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Foundation Programme

What is Foundation?

The BMU Foundation Programme is a one-year course, which aims to prepare students for academic success at university.

 

Why BMU?

  • The BMU Foundation Programme is validated by the University of Reading (UK) TOP-30 in the UK and TOP-250 of the best universities in the world
  • Upon completion of the BMU Foundation Programme, students will receive a Foundation Diploma from the University of Reading that will allow them to continue their studies in many universities in the U.K. and other countries.
  • The Programme is fully taught in English by a team of highly qualified international and local educators.

Who are our candidates?

Graduates of schools, lyceums, and vocational colleges with an English level of IELTS ≥ 5.5 or equivalent (TOEFL ≥ 46).

For those who do not have an IELTS ≥ 5.5 certification, we offer a FREE BMU English exam, co-created and approved by the University of Reading, which takes place in the format of face-to-face testing.

What awaits you at the Foundation Programme at BMU?

International English (2 semesters)

Students will develop communicative competencies and prepare for studying in the bachelor’s programme in English by:
• developing academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
• acquiring the necessary knowledge of academic vocabulary and writing texts in accordance with the academic convention
• getting acquainted with different types of texts and genres of writing
• learning strategies for taking notes and analyzing academic texts
• conducting basic academic research and successfully participating in training sessions and seminars.

ACADEMIC SKILLS (2 semesters)

Students will gain a wide range of skills necessary for successful studies in a university environment by:
• getting acquainted with the academic culture, fundamental research and the structure of the learning process
• mastering the basic skills of critical thinking and self-presentation
• developing self-study skills, including time management and exam preparation
• learning how to successfully speak in public, participate in debates and discussions.

Introduction to Business and Management (2 semesters)

Students will get acquainted with the main theories and concepts of business and management by:
• gaining an understanding of business processes, the environment and core functions of business administration
• becoming familiar with the role of corporate governance and ethical issues faced by organizations and their employees
• learning how to find creative solutions to business problems, including by evaluating theory in extended academic materials
• practicing the skills needed to make decisions, quantify and manage information.

Quantitative Methods in business (2 semesters)

Students will gain basic knowledge of business mathematics and applied statistics.
• in the first part of the module, students will study some basic applications of algebra and calculus to solve real-life business problems.
• in the second part of the module, students will get acquainted with basic concepts of probability and applied statistics.

Introduction to IT for Business (2 semesters)

Students will be able to develop the skills to use basic information technologies and applications to improve their personal and business efficiency. They will:
• learn the basic concepts of information technology and various applications to improve business performance
• practice using the Windows-based applications (Microsoft Office: Word / Excel / PowerPoint)
• get acquainted with the basics of web design and programming languages (HTML and CSS)
• master the key approaches to ensuring cybersecurity.

How to lower the tuition costs?

  1. Pay for the entire academic year

If you have a certificate of IELTS = 5.5 an equivalent (TOEFL = 46-59, BMU-University of Reading English Exam = PASS), the tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is 37 000 000 Uzbek sums (UZS).

  • The tuition fee is payable two times per academic year in the amount 18 500 000 UZS before the beginning of each semester.
  • You can save 2 000 000 Uzbek sums (UZS) by paying 35 000 000 Uzbek sums (UZS) for the full academic year before the start of the autumn semester.

 

If you have a certificate of IELTS ≥ 6.0 or an equivalent (TOEFL ≥ 60, BMU-University of Reading English Exam = HIGH PASS B), the tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is 29 600 000 Uzbek sums (UZS).

  • The tuition fee is payable two times per academic year in the amount 14 800 000 Uzbek sums (UZS) before the beginning of each semester.
  • You can save 1 600 000 Uzbek sums (UZS) by paying 28 000 000 Uzbek sums (UZS) for the full academic year before the start of the autumn semester.
  1. Get an academic grant

BMU Academic Grants are provided to up to top 100 outstanding applicants based solely on their academic achievement.  These grants are funded by various ministries of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The applicants must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  • have IELTS ≥ 7.0 (TOEFL ≥ 94, BMU-University of Reading English Exam = HIGH PASS A);
  • have a high score on BMU Math Exam (15/20 or higher);
  • pass an interview with one of our English teachers.
  1. Get an academic grant

BMU Social Grants are provided to top 20 outstanding applicants from low-income families. The applicants must provide all relevant documents confirming their low-income status and satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  • have IELTS ≥ 6.0 (TOEFL ≥ 60, BMU-University of Reading English Exam = HIGH PASS B);
  • have a high score on BMU Math Exam (15/20 or higher);
  • pass an interview with one of our English teachers;

Grants (social or academic) covering 100% of tuition fees will be awarded to the applicants who have the highest combined score.

An application for a BMU Social Grants or BMU Academic Grants can be submitted ONLY after the applicant has received an Offer Letter from the University.

