Admission is open for
September 2021

International Foundation in Business

International Foundation in Business
Progression to first year at IUBH University

What is special about this course?

This six months-long course is designed to provide you with the first year entry into IUBH University. However, if you study for a further 6 months at BSMI, you will progress directly into the final year to study one of the major related studies listed in the progression routes below. This is a great opportunity for students who would like to complete their undergraduate studies in 18 months.

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 IUBH University.
  • 3 hours per day Academic English tuition included.

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed a Level 2 Diploma or British GCSE equivalents in a related discipline. This course is suitable for grade 11 graduates. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for the UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable. Students must be aged 16 or above to attend this programme.

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:

Four Mandatory Units:

  • Resolving administrative problems
  • Manage the work of an administrative function
  • Communicate in a business environment
  • Manage personal and professional development

Specialised Units:

  • Design and development of an information system
  • Manage information systems
  • Support environmental sustainability
  • Analyse and present business data
  • Manage a project
  • Promote equality of opportunity, diversity, and inclusion


Students must demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units through written assignments, reports, presentations, and video recorded interviews. The course includes 3 hours of mandatory language tuition, weekly assessments, testing of course content, regular tutorials to assess students’ progress and opportunities to discuss progression.

Course Details
Start Date
24 weeks
Progression Fee
IUBH, Germany
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Progression Routes

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NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Business

Successful completion of programme with a minimum grade of 60%

  • (BA) Hons International Management 
  • (BA) Business Administration
  • (BA) Business and IT

Year 1

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