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The first year (100 Level) is known as the International Foundation Year (Level 3) designed to equip students to be able to make their choices (as from the second year) from the three different specialisations: Business Management, Computing and Business Information Technology. Students shall receive a British Diploma at the end of the academic year. The Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) aims to improve general and academic English language ability, enhance study skills and cultural understanding and introduce academic study in English in the fields of Computing and/or Business at a suitable level.

To complete this level, students must study and pass eight of the following NCC Education Units.

The qualification consists of six core units:

  • Developing English Language Skills – This module helps students to develop English language skills to be able to communicate effectively beyond simple everyday contexts. It aims to improve one’s reading, writing, listening and speaking and enables student to acquire a broad range of knowledge which can be used to confidently and effectively communicate in English. It guides students through Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels of English language study.
  • Advanced English Language Skills – This module enables a student to put into practice the language acquired and develop this into an advanced user of English. Students will make extensive use of the four skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing, as well as extending the knowledge of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary.
  • English for Academic Purposes – This module helps students to develop the understanding and use of key linguistic skills where necessary to engage effectively in an academic environment.
  • Study and Communication Skills – This module equips students with the essential study skills needed to succeed at university level. Students will learn the basic skills necessary to conduct independent research, write academic papers, give formal oral presentations and apply what has been taught during lectures to your studies.
  • Culture Studies – This module enables students to gain awareness and an increased understanding of other cultures. Students will learn about various features of a foreign country and its culture, with a particular focus on student life and studying abroad.
  • Foundation Mathematics – This module builds upon student’s knowledge of mathematics whilst introducing new topics appropriate across a range of academic disciplines and for their future career.

NB: The following UNIABIDJAN’s main general electives are also compulsory for all students in the first two years:

  • Seminar on Developing Leadership Skills (i and ii)
  • Seminar on Entrepreneurship:

(i) Developing the Opportunity

(ii) Launching the Start-Up

  • Communication in French / Advanced Communication in French

A further two units must be taken from a choice of eight electives:

  • Introduction to Computer Science – This module provides a basic introduction to a range of IT topics including organisation of a computer system, the relationship between hardware and software, applications of computers, databases, networking (with a focus on the Internet), graphics and multimedia.
  • Introduction to Programming – This module exposes students to extensive practical use of the modern programming language Visual Basic, to illustrate the classic programming principles of sequencing, selection and iteration in the context of object-oriented computer programming.
  • Introduction to Business – This module provides an introduction to the purpose, types and organisation of businesses. Students become familiar with a range of business concepts such as basic marketing practices.
  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics – This module introduces the key principles of accounting and economics. Students become accustomed to concepts such as market structures and monetary policy and also learn how to produce simple financial statements.
  • Further Mathematics – This module provides students with an understanding of different mathematical concepts and ideas, building on the work covered in the Foundation Mathematics module. It will allow students to develop further algebraic techniques on a broad range of mathematical topics, building towards area often seen and used in university courses.
  • Physics – This module equips students with a fundamental background of the principles of physics. It focuses on Newton’s mechanics, electrostatics and electrodynamics. The principles of thermal physics and magnetism are also introduced.
  • Chemistry – This module enables you to gain an understanding of the three main branches of chemistry: inorganic, physical and organic. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated using several practical laboratory sessions.
  • Biology – This module introduces the fundamental ideas of how the human body works. Starting with the cell as the building blocks of life and the looking at each of the major body systems. The purpose of this to give the underpinning knowledge which will prepare students to study health related subjects at higher levels.

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Guaranteed Transfer to International Universities

There are a very good number of universities that accept NCC Education students transfer into which students can gain entry into a range of Bachelor Degrees but the following are guaranteed.

  • Bangor University – United Kingdom
  • Birmingham City University – United Kingdom
  • Carroll University – United States of America
  • Central Queensland University- Australia
  • Limerick Institute of Technology- Ireland
  • Liverpool Hope University- United Kingdom
  • National College of Ireland-  Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Derby – United Kingdom

See the comprehensive list of universities for NCC Education students transfer/progression.

The second year (200 Level) is called Level 4. Here, NCC Education programme has been designed in a way that students will be introduced to the many different aspects of international business in today’s world. Embarking on the qualification, they will be exposed to both academic and vocational aspects of a wide range of subjects, enabling them to gain the necessary knowledge and skills vital for a career in business or further studies.

