International Foundation Business Programme
The International Foundation Business Programme caters specifically for the academic and/or English needs of students who are not academically ready to directly enter undergraduate degree programmes at Shannon College of Hotel Management and/or the Business school at NUI Galway. It is ideally suited to students who have not attained the academic and/or English requirements for their chosen degree. This programme will include the following modules; English for Business, English for Life, Academic English, Management, Personal Developments, Mathematics, Intercultural Communications, Economics and Accounting.
Applications and Selections
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
1. Academic Requirements
Students must present the required academic requirements
An IELTS band level 5.0 or 5.5 (or equivalent).
3. Entrance Interview
Students must pass an entrance interview. Interviews are conducted by representatives visiting your country or through video conferencing (skype)
If students wish to progress to the Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Commerce Programmes or the, they must meet the minimum academic requirements.
Students may also progress onto other degree programmes within NUI Galway. Please contact us for more information on progression options.
Next start date
A Level Grades (2018)
Mode of study
This programme will be of 25 weeks duration, commencing mid-September to the end of April. The students will have 22 contact hours per week.
|Semester 1||Hours||Semester 2||Hours|
|Academic English 1||6||Academic English 2||6|
|English for Business 1||4||English for Business 2||4|
|English for Life/Project||6||English for Life/Project||6|
|Introduction to Business and Management||2||Economics||2|
|Mathematics||2||Introduction to Accounting / Financial Accounting*||2|
|Introduction to Intercultural Communications/Management Accounting*||2||Personal Development||2|
*required for entrance onto the Bachelor of Commerce Accounting
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