Oxford Business College

International Foundation In Business

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Key Facts

Programme Manager: Gerry Takamura

Study Level: 3

Study Mode: Full Time

Course Length: 6 months / 9 months / 12 months

Term dates:

Start Date: January / April / July / October


UK / EU Fees: £9,500 / £9,900 / £10,5000

Non EU Fees: £16,500 / £17,500 / £18,800

Global Plus Fees: £19,500 / £21,500 / £23,500

Application Route:

Completion can offer students 1st year entry into UK Universities

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About this route

The Oxford Business College Foundation in Business, the oldest foundation programme in Oxford, is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto university degrees in business and management.

Whether you are considering studying for a degree in accounting, business, finance, human resource management (HRM), marketing or a related subject then the OBC Foundation in Business is the right course for you.

Students who undertake the programme are guaranteed a conditional offer from a university in the UK to study for a degree in business and management.

This course has been reviewed and fully endorsed for the high quality and standards of the curriculum, teaching and learning by the world-class Emeritus Professor, Peter Abell of London School of Economics (LSE).

I am most impressed with the college and feel it provides an outstanding intellectual atmosphere of it’s fortunate students. I am delighted to endorse the foundation course and the wider intellectual climate of the college.

London School of Economics, London

Course Unit
  • English Language Preparation
  • Study Skills
  • Computer Technology
  • Core Mathematics 1 & 2
  • The Business Environment
  • Business Law
  • Business Markets & The Economy
  • Business Accounting

Progression degrees

This programme can lead to hundreds of undergraduate degree courses in leading universities in the UK including Exeter, Cardiff, Surrey, RHUL, Essex, Bradford, Southampton Solent, Greenwich, Portsmouth, UEL, Sunderland, Bucks New University, UCA, De Montfort, Regents and others. Here are the example of degree courses students may progress on to subject to meeting other entry criteria of the University:

Entry Requirement

  • The minimum pre-requisite for English language ability is IELTS 4.5 or equivalent, though an IELTS score of between 5.0 and 5.5 is recommended. Students may be required to take the OBC English and numeracy placement test.
  • The completion of secondary or high school education is required.
  • The minimum age is eighteen.
Degree Programme Award
Accounting and Business BSc(Hons)
Accounting and Finance BSc(Hons)
Business Economics BSc(Hons)
Economics BSc(Hons)
Economics with Econometics BSc(Hons)
Economics and Finance BSc(Hons)
Economics and Politics BSc(Hons)
Business BSc(Hons)
Business and Management BSc(Hons)
Marketing and Management BSc(Hons)

International Foundation in Law

The Oxford Business College Foundation in Law prepares you to study for a Law Qualifying Degree , such as the LLB, at many leading universities in the UK.

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International Foundation in Engineering

The Oxford Business College Foundation in Engineering prepares students to study an engineering degree at one of the leading universities in the UK.

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