Introduction to Studying Business
Develop the skills you need to prepare for studying business at university
This three-week business foundation course provides an introduction to the modules covered on the International Foundation Programme (IFP) in business.
Discover the key business concepts that will inform your future studies, whilst learning how to improve your academic English study skills.
Explore key business concepts including the global market and trade protectionism
This introductory programme will set you up for success when progressing to an undergraduate business course, as it introduces you to the need-to-know concepts.
Explore international trade versus protectionism and the different operating environments for businesses. You’ll learn about the global market, examining how to sell to customers locally, nationally and internationally.
Improve your academic English skills and learn business research methodologies
This course will equip you with essential academic English study skills and business research methods, preparing you to advance your studies with confidence.
Discover how to critically read a text, make meaningful notes and develop strong academic arguments.
Develop confidence in using various research design approaches. Learn how to choose an appropriate research methodology for a specific research problem. You’ll do this by using a range of sampling, quantitative and questionnaire techniques.
Learn from the experts in IFP Business
This International Foundation Programme (IFP) is delivered by ULaw’s specialist IFP tutors who also deliver the undergraduate IFP course. So, when you’re ready to undertake graduate business studies with ULaw, you will already know some familiar, friendly faces.
- Critical reading
- Competition in business
- The global market environment
- Quantitative research strategies
- Sampling techniques
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Compare and contrast international trade and protectionism
- Understand different operating environments for business
- Learn to critically read a text and make meaningful notes
- Develop an argument in an academic context
- Select an appropriate research methodology using a range of sampling and questionnaire techniques
Who is the course for?
This course is designed specifically to enable international students to improve their academic English, to learn about business and to develop all the necessary skills needed for successful undergraduate study.
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