CertHE International Foundation and Year One with Business

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Your head start to a career in business

You can study a business degree at Teesside University by joining the second year of study with all the skills you need to graduate in the typical time. You will spend four terms with us at the International Study Centre, developing your English language skills and academic knowledge to join the second year of your degree programme and get a head start on your business career.

By studying the CertHE International Foundation and Year One with Business, you will also benefit from saving time and money by studying on a single iCAS visa for the duration of your programme.

Key Facts

Programme length

  • 4 terms

Entry points

  • May

Admission information

Age on entry: Students will normally be 17 years of age or older.

Term dates

4 Term

May 2023
14/5/2023 - 24/8/2023
24/9/2023 - 7/12/2023
7/1/2024 - 21/3/2024
24/3/2024 - 27/6/2024

Why study business at Teesside University?

Teesside University is the perfect place to gain the skills to begin your career in business. As a student here, you can benefit from:

  • Access to £7.5m business school where you can find the latest technology and modern learning spaces
  • Gaining a Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute alongside your degree
  • Real-life work placements with local companies such as Nissan, Samsung, Hitachi, Procter & Gamble, Northumbrian Water and Virgin Money
  • The opportunity to work with local organisations and industry experience with the Teesside Enterprise Clinic
  • Improving your digital literacy skills at Teesside, Europe’s first Adobe Creative Campus.

Choose your modules

You will study modules specific to your chosen progression degree, in order to join your second year with the skills to succeed.

Please note that you are expected to attend 100% of your classes at the International Study Centre or you are at risk of losing your Student visa.

Academic English Skills aims to provide thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable international students to best achieve their academic potential at university. Our Academic English programme is validated by UK ENIC, the UK government agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide.

You will develop awareness and competency in a range of language-related academic skills, including the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Alongside your classes, your studies will be supported by an online learning platform, providing you with a range of tasks and activities specifically designed to develop and extend your language and academic skills outside the classroom and to give you more control over your own learning.

Students will begin their academic study in this area by considering how business works. How is management and leadership important, how are organisations structured, what types of business are there, and what principles are important to success?

Areas of mathematics covered include: pricing; evaluating the acquisition of assets and investing in business opportunities and maintaining quality. This module will provide essential tools and theories in mathematics as a foundation for later modules, such as Introduction to Finance and Accounting. The mathematics content will provide business students with a base for them to evaluate the potential benefits to a range of business opportunities and the process of evaluating the most beneficial.

This module will introduce important concepts in both micro and macroeconomics – both the economics of business and society, and of global trade. Understanding the working of supply and demand are critical to further study in business.

The module is delivered as an interactive learning experience, which will enable students to develop an enterprising mindset and help them to identify some of the skills, and attributes required in both intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship.

This module develops and equips learners with the financial knowledge and techniques required by all managers. It provides an understanding of the way in which accounting is used in the external evaluation of organisations and develops the ability to use accounting in decision making, control and managing and adding value to performance.

This module introduces basic economic theories of markets and competition along with aspects of the wider business environment, including government policy and the macro-economy. These ideas are then applied to the practical analysis of markets using Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning framework.

This module is designed to provide a basic introduction to some of the general principles of business management subjects, particularly in the context of structure, culture, leadership, organisational behaviour and the business environment.

This module will help the student become more aware of their own personal and professional development through reflection and interaction with peers. Drawing on related theories students will develop skills, which will enhance their future employability.

Progress to your degree

After completing your International Foundation and Year One pathway and achieving the necessary grades, you will be able to join the second year of your chosen business degree. By completing this pathway, you will be able to progress to the following degrees.

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