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International Foundation Year - Business

In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Business.


The International Foundation Diploma (IFD) is your pathway to an undergraduate degree through the London Centre. This course is designed to prepare international students for undergraduate study at one of our university partners.

Upon successful completion, you are guaranteed progression to the University of Greenwich, alternatively, many students have gone onto study at a number of our partner institutions in the UK and worldwide.

To join this course, you will need to have GCSEs with five passes at Grade A* to C or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. You will need to take a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

Pearson PTE Academic LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
4.5 (with no skill below 4.0) Minimum 43 overall (minimum 43 in each component) Minimum 33 in each component

Oxford International Education Group (OIEG) is a pathway provider that operates in conjunction with the Oxford International London Centre (OILC), providing a level three foundation course with a curriculum approved by the University of Greenwich.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 4.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
+6 weeks of PSE IELTS 4.0 with no less than 4.0 in each component
+12 weeks of PSE IELTS 3.5 with no less than 3.5 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.

Discover more about the International Foundation Year

Subject Specific Modules

Introduction to Accounting and Finance 1

This module aims to introduce students to the basic mechanics and processes of financial accounting in both theory and practice and prepare them for degree studies in business subjects. The module also aims to help students understand the importance of financial and management accounting procedures in running a business effectively and providing the data for decision-making in business.

Introduction to Business Functions

The overall aim of this module is to provide students with a basic introduction to the study of business and management by introducing them to the standard departments within a company, such as finance, marketing and human resource management. The course covers the different types of businesses, business set-up, planning and financing of developments, considerations in marketing the company’s products or services, the importance of issues around work and people in organisations and how businesses plan and support new projects and respond to and manage change. This module may cover a wide range of micro and macroeconomics.

International Business Management

This module looks at the business structure and the impact of internal and external factors on business growth and development. It introduces students to approaches to management and leadership within businesses and how thinking about management has developed over time.

The module also considers how businesses have impacted society and the environment and the need for companies to behave ethically and sustainably. It considers the impact of modern technology on businesses and how they need to respond to change and innovation. the subject area) and reporting their findings both in written form and through a presentation.

Introduction to Economics

This module aims to provide students with a basic introduction to the study of Macro and Microeconomics, introducing them to relevant economic theories, concepts and terminology and explaining the importance of key topics such as demand and supply, the financial problem, the allocation of scarce resources and ideas around elasticity, specialisation, productivity, economies of scale and monopoly. Students consider different economic models and the importance of and bases for government’s financial decision-making, including the significance of key indicators such as GDP, inflation and unemployment. They also consider external influences and constraints on government action, such as EU membership and the impact of globalisation.

Key Information



One term:7 months


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023


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