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Business, Economics & Finance

Who is this programme for?

The International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Finance is perfect for ambitious students with a real passion for these subject areas. On this route, you'll continue building on your existing subject knowledge, while improving your English skills in Ireland. The programme is also a great opportunity to adjust to life here in an international community.

Intakes: January and September

Course length: Three terms

Study mode: On campus

Entry requirements: Check our academic and English language entry requirements

Fees and funding: Visit our fees page for full information.

Why study the International Foundation Year in Business, Economics & Finance with us?

  • You can progress to the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business. The leading business school holds the rare 'triple crown' of accreditation — an indication of its excellence.
  • From the International Foundation Year, you can progress to highly ranked business and commerce degrees. Business at UCD is ranked among the world's top 200 by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
  • UCD is also ranked among the world top 200 for Economics and Econometrics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023). From this International Foundation Year, you can progress to innovative Economics programmes.
  • Academic English Skills
  • Business and Business Environment
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Business
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Term dates

3 Term

January 2024

Term 19/1/202421/3/2024
Term 231/3/20246/6/2024
Term 39/6/202422/8/2024

September 2024

Term 122/9/20249/1/2025
Term 212/1/202520/3/2025
Term 330/3/202524/6/2025

January 2025

Term 17/1/202520/3/2025
Term 230/3/20255/6/2025
Term 38/6/202521/8/2025

Progression degrees

Once you successfully complete your International Foundation Year and achieve the required grades, you will be able to progress to your chosen undergraduate degree.

Degree Programme NameAwardOverall GradeEnglish GradeGrade Module
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Grace from China on UCD's leafy campus.

"Pronunciation and vocabulary is a big challenge for me, but my English teacher provides a lot of methods and gives me suggestions on how I can improve. We can have interaction with our classmates during English class. Our teachers always let us have a discussion and talk about our own ideas with our partners. It’s really a good way to study."

Yuxuan (Grace) from China
Studied International Foundation Year
Progressed to BComm Commerce (Marketing) at UCD

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Fees and scholarships

You can find out more about the fees involved with studying at Dublin International Study Centre on our fees page.

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Entry requirements

Discover the entry requirements for your programme. If you do not have the level English required to study our International Foundation Year, you can study our English language preparation course before you start your programme to help improve your English skills.

Join us today

Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have about your application. We can’t wait to meet you.