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  • Foundation Diploma in Business

Foundation Diploma in Business

 

Overview

This one-year Foundation Diploma in Business provides an excellent grounding for students in key business principles, as well as developing students' academic and writing skills needed for success in higher education. 

Upon successful completion, students earn an internationally recognised Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Diploma in Business, equivalent to two A-Levels. 

Students will gain experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. 
 
Why take this diploma?

It encourages higher education progression for those learners who wish to undertake a one-year programme of study for further development, possibly because of individual circumstances, or having missed out previous high school studies.

You will develop and enhance your business skills through practical, hands-on projects. A focus on employability and transferable skills also gives you a distinct advantage in the workplace, as well as preparation for higher education if you decide to study further.

The programme is open to anyone who lacks the standard entry requirements to university, or those who would like to improve their business knowledge and skills for either future studies or work.

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Diploma programme may progress to the first year of a Bachelor's degree programme offered at Prague College. Most commonly, students choose to enrol in either International Management, or International Finance and Business Accounting. Although many students have successfully progressed to the BSc (Hons) Computing programme, as the skills gained in this Foundation year fully prepare them for higher education.

Practical Preparation

  • Classes to help you succeed in work and study; a high level of professional business teaching.
  • Strong focus on employability and your future career options; practical projects help you gain real experience while studying.
  • Programme encompasses an internationally recognised British qualification by Pearson, with the Diploma awarded in a formal graduation ceremony upon successful completion.

 

What you study

You will work in teams, giving presentations, undertaking research, and preparing to enter the university-level programmes at Prague College.

In addition to acquiring professional work skills that help throughout your life, you will study introductory marketing, finance, business and project management skills. This programme is excellent preparation for a job in any area of business, or for further academic study.

FALL SEMESTER

  • Exploring Business
  • Human Resources
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Professional and Academic Writing

SPRING SEMESTER

  • International Business
  • Managing an Event
  • Digital Marketing
  • Research and Plan a Marketing Campaign
  • Business Decision Making
  • Professional and Academic Writing

 

Entry requirements

1. Evidence of completed level of education

2. Confirmation of English level upon entry, which could be one of the following:

  • IELTS score of at least 5.0
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 45
  • Versant language exam - score equivalent to 5.0 IELTS
  • Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE) (A or B)
  • Other equivalent English assessment, subject to Prague College approval

3. Letter of motivation

The letter of motivation should identify why the student has chosen this particular programme, what are the student’s
goals in life and studies in general, and why the student chose Prague College.

4. Final interview

A formal discussion with the applicant after which a final decision on admission is made.


Teaching Faculty

  • Bruce Gahir

    Bruce Gahir

    Associate Head of School of Business / Programme Leader

  • Thomas Draper

    Thomas Draper

    Associate Lecturer

  • Tamara Ayrepetova

    Tamara Ayrepetova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Anna Boguszakova

    Anna Boguszakova

    Associate Lecturer

  • Dominik Teiml

    Dominik Teiml

    Associate Lecturer

  • Lucie Evjakova

    Lucie Evjakova

    Associate Lecturer