International Foundation Year (Business Management) you will be able to progress on to a range of degree progammes offered by the Bolton Business School.

    Fees, funding and finance information

    Home/EU Fees

    No fee information is currently available for home/EU students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information.

    More Home/EU Fee information

    International Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2017/18 2018/19
    2017/18 £9,000   £9,000
    2018/19      
    More International Fee information

    No hidden extras

    We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

    • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

    • All mandatory site visits or field trips

    • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

    • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

    • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

    *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

    Contact Us

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Kathryn Cridland (Programme Leader)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903164

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Dr Richard Bailey (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903783

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Sally Preece (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903613

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Ian McDonald (Lecturer in Business Management, Programme Leader of the Foundation Year)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903687

    For general information about the University and how to apply please contact:

    Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

    http://www.bolton.ac.uk

    How to Apply

    You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

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    Course Overview

    Why choose this course?

      Why should you choose the International Foundation Year (Business Management) at the University of Bolton?

      • A combination of Business subject content, English language and academic skills

      • Start dates throughout the year timed for smooth progression to UoB degrees

      • Achieve an English level comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5 upon successful completion

      • Interactive teaching with a focus on effective communication

      Course overview

      Studying in a foreign country can be a huge challenge. It’s not just the language that’s different, the culture and way of thinking is often different too. The aims of our International Foundation Programme are to introduce you to a new study culture, build a solid base of subject knowledge and help you develop your English skills. Upon finishing the course, we want you to be a confident communicator in English with a good understanding of key concepts in Business Management. Teaching is interactive with a strong focus on communication and group work. You will not only learn from your tutors, but also from speaking with other students in the class and producing work together.

      The International Foundation Programme (Business Management) covers the key areas you will study on the first year of a degree. This subject content is combined with language and academic skills classes to develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills.

      All classes are delivered by specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lecturers with a background in Business Management and tutors from the Bolton Business School.

      Special features

      • Students on the International Foundation Programme (Business Management) are full members of the University of Bolton. You will have access to all academic, social and welfare services.

      • Specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors with a background in Business who work closely with tutors from Bolton Business School.

      • You will have opportunities to visit lectures in the Business School and meet staff before you start your degree course.

      • Projects and assignments that are linked directly to your subject area.

      • Excellent pastoral support from highly qualified teaching staff, personal tutors and welfare officers.

      • A thriving International Society where you will have the chance to socialise with people from all over the world while discovering Bolton, the local area and beyond.

      • Continued English and skills support once you start your degree programme. You will be able to join a range of in-sessional English programmes throughout the year.

      Key Information

      Award(s) Certificate of Achievement
      Code0905-D
      Mode of attendanceFull-time
      Duration(s)1 year
      Start date(s) 08/01/2018
      08/01/2018
      30/04/2018

      Entry requirements A Secure English Language Test Score of IELTS 4.5 or higher with no component less than 4.5 (or approved comparable qualification),

      High School Leaving Certificate
      Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
      Location(s) University of Bolton:
      Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

      Course Content

      Programme Specification

      http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/PUT009-F-UOB-JX

      What you will learn

      The International Foundation Programme (Business Management) covers a range of areas. These include how companies are organised and structured, different roles and functions within organisations, how the external environment affects companies and the financial and legal structures of companies. You will be given a range of assessments throughout the course to help prepare you for the assignments, presentations and exams on the undergraduate degree.

      At the end of the International Foundation Programme you will sit English exams and submit a written assignment. These assessments are designed to test your English level comparable to IELTS. However, each week throughout the course you will produce pieces of writing, give presentations, take part in discussions, listen to lectures, read texts and complete work online. You will receive feedback from your tutors on all of this to help you continuously improve your language and skills.

      Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading;

      Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing;

      Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students;

      Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar discussions;

      Finding and using resources in the library and online;

      Referencing, synthesis and avoiding plagiarism;

      Preparing and submitting university assignments;

      Dealing with feedback;

      Time management;

      Using the University Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle);

      Communicating with tutors.

      What you will study

      The International Foundation Programme (Business Management) has six modules:

      ICT and Statistics for Business (IFP3010, 20 credits)

      This module is designed to develop the ICT and numeracy skills that are essential for studying Business at degree level. You will learn how to collect and analyse different types of data, draw conclusions and make recommendations. You will also learn how to present your findings as an academic report using spreadsheets, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

      Business Management and Organisation (IFP3011, 20 credits)

      This module will provide a solid foundation for the first year of a Business and Management degree. You will learn about how businesses are organised and how different parts of a company function and fit together. You will also learn about how teams work and the different approaches to managing people.

      Current Issues in Business (IFP3012, 20 credits)

      This module will focus on the relationship between business organisations and the world around them. You will learn about the external factors that can have an impact on organisations, from the economic condition of a country to changes in technology and society. You will also develop an understanding of how companies can affect the external environment.

      Financial and Legal Frameworks (IFP3013, 20 credits)

      This module focuses on the legal and financial foundations of UK business. You will learn about how British companies are set up, managed and held accountable. You will also learn the key concepts and terminology that will be essential for the first year of a Business and Management degree.

      Stage C for IFP (EFP4005, 20 credits)

      From IELTS 4.5 – 5.0. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students.

      Stage D for IFP (EFP4006, 20 credits)

      From IELTS 5.0/5.5 – 6.0/6.5. This module has a strong focus on academic literacy. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your style, accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students. The course will also introduce you to the different types of teaching and assessment you will encounter on UK degree courses.

      Careers

      Careers & professional development

      The main objective is to prepare you for entry into higher education to study for a degree at the University. On successful completion of the International Foundation Year (Business Management) you will be able to progress on to a range of degree progammes offered by the Bolton Business School.

      Fees & Funding

      Fees, funding and finance information

      Home/EU Fees

      No fee information is currently available for home/EU students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information.

      More Home/EU Fee information

      International Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2017/18 2018/19
      2017/18 £9,000   £9,000
      2018/19      
      More International Fee information

      No hidden extras

      We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

      • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

      • All mandatory site visits or field trips

      • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

      • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

      • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

      *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

      Contacts

      Contact Us

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Kathryn Cridland (Programme Leader)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903164

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Dr Richard Bailey (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903783

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Sally Preece (Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903613

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Ian McDonald (Lecturer in Business Management, Programme Leader of the Foundation Year)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903687

      For general information about the University and how to apply please contact:

      Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

      http://www.bolton.ac.uk

      How to Apply

      How to Apply

      You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.