Excellent Foundation Year Program

NCUK – IFY Business Stream is an excellent Foundation Year program which prepares AIC students for guaranteed admission to a Partner UK university or studies at any other prestigious university in Europe, Australia or the USA. Students will receive a strong education in general and academic English during this one year course. Special subjects related to their future university studies will also be provided. Semifinal and final exams are organized by NCUK. Successful students will earn a highly valuable certificate of NCUK.

Business Administration and many other related fields at the level of BA and MA are sought by many international students, especially from countries like India, Nepal, Iran, Turkey and African countries. These students would like to learn the fundamentals of business in a well-known college or university and earn a reputable degree. NCUK program in Business (IFY) will ensure the students of Avicenna to get to a high quality UK university and earn a degree which will open many doors in front of them. Students will take 3 modules and Academic English. After having completed all requirements, NCUK will grant the successful students with IFY degree. NCUK also assists the AIC Admission Department to place our graduate students in one of the UK universities. 

Many UK partner universities provide scholarships and grants to our top students. By successful completion of IFY – Business Stream, our students can choose any of the following university programs among many others:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • International Management
  • IT and Media
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Creative Writing
  • Media Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Management and Leisure
  • Management and Marketing of Textiles
  • Textile Technology
  • IT Management for Business
  • Management and Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Business Studies
  • Design Management for Fashion Retailing
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Social History
  • Economics
  • Fashion and Textile Retailing
  • Finance and Economics
  • International Business, Finance and Economics

NCUK IFY is assessed 30% by Coursework and 70% by examination

IFY – Business Stream is a one year course which prepares international students for university studies in the UK or any other European university. During the course of study, each student should complete some internal assessments which are provided by AIC. At the end of each semester students will sit for a semester exam which is organized by NCUK. Students should attend classes and prepare research reports. All students will participate in WPT (Weekly Progress Test). The NCUK IFY is assessed 30% by Coursework and 70% by examination. All assessments are set and moderated by NCUK.

The following subjects are offered for IFY – Business Stream:

This module develops knowledge, understanding, skills and application of a variety of mathematical and statistical techniques that are relevant in the fields of business, humanities and social science disciplines.
Economics is an introduction to macro and micro-economics. Topics covered in this module include: the economic environment, the market mechanism, market structure and growth, inflation, international trade and macroeconomic policy.
Business Studies is an important module which ensures that students will have a basic understanding of the key concepts of business and management. Marketing, leadership, organizational structure, accounting and finance, human resource management and corporate strategy are among the topics taught in this module.

English is the language of instruction and science. All our students are expected to have achieved a good level of general English before they join IFY. During the course of IFY, students will be trained in academic English which will be later used at the university.

International and Hungarian students are welcome to apply to study IFY – Business Stream at Avicenna International College. Applicants must hold a valid high school diploma. A-Level and IB graduates are encouraged to apply for Avicenna Scholarship Plan when they plan to prepare for any NCUK universities at AIC.


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