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No matter where your passion lies, there will always be an element of business on the other side to make yourself successful. A business degree is a powerful, career-launching qualification, which makes it a popular choice as business graduates are able to learn the skills and know-how to succeed in the global workplace, no matter the field.

Business is a very practical programme that focuses on applying ideas to create or add value to a product or service in order to generate a profit. The wide range of business skills enables students to go into just about any career in most industry fields.

The University of Hertfordshire, hosted by the Global Academic Foundation (GAF), is a UK leading business-facing university, holding the 4th rank in the UK for economics, in addition to offering new multidisciplinary programmes introduced for the first time in Egypt.

The multidisciplinary degrees available at GAF are even more advantageous as business today becomes more international, and having the value of modern business knowledge and a multicultural background slowly becomes a necessity.

GAF students graduate with a degree from the University of Hertfordshire, directly from the UK campus.

Having a UH degree comes with several benefits

• Global Reputation as one of the top 200 universities under 50 in the world
• Global Employability with 96.5% of UH graduates is hired or in further studies within 6 months after graduation
• Access to major work opportunities through UH connections in various industries

GAF students are officially registered at the UK University campus with full access to all on-line resources and can attend the graduation ceremony in the UK.

Our degrees and lesson plans are approved by the University of Hertfordshire. For certain programmes, GAF students may be able to meet some requirements for career-specific certifications in the UK.

Our programmes are accredited by

• General Pharmaceutical Council of England
• UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
• Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
• UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
• UK Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
• UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

All students have the ability to apply for a study year at the UH UK campus, just 25 minutes outside of London.

With a world-class infrastructure and a cutting-edge modern campus, the University of Hertfordshire is uniquely designed to provide learning, research and social spaces for all students aiming to offer a balanced college experience that goes beyond study and extends to be an inspiring community experience.

With students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries, UH is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive university culture that respects everyone from all backgrounds.

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BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

This programme gives you a firm understanding of key business functions and the basic principles of accounting and finance. You will learn about corporate reporting, auditing, corporate law and management accounting, as well as develop your general business and commercial awareness.

About the Degree
Accounting and finance professionals are important to almost all functions of business. Choosing an accounting and finance career path means you will have a profession that is constantly in high demand.

This programme gives you a firm understanding of key business functions and the basic principles of accounting and finance. You will learn about corporate reporting, auditing, corporate law and management accounting, as well as develop your general business and commercial awareness.

The courses also provide an understanding of the key areas of financial accounting and corporate finance in great depth. These cover topics such as financial strategy, taxation, Islamic banking and information systems.

As part of hosting the University of Hertfordshire (UH), you will also have access to the university’s StudyNet web-based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources from UH, and have electronic discussion’s with staff and other students.

Why choose this programme?

• The programme offers access to UH’s StudyNet system, communicate with UH professors directly on portal
• Experience lectures by leading academics and innovative industry specialists with years of hands-on experience in commercial accounting
• Input from industry leaders add real-world skills to academic theory, giving you the competitive edge
• Support for work-study placement, developing sought-after skills either in the UK or overseas
• Opportunity to study abroad for one year to develop confidence, experience and practical language skills

Progression Requirements: From IFP to Level 4

Students are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory progress toward completion of their major degree; accordingly, they must satisfy the following requirements in the International Foundation Program (IFP) to progress to Level 4.

• Achieve a grade of 40% or more in all modules.

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Accounting Principles, Analytical Techniques for Accountants, Information Technology for Accountants, Business Operations and Leadership, Management Accounting, Financial Reporting, Business Life Cycle, Corporate Finance, Advanced Management Accounting, Advanced Financial Reporting, Advanced Financial Decisions and Emerging Issues in Accounting and Finance
Foundation Year
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Business 1 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 1 / Standard English for Academic study 1 30 credits Compulsory
Business 2 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 2/ Standard 2 + Project 30 credits Compulsory
Level Four
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Analytical Techniques for Accountants 15 credits Compulsory
Accounting Principles 30 credits Compulsory
Business Operations and Leadership 30 credits Compulsory
The Accounting Professional 30 credits Compulsory
Information Technology for Accountants 15 credits Compulsory
Level Five
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Professional Development 15 credits Compulsory
Corporate Finance 30 credits Compulsory
Financial Reporting 30 credits Compulsory
Management Accounting 30 credits Compulsory
Business Life Cycle 15credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Advanced Financial Reporting 15 credits Compulsory
Advanced Management Accounting 15 credits Compulsory
Taxation 15 credits Compulsory
Governance and Auditing 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Financial Decisions 15 credits Compulsory
Emerging Issues in A & F 15 credits Compulsory
Strategic Cost Management 15 credits Compulsory

What can I work as?

Accounting and Finance are thriving industries and talented graduates are always in demand. Every business needs accountancy and finance expertise, meaning there’s a great range of careers open to you.

UK accountancy qualifications are respected worldwide, so you may even have opportunities abroad. Besides being an accountant, you may go into banking, general management, auditing, taxation, management accounting, actuary, underwriting, consultancy, trading, retail or investment banking.

