International Foundation Year In Business & Finance

International Foundation Year In Business & Finance

Course introduction

This course is specially designed for international students whose first language is not English.

It will provide you with extra academic support to help with admission to undergraduate courses.

It will also help you develop an understanding of key business and finance-related concepts.

You will learn to apply this knowledge in a real-world context and will be encouraged to read the business and financial press to broaden your knowledge.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Analyse current issues and trends based on contemporary theories and concepts.
  • Use concepts in both case-study and real-world business situations.
  • Critically evaluate business strategies, objectives and techniques.
  • Identify and utilise appropriate business and finance tools.
  • Present balanced arguments and solutions to real-life scenarios.
  • Demonstrate the required skills of academic reading, listening, speaking and writing.


Tuition fee of £13,000

Minimum entry requirements

As an applicant we expect you to have completed two or three years of high school or senior secondary school, achieving a good level of attainment in business-related subjects and Mathematics.

You will also need a UKVI approved IELTS English Language certificate certifying a score of 5.0, with no band below 5.0.

However, if you have a record of high academic performance but an overall IELTS score of below 5.0, or individual scores below 5.0, you may be offered an English support course to enable you to meet the requirements.

Course structure

You will choose from a selection of modules, each worth 40 credits.

Your choice will be based on your academic background and your intended degree programme.

You will need to gain a total of 140 credits to complete the course successfully.

What can I do with this qualification?

Successful completion of the course will guarantee you a place at the University of Reading, which is home to the internationally renowned Henley Business School.

Students may progress to other universities including our partners. These are the University of Southampton, Bournemouth University and Kingston University.

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