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Foundation Diploma

Business Pathway

Why study business?

Business and related subjects (such as Business Management, Marketing, Advertising, Hospitality or Human Resources) are among the most popular fields of study at universities worldwide at undergraduate level and continue  to promise high returns in terms of career progression.

Whatever field of specialization you choose, you can expect all types of business degrees to have a strong emphasis on the practical application of theory, through the use of case studies, problem-solving tasks, project and team work, and often also internships and placement schemes.

Which elective subjects

to choose?

In order to be accepted on a Business course you should choose the following to elective subjects in the second part of your International Foundation Diploma course:

  • Introduction to Business

  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics

University Spotlight

By studying on the International Foundation Diploma programme you can directly progress to NCC Education’s extensive network of partner universities. The IFD qualification taught at Find Education is recognised by over 70 Universities worldwide. Choosing the right university is always a challenge, we have selected a few UK universities for you to consider. 

Click here to see the full progression booklet including the list of all universities that recognise the International Foundation Diploma and their individual entry requirements.

University of Derby

Guaranteed progression

The University of Derby is an ambitious, innovative and modern university offering a real world learning experience which is of the highest standard. 


By successfully completing the International Foundation Diploma, you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen course at Derby.

Nottingham Trent University

Standard progression

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is based in the student-friendly and safe city of Nottingham that also has a low cost of living. NTU has been named University of the Year 2019 by the Guardian. 


In terms of the quality of our teaching and learning, NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

NTU welcomes applications from students who completed the International Foundation Diploma as the NCC Education qualification satisfies the university entry requirements.

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