journey starts here!
If you want to study a Business or Economics-related degree at university then this is the perfect pathway for you. You will study a mix of core and subject-related modules to develop your academic skills, Slovak and English language, employability skills and academic knowledge. This Foundation program is an ideal first step towards studying a degree in Business or Economics at a university in Slovakia.
Business & Economics
By starting your studies at COCEEU on our Foundation Year, you develop a wide-ranging understanding of the ways in which businesses work, as well as essential mathematical skills.
The Foundation Year prepares you to continue your undergraduate / graduate studies in the specialism of your choice . Studying in small classes for 35 hours per week, plus 20 hours of self-study per week (recommended) , you will be thoroughly prepared to enter your chosen degree at one university.
Our experienced tutors help you to develop the academic knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to succeed throughout your degree and in your future career. Thanks to this course your chances of passing the entrance exams at your chosen university in Slovakia will greatly increase.
Business & Economics
Hours a week
06 September 2021
Academic Slovak Skills
The Academic Slovak Language Skills module provides thorough training in the Slovak language and related academic skills to prepare you for degree-level study at university in Slovakia. You will develop your academic writing, effective reading strategies, presentation skills, note taking, essay writing and ability to contribute in group discussions. This module will ensure you reach the required level in reading, writing, listening and speaking in order to progress to your chosen university.
Academic English Skills
The Academic English Language Skills module provides thorough training in the English language and related academic skills to prepare you for degree-level study at university in Slovakia. You will develop your academic writing, effective reading strategies, presentation skills, note taking, essay writing and ability to contribute in group discussions. This module will ensure you reach the required level in reading, writing, listening and speaking in order to progress to your chosen university.
Principles of Microeconomics
An introduction to consumer behavior and the theory of the firm. Topics include the demand behavior of households, the supply behavior of business firms, an introduction to market structure, market equilibrium, market failures, the workings of input markets, international trade and the role of the government in the economy.
Principles of Macroeconomics
The study of the operation of the Global economy in an international setting, examining the interaction of households, business firms, government, and the rest of the world in resource, product, and financial markets. Topics include national income accounting and analysis, business fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, and monetary and fiscal policy.
Principles of Financial Accounting
Introduction to accounting records, their purpose and use, emphasizing the establishment of a solid conceptual background. Accounting procedures for specific asset, liability, and owner’s equity accounts are also examined from the point of view of users of financial statements.
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Introduction of managerial accounting information for planning, controlling, and making decisions within a firm. Current changes to the business environment and their impact on accounting is also presented.
Fundamental notions of analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus with elementary applications; historical references.
Statistics for Business and Economics
A systematic exposure to the issues and problems of applying and interpreting statistical analyses of business situations. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, random variables and their distributions, statistical inference, multiple regression and residual analysis, correlation, classical time-series models, and forecasting. Extensive computer analysis of data.
Business Law I
Covers the fundamentals of European law and legal system, relationship of law to ethics, criminal law, torts, contracts, agency, risk management, insurance, and hiring and managing an attorney. Special emphasis is given to preventing legal problems and resolving conflicts in business for business practitioners. Systems and methods of dispute resolution are considered, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and the European Union judicial system.
What degrees can you apply for?
While this course is intended to prepare you for a degree in Business Studies, Economics Studies and Social Sciences it can be used to apply for a vast range of subjects including:
Accounting and taxation (Finance and Banking, Taxation and Financial Business Management, etc.)
Economics (Economics and Administration, National Economy, etc.)
Finance, banking and insurance (Economics and Finance, Banking and Insurance, Finance and Taxation etc.)
Hotel, restaurants and catering (Hotel and Tourism, etc.)
Marketing and advertising (Business Economy , Management, Media Production etc.)
Political sciences and civics (Political Science, International Relations, Security and Strategic Studies etc.)
The program is formed by 9 modules. You’ll be monitored through continuous coursework and end-of-term or end-of-module assessments to ensure you stay on track. Your coursework includes a series of presentations, test and extended essays.