Foundation Programme in Business Managment

Introduction

Dynamic, in cooperation with International Foundation Group in London, now provides Kuwaiti students with the opportunity to study this foundation course in Business Management and progress onto undergraduate degree programmes in the UK.

The syllabus is the same as in the UK and with the same progression routes to a range of well ranked universities. Students are guaranteed that so long as they pass the course and meet English language requirements, they will receive offers for UK degree courses.

It is suitable for progression to a wide range of business related degrees including Business Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, and Banking and Finance.

Module

% of overall grade

Tuition hours per week

Term One

Study skills  5% 5 hours
Statistics For Business 10% 5 hours
Communication skills 5% 3 hours
Business English 5% 4 hours
Academic English 6 hours

Terms Two and Three

Business Studies 35% 8 hours
Accounting 20% 5 hours
Economics 20% 5 hours
Academic English 6 hours

1. To prepare students for business related undergraduate degree programmes of UK universities.

2. To increase student knowledge of basic business, accounting, statistical and economic theories and concepts.

3. To help students develop an analytical approach to their studies, and to be able to apply information effectively to practical business and organisational contexts.

4. To improve generic study skills such as essay construction, research methods, knowledge of presentational software, and rules of plagiarism.

5. To improve English language skills both in terms of written and oral communications.

6. To provide students with detailed information concerning UK universities and career opportunities. To advise them on all aspects of UK university application processes.

1- Complete Senior High School Certification of overall grade of 70%

2- All students must have an English language level equivalent to 5.0 IELTS with minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing. For students who have not achieved this, pre-sessional English language tuition is available.

3. Interview, usually through Skype.

4. Suitable reference.

  • The course is delivered and assessed in English.
  • Great emphasis is placed on the need to ensure that all students are prepared for the style of teaching and learning at UK universities. Many students are more accustomed to methods focused more on recall of information, and IFG recognises the need for students to adapt and become more secure in evaluating and applying theories and concepts.
  • There is a strong emphasis on informal assessments throughout the programme. At the start of each module, students undergo an assessment to identify individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • Termly reports are given to students and parents after the first and second terms.

In order to ensure that all assessments are carried out in a correct manner, the following processes are in place:

● All formal assessments, whether exams or coursework are set and assessed by IFG.
● All pieces of coursework, both formal and informal, are submitted electronically.
● Turnitin is used to ensure against plagiarism for all formally assessed coursework.
● Exam room regulations adhere to JGF regulations.
● Spot checks are made each term during the first year and annually thereafter to ensure that all processes are properly adhered to.