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Foundation Diploma in Business


1-year Progamme
Full-time and Distance Learning options available
Start September or February
Blended Format Available

The Foundation Diploma is designed to develop skills and qualifications in areas of business that match your ambitions and talent. It is an ideal preparation for future studies at Bachelor’s level, even if you do not yet meet the standard entry requirements for university.

Over the course of one year, you'll be introduced to a wide range of topics, including management skills, marketing, HR, finance, and event management. Content is delivered in an engaging, interactive way, and you can be sure of continuous tutorial support, including assistance with academic writing.

The programme give you the choice to study in person in Prague, or to join as a distance learner and follow live lessons, receive recordings, and access resources via the Digital Campus. Distance learning students are also offered a two-week residential session in Prague each semester. These sessions focus on units currently being studied, and also give students the chance to meet their lecturers and classmates in Prague.

Programme Essentials

  • Discover talents and interests by exploring, experiencing and collaborating with classmates
  • Enhance business skills through practical hands-on projects
  • Develop critical thinking, academic writing, research and time management skills
  • Enjoy small class sizes with focused academic support from lecturers and tutors
  • Improve reading, writing and debating skills related to your subject areas
  • Enhance employability prospects by developing soft skills
  • Enjoy regular seminars, workshops and guest speakers as part of our Master Speaker series

What you study

Semester 1

  • Exploring Business
  • Human Resources
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Professional & Academic Writing Skills for Business

Semester 2

  • International Business
  • Digital Marketing
  • Managing an Event
  • Research and Plan a Marketing Campaign
  • Business Decision Making
  • Professional & Academic Writing Skills for Business

“During my Foundation year of study I really enjoyed the teaching style that emphasised practical learning linked to real-life case studies, rather than traditional theory-based methods. My Foundation year at PCU convinced me to continue learning more, so I’ve started studying for my BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting."
Kaho Kudo



Full-time students can expect to attend daily classes, with 16 hours per week in class, plus additional workshops and guest lectures. Further independent learning and group work is expected.

Distance Learning

Distance learning is for students who are located outside of Prague and the Czech Republic. It combines online learning with the offer of a two-week on-campus residential session each semester.  All recorded classes are sent to distance learning students, allowing them to review class content and study at times that are suitable to their schedule and time zone.

Are you interested in this programme?
Start in September or February.

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Projects and Studies

Foundation students have successfully worked with the Czech Circular Economy initiative to complete an integrated project together with INCIEN. Students worked in project groups and were responsible for carrying out a study assessing the marketing efforts of L’Oreal. In their assessment they also evaluated their current efforts transitioning into a circular economy, and provided recommendations on what else they could do in order to become active participants in the circular economy. 

Your Programme Leader


Dr Bruce Gahir is Associate Dean of the School of Business and programme leader for the Foundation Diploma. Bruce pursues his own academic interests in questions of financial management and accounting, business ethics, and the management of global economic operations. He also manages the CIMA and ACCA programmes, and acts as an adviser in the field of financial services. Bruce studied theoretical physics (BSc and MSc) at University College London, and philosophy (MA) at Birkbeck College. Before his academic career, Bruce worked for several multinational corporations and banks in London.

Career Building at PCU


Career Fair

Every year PCU run a Career Fair to connect students, lecturers and professional partners in order to share knowledge, strategies and skills. This is also the forum for students to open the door to their future career by meeting with recruiters from international business eager to secure talent. 

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Foundation Diploma in Business

The Foundation Diploma in Business is now available through the Digital Campus, giving students the opportunity to earn their British Diploma from any location in the world. Students follow live lessons on Zoom and receive all recordings plus have access to digital resources. Students are also offered a two week residential session in Prague each semester. The residentials will focus on the areas of the units being studied as well as give students the chance to meet their lecturers and classmates in Prague.

Graduate Careers & Further Study Destinations

Our graduates usually move on to further studies. Here are just a few of their stories:
Evet Yaqoob successfully completed her Foundation Diploma in Business and has continued to study the BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting degree, she is now in the second year and is joining the CGMA Finance Leadership programme to further enhance her professional accounting qualification.
Joan Nicolas Garcia successfully completed his Foundation Diploma in Business in 2019 and is now in the BA (Hons) International Management programme aiming to complete in 2022.
Arwa Zahran successfully completed her Foundation Diploma in Business qualification at Prague City University and is now in her final year of BA (Hons) International Finance and Business Accounting programme, she will continue to earn her professional accounting CGMA qualification after completing her Bachelor's degree.


Entry Requirements

  • A Czech high school diploma or equivalent education from other countries, assessed individually. At least two AS-level passes, or one A-level pass or LCCIEB equivalent, or International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificate.
    Students who have been unable to complete their High School due to mitigating circumstances or do not have the required qualifications or grades to enter directly to the Bachelor’s degree level should contact our admissions team to confirm their eligibility to apply for this programme based on their educational background.

  • Confirmation of English level upon entry, which could be one of the certificates listed below:
    IELTS with a score of at least 5.0; TOEFL iBT with a score of at least 45. Duolingo and Cambridge certificates of English are also accepted with equivalent scores. Applicants can also sit the Versant language exam at PCU to assess their English level. Other equivalent English assessment subject to PCU approval.

  • A letter of motivation (300 words). 

  • For all programmes at Prague City University there is a final interview between the applicant and the Programme Leader before the final decision on admission is made.

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Start in September or February.

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