After one year study in business foundation, I have studied Economic, Business Studies, Accounting, CIT and FES. The program emphasises the research, writing and analytical skills we would need in the university. I was always set on going to university in the UK, and study in Business Foundation I found myself much more capable of university studies. Take a good example, the FES’s main coursework is writing 2000 words assessment, which we need doing a lots of independent research and doing quote. These skills which I have not known how to do it, and it are really important in the university study. My FES coursework’s title is ‘how women role has changed in the family’. The reasons I choose this title is I want know the link between educational qualification and women power. It was really difficult to find useful information in the Google scholar, as has a lot of information and each essay is really long. My main problem during write essay is too much useless information and it is difficult to put each relevant point in the order. However, I use two different highlight mark two side argument, and put them in to order. Then slowly write into essay and put into reference. It takes me almost two week to find all the relevant argument in to order.
I found the most difficult coursework is Economic 2, which is writing a national report of any country apart from UK. I did China national report. This coursework is asking the entire student compare the unemployment rate, the inflation rate and national GDP with the past and present, it is open question and has little relation with what we learnt in the class. Therefore, I have to do a lot of self-study. Honestly speaking, during my first one week, I was suffering from sleep deprivation almost every day, because there was just a lot of reading to do and, I had to stay up until maybe 1 a.m. in the morning. And then I would try to stay up during classes the next day, but sometimes I would just like fall asleep during class, too. But that does not happen that often. However, the hardworking has paid off; I got the best student of economic. More importantly, during the self-studies I found that how the weather change and government policy change has direct effect on stock price, and economic is not independent subject, it has strong relationship with many other subject, such as politic change, scientific development and climate change. I really need thanks Mr. Gray who is my economic teacher, because I read economic related book and have many question about it. And he helps me solve many problems and recommend many books to me, helps me build a small economic knowledge system.
During one year study, I have changed the view of business world. Before study in the business foundation, I thought economic is too wider and useless subject, and accounting is only data inputting. However, I found accounting is really useful, essential and important part of business world. Through One term study of accounting, I understand how to use each data calculate profit margin, bad debt and cost margin. These data are important to look at when investor decides whether they will invest or not. Also, through business studies study I understand how to use simple technical to motivate stuff and worker.
To sum up, although foundation has many coursework and exam, I found it really useful and teach me the research skills which are essential of university study. Therefore, I really enjoy Bellerbys college foundation studies.