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The International Foundation Year Programme in Business/Finance is a specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. At Direct English you can prepare yourself for direct entry to an undergraduate degree programme studying a wide range of subjects, including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing. With this pathway, you will have the opportunity to progress to one of our partner universities in Ireland or abroad. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to academic studying. There is a significant amount of English language teaching. Along with learning the basics of Finance and Business, you will be growing in many ways as this program will equip you with the necessary skills required for degree-level study. These may include critically-reflective thinking, reading and writing skills, report writing, innovative solutions and creative approaches to problems, retrieval and analysis as well as data search. You will also have a chance to develop enhanced interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a variety of team roles. Individuals with a finance or business background are wanted in businesses of all sizes; there are vast opportunities available for them all over the world. The Foundation Programme is the first step to pursue your dream career in these sectors. You will receive guidance with your university application and your progress will be carefully monitored by our experienced and devoted teaching staff. Not only will you improve your English language skills but you will also acquire greater knowledge of your chosen academic areas for future success.

Foundation Programmes
Programme Title: International Foundation Year – Business / Finance
Course Duration: Academic Year (Full Time)
Stream: Business / Finance
Start dates: January / June / September

Entry Requirements:

  • Signed Application Form
  • High School Certificate
  • Minimum IELTS score 4.5 or above – or equivalent.