Birkbeck, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of London

Business with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Birkbeck's BSc Business with Foundation Year prepares you for management and leadership roles. It will equip you with a detailed understanding of the different functional areas of business and lay your foundation for a career in business management. The modules are designed to build up your knowledge and skills to lead and manage teams, organisational units and organisations. Graduates from this field progress on to careers in the public and private sectors. This business degree is taught entirely in the evening so you can combine your academic studies with other daytime commitments, including work, volunteering and interning. Evening study lets you use your days to gain invaluable practical experience in the workplace, so you can get a head start in a competitive job market, secure a promotion, or launch or expand your own business or social enterprise. Our tutorial/seminar sessions will allow you to interact closely with your peers and develop insights into analysing and interpreting wide and varied topics in business. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will automatically progress to our three-year, full-time, evening study BSc Business. We also offer part-time Foundation Year degrees which allow you to spread out your Foundation Year studies over two years. As the 'Foundation Year' is made up of 120 credits, as a part-time student you can take 60 credits in each of your first and second years before starting the main four-year BSc Business. This means that you can take six years to complete the part-time degree with Foundation Year. Highlights

  • Our Foundation Year degrees will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.
  • Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers, as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
  • We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
Careers and employability Graduates can pursue career paths in business, management, accounting or human resources management. Possible professions include:
  • human resources officer
  • management consultant
  • corporate investment banker
  • marketing executive.
We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

In-class tests, unseen formal exams, group and individual presentations, written essays and a research project/dissertation.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not hold grade C or grade 4 GCSE-level English and mathematics may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises English and mathematics. This audit assesses an applicant’s potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4625* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4625* Year 1
Scotland £4625* Year 1
Wales £4625* Year 1
International £7280* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Part-time home students, Year 3+: £6935 pa Part-time international students, Year 3+: £10920 pa Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Business with Foundation Year at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS