International Foundation Year - Business (IFY)

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International Foundation Year - Business (IFY)

This study route is designed to introduce international students to higher education while experiencing life abroad in the UK. It aims to prepare you with a deeper understanding of academic culture that will allow you to flourish in your chosen degree studies.

It will offer you the chance to:

  • Develop business skills through teaching methods focused on hands-on, interactive learning through case studies and more.
  • Develop the appropriate level of academic language, study skills, and content knowledge to meet the entry requirements of your progression degree programme.
  • Acquire a strong, critical approach to real-world problems specific to language and education skill levels, as well as be allowed ample opportunities to reflect upon your learning.
  • Enhance your academic English and learning with English modules taught first to set you up for success as you go into your business modules later on.
  • Learn core business features, including management skills, marketing and international business.

Progression degrees

The Business International Foundation Year (IFY) can help support you for a selection of degree specialism in this field. It also aims to prepare you with the necessary toolkit to be successful while heading into your chosen degree. It will help you take a critical approach to your studies, reflect on your learning, organise your studies, and be a strong, independent learner.

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 4.0 entry: 4.0 overall (with no component lower than 4.0)
  • IELTS 4.5 entry: 4.5 overall (with no component lower than 4.0)
  • IELTS 5.0 entry: 5.0 overall (with no component lower than 4.5)
  • IELTS 5.5 entry: 5.5 overall (with no component lower than 5.0)

UKVI or SELT equivalent will be required for IELTS 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 entry.

Career Prospects

On successful completion, you will be eligible to progress onto the following Coventry University or Coventry University London degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria):

Progression degrees in Coventry:

  • Advertising and Marketing BA (Hons)

  • Business Administration BBA (Hons)

  • Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

  • Business and Marketing BA (Hons)

  • Business Management BA (Hons)

  • Digital Marketing BA (Hons)

  • Event Management BA (Hons)

  • International Business Management BA (Hons)

  • Marketing BA (Hons)

  • Sport Management BA (Hons)

Progression degrees in London:

  • Global Business Management BA (Hons)

  • Global Events Management BSc (Hons)

  • Global Marketing BSc (Hons)

  • International Fashion Management and Marketing BA (Hons)

  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons)

Course Details

By choosing to study Business IFY, you will develop your English academic language skills through up to three diverse skill modules, depending on your IELTS entry level. You can then choose three out of four subject-specialist modules. These modules will provide a strong framework for your continued studies toward your chosen higher education degree.


Year One

Introduction to Academic Language and Skills
Developing your Academic Language and Skills
Success in Academic Language and Skills
Business Communications (choose 3 out of 4 modules)
Management Skills (choose 3 out of 4 modules)
Marketing for Business (choose 3 out of 4 modules)
Global Business (choose 3 out of 4 modules)

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