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BA (Hons) - Business Management (Integrated Foundation Year)

Make a difference and join a course created with industry and professional bodies, where you’ll learn to manage a range of departments and develop the skill set needed to stand out.

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Course Overview

If you’re looking for a business management foundation course that’ll enable you to discover your own personal leadership skills and that of others around you, then this course is for you.

Your introductory year has been designed to support you in developing essential university skills and the confidence needed to progress on to our degree level programme.

You will study management from a range of perspectives and address the big issues facing modern business. Industry-active tutors and resources will ensure learning stays current. You’ll become business-ready through access to the latest technology. Classroom activities, including leading lectures and mock office environments, will build managerial confidence. Our employer network will provide a strong practical insight, while challenge and creativity will develop your problem-solving, decision-making and team-working skills.

On this course you will...

  • Develop the skills to bring change to organisations.
  • Learn how to meet the diverse needs of employees.
  • Learn how to shape an organisational vision.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively.
  • Develop confidence to lead others.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

We’ll provide you with a firm grasp of operations management, economics and business management, while enabling you to develop core skills in problem-solving, decision-making, team-working and communications.

But you won’t just learn theoretically about business management - you’ll be doing it, thanks to our innovative teaching. From leading a lecture to turning the classroom into an office, you’ll get every opportunity to become the confident and effective manager that employers demand in today’s dynamic business environment.

Year one
  • Essential University Skills One
  • Contemporary Issues and the Media
  • Business Innovation
  • Essential University Skills Two
  • Leading and Managing Individuals and Organisations
  • Individual Case Study
Year two
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • The Business Environment
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Accounting
Year three
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Responsibility, Ethics And Sustainability In Practice
  • Human Resource Management, Theory and Practice
  • Sandwich Placement (As appropriate for your target award)
  • Services Marketing
  • Managing Operations
  • International Economics
Year four
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Business Psychology
  • Global Business
  • Digital Marketing
  • Applied Business Research and Analysis (optional module)
  • Independent Project (optional module)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional module)

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