BA (Hons) Advertising and Digital Marketing

About the Degree
Working together with the University of Hertfordshire, the Global Academic Foundation offers this multidisciplinary degree for students who want to jump into the world of digital marketing.

This programme is a direct response to the fast-paced changes in advertising and marketing, giving you an up-to-date understanding in topics such as digital marketing, mobile business technologies, creativity, technology and innovation, web analytics and social media monitoring. It also teaches you the vital fundamental principles that underpin all advertising.

Advertising and Digital Marketing is an exciting, dynamic and multi-focused degree and programme provides you with a broad perspective, covering subjects such as principles of marketing, strategic planning, consumer behaviour, enterprise, and brand and media communications.

Why choose this programme?

• New degree launching in 2020/21, embedding the latest in contemporary advertising and digital marketing techniques
• Strongly focused on students’ employability needs, students will acquire transferable skills and attributes sought after by employers
• Gain digital skills in content creation, as well as for general office settings
• Gain practical industry experience for advertising and digital marketing through live projects, industry speakers, events and employability modules
• Opportunity to study abroad for one year to develop confidence, experience and practical language skills

Progression Requirements: From IFP to Level 4

Students are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory progress toward completion of their major degree; accordingly, they must satisfy the following requirements in the International Foundation Program (IFP) to progress to Level 4.

• Achieve a grade of 40% or more in all modules.

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Principles of Marketing, Understanding Data, Introduction to Marketing Communications, Digital Landscape, Content Creation, Campaign Insights Analysis and Planning, Consumer Behaviour, Digital Experience, Advertising Concepts and Creativity, Social Media and Social Influence, the Future of Marketing, Managing the Customer Journey, Digital Analytics and Social Media Monitoring and International Advertising.
Foundation Year
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Business 1 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 1 / Standard English for Academic study 1 30 credits Compulsory
Business 2 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 2/ Standard 2 + Project 30 credits Compulsory
Level Four
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Digital Landscape 15 credits Compulsory
Principles of Marketing (CIM) 15 credits Compulsory
Essentials Skills in Marketing 15 credits Compulsory
Introduction to Marketing Communications 15 credits Compulsory
Understanding Data 15 credits Compulsory
Business Environment 15 credits Compulsory
Content Creation 15 credits Compulsory
Preparing for Professional Success 15 credits Compulsory
Level Five
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Digital Experience 15 credits Compulsory
Campaign Insights, Analysis and Planning 15 credits Compulsory
Working with Industry 15 credits Compulsory
Advertising Concepts and Creativity 15 credits Compulsory
Managing Marketing Professionals 15 credits Compulsory
Marketing Research 15 credits Compulsory
Social Media and Social Influence 15 credits Compulsory
Consumer Behaviour 15 credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Industry Project 30 credits Compulsory
Advertising and Communications Strategy 15 credits Compulsory
Managing the Customer Journey 15 credits Compulsory
The Future of Marketing 15 credits Compulsory
Agency Practice and Management 15 credits Compulsory
Digital Analytics and Social Media Monitoring 15 credits Compulsory
International Advertising 15 credits Compulsory
Research Methods 0 credits Compulsory

What can I work as?

This programme prepares students for careers in advertising and digital marketing, for example in an agency setting or within a marketing department as an Advertising or Digital Marketing Executive.

Students may consider entering into specialisms such as social media marketing, influencer marketing, search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising, digital marketing analytics or designing digital experiences.

BA (Hons) Business Administration

About the Degree
This is a great programme for students looking for a degree that will lead to a wide range of business careers and fields. It offers a flexible mix of academic study, skills development and practical training, giving you the best possible foundation for almost any career.

The multidisciplinary degrees available at UH/ GAF are even more advantageous as business today becomes more international, and having the value of modern business knowledge and a multicultural background is an absolute necessity.

Gain a broad base of business knowledge and explore a variety of career paths by studying key areas like accounting, finance, economics, HR, marketing and operations. You will also be able to explore global perspectives, ethics, strategy, employment law and problem-solving.

As part of hosting the University of Hertfordshire (UH), you will also have access to the university’s StudyNet web-based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources from UH, and have electronic discussion’s with staff and other students.

Why choose this programme?

• The programme offers access to UH’s StudyNet system, communicate with UH professors directly on portal
• Gain a detailed understanding of business and management practices at local and international levels
• Gain a broad base of business knowledge and explore a variety of career paths
• Study key areas like accounting, finance, economics, HR, marketing and operations
• Develop your practical and soft skills within a global context
• Explore global perspectives, ethics, strategy, employment law, problem-solving and much more
• Opportunity to study abroad for one year to develop confidence, experience and practical language skills

Progression Requirements: From IFP to Level 4

Students are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory progress toward completion of their major degree; accordingly, they must satisfy the following requirements in the International Foundation Program (IFP) to progress to Level 4.

• Achieve a grade of 40% or more in all modules.

