Business & Management (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School. Fewer than 6% of Business Schools worldwide are accredited by the AACSB, and this accolade recognises our focus on excellence in all areas of learning, teaching, assessment, and the student experience. Why study BA (Hons) Business & Management (with Foundation Year) at BU?

  • Flexibility to achieve your ambitions – start with a strong foundation in business and management in your first year, then tailor your learning (depending on what your interests are) with a specialist pathway*
  • Opportunities to study abroad in your second year at one of BU’s international partner institutions in Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Turkey or the United States
  • Study a diverse subject that provides a stepping stone to work in any industry, anywhere in the world
  • Complete an optional 30-week placement, giving you invaluable opportunities to gain industry experience and build a professional network
  • Study at a university with over 35 years of teaching experience in this area, excellent industry connections and an international reputation
  • Within fifteen months of graduating, 94% of students on our Business & Management courses are in employment or further study. (Source DiscoverUni 2023)
*Depending on which options you select as you go through the course, you will eventually graduate with one of our specialist pathway awards. However, with the exception of the Economics and Finance pathways, you will not need to choose your specialism until the end of the second year. The pathways you can choose are as follows:
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Global Operations)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (HRM)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Marketing)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Project Management)
  • BA (Hons) International Business & Management
This is the foundation year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you with a grounding in Business and Management, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Modules

During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Fundamentals of Business & Management, Academic & Professional Practice and Fusion Business Project. As part of the degree, you will study a range of subject areas including management competencies; organisational behaviour & responsible management, marketing, recruiting, selecting & training and strategic management. In your final year you can choose to specialise in a certain area of business on one of our pathways.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Student Outcomes

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83%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
94%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Business & Management (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS