Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business & Management (Economics) (with Foundation Year)

Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

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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 (Economics) (with Foundation Year) at BU?

  • Explore alternative theories concerning the working of micro and macro economies, alternative economic systems and alternative economic policy strategies
  • You can study abroad in year two 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’ 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)
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 a grounding in the business and management skills required for this course, 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, accounting; organisational behaviour & responsible management, marketing, economics, recruiting, selecting & training and strategic management. In your final year the two specialist Economics units will enable you to develop critical knowledge, understanding and skills in the areas of domestic and international economic analysis, preparing you for your future career or further studies.

Professional bodies

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

  • AACSB International

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


Unistats information

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17800 Year 1
International £17800 Year 1

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 (Economics) (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS