University Foundation course in Business and Management
The programme is recognized by Oxford Brookes University (www.brookes.ac.uk) and leads to entry to various undergraduate programmes offered by the Oxford Brookes University Business School and
other Universities and leads to entry to various undergraduate programmes in
Business and related subjects.
It lasts for one academic year, with three terms each of 12 weeks. There is some flexibility with starting dates, but normally students would begin in September, January , April or July. To be admitted to the programmes students must normally have their English language level at IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 500 or equivalent. Students who are not at this level may first take an intensive English course at OISC. They must also have completed their senior high school certificate successfully.
There are 20 lessons (each 45 minutes ) each week, together with educational counselling periods with the Director of Studies, when students are helped with their university applications and also offered careers advice.
The programme has three main elements:
Students follow the requirements of the IELTS examination, which encompasses the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Students follow modules in Economics, Business Studies, and Maths for Business
Study Skills are an essential support for many students who would benefit from help with revision planning, time management, essay writing and related matters. They are an essential academic skill for anyone about to enter University.
Students are assessed through a combination of coursework and internal examinations (end of trimester and final examinations) and are also entered for the IELTS examination.