Bloomsbury Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Business Management including Foundation Year

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Course summary

This four-year course is perfect for those returning to education who may not have the expected qualifications. If you’ve only studied up to GCSE Level but have always dreamed of working in business management, there’s nothing stopping you. We pride ourselves on accepting applicants who have previously ruled out a degree based on their past grades. In your foundation year (first year) you’ll complete four modules designed to give you the skills and knowledge you will need to study business management at university level. After this, you will learn the concepts and practice of global business management alongside how to meet your own objectives, such as starting a business. We’ll help you achieve this by teaching real-life business situations and case study analysis, as well as hosting discussions with guest speakers. Other modules include digital marketing, corporate risk management and sustainability in business. Throughout your studies you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars (average contact hours: 12 per week). Expect to hear interesting talks, participate in debate and conversation and apply your knowledge in a practical way. Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentations and case studies. We use a range of new and traditional assessment methods to allow you to explore and express your abilities. They are not just a way of assessing whether something has been learned, but an opportunity to develop skills that will equip you in your life outside of university. We aim to provide all the support you need to make sure you have the confidence and understanding to engage with your assessments. Our tutors are specialists in providing support to students who may feel unconfident in an academic environment. Assessment results and feedback are designed to make sure our teaching is effective. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit you, offering you a high quality and stimulating educational experience. All students will have the chance to become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You can get access to hundreds of CMI learning materials to support your studies and career aspirations. When you graduate, you will have the knowledge and experience to work in a range of industries and roles. Our alumni have become human resource managers, operations managers, brand managers and business development managers. Many also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, setting up their own businesses such as GoLocate – an asset tracking technology funded by our incubator programme.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If you are an international student, you will need to show proof of your English Language level when making your student visa application by passing a Secure English Language Test (SELT) unless you are exempt. You will need to meet the following minimum scores in each component (listening, speaking, reading and writing) for the following UKVI approved tests: IELTS for UKVI (Academic) 5.5 in all components, LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2 33/50 in all components, PTE Academic UKVI 59 in all components and Skills for English UKVI B2 (Psi Services (UK) Ltd) Pass in all components.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 (or equivalent), including English Language and Maths. International equivalent qualifications may also be accepted. If you do not meet these entry requirements, you can take our assessments and attend an interview. If you pass, you can be admitted to the course. We do not charge a fee for this. If your first language is not English, you will require Academic IELTS at 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in each category). You must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) at least 2 years before you start the course. This would normally mean that you will be 18 years old or above when you start.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

International course fees differ.
Business Management including Foundation Year at Bloomsbury Institute - UCAS