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Principles of Marketing, Economics for Business, Quantitative Methods for Business, Accounting for Managers, People and Organisations, The Business Professional, Managing People, Exploring Business Ethics, Enterprise, Business and Commercial Awareness, Leadership and Organisations and Business Strategy.
Foundation Year
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Business 1 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 1 / Standard English for Academic study 1 30 credits Compulsory
Business 2 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 2/ Standard 2 + Project 30 credits Compulsory
Level Four
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Business Technology Trends 15 credits Compulsory
Economics for Business 15 credits Compulsory
The Business Professional 15 credits Compulsory
People and Organisations 15 credits Compulsory
Quantitative Methods for Business 15 credits Compulsory
The Global Business Environment 15 credits Compulsory
Accounting for Managers 15 credits Compulsory
Principles of Marketing (CIM) 15 credits Compulsory
Level Five
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Enhancing Employability 15 credits Compulsory
Exploring Business Ethics 15 credits Compulsory
Principles of Operations Management 15 credits Compulsory
Enterprise 15 credits Compulsory
Managing People 15credits Compulsory
Mobile Business Technologies 15credits Compulsory
Project Planning and Control 15 credits Compulsory
Consumer Behaviour 15 credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Business and Commercial Awareness 15 credits Compulsory
Creative Problem Solving for Managers 15 credits Compulsory
Social Networking and Enterprise 15 credits Compulsory
Industry Project 30 credits Compulsory
Digital Economy 15 credits Compulsory
Strategic Management 15 credits Compulsory
Leadership and Organisations 15 credits Compulsory
Research Methods 0 credits Compulsory

What can I work as?

Graduates can jump into a whole range of business roles, such as finance officer, HR manager, key account administrator, management consultant, marketing executive, purchasing officer, project manager, quality consultant, recruitment consultant and accountant.

UH graduates have launched careers with organisations of all sorts and sizes, including leading names like British Airways, Citibank, Ernst and Young, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, IBM, PWC, Rolls-Royce, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens, Tesco and Xerox.

BSc (Hons) IT Management for Business

About the Degree
IT for Business Management is built to prepare the “ideal business graduate,” a business person who will bridge the difficult gap between IT and Business.

This degree provides you with the technical, project and business management skills to design, develop, evaluate and manage IT solutions for real business problems. Students will grow an understanding of the social, professional and legal issues involved in developing and managing IT systems.

This unique and innovative programme has been developed by the Hertfordshire Business School and School of Computer Science, along with The Tech Partnership and more than 90 of UK’s largest organizations. It was created to meet industry needs and ensure that tomorrow’s IT managers have the required technology, business, project management, personal and interpersonal skills.

Why choose this programme?

• Receive a respected ITMB degree from UH, endorsed by the Tech Partnership UK
• Prepares you to launch a successful international career in information technology management
• Gain the technical, project and business management skills to design, develop, evaluate and manage IT solutions of real business problems
• Understand the social, professional and legal issues involved in developing and managing IT systems
• Develop valuable transferable skills, making you a highly sought-after graduate
• Opportunity to study abroad for one year, developing confidence, experience and practical language skills

Progression Requirements: From IFP to Level 4

Students are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory progress toward completion of their major degree; accordingly, they must satisfy the following requirements in the International Foundation Program (IFP) to progress to Level 4.

• Achieve a grade of 40% or more in all modules.

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Information Systems for Business, Information Technology Management for Business, Financial Analysis Techniques, Programming, Platforms for Computing, Project Planning and Control, Modelling Business Problems, Preparation for Placement and Employment, Operating Systems and Networks, Enterprise Databases, Advanced Project and Risk Management, Research Methods, Leadership and Organisations, User Experience and Information Security Management.
Foundation Year
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Business 1 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 1 / Standard English for Academic study 1 30 credits Compulsory
Business 2 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 2/ Standard 2 + Project 30 credits Compulsory
Level Four
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Accounting for Managers 15 credits Compulsory
Programming A 15 credits Compulsory
Information Technology Management for Business 30 credits Compulsory
Information Systems for Business 15 credits Compulsory
Platforms for Computing 15 credits Compulsory
Digital Landscape 15 credits Compulsory
Principles of Marketing (CIM) 15 credits Compulsory
Level Five
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Enterprise Databases 15 credits Compulsory
Business Analytics 15 credits Compulsory
IT Development Exercise 30 credits Compulsory
Operating Systems and Networks 15 credits Compulsory
Digital Experience 15credits Compulsory
Mobile Business Technologies 15credits Compulsory
Project Planning and Control 15 credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Industry Project 30 credits Compulsory
User Experience 15 credits Compulsory
Advanced Project and Risk Management 15 credits Compulsory
Information Security Management 15 credits Compulsory
Digital Economy 15 credits Compulsory
Strategic IT Management 15 credits Compulsory
Leadership and Organisations 15 credits Compulsory
Research Methods 0 credits Compulsory

What can I work as?

Graduates are prepared for management or senior professional careers in designing, developing and implementing technology solutions for businesses. Typical fields for graduates include IT management, strategy and planning, system design and IT consultancy.