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BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) with Foundation Year

Course Overview

This foundation degree programme provides you with the opportunity to develop your study skills before focusing on business and marketing in depth. Foundation courses are the ideal choice if it’s been a while since you were in education, or if you don’t meet the entry requirements for a standard university degree programme. Once your foundation year is complete, you’ll move on to develop your knowledge in key areas of business management, including managing people and an introduction to how modern organisations function. You’ll study traditional and digital marketing tools, strategy planning, innovation, communications, business transformation, and much more. This course also teaches you the theoretical and practical aspects of a range of key marketing functions, including an awareness of the ethical professional environment in which marketers must now operate. This course has been developed with input from world-leading organisations and researchers so that you are exposed to the most relevant advancements happening in marketing right now. That means you’ll be able to show future employers that you have the knowledge required to fill current skills gaps in the field.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

During your studies you’ll gain a wider understanding of marketing functions, operations, and cutting edge technologies. You’ll also develop new personal and professionals attributes in dedicated skills-related modules to help build your soft skills and decision-making abilities. Using our business simulation software, you’ll be able to access a virtual business and run it as your own enterprise – managing activities such as marketing, sales, finances, people, product development, operations, and your supply chain. This will give you the chance to practice making critical decisions within a safe environment, helping you develop your ability to interpret commercial information and apply your learnings to generate a profit for your enterprise. You’ll also have access to our Digital Enterprise Hub throughout your course, which provides you with additional software and resources as well as real-world mentors and industry experts to draw knowledge from. The Digital Enterprise Hub also gives you the chance to engage in social learning with your classmates, developing your collaborative skills and providing the opportunity for networking with fellow professionals.
Foundation Year
  • Research Skills and Using Information
  • Developing Academic Skills
  • Using Numeracy, IT and Data
  • Values, Ethics and Working Collaboratively
  • Structure of Business
  • Technology in Organisations
Year 1
  • Digital Skills & Professional Development (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Business Environment (20 credits)
  • Marketing Dynamics (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Finance (20 credits)
  • People Management (20 credits)
  • Technology & Innovation (20 credits)
Year 2
  • Data Analytics & Management (20 credits)
  • Business Start-up (20 credits)
  • Sales Management (20 credits)
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing (20 credits)
  • Managing Brands (20 credits)
  • Consumer Insights (20 credits)
Year 3
  • Business Transformation (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)
  • Corporate Governance, Law & Ethics (20 credits)
  • Independent Study (20 credits)
  • Global Marketing (20 credits)
  • Marketing & Digital Strategy (20 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.

Funding Options

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