This programme is internationally recognised by the Universities New Zealand (UNZ).
The Foundation Business programme (FNBS) is designed to prepare students for degree studies in Commerce and other related undergraduate programmes. Students will develop skills in using accounting information, perform economic calculations and analyse simple real life events to determine the operations of a business. Students will also learn the basic principles and concepts necessary for further studies in agriculture and official statistics. This programme will also provide opportunities for students to be creative, work collaboratively and use technology as a learning tool.
The Foundation Business programme (FNBS) under the College of Business, Tourism and Hospitality will offer the following disciplines:
|Agriculture||• Official Statistics|
The Foundation Business programme is available by distance and flexible learning from all USP campuses, and face-to-face at Laucala Campus and at accredited schools in some USP member countries.
|Full Time||1 year (8 courses – maximum of 4 courses per semester)|
|Part time||Flexible: students are also given the option to complete the programme at their own pace.|
The Foundation Business programme under the College of Business, Tourism and Hospitality will offer the following courses:
|Course Code||Course Title||Semester Offering||Mode of learning|
|FOUNDATION BUSINESS (FNBS)|
|LLF14||Foundation English A||I and II||B at L, LAB, LTK, SI, TON, E, K and P-C|
|LLF15||Foundation English B||I and II||B at L, LAB, LTK, SI, TON, E, K and P-C|
|AFF01||Basic Accounting A||I||B-L,SI,E /P-C|
|AFF02||Basic Accounting B||II||B-L,SI,E /P-C|
|ECF04||Foundation Economics||I and II||B-L,SI,E /P-C|
|ISF21||Foundation Information Systems||I and II||B at E, K, L, LTK, TON & SI and O at C*|
|OSF01||Introduction to Official Statistics||I and II||P-C|
|MAF11||Foundation Mathematics A||I||B at E, K, L, LTK, SI, TON and P-C|
|MAF12||Foundation Mathematics B||II||B at E, K, L, LTK, SI, TON and P-C|
|MAF21||Numeracy Skills||I and II||B at E, K, L, LTK, SI, TON and P-C|
Model of Learning:
F: Face to face, B: Blended, P: Print, O: Online
Key: L: Laucala, SI-Solomon Is, E-Emalus, LTK, Lautoka, E -Emalus, Ton- Tongs, K Kiribati, LAB Labasa C-all other campuses not identified
To be admitted to a Foundation Business programme, a person shall:
The award of a grade shall take into account performance in coursework and examination, or coursework only without any final examination for a course approved by Senate to be assessed in that manner. The final examination and the work assessed during the semester shall each constitute not less than 40% and not more than 60% of the allocation of marks upon which the final grade is based.
Students who have completed the Foundation Business programme may take up undergraduate programmes at the University of the South Pacific and other universities and relevant certificate studies within Pacific TAFE.
|Foundation Fee Schedule|
|Fiji FJ$||Cook Is Niue Tokelau NZ$||Kiribati Nauru Tuvalu AUS$||Marshall Is US$||Samoa TALA||Solomon Is SI$||Tonga PA’ANGA||Vanuatu VATU|
|Foundation (face-to-face or blended mode)||545||530||470||350||970||1,345||470||34,575|
|Foundation (Print mode)||330||310||295||210||575||810||285||26,190|