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International Year One (Business)

This program is the first stage of an undergraduate degree in Business at Suffolk University Boston for international students. On successful completion of this program, you can continue to the second year of an undergraduate degree at Suffolk University Boston, or transfer your credits to another US college or university if you prefer.

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • A first year degree program with flexible entry requirements and dedicated support for international students.
    • Suitable for students of all English levels. Develop your English skills to a high standard while earning academic credits towards your degree.
    • SAT/ACT not required for this course!
    • Continue to the second year of a degree program at Suffolk University Boston, or transfer your credits to another US university if you prefer.
    • Live and study in the heart of downtown Boston, a dynamic student city with industries in business, media, technology, healthcare, finance, pharmaceutical, biotech and government.

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Course Specification

The International Year One (Business) is a first year degree program at Suffolk University Boston, tailored specifically to the needs of international students. Most overseas school qualifications are accepted and English requirements are flexible, with study options for students of all levels. And you don't need SAT/ACT scores to apply for this course.

During the course, you will study a first year curriculum, but with extra support to develop your English language and study skills to a high standard. You will also receive dedicated academic support to help you adapt to US teaching methods. Studying alongside other international students who are new to the US education system will help you to settle in quickly and build confidence as you progress through the program.

At the end of the program, you can continue to the second year of a bachelor's degree at Suffolk University Boston. Alternatively, you can transfer your academic credits to another US university if you prefer.

Study Plans

  • One Semester
    1 semester starting Jan, Aug
  • Two Semesters
    2 semesters starting Jan, Aug
  • Three Semesters
    3 semesters starting Jan, Aug
  • Three Semesters + 1 Semester Academic English
    4 semesters starting May, Aug

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school with good grades, equivalent to a US High School Diploma (GPA of 2.2 on a 4.0 point scale). Most overseas high school qualifications are recognized.
SATS/ACT SATS/ACT not required.
English One Semester
IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL iBT 79 / PTE 53 / Duolingo 105
Two Semesters
IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 / PTE 44 / Duolingo 90
Three Semesters
IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL iBT 50 / PTE 41 / Duolingo 75
Three Semesters + 1 Semester Academic English
There is no minimum requirement, as the length of the course can be tailored to your English level. As a guide, students with IELTS 4.0 - 4.5 will need one semester of academic English.
Age Minimum age 16 years (at start of course).

Start Dates And Progression

Study Plan: One Semester

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 May 2021 May 2021
Aug 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022

Study Plan: Two Semesters

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 Aug 2021 Aug 2021
Aug 2021 May 2022 Aug 2022

Study Plan: Three Semesters

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022
Aug 2021 Aug 2022 Aug 2022

Study Plan: Three Semesters + 1 Semester Academic English

Start Date End Date Progression
May 2021 Aug 2022 Aug 2022
Aug 2021 Dec 2022 Jan 2023

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed1 entry to one of the following undergraduate programmes at Suffolk University Boston.

  • BSBA Accounting
  • BSBA Big Data & Business Analytics
  • BSBA Business Economics
  • BSBA Corporate Accounting & Finance
  • BSBA Entrepreneurship
  • BSBA Finance
  • BSBA Financial Wealth Management
  • BSBA Global Business
  • BSBA Information Systems
  • BSBA Management
  • BSBA Marketing

 
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