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International Business Foundation at Kings

School: Kings Education
Start Date: 9 Sep 2024 or 6 Jan 2025
International Business Foundation at Kings Brighton


Fast track your business career

The International Business Foundation is a one-year pre-university programme.

It will set you up for success in your business degree and therefore give you the practical business experience you need to succeed in business on the world stage.

The International Business Foundation course is for:

  • Students who want a recognised business qualification, or to progress to a degree focused on business or management.
  • Students who have completed 11 – 12 years of high school

Top university acceptance

Top UK universities for business understand the quality of the International Business Foundation and the students who successfully complete it.

Recent offers have been issued to International Business Foundation students from universities including:

  • Lancaster University
  • University of Bath
  • University of East Anglia
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Surrey
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Coventry University
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Bournemouth
  • Oxford Brookes University


2 or 3 terms

Standard one-year programme covers 3 terms/semesters
Start date: 9 September 2024

Accelerated version compacted into 2 terms/semesters
Start date: 6 January 2025

Language Level

• Completion of 11 – 12 years of schooling with documented proof of good results

• Minimum IELTS 4.5 (5.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent


Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study


9:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday


All teachers are expertly qualified with relevant experience in the field of business.

Tutorials available with class teacher to give study advice

Learning Outcomes

Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level.

Raise English to university level, if it is not your first language.

Understand sales and marketing, finance, operations and product development.

3 terms or 2?

Benefits of starting in September and completing the Foundation in 3 terms rather than 2

Gives students a head start in understanding business topics. Thus they will be better prepared for the exam units in January/April in both knowledge and academic skills.

Students better equipped for following January/April academic writing & presentation skills.

Students potentially have an extra unit to use towards the IBF qualification.

UCAS support – More preparation time for deciding on university choices and applications.

Entry requirements:

3 terms – Minimum IELTS 4.5 (5.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent
2 terms – Minimum IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent


A Kings certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course. Students will be entered for the IELTS exam if needed.


Kings Brighton | Kings Education

Kings Education

Kings Brighton is a brand new state-of-the-art college with an on-site student residence and cafeteria. Located in the vibrant. student-centred and recently regenerated London Road area of the city, it enjoys close proximity to shops, restaurants, and transport hubs, and is opposite he of Brighton’s most popular parks.

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Registration fees included


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