If you have already completed two full years of study in higher education in your home country, and want a degree (BA Hons) from a UK university, the IBC programme is for you!
The IBC (English for International Business Communication honours degree is a top-up programme, which lasts only one academic year (9 months), and has been welcoming students from all over the world, every year since 1986, who want to improve their English skills as well as develop their knowledge of their discipline of study (business, management, HR, media, public relations, marketing, accountancy).
Modules on the IBC programme are taught in the Business School on City Campus, at the heart of the city of Wolverhampton and at the Telford Campus. You will be studying in a friendly multicultural environment, and get the perfect preparation for the world of work or for postgraduate study. We hope you find these pages useful.
Hildegarde Norton-Uhl, IBC Course Leader
The IBC team is dedicated to the welfare and success of its students.
Each student will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide help and advice, so you never feel lost and isolated whilst in the UK.
IBC Course Leader
01902 32 2454H.Norton-Uhl@wlv.ac.uk
English Advanced for BusinessTransnational Business and Culture
01902 32 2552A.Shannonfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Prof. Martin Dangerfield||Independent Study
01902 32 2730M.V.Dangerfield@wlv.ac.uk
|Dr Richard Hawkins||
01902 32 1401
The University also provides excellent support for its students thanks to their gateway services
Find out more about the International Business Communication (IBC) one year Top up course, its aims, entry requirements and employability.
Each course at the University of Wolverhampton is externally assessed by an examiner from another Higher Education institution in the country. This is what was said about the BA (Hons) in IBC:
"This programme, a one-year top up for international students has an excellent focus ... . The emphasis on practical language skills is admirable and a confidence builder for the students."
'The award is well designed and coherent, giving students an appropriate balance of business, language, cultural and research development. The currency of this award is significant, facilitating the progression of students onto a variety of Masters level programmes, and in particular those that might not have been available to them with a language degree only.
It also gives useful preparation in management and workplace skills for those students going directly into employment The assessment process was in line with the university's procedures, were fair and consistent, and the information provided was accurate.'
Our teaching team comprises lecturers who are expert in their fields and enthusiastic about their teaching. Academics use a variety of teaching methods and strategies, to allow students to develop of great breadth of skills.
They make extensive use of electronic resources and the digital learning environment, in particular through WOLF, our online learning framework. It means that you have access to plenty of learning material outside the classroom, and can study independently, using our excellent IT facilities.
The list below is not exhaustive and may vary from year to year
The IBC programme prepares you to the world of work through all of its modules and assessments. On top of this, you can follow, at no extra cost, activities which will help you gain an Employability award, including foreign languages classes. For more information, why not take a look at our Employability page.
There is a variety of assessments which aim to test a great range of skills that are necessary to achieve graduate standards. Assessments will be oral and written, individual and in groups, done in class and at home.
Example: in your English for Business module, you will have to take part in an assessed negotiation activity.
Assessments will vary depending on your choice of modules. They are spread out with 2 main periods: