Staffordshire University Pathway is a passport to international study and future success. The programme provides high school students with an international learning experience at our world-class campus and a recognised certificate that shows that they are truly able to excel in academic study, but also get well prepared with the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to gain direct entry to undergraduate degrees. After completing Pathway to Staffordshire University, student can pursue Staffordshire University Programmes at BUV.
Course length - 6 weeks of full time studying
Introduction to Business Management
This intensive six week class introduces you to the key concepts, models, debates and problems in the study of business and management. You will explore the workings of business organisations, how they function, and how they interact with the environment. On the practical side, you will learn some of the strategies used to guide businesses and also gain insight into the decisions involved in the role of the manager.
Introduction to Quantitative Techniques
This intensive six week class engages you with the key concepts and problems in the study of Quantitative Techniques. You will become familiar with the key ideas of descriptive statistics and will be guided on how to apply a variety of methods for explaining, summarising and presenting data and interpreting results. This introductory unit is an excellent opportunity to develop basic quantitative and analytical skills.
Elements of Economics
This intensive six week class will help you become familiar with some key concepts, models, debates and problems in the field of economics. You will explore the workings of economies; how they function, and how businesses adapt to changes in the economic environment. These teachings will benefit you in subsequent study on the degree programme.
The International Foundation Programme taught at BUV and awarded by University of London is a passport to international study and future success. University of London’s member institutions comprise some of the top universities in the world, such as London School of Economics and University College London. It is this broad range of expertise and quality that makes the programme special. Students who join the IFP at BUV not only receive an international learning experience at our world-class campus and a recognised certificate that shows that they are truly able to excel in academic study, but also get well prepared with the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to gain direct entry to undergraduate degrees.
After completing IFP, student can choose to pursue either University of London programmes at BUV or Global Study by enrolling to any of the institutions within the University of London and Staffordshire University international network.
Course length - 24 weeks
Students are required to study 4 out of 6 courses (3 required and 1 optional courses) taught at BUV to complete the IFP:
The accounting module is designed to prepare students for accounting and finance studies at a tertiary level. It consists of five major areas which are:
Mathematics and Statistics (Required)
This is the foundation course on which subsequent, more specialised quantitative courses in Mathematics and Statistics are based. The course offers an overview of key mathematical methods and statistical concepts frequently applied to economics, management, finance, and related areas.
The course offers an overview of key economic concepts and their applications to everyday situations and current economic affairs using modelling techniques.
Pure Mathematics (Optional)
This is the foundation course on which subsequent, university level pure mathematics is based, consisting of 7 topics which are:
International Relations (Optional)
This course offers a basic introduction to IR, its classical and contemporary theories, schools of thought and research areas. There are 4 topics covered in this course which are:
Business Management (Optional)
This Business and Management course introduces students to the different types of businesses that exist and their reasons for so doing. It looks at changes that are taking place in selected aspects of the external environment for businesses. Selected internal functions are studied to show how businesses can use resources efficiently and take informed marketing decisions to respond to changes in their environment and fulfil their aims and objectives.
AGE: 17 or over before 31 December in the year of registration
ACADEMIC: Having one of the following:
ENGLISH: Having one of the following:
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