The Business International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a mixture of English language and business-based modules.

It is a nine-month programme designed for students who want to progress into undergraduate study at Cardiff Business School.

Course content

On the foundation programme you will study a mix of academic modules and English language modules, obtaining a total of 120 credits.

  • Business Studies (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Management (10 credits)
  • Foundations of Economics (10 credits)
  • English Language and Study Skills 1 (10 credits)
  • English Language and Study Skills 2 (10 credits)
  • English for Academic Purposes (20 credits)
  • British Social and Cultural Environment (10 credits)
  • Integrated Study Skills (10 credits)

Teaching, learning and assessment

We employ several teaching methods, all selected to deliver the tuition you need in the best possible way.


Students who obtain a merit (50%) in each module of the IFP can automatically progress onto a selection of Cardiff Business School courses.

Accounting and Finance courses