Prepare to be a future leader in an increasingly global business environment by gaining the knowledge, skills and perspective you need to succeed in management. If you want to work for a company in an international market or you want to find out more about how organisations operate on the world stage, this degree course will provide you with the toolkit for your international journey. You will benefit from real-life work experience throughout your studies, and learn from industry speakers, global examples and business simulations. Most of what you study will be anchored to today’s international business world – the top global companies and emerging sectors such as artificial intelligence and financial innovation. Your transformation from student to future business professional will begin from day one. Gain an understanding of the business environment and develop fundamental management skills in marketing, people and organisations, and finance. You will translate this management knowledge to the wider world and better understand the challenging international business environment. Aspects such as globalisation, cultural variation and the challenges of different geographical, political and economic factors are addressed. You have the option to undertake a five-week work placement, or even a year-long placement, and you will carry out an original research project into a subject you select. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.
Your transformation from new student to future business professional will begin from day one. Your Foundation Year (Level 3) will provide you with a broad subject knowledge base that will introduce you to the key themes and perspectives relating to your chosen degree. You will also develop the academic skills needed to succeed in your degree area, such as academic writing, referencing and public speaking. In Year 1 (Level 4) you will gain an understanding of the business environment and develop fundamental management skills in marketing, people and organisations, and finance. In Year 2 (Level 5), you will translate this management knowledge to the wider world and gain a solid understanding of the challenging international business environment. Aspects such as globalisation, cultural variation and the challenges of different geographical, political and economic factors are addressed. You will start to shape your career path by choosing an aspect of international business and get on-the-job experience in a 5 week work placement that suits your personal ambitions. Whether working in the UK, on a supported work placement in China or engaging in community projects in Costa Rica, or Africa students find this aspect particularly rewarding, as do future employers. Your final year (Level 6) is even more tailored towards giving you the competitive edge you need to enter the area of business you want. You will carry out an original supervised research project into a subject you select and complete a module designed to maximise individual professional success. Most of what you study will be anchored to today’s international business world – the top global companies and emerging sectors such as artificial intelligence and financial innovation.
A range of assessment methods are used across all modules. Assessment will be a combination of written essay and report assignments, presentations, examinations, group projects and seminar contributions. Individual projects form a major part of the final year degree assessments.
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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Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree. Please note: certain courses may require that you have studied a specific subject at GCE A Level (or acceptable alternatives), e.g. Biology, Maths or Chemistry, or GCSE Maths at grade C.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|