Choosing your university when studying abroad is a big decision with a lot of factors to consider. Location, tuition fees, scholarships and accommodation are all important factors – but when it comes to more general courses such as Business related degrees, then university rankings are definitely important.
The NCUK International Foundation Year – Business programme offers guaranteed access to top ranked UK universities for a wide range of business related degrees – and really is the ideal stepping stone to prepare you for success in your Business degree.
Top UK Universities for Accounting & Finance
Still a very popular choice for international students, Accounting & Finance degrees offer a broad range of career opportunities including accounting, chartered accountancy, banking, insurance brokering, financial advisor and tax advisor. Due to the broad nature of the degree, employment opportunities on graduation are high with competitive starting salaries.
According to the Guardian University Guide 2021, top-ranked DIFC and NCUK Universities for Accounting & Finance include:
- University of Leeds – #1
- University of Birmingham – #7
- University of Exeter – #10
- University of Manchester – #12
- Queen’s University Belfast – #13
Top UK Universities for Economics
The UK is one of the leading global financial centre in the world – so studying at the heart of this can be a huge advantage for an international student. The opportunities for students to gain intern experience during their studies will lead to great employment opportunities on graduation. Graduates can find employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
The Guardian University Guide 2021, lists NCUK Universities in the top UK rankings for Economics, including:
- University of Leeds – #7
- University of Bristol – #9
- Aston University – #23
- Queen Mary University of London – #33
- University of Kent – #34
Top UK Universities for Business & Management
Business and Management degrees are broad degrees which encompass many areas – allowing students to gain exposure to a variety of specialist areas. This is a great option for students who are not completely sure of their main area of interest and allow for a wide variety of career paths on graduation – including advertising, human resource management, marketing, consultancy and more.
The Guardian University Guide 2021, lists NCUK Universities in the top UK rankings for Business & Management, including:
- University of Leeds – #9
- Lancaster University – #13
- University of Exeter – #15
- University of Bristol – #18
- University of Manchester – #19
Business & Management Entry Requirements
For direct entry, students typically need to have completed A Levels or the International Baccalaureate with high grades. However, through the NCUK International Foundation Year – Business qualification, you can progress to study Business & Management degrees in the UK with the following:
- IGCSEs: Minimum five C grades, including English and Maths
- SPM: Minimum five C grades, including English and Maths
- WAEC: Minimum five C grades, including English and Maths
- International Baccalaureate: Minimum 22 points
- A-Levels: One E grade
- Plus many more local high school qualifications not recognised for direct entry.
Students must also have an IELTS of 5.0 overall or above – DIFC also accepts the Duolingo English Test for admission purposes.
Contact Us for more details on our entry requirements.