International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects, including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing at the University of Stirling.

With this pathway, students also have the opportunity to progress to one of our affiliate partner universities in Scotland. Depending on the university they choose, students may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of their degree.

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 and is then able to travel to the UK, they’ll be able to transfer to an on-campus program in January or March/April 2022. 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

  • Develop the presentation and communication skills required to pitch products and ideas.
  • Reinforce theoretical learning through real-life case studies on local and international business.
  • Reflect on how knowledge from a range topics can be applied within a business setting.
  • Benefit from learning in an environment that focuses on seminar-style teaching.
  • Opportunity to progress to one of our partner Scottish universities, including the University of Stirling.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 16

Award

Certificate of Higher Education (SCQF Level 7) from the University of Stirling.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises.

Why University of Stirling?

  • Top 10 in the UK for Marketing (The Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Top 20 in the UK for Business Studies (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
  • Progress to a degree with accreditation from relevant professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • Learn from and network with a wide range of visiting speakers and take advantage of company-based student projects, internships and graduate opportunities.
Start Dates January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

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 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

January 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 10 January 2022 - Fri 25 March 2022
Mon 4 April 2022 - Fri 10 June 2022
Mon 13 June 2022 - Fri 26 August 2022

£16,475


Modules

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

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Core Mathematics and Statistics

20 Credits

English Language for Academic Purposes

20 Credits

ICT, Research and Study Skills

20 Credits

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

Introduction to Business

40 Credits

Introduction to Psychology

20 Credits

Principles of Accounting

20 Credits

Principles of Computing

20 Credits

Understanding Media

20 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Accounting and Business Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Accounting and Economics-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Accounting and Finance-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Accounting and Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Accounting-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)

Principals of Accounting


Business Studies and Computing Science-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and Economics-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and Finance-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and HRM-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and Law-BA (Hons)

60%

60%


Business Studies and Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Economics and Finance-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Economics and Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Economics-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Events Management-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (with 55% minimum in each skill)


Finance and Investment-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Human Resource Management and Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Human Resource Management-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Management-BSc (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Retail Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Start Dates October January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

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 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

October 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 3 October 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 10 March 2023
Mon 20 March 2023 - Fri 2 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 10 March 2023
Mon 20 March 2023 - Fri 2 June 2023
Mon 12 June 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Accounting and Business Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Accounting and Economics-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Accounting and Finance-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Accounting and Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Accounting-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and Computing Science-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and Economics-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and Finance-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and HRM-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies and Law-BA (Hons)

60%

60%


Business Studies and Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Business Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Economics and Finance-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Economics and Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Economics-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Events Management-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (with 55% minimum in each skill)


Finance and Investment-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Human Resource Management and Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Human Resource Management-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Management-BSc (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Retail Marketing-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)


Sport Business Management-BA (Hons)

60%

60% (55% min in each skill)