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.

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. • …For info on alternative accepted tests if starting online, please see: https://www.intostudy.com/ielts-alternatives

Dates & fees

September 2020 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 21 September 2020 - Fri 11 December 2020
Mon 11 January 2021 - Fri 2 April 2021
Mon 12 April 2021 - Fri 11 June 2021

£19,795


January 2021 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 11 January 2021 - Fri 2 April 2021
Mon 12 April 2021 - Fri 11 June 2021
Mon 14 June 2021 - Fri 3 September 2021

£19,795


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)

65%

65

Mathematics for Business (50%)


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

65%

65

Mathematics for Business (60%)


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%)


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 2021 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 20 September 2021 - Fri 17 December 2021
Mon 10 January 2022 - Fri 8 April 2022
Mon 25 April 2022 - Fri 10 June 2022


January 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 10 January 2022 - Fri 8 April 2022
Mon 25 April 2022 - Fri 10 June 2022
Mon 13 June 2022 - Fri 9 September 2022


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)

65%

65

Mathematics for Business (50%)


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

65%

65

Mathematics for Business (60%)


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%)