International Foundation in Business

Progression to 1st Year at Bournemouth University

International Foundation in Business
Progression to First Year at Bournemouth University

What is special about this course?

This one year-long course is designed to provide you with the first year entry into Bournemouth University. This course covers key areas of management such as Managing Business Operations  and how they operate within the wider business. Maximising Resources to Achieve Business Success and all aspects of that external business environment.

Studying at BSMI, you will also benefit from:

  • 3 academic intakes per year, which are January/February – May/June – September/October.
  • Individualized personal and academic care.
  • Frequent tutorials.
  • Guaranteed entry into Bournemouth University.
  • 3 hours per day Academic English tuition included.

Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of following:

  • English language qualification equivalent to IELTS overall 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each component
  • Other related level 2 subjects
  •  Other equivalent international qualifications

 

 

Programme Overview 

The Foundation in Skills for Business course provides direct access to university undergraduate courses in business-related majors. The course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of key practices and principles in business administration. It provides students with relevant communication and presentation skills to enhance their performance in an academic career or a practical senior management role. Students will study 4 compulsory modules, followed by six specialist units that are as follows:

Six Mandatory Units:

  • Managing Business Operations
  • Maximising Resources to Achieve Business Success
  • The Business Environment
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Working in Teams
  • Effective Business Communication

Assessment

ATHE qualifications assessment is completed through the submission of internally assessed learner work. To achieve a pass for a unit, a learner must have successfully achieved the learning outcomes at the pass standard set by the assessment criteria for that unit. To achieve merit or distinction, the learner must demonstrate that they have achieved the criteria set for these grades. Learners cannot omit completing work to meet the pass standard and simply work to the higher grades, as this would put a pass for the unit in jeopardy.

The assessment criteria describe the requirements a learner is expected to meet in order to demonstrate that the learning outcome has been achieved. Command verbs reflect the level of the qualification.

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Progression Routes

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Programme TitlePoint of ExitProgramme TitlePoint of Entry

  ATHE Level 3 in Business and Management

Successful completion of programme with a minimum grade of 60%

  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Economics
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Enterprise
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Law
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Marketing
  • BA (Hons) International Business
  • BA (Hons) International Marketing and Business
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Operations and Project Management
  • BA (Hons) International Business Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Retail Management

Level 4 (Year 1)

Programme Objectives

Learn comprehensive knowledge and key practices in preparation for a degree in Business

Develop relevant communication and presentation skills required for further education

Improve your study and writing skills to excel at a higher education level

Graduate with a National Vocational Qualification to progress to an undergraduate degree

What Our Students Are Saying

I’ve been at this school for 6 months and enjoyed every day that I spent here. I would like to thank my teacher and a good friend Paul, the best selling manager Annabel and the funniest IT guy Jose. It’s been one of the most important periods of my life and I’ve gained an incredible experience here. Also thanks to all the students that I met here, especially Italians.

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