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International Foundation Programme2020-02-13T11:33:29+00:00

  International Foundation Programme

Programme Overview

International Foundation Programme is a globally recognised programme, an alternative to an A Level or Access to HE qualification. IFP is a 9 month full-time course which offers students with an opportunity to gain entry to degrees at the London School of Business and other leading universities in the United Kingdom. By pursuing this Programme, a student will be able to develop a strong understanding of his/her chosen subject/s, providing them with practical knowledge of various research methods that are important in higher education.

Why should I choose this course?

Key Features

  • The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Business will help prepare a student with everything that they require to achieve success during their term as an undergraduate student here in the UK.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business at London School of Business will help international students in becoming academically adept to pursue higher education here in the United Kingdom.
  • A first track route to London School of Business and other prestigious UK universities for students who lack British A level or equivalent qualifications.
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Key Facts

Mode of Study
Full / Part Time

Duration
9 or 6 Months (Fast track)

Fees
UK / EU – £9,250
International – £11,500

Payment Plan
Available

Scholarship
Available for 20 students per intake

Learning
Campus / Online

2020 Intakes
1st of June 

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Modules

Modules
English
Mathematics
Information and communications technology (ICT)
Modules
How Business Operates
Academic and Research Skills for Business
Marketing Principles and Techniques
Communication Skills for Business

Entry Requirements

We recognise a range of qualifications from across the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss specific country requirements for your country.

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  • Minimum Age is 16+

  • High School Graduation. To know More about Specific Country Entry requirements.

  • Academic qualifications are not always necessary – commercial or industrial experience might be more relevant. For detailed information Contact Us.

  • Minimum IELTS 4.5 which is B1-Intermediate (Preffered).

“My teachers were brilliant and also very helpful. I improved quickly and got admission to the chosen university. I would strongly recommend LSB to all my friends

Katharina
Germany, International Foundation Programme

Assessments

Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting assessment criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and assignments which are externally verified by the awarding organisation.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can achieve pass, merit or distinction grade depending on quality of assignment and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have achieved all the criteria set for these grades.

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Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students responsibility.

Full Time Fees£9,250 per year

For full details, please visit our fees and funding page.

Full Time Fees£11,500 per year

For full details, please contact us.

Scholarships

The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the course early if you plan to apply for a related award.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the course to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

 Global Ambassador Scholarship
 Income Based Scholarship

Scholarships are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider any circumstances and please contact us for more information.

30 % Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees

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Employability

Students who have completed the International Foundation programme have gone on to study with the London School of Business in the UK or in their home country and at many other institutions in the UK and around the world.

Careers

Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Marketing communication manager

  • Advertising manager

  • Quality manager

  • Company secretary

  • Supply chain manager

  • Business development manager

  • Data analyst

  • Finance manager

  • Management consultant

  • Purchasing manager

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply conceptual learning skills in today’s business environment.

  • Analyze financial performance of an organization.

  • Evaluate organizational decisions with consideration of the political, legal and ethical aspects of business.

  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the business environment.

Further Study

Some roles will require further study, whether it’s to gain membership to a professional body, further your knowledge in a certain area of business, or even branch out into a totally different field.

Popular professional bodies include:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

FAQ’S

Yes, students can open a bank account, all that is needed is documentation.

  • Current passport.
  • Valid visa (for those from outside the European Union)
  • Home bankstatement from the past three months.
  • Proof of address in the UKor abroad (check with your bank)
  • StudentID or acceptance letter from your university.

You must inform us immediately so that we can update your details. For example your address may have changed and this is important we know so that when we send certificates, it goes to the right address.

London School of Business will always be able to help you and if you email us we aim to get back to you within 48hrs or feel free to call us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124.

Please inform us as soon as possible as this may cause a delay in your application by the time you start. There are many applications and checks to be made which takes time. Therefore, we recommend doing this before you start at LSB so that everything is ready when you start.

Once registered at LSB, we can direct you to job fairs. Job fairs are also known as a career fair that employees or recruiters inform you of potential jobs. LSB will also help you get signed on job boards such as Indeed and Reed for more possible jobs.

If you reach out to us, we will be able to arrange another phone call to discuss what grades are acceptable. If we believe you don’t have enough credits to get into LSB, there are many alternatives so don’t panic.

There are open day’s available for students who wish to get a tour around the school. London School of Business holds more than one open day so that every student has an opportunity to attend.

We can always help and inform you what is needed. We can provide a list of available accommodation.

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If you are interested in applying we encourage you to visit the School and meet with our recruitment and admissions staff. This is neither a requirement nor expectation if you are planning on applying to the programme.

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At LSB, you will have the chance to study a broad range of subjects. The School offers a unique opportunity to study business alongside other disciplines.

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The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management is a 120-credit size qualification and is the equivalent size and level to the 2nd year of a Bachelor’s degree. This qualification is designed to develop your understanding of management and to develop key management skills.

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Extended Diploma in Business and Management
ATHE Level 6

The ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management is a 120-credit size qualification and is the equivalent size and level to the 3rd year of a Bachelor’s degree. This qualification is designed to develop your understanding of management and to develop key management skills.

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Extended Diploma in Strategic Management
ATHE Level 7

Extended Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management is a 120 credit Ofqual regulated qualification. This qualification offers a flexible option for people who have already achieved awards in the management field at a lower level, as well as individuals that are qualified in other areas.

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How to Apply

Enrolling at London School of Business will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details

  • Family information

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Global interests and experiences

There is no application fee.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts

  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)

  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)

  • One academic reference

  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)

  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course as well, and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Need Help Choosing A Programme?

Choosing the right programme is an important part of your future success. Our dedicated student counsellors are happy to assist you in choosing the right programme that best suits your professional goals. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to Undergraduate@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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