The prospect of entering higher education is often a daunting one! Whether you’re entering academia directly from school or shifting your focus from work to study, the change can be tough. Thankfully, EU Business School has a bridging program which makes the transition much smoother.
If you don’t otherwise meet the criteria to study at this excellent institution, the bridging program is an alternative route to an undergraduate course placement. Read on to find out more about how this course works and whether it’s suitable for you.
What is the EU Business Bridging program?
If you’ve decided EU Business School is for you, but you haven’t quite met the academic requirements to secure a place, then the bridging program could be the perfect option. As its name suggests, this course functions as a bridge, helping prospective students overcome the gap between where they are and where they need to be if they want to study here.
The course provides students with an overview of the essential elements of business, making sure that they have the basic knowledge needed to succeed in an EU Business School bachelor’s program. Once you’ve completed the course to a satisfactory level, you’re guaranteed automatic admission!
What does the course consist of?
The bridging program is a 13-week course that includes the following topics:
English for Business
EU Business School welcomes students from all over the world, meaning our students speak a diverse range of languages. However, whether your first language is English or not, you still need to familiarize yourself with the terminology used in the modern international business environment. This course will reinforce your language skills through interactive activities.
Before you begin your bachelor’s course, you need to be able to study effectively. In this course, you’ll develop the basic skills required to read and write academically. You’ll also learn how to work as part of a group, manage your time, research at a university level and handle formal examinations.
When you study at EU Business School, you’ll be required to communicate effectively orally and in writing. This course will prepare you for the tasks ahead. It addresses active and passive communication through roleplay and experiential exercises so that you can feel confident in your ability to understand and communicate ideas.
Before you start to study business at an undergraduate level, you’ll need a grasp of basic business concepts. Here, you’ll be introduced to the theories that underpin the business world. In addition, you’ll gain an understanding of what constitutes good business practice through reflective activities, which encourage you to explore your own experiences of management within different organizations.
Business and Society
This course looks at the social context in which business takes place, exploring how ethics, values, and world events relate to company activities. In this course, you’ll grapple with concepts such as social responsibility, which couldn’t be more relevant in the modern business landscape. This will help you to refine your critical thinking skills, too.
Introduction to Law
All business activity occurs within a legal framework, and this course will introduce you to the basic tenets of business law. In addition, you’ll gain familiarity with legal terminology, and you’ll develop strategies for approaching different legal documents.
Introduction to Economics
After this course, you’ll be able to explain the key players and the most influential theories in the world of economics. You’ll have a stronger understanding of the impact that economics has on individuals and communities.
What are the advantages of this program?
The most obvious advantage is that participation in the bridging course helps you achieve admission to EU Business School. It compensates for any gaps you may have in your student application.
It’s also beneficial because it gives you a taste of what university life will be like. For many people, the difference between high school or work and university comes as a surprise. You’ll have a better idea of what to expect, thanks to this course.
If you’re still not entirely sure which area of business you’d like to specialize in, the EU Business School bridging program will help you make up your mind. You’ll get to sample different courses, and you’ll learn which topics are of most interest.
To succeed at university, you need certain study skills. You’ll practice and refine those skills during the bridging program, meaning you’ll be more prepared when you enter your 3-year bachelor’s course.
Who might benefit from this program?
Many people might benefit from taking this unconventional route to an undergraduate placement. For a start, anyone who feels unprepared for the demands of university. This course will give you a good idea of what to expect when you start formal studies.
What about those who aren’t sure what to study? The last thing you want is to start a course and discover too late that it’s not the one for you. If you’ve already tried a few different options during the EU Business School bridging program, you’ll be more confident in your decision when it comes to selecting your undergraduate course.
Someone who hasn’t studied for a while or struggled at school may feel insecure about their academic performance. The bridging program will reinforce study skills, so they’re in a much better position to begin their bachelor’s.
Anyone who lacks the qualifications required to secure a place on an EU Business School course should consider the bridging course. It will provide significant support to their application, making up for any shortfalls in entry criteria.
How can I apply to the EU Business Bridging program?
You can apply for the EU Business Bridging program by completing this application form.
When and where you study is up to you: EU Business School offers in-person teaching across multiple European locations, a hybrid approach that combines in-person teaching with virtual learning, and a 100% online course that can be studied wherever you are in the world.