BA (Hons) Business And Enterprise With Foundation Year In Business

Do you dream of running your own business? Do you want to learn how to create a successful business that will thrive in the toughest of economic climates?

If you’ve got a business idea, we’ll give you the skills and knowledge to realise it.

This four-year Business and Enterprise BA (Hons) with Foundation Year in Business degree offers an alternative route into higher education and is designed for prospective students who may not have a sufficient or relevant academic background for University study.

In the integrated Foundation Year in Business you will undertake modules to help develop your academic skills and confidence and will be introduced to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate degree study.

You’ll study business objectives, practices and principles through case study research, lectures, workshops and student-led activities. You’ll look at the supply chain and logistics, production and project management as well as business organisation, human resources and the principles of leadership.

You’ll examine the modern business environment and how ‘start-up’ businesses grow as technology advances. You will focus on sustainability and the opportunities or limitations small businesses face, as well as developing your own concepts and business plans through a series of lectures, workshops, course work and group work.

Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Level 4 of the degree.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of business planning and business development, building your understanding of finance and marketing for business.

You’ll learn how to formulate a business strategy, make financial forecasts, present and sell your ideas and find customers and clients, as well as discover how to take your business into international markets.

Our vocational approach means you’ll get plenty of opportunities to put the business and enterprise skills you develop into practice. Your assessments will be practical, giving you the chance to develop a start-up business and generate your own income stream as part of your degree. We’ll encourage you to spend time delivering real outputs for your business, assessing you on fundamental start-up tasks such as your launch event, marketing plan and financial forecasts.

You’ll also be able to develop the entrepreneurial skills sought by larger businesses through a major consultancy project in your final year. You’ll work with other students on new business ideas, using the skills and knowledge you’ve developed to deliver business consultancy, reports and recommendations.

Year 0 (Foundation)

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Introduction to Business Operations and Management
  • Starting a Business and Fundamentals of Marketing

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
  • Management & Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Ethics, Society and Employability

Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of International Business
  • Business Development I
  • Professional Development and Placement

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Legal Issues for Management
  • Financial Management

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Marketing Communications
  • People Management

Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Business & Management Strategy
  • e-business and e-marketing
  • Business Development II*
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Leadership
  • Corporate Sustainability

*There are pre-requisites for this module

The module details given here are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)

Under 21 year old applicants for Foundation year programmes must have 32 UCAS tariff points from at least 1 full A level or accepted equivalent qualification.

Applicants aged 21+

We welcome mature students with few or no formal qualifications. If applicants do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate that their life/work skills would make them suitable for undergraduate study, they will be considered for our Foundation programme.

Any previous relevant work experience and learning will be assessed and, where appropriate, accredited as part of the application process.

English Language Requirements

All Applicants should have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or higher or accepted equivalent qualification.

Application Process

Documents required:

1. Complete application form
2. Supervised entry essay
3. Admissions Interview
4. English language certificate

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