International Foundation in Business and Management

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management related subjects at Newcastle University.

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.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Key information

  • Presentations from Newcastle University lecturers on topics such as double-entry book-keeping and cost accounting.
  • Learn how accounting works within a real business context through group work.
  • Practical learning opportunities include use of case studies from the Financial Times 100 series.

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Newcastle University.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Computer sessions.
  • Study clinics.
  • Practical exercises.

Why Newcastle University?

  • Newcastle University Business School holds triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
  • Prestigious motivational speakers deliver lectures in their field of specialism, with topics such as fair trade, social marketing and performance management.
  • Many degrees are professionally accredited and have close links with industry, so students are exposed to cutting edge business developments.
  • Optional placement year available on some degrees.

Student success

94% Passed
88% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Foundation in Business and Administrative Studies for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to Newcastle University of those who passed

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 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 26 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 9 June 2023
Mon 12 June 2023 - Fri 8 September 2023


Modules

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

Term 1 modules

Credit value

English for Academic Purposes

40 Credits

Introduction to Accounting

10 Credits

Introduction to Business

20 Credits

Mathematics for Business

20 Credits

Study Skills and Projects

30 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Accounting and Finance-BSc (Hons)

70%

65

Mathematics for Business (65%)


Agri-Business Management-BSc (Hons)

60%

60

Mathematics for Business (55%)


Business Management-BA (Hons)

P

65%

65

Mathematics for Business (60%)


Economics and Business Management-BA (Hons)

P

70%

65

Mathematics for Business (65%)


Economics and Finance-BSc (Hons)

70%

65

Mathematics for Business (65%)


Economics-BSc (Hons)

70%

65

Mathematics for Business (65%)


Food Business Management and Marketing-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

60

Mathematics for Business (55%)


Law-LLB (Hons)

65%

70

No modules less than 55%


Marketing and Management-BSc (Hons)

P

65%

65

Mathematics for Business (60%)


Marketing-BSc (Hons)

P

65%

65

Mathematics for Business (60%)


Politics and Economics-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65

Mathematics for Business (65%)