University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Business Management (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

  • Develop your study skills with a Foundation Year prior to embarking on the degree programme
  • Option to spend a year on a paid work placement in business
  • Gain and test valuable skills in our strategy business simulator
  • Study a broad and flexible range of business modules which enable you to pursue a career in diverse sectors and specialise in marketing, human resources, finance, management, enterprise, innovation, business development or another area of business
  • The University of Winchester Business School is a United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion
In a fast-moving and complex global economy, the role of management has never been more exciting and challenging. Whether you envisage life at a FTSE 100 company, or want to run your own start-up, at Winchester we’ll equip you to be a confident, responsible and innovative leader of the future able to meet the shifting demands of the contemporary business world. This broad-based degree is closely linked to industry and will introduce you to the latest management theory and practice. The programme’s flexibility enables you to pursue personal learning goals and career aspirations by selecting your own journey through a range of engaging business disciplines. The foundation year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies at the University of Winchester if you do not meet the existing entry requirements or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills prior to embarking on the degree programme. The foundation year will equip you with the academic, professional and personal skills for successful study in higher education. Modules will cover broad academic topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject. You will have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes In Year 1 (second year of study), you explore the principles underlying business management, examining the dynamic interrelationships between different aspects of business and interactions with the external environment. These include Responsible Management, Understanding Markets and Managing Finance. Year 2 (third year of study) includes both compulsory and optional modules focusing on more specialised areas of management, such as leadership, operations and sustainability. You engage in critical analysis and interpretation of data, and critical appraisal of international organisations and their operations. Optional modules include People Resourcing, Effectual Entrepreneurship, and Integrated Marketing Communications. Before moving on to the final year, you may choose to spend a year on a paid work placement in a business relevant to your ambitions. Recent students have successfully secured placements at BMW, Intel, Microsoft and Siemens. Year 3 (fourth year of study) is strategic in nature. This enables students to consider the complexities and ethical implications of business strategies in practice within an era of increasing globalisation and social and environmental concern. Optional modules include Project Management, Business Ethics, Strategic Brand Management and Managing Change. You gain a broad range of business knowledge and skills which enable you to pursue a career in a diverse range of organisational sectors. You are also equipped with the skills suitable for self-employment and the confidence to set up your own business. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in management and leadership roles, strategic planning, project management, business development, product development, finance, human resources and marketing.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
NP2X
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are usually required to hold a minimum of 1 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 1 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
61%
Student satisfaction
76%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Business Management (with Foundation Year) at University of Winchester - UCAS