The Foundation Year gives you a perfect introduction in what it means to be a university student, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge for effective undergraduate study. At BGU You’ll benefit from small class sizes, intensive teaching and personalised support which will help you to get the most out of your study. It will provide you with a solid base for future study and allow you to settle into university life. Our BA (Hons) Business degree programme will enable you to develop a deep understanding of the wide spectrum of business-related subjects through a coherent range of modules that enable you to enhance and build your knowledge, skills and understanding as you go through each year. You will learn about how businesses develop strategic thinking, how they operationally function and what they need to consider in order to ensure that they are profitable and productive. Each year of the degree builds on the one before; in year one you focus on understanding the fundamentals of business including economics and finance, leadership, the development of business ideas and how businesses run. In year two you deepen your knowledge of particular elements of business practice such as human resource management and marketing. In year three the focus is on extending your knowledge and skills to the wider world, and you will consider the psychology of organisations and what leadership for a changing world, as well as how businesses of all sizes need to develop their corporate strategy. You will also extend your understanding of the international perspective through considering entrepreneurship in a wider context. There is no one-size-fits-all method of teaching at BGU – we shape our methods to suit each subject and each group, combining the best aspects of traditional university teaching with innovative techniques to promote student participation and interactivity. You will be taught in a variety of ways, from lectures, tutorials and seminars, to practical workshops, coursework and work-based placements. Small group seminars and workshops will provide you with an opportunity to review issues raised in lectures, and you will be expected to carry out independent study. We recognise that individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, so we use a variety of assessment strategies on our courses. The BA (Hons) Business degree aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to develop a career, locally, nationally or internationally, in the business sector. Potential destinations could include retail, public sector management, or project management. Some graduates might choose to start up their own venture as a result of this programme and our enterprise area, BG Futures, could help to support that process. Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/babusiness-foundation-year/
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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Application for this course is via UCAS, although there is no formal requirement for UCAS points to access the course (however, normally GSCE English or equivalent is desirable). As part of your application you will have the opportunity to speak with a member of BGU Admissions staff to resolve any questions or queries you may have. Different degree subjects may have specific entry requirements to allow you to progress from the Foundation Year. Whilst not a condition of entry onto the Foundation Year, you will need to have met these by the time you complete the first year of this four year course. The Foundation Year syllabus does not include any specific element of upskilling in English language and you are not entitled to apply for Accredited Prior Learning, AP(C)L into a Foundation Year. International applicants are not eligible to apply for an undergraduate programme with a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
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