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International Foundation Certificate - Business and Law

This course is designed to give you a solid grounding in the basic principles Of management, marketing strategy and economics as well as law, government and society, depending on your chosen route of study. Students on this course will gain insight into a wide number of organisational practices, theories and behaviours.

Course Overview

Business is becoming increasingly international and today’s graduates are expected to be able to thrive within the global business market.

The modules on IFC: Business and Law will allow you develop the critical skills, knowledge and ability to succeed if you aspire to be one of the next generation of business leaders.

You’ll examine real-life business case studies to learn corporate strategy, analyse successful marketing campaigns and gain a solid grounding in management theory and economics.

As a student of DMUIC, you will have access to a wealth of business support services for students.

On this course, you will:

  • Get a solid grounding in the basic principles of management, marketing, strategy and economics
  • Discover the factors for success used by multi-nationals
  • Learn how to start your own business

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. We offer Pre-sessional English which is a 6 or 12-week extension course for those who may not yet meet the required English language standards for direct entry to our pathways.

  • Direct Entry – IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5)

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

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Modules you will study

Business Functions

This module will give you an excellent understanding of the different types of business organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As well as business definitions and types of businesses, the module will cover business start-ups and sourcing finance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Essential Introduction to Accounting

This module is designed to introduce you to the basic theory and mechanics of Accounting to prepare you for your first year of an Accounting degree. The approach will be technically orientated and will prioritise International Accounting Standard practice and bring in, where appropriate, UK practice.

Business Economics in Context

This module analyses key international issues through the lens of the principles and terminology used in economics. The module will explore business in the context of global issues such as population growth, wealth, poverty, energy, the environment and technological change.

Understanding Management

This module provides an introduction to management in modern business enterprises, exploring the role and function of managers within this context. The content reflects on globalisation and considers the international aspects of management. Early theories of management, organisations and their structures and people management also form part of this module.

Government and Society

This module provides a basic understanding of the political and social structures of the UK, including the impact of the EU. There will be a historical strand highlighting how Britain has changed and developed since 1945. Topics covered include central and local government, elections and voting, class, ethnicity and gender.

Introduction to Legal Principles and Systems

This module has a clear focus on the law as it relates to businesses and provides a functional knowledge relating to basic rights and liabilities in law that may affect a modern business. This involves understanding the different types of business entity, such as a partnership or a limited company, and their differences in law. Issues such as formation and nature of contracts, negligence and liability, and the small claims track feature.

Key Information



4 years:1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Start Dates

September 2023


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