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BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

Course Overview

Our four-year Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) that provides you with an alternative route into higher education if you don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree in business. During your foundation year you will engage with business challenges in a stimulating environment, while boosting your confidence and acquiring crucial academic skills. This acts as excellent preparation for your subsequent three years of study, which will allow you to specialise in more specific and advanced areas of business. This course received a 90% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2021, making us third in the UK for business and management.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Our innovative Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has been devised with valuable industry input, giving you an edge when it comes to seeking that all-important job when you graduate. You will share your foundation year with students on other business-related foundation year courses. This allows you to share ideas and insights with your classmates before going on to specialise in your subsequent years of study. Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of business, there is also some flexibility to allow you to do this. Following your foundation year, you’ll study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Business Management BA (Hons) course. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore decision-making, leadership, organisation design and management, with a range of optional modules to choose from
Foundation Year
  • Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits)
  • The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)
Year 1
  • Digital Business Management and Emerging Technology (core, 15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (core, 15 credits)
  • Learning Through Organisations (core, 15 credits)
  • Managing People in Organisations (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Management (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (core, 15 credits)
  • Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits)
  • Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (core, 15 credits)
Year 2
  • Fundamentals of Project Management (core, 15 credits)
  • International Selling and Negotiation (core, 15 credits)
  • Leadership in Practice (core, 15 credits)
  • Organisation Design and Management (core, 15 credits)
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • The Practice of Consultancy (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Artist Management (option, 15 credits)
  • Company and Business Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits)
  • Field Trip (option, 15 credits)
  • Marketing Communications (option, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Finance (option, 15 credits)
  • Risk and Crisis Management (option, 15 credits)
  • Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits)
Year 3
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers (core, 15 credits)
  • Leading Innovation (core, 15 credits)
  • Practising Business Strategy (with simulation) (core, 15 credits)
  • The Practice of Management (core, 30 credits)
  • Consultancy Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Creative Media Practice and Music Business Models (option, 15 credits)
  • Marketing Communications in Practice (Context Fashion) (option, 15 credits)
  • Organising and Managing Across Cultures (option, 15 credits)
  • Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)
  • Service Excellence for Creative industries (option, 15 credits)
  • Social Marketing (option, 15 credits)
  • Strategy in Tourism and Travel (option, 15 credits)

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted. Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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