Wekerle Business School

Foundation Year

The Curriculum of the Foundation Year for International Students
(2 semesters)

Foundation year courses have been designed for students who are below the minimum level of English required to enter the standard WBS BA programme.

Entry level requirements to the foundation year programme:
IELTS: min. 4.0.
TOEFL iBT minimum score 57.
Common European Framework for languages: B1

Expected outcome level upon completing the foundation year programme: B2 (according to the Common European Framework for languages)

Tuition fee: USD 1900/semester,
Application fee USD 350 (non-refundable)
Please note that the tuition fee for the 1st semester and a deposit of USD 500 for the 2nd semester has to be paid in advance.

For more detailed information please, contact us at info@wbsc-h.eu

First semester programme

The first semester starts in September/October, and finishes in January/February.
Please, note that each course will require a considerable amount of out-of-class preparation and self-directed learning.

General Business English

Description of course content:
This course aims to develop students’ English language proficiency in all four skills, focusing on Business English. The core material on the course will involve a business English course book, which will be supplemented by the tutors according to the students’ needs.

Requirements & assessment:
Regular attendance, active participation, completion of in-class and out-of-class assignments are required. Final grades will be based on continuous assessment (60%) and end-of-semester exam results (40%).

Improving Students’ Accuracy


Description of course content:
This course aims to help students to revise and consolidate their knowledge of English grammar, as well as to provide further controlled practice in terms of the grammar structures covered on their general Business English course so that students can achieve full mastery. The course will also include a pronunciation and intonation improvement component.

Requirements & assessment:
Regular attendance, active participation, completion of in-class and out-of-class assignments are required. Final grades will be based on an in-class mid-term and an end-term test.

Background to the European Union


Description of course content:
On this course students will study European cultures and the European Union, mainly through reading and listening assignments. The reading or listening input will be followed by discussions, speaking tasks and writing assignments. Students will be invited to make comparisons between their own and different European cultures, which is expected to raise their cultural awareness, and prepare them for successful intercultural communication in Europe. Naturally, the course will amply contribute to the development of students’ English language proficiency.

Requirements & assessment:
Regular attendance, active participation, completion of in-class and out-of-class assignments are required. Final grades will be based on a mid-term and an end-term test, and a presentation.

Areas in Mathematics


Description of course content:
The aim of the course is to introduce the most fundamental notions and theorems in Mathematics through the medium of the English language. Mathematics has become a vastly diverse subject over history, and there is a corresponding need to categorize the different areas of Mathematics. Only areas relevant to one’s future studies in Commerce and Marketing, as well as in Business Administration and Management will be covered during the course with the aim of improving one’s specialized English skills.

Topics to be covered: Foundations, Arithmetics, Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry and Topology, Applied Mathematics.

Requirements & assessment:
A mid-term and end-term examination.

Optional courses:

  • Beginner Hungarian language course
  • German language courses offered at different levels

Second semester programme

The second semester starts in February/March, and finishes in June/July.
Please, note that each course will require a considerable amount of out-of-class preparation and self-directed learning.

General Business English

Description of course content:
This course aims to develop students’ English language proficiency in all four skills, focusing on Business English. The core material on the course will involve a business English course book, which will be supplemented by the tutors according to the students’ needs.

Requirements & assessment:
Regular attendance, active participation, completion of in-class and out-of-class assignments are required. Final grades will be based on continuous assessment (60%) and final exam results (40%).

Academic Skills

Description of course content:
This course has been designed to prepare students for pursuing their studies in higher education. Its syllabus will include three areas: study skills, presentation skills and basic academic writing. The study skills component will teach students how to effectively manage their own learning: goal setting, monitoring their learning, time management, reflection on achievement and weak areas. The second block will focus on developing students’ presentation skills, while the third will teach them the basics of academic writing. Since delivering presentations as well as writing academic papers requires effective data collection as a starting point, within the framework of the course students will also learn how to use WBS library resources, available databases, as well as about the ethical use of sources.

Requirements & assessment:
Regular attendance, active participation, completion of in-and out-of class assignments are required. The final grade will be based on participation, a presentation and written assignments.

Calculus

Description of course content:
Calculus is a part of modern Mathematical education. A course in Calculus is a gateway to other, more advanced courses in Mathematics devoted to the study of functions and limits, broadly called Mathematical analysis. The central object of the study in Calculus is the concept of a function. Functions are used to describe the real world around us. Calculus introduces two fundamental concepts which enable us to describe and investigate functions. The derivative describes the behaviour of a function at a particular time. The integral carries information about the history of a function.

Topics to be covered: Functions and Models, Limits and Derivatives, Differentiation Rules, Applications of Differentiation, Integrals, Applications of Integration.

Requirements & assessment:
A mid-term and end-term examination.

Optional courses:

  • Beginner level Hungarian language course
  • German language courses offered at different levels
Name of institution: Wekerle Sándor Üzleti Főiskola
Name in English: Wekerle Business School
Head of institution: Dr. Imre Balogh
Central telephone number: + + 36-1/50-174-50
Central fax number: + 36-1/323-0163
Central website address: www.wbsc-h.eu
Central address: H-1083 Budapest, Jázmin utca 10.
Year founded: 2008
International Affairs: info@wbsc-h.eu
Language(s) of instruction: English
Academic year: from October to June
Institution’s registration number: FI50782
Commerce and Marketing program
accreditation number:
MAB 2006/6/X/3/21.

ISO 9001WBS is committed to offering a high standard of education and in order to guarantee this quality the Business School acquired the ISO 9001: 2000 qualification. /www.iso.org/

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phone: +36 1 50 174 50
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email: info@wbsc-h.eu

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