International Foundation in Business and Economics with Accounting

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in range of business and finance subjects at the Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) at City, University of London.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

Embedded employability

From September 2021, employability will be embedded into this pathway’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module – linking the academic language skills students learn for their degree, to the many transferable skills and competencies required to develop a highly successful career.

As part of the EAP module, students will build a career development portfolio – valuable evidence that showcases their employability skills and supports their internship and graduate job applications.

Key information

  • Use Twitter, Instagram and Youtube to keep updated on the latest news in Economics, debate points, revision materials and more.
  • Develop your Business knowledge and learn the step-by-step process of creating a business plan.
  • Improve the language skills students need for their degree and their career through the EAP module.
  • Build a career development portfolio as part of the assessment for the EAP module, demonstrating career motivations, employability skills and career-related experiences – and can be used to support internship and job applications.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 4-6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 18-20 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-25 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RFQ Level 3) from City, University of London.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group work.

Why City, University of London?

  • Guaranteed progression to prestigious Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) on successful completion of programme.
  • Teaching facilities include Bloomberg and Reuters dealing rooms, offering simulated trading environment.
  • Students can achieve up to eight exemptions towards the Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA).
  • Course accreditations include CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA and CII.
Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 27 March 2023 - Fri 30 June 2023

£19,565


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 7 July 2023
Mon 10 July 2023 - Fri 1 September 2023

£19,565


Modules

A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Academic English and Study Skills

40 Credits

Economics

20 Credits

Introduction to Accounting

20 Credits

Introduction to the Study of Business

20 Credits

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

Foundation Mathematics

20 Credits

Mathematics for Economics

20 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Accounting and Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

70% Maths and a minimum of 65% in all other modules


Banking and International Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

65% minimum in all academic modules


Business Management with a Social Purpose-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

65% minimum in all academic modules including maths


Business Management, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Business Management-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Business with Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Business with Marketing-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Economics with Accounting-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

A minimum of 70% in Foundation Maths OR Foundation Maths for Economics


Economics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

A minimum of 70% in Foundation Maths OR Foundation Maths for Economics


Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

65% minimum in all academic modules


Financial Economics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

A minimum of 70% in Foundation Maths OR Foundation Maths for Economics


International Business-BSc (Hons)

A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Investment and Financial Risk Management-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

65% minimum in all modules including maths


Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 18 September 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 22 March 2024
Mon 25 March 2024 - Fri 28 June 2024


January 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 12 April 2024
Mon 22 April 2024 - Fri 5 July 2024
Mon 8 July 2024 - Fri 23 August 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Accounting and Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

70% Maths and a minimum of 65% in all other modules


Banking and International Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

65% minimum in all academic modules


Business Management with a Social Purpose-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

65% minimum in all academic modules including maths


Business Management, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Business Management-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Business with Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Business with Marketing-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Economics with Accounting-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

A minimum of 70% in Foundation Maths OR Foundation Maths for Economics


Economics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

A minimum of 70% in Foundation Maths OR Foundation Maths for Economics


Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

65% minimum in all academic modules


Financial Economics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

A minimum of 70% in Foundation Maths OR Foundation Maths for Economics


International Business-BSc (Hons)

A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

Minimum 65% in all modules including Maths


Investment and Financial Risk Management-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in any subskill

65% minimum in all modules including maths