Foundation Programme in Business Management

IFG العراق - البرامج التأسيسية الجامعية
(بالشراكة مع المسار العربي)

Foundation Programme in Business Management

IFG Iraq – University Foundation Programmes

(In partnership with Almasar Alarabi)

Foundation Programme in Business Management

This foundation pathway is for students wishing to progress on to UK undergraduate degree courses in a wide range of business and finance related subjects including International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Operations Management & Finance.

There is a strong emphasis on developing learning skills and approaches in preparation for higher education study in the UK in order that students who graduate from our programme, are well equipped to face the challenge of studying at university level.


The course is taught over one academic year. In the first term, there is a focus on

improving academic and language skills as well as a module which introduces students

to basic statistical concepts which are so important for most undergraduate level related

to business. In the second and third terms of the course, you will continue to develop

your academic and language skills but the main focus is on the three depth modules of

business studies, accounting, and economics.

Business Studies introduces students to the ways in which business organisations of all types, function. It examines the global environment in which businesses operate and how they can respond to external factors. While the principal aim of the course is to prepare students for degree programmes in business and management related programmes, there is a strong practical element to the course allowing theories to be applied to practical situations. The coursework element of the assessment allows students to trace the different stages of starting a business and appreciating the internal and external challenges which businesses encounter.

An understanding of the basic concepts of financial and managerial accounting is valuable as a way of understanding how businesses work in general. The Accounting module gives students an introduction to basic accounting principles, and helps them to apply these principles in different situations. The third depth module, Economics, combines a study of micro and macro content in exploring a range of economic issues drawn from national and international contexts. It promotes an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.

Term One

Core Mathematics

Themes in Social Sciences

Academic English

Study Skills

Communication Skills

Term Two & Three

Business Studies



Academic English

Study Skills

Communication Skills

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Adadiyah with 50% in 5 subjects (including Maths) or 4 IGCSEs at Grade C (4). Plus, an English level equivalent to 5.0 in IELTS

Almasar Alarabi

Iraq – Baghdad

Sina’a St.

Computer Centre Bldg