To successfully complete this level, students must study the following eight core units:

  • Essentials of Management – covers the principles and functions of management. Students will be taught the key elements in planning and decision-making, and the significance of different controls required in an organisation.
  • Fundamentals of Economics – covers fundamental economic theories and concepts which are applied in decision-making in a business environment. Students will gain an understanding of the economic environment and its effect upon business organisations and their markets.
  • Communications for Business – gives an introduction to a wide range of skills for business professionals. Students will cover the production of various types of documents and presentations as well as the skills needed to communicate effectively in a business environment.
  • Understanding Business Organisations – introduces the objectives, roles, functions and various forms of business organisations as they adapt to a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Business Mathematics – covers a range of mathematical techniques and formulae to support business studies and develop the ability to make informed business decisions. Students will also be taught to present and analyse business data.
  • Introduction to Finance – introduces the basic concepts and techniques of financial and managerial accounting. It considers the role of accounting in recording and reporting financial performance and in providing information to decision makers.
  • eBusiness – explores a wide range of applications for eCommerce and the use of these in solving business problems. Students will learn about state-of-the-art technologies and their major impact on the business world.
  • Principles of Marketing – examines the role and value of marketing in today’s increasingly competitive and dynamic environment. Students will practise marketing principles in order to analyse, plan and implement policies to achieve marketing and corporate objectives.

On successful completion of the qualification students will be able to continue their studies on the NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Business (L5DB) or at a UK university, or work in one of the many areas of the business world.

Guaranteed Transfer to International Universities

  • Bangor University
  • Birmingham City University
  • CQUniversity Australia

The third year (300 Level) is known as Level 5 (L5). Exposing students to greater detail and more advanced topics in a range of areas including economics, marketing, finance and management.

Students will study a balance of academic and vocational subjects in order to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to play a significant role in business organisations.

Upon successful completion of the qualification, students will be able to apply to study at one of the many universities that recognise NCC Education qualifications, or pursue a career in the business industry.

Students are required to complete six of the following eight units:

  • Business Economics– examines how an organisation can achieve its objectives most efficiently through the application of micro-economic theory and the tools of analysis of decision science, such as statistics and quantitative methods. It demonstrates how economic analysis can be used in formulating business policies.
  • Advanced Business Mathematics – provides an understanding of how a number of statistical and mathematical techniques are applied in economic and business decision-making.
  • Marketing in Business – highlights the need for managers to view the role of marketing as critical to their organisation. The crucial role of marketing in contributing to the success of organisations is emphasised.
  • Human Resources in Business – explores the dynamic role of human resource management policies and practices in contemporary organisations and their contribution to the goals of those organisations. It defines and critically examines the major philosophies, policies, procedures and practices related to the management of human resources.
  • Understanding Consumer Behaviour – provides an understanding of customers’ needs and the complexity of the decision-making process customers undertake in both consumer and industrial markets.
  • Principles of Business Operations – explores the operations management function and its basis in creating and sustaining effective and efficient operations which deliver the products or services in a manner which achieves the objectives of the organisation. You will analyse this with respect to cost, quality, flexibility, dependability and speed.
  • Financial Management – builds on your knowledge of fundamental financial concepts in financial and management accounting by considering the applications of these topics in a business environment and by examining a set of more advanced issues.
  • Information Systems and Organisations – introduces the subject of information systems and technology in organisations, taking a broad management perspective. Students will gain an understanding of the current and future role of information systems in modern organisations, including an appreciation of the social, cultural and political aspects that are important to the successful adoption of technology.

Guaranteed Transfer to International Universities

  • Bangor University
  • Birmingham City University

The final year (400 Level) is called Level 6 Top Up Degrees and it is done at UNIABIDJAN either on line/distance education or face -to- face options in the UK depending on the choice of the partner university and of course, of the specialisations too. This is explained as follows:

  • Students in Business Department shall receive a Bachelor Degree, BA(Hons) in Business Administration delivered online by NCC Education and validated and awarded by the University of West Scotland (in association with IGBS) or Anglia Ruskin University. It can also be awarded by the University of Bolton (in association with Amity University) on a full-time basis.
  • Students in Business Information Technology Department shall receive a Bachelor of Science Degree, BSc (Hons) in Business Computing and Information Systems delivered online, validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire.
  • Students in Computing Department shall receive a Bachelor of Science Degree, BSc (Hons) in Computing (with concentration/option in either Network Systems and Information Systems) which is to be delivered face to face at the University of Abidjan (UNIABIDJAN) but awarded by the University of Greenwich.

NB:  Progression routes for Level 5 Diploma in Computing (with Cyber Security) are currently being finalised (NCC Education, May 2020).

With the Diploma awarded at the end of each level, students who wish to travel abroad for the completion of their studies can apply for transfer/progression into the university of their choice among the NCC Education’s Partner Universities below:

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