Monthly stipends

BMU encourages students to succeed academically. After the first semester, students with high academic performance are granted a «Gold» or «Silver» stipend in the amount of up to 1,000,000 UZS (1 million sums) for the «Gold» category and 500,000 UZS (500 thousand sums) for the «Silver» category.

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Graduates who successfully complete the Foundation year can continue their studies in one of the Bachelor’s programmes of the British Management University. Students who have completed all required modules and a final project in their chosen field of study will be eligible to take professional certification exams where possible.

Bachelor's Programmes

Bachelor of Science (BSC) in a speciality:

Accounting and Finance

This Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree programme is aligned with the competencies and requirements of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, U.K. (the ACCA). Its main goal is to produce qualified young professionals skilled at applying the International Financial Reporting Standards (the IFRS) as well best global standards in management accounting and audit. Graduates will be able to work not only to top accounting and auditing firms (e.g., PWC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KMPG) but also in various accounting and finance role anywhere globally.

Students will also have an opportunity to earn two professional qualifications from the ACCA: the Diploma in Accounting and Business (upon passing the three Applied Knowledge papers) and the Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business (upon passing the six Applied Skills papers).

Students who have passed the first two levels of the ACCA programme (Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills) and successfully completed the Research and Analysis Project, will be eligible to receive BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brooks University (U.K.), a top 400 global university according to the QS Global Ranking.

Banking and Finance (with an Investment Option)

This Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree programme prepares students for a career in international finance and banking and finance by educating young professionals in the areas of financial intermediation and financial markets and instruments to be able to adapt to constantly evolving industry standards, and to solve new challenging problems of the future finance industry. The programme is also aligned with the competencies and requirements of the Chartered Financial Analyst (the CFA) Institute, USA and is aimed at equipping young professionals with globally accepted knowledge and locally applicable skills to start their successful careers. Graduates will be qualified to start a career in an international or a local bank, an insurance company, or an investment firm. Other examples include jobs in management accountancy, civil service, and various finance-related roles in different industries.

Investment Option
This option is suitable for students interested in sharpening their skills in the field of investments and international capital markets. In addition to all regular requirements, students need to pass two exams (normally during thieir 4th year of studies) administered by the CFA (the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, USA):
CFA Investment Foundations
CFA Level I Examination
An “Investment Specialist” designation will be added to the BMU degree diploma for those who successfully complete the above-mentioned requirements.

Management Information Systems (MIS)

This Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree is a STEM programme with a strong focus on designing and deploying information systems for various businesses. This programme focuses on the technical design of information systems in addition to their practical application in different business functions. The programme aims to create specialists who can bridge the knowledge and communication gap between non-technical, business professionals and technical professionals, such as those from computer science and computer information systems while upholding high professional and ethical standards.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a pathway:

Project Management

This Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programme with a concentration is aligned with the competencies and requirements of the Project Management Institute, USA (the PMI). It provides the knowledge and skills that can be applied to a wide range of project management-related job roles in multiple sectors such as: IT, engineering, logistics, construction, event management, hospitality and many others.

Students will also have an opportunity to earn the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) qualification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA, which will award them with a globally recognized diploma and help launch a successful career in project management or other fields.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programme with a concentration offers students expertise in various aspects of international supply chain management including international logistics, transportation, and trade, and enables them to acquire a number of techniques commonly used by industry practitioners. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective logistics and supply chain managers and supervisors in successful multinational and local companies.

Students will also have an opportunity to earn the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) qualification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA, which will award them with a globally recognized diploma and help launch a successful career in project management or other fields.

E-Business and Digital Marketing

This Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programme with a concentration focuses on various aspects of the digital marketing environment, including marketing analytics, search engine optimisation, social media marketing, etc. It teaches students the latest marketing practices and cutting-edge techniques used by successful organisations competing in today’s increasingly complex digital and global markets.

Students will also have an opportunity to earn the Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), U.K., which will award that with a globally recognized qualification and help launch a successful career in the field of marketing.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

This Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programme with a concentration equips students with creative knowledge and skills necessary for becoming a successful entrepreneur in various industries, including a strong knowledge of business and marketing. These knowledge and skills will allow graduates to adapt and be successful in the increasingly diverse and dynamic business environment.

Communication and Public Relations (PR)

This Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programme with a concentration equips students with an understanding of the basic principles of communication management, development and implementation of a communication strategy, reputation management in the media and social networks, crisis response and approaches to the promotion of top officials in the implementation of the company’s business goals.

Economics and Sustainable Development

This Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programme with a concentration equips students for navigating business challenges of today to bring change for tomorrow by balancing the needs of the business, communities and the planet. Integrating sustainable development with business practices, students will learn about corporate social responsibility, emerging green economy strategies, and supply chain management to manage the organisational social and environmental impact.

Master's Programmes

Master of Business Administration (МBA) with a pathway:

Strategic Financial Management

Strategic Project Management

Entrepreneurship in Education

Data Analysis and Visualization