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International Foundation in Business and Economics with Accounting

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in range of business and finance subject at Cass Business School, City, University of London.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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Key facts

Course length: 2 - 4 Terms
Start dates: January, March, July, September, October
Fees: From £18,195
Academic requirements:

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

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Award:

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

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by City, University of London.

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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

2 Terms: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

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

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 21 June 2019 3 Terms £18,195
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £18,195
18 March 2019 6 September 2019 2 Terms £18,195
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
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6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

22 hours per week maximum

Class size: 18

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Large Bloomberg computer screens as part of financial risk management

Interested in the exciting world of global financial markets? This degree equips you with the skills you need to excel in the fast-moving and competitive world of finance and investment. All in the centre of one of the world's financial capitals.

From subjects like risk analysis to managing a portfolio, this degree prepares you for a variety of jobs in your chosen sector. From this starting point you'll study more in-depth disciplines like equity markets, asset trading and hedging. Along with providing you with a foundation in these financial subjects you'll also gain an understanding of the tools used in applied investment analysis - enhancing your mathematical, statistical and computing skills.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Entry to all City, University of London honours degrees is highly competitive, so the purpose of the assessment process is to help you improve and build on your success. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards a final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet key criteria for progression.

You will receive support from your tutor throughout your course and be assessed by a combination of:

  • exams at the end of each term
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

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

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
2 July 2018 21 June 2019 4 Terms £22,495
1 October 2018 6 September 2019 4 Terms £22,625
1 July 2019 19 June 2020 4 Terms
-
3 October 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

22 hours per week maximum

Class size: 18

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Large Bloomberg computer screens as part of financial risk management

Interested in the exciting world of global financial markets? This degree equips you with the skills you need to excel in the fast-moving and competitive world of finance and investment. All in the centre of one of the world's financial capitals.

From subjects like risk analysis to managing a portfolio, this degree prepares you for a variety of jobs in your chosen sector. From this starting point you'll study more in-depth disciplines like equity markets, asset trading and hedging. Along with providing you with a foundation in these financial subjects you'll also gain an understanding of the tools used in applied investment analysis - enhancing your mathematical, statistical and computing skills.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Entry to all City, University of London honours degrees is highly competitive, so the purpose of the assessment process is to help you improve and build on your success. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards a final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet key criteria for progression.

You will receive support from your tutor throughout your course and be assessed by a combination of:

  • exams at the end of each term
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

2 Terms: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

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

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
-
16 March 2020 4 September 2020 2 Terms
-
18 March 2019 6 September 2019 2 Terms £18,195
24 September 2018 21 June 2019 3 Terms £18,195

Class information

Class hours:

22 hours per week maximum

Class size: 18

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Large Bloomberg computer screens as part of financial risk management

Interested in the exciting world of global financial markets? This degree equips you with the skills you need to excel in the fast-moving and competitive world of finance and investment. All in the centre of one of the world's financial capitals.

From subjects like risk analysis to managing a portfolio, this degree prepares you for a variety of jobs in your chosen sector. From this starting point you'll study more in-depth disciplines like equity markets, asset trading and hedging. Along with providing you with a foundation in these financial subjects you'll also gain an understanding of the tools used in applied investment analysis - enhancing your mathematical, statistical and computing skills.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Entry to all City, University of London honours degrees is highly competitive, so the purpose of the assessment process is to help you improve and build on your success. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards a final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet key criteria for progression.

You will receive support from your tutor throughout your course and be assessed by a combination of:

  • exams at the end of each term
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

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

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at City, University of London you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 July 2019 19 June 2020 4 Terms
-
3 October 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
-
2 July 2018 21 June 2019 4 Terms £22,495
1 October 2018 6 September 2019 4 Terms £22,625

Class information

Class hours:

22 hours per week maximum

Class size: 18

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Large Bloomberg computer screens as part of financial risk management

Interested in the exciting world of global financial markets? This degree equips you with the skills you need to excel in the fast-moving and competitive world of finance and investment. All in the centre of one of the world's financial capitals.

From subjects like risk analysis to managing a portfolio, this degree prepares you for a variety of jobs in your chosen sector. From this starting point you'll study more in-depth disciplines like equity markets, asset trading and hedging. Along with providing you with a foundation in these financial subjects you'll also gain an understanding of the tools used in applied investment analysis - enhancing your mathematical, statistical and computing skills.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Entry to all City, University of London honours degrees is highly competitive, so the purpose of the assessment process is to help you improve and build on your success. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards a final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet key criteria for progression.

You will receive support from your tutor throughout your course and be assessed by a combination of:

  • exams at the end of each term
  • coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.
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