Business Management with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Business Management with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Prepares students for the future of work through the use of business simulation tools
  • Live business projects (with real organisations) allow students to put business theory into practice and help realise genuine business opportunities
  • Opportunity to spend a sandwich year on a salaried placement, gaining valuable experience in industry
  • Focused approach to pastoral care and personal development
  • Strong alumni community with supportive network events to enable industry links and employment opportunities
About your course The BSc (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year programme blends contemporary business theory with the practical application of technical business skills. As a Business Management student you will become competent in:
  • digital analytical expertise
  • managing finance with appropriate tools
  • understanding financial markets
  • people management
  • development and marketing of products and services
  • planning and project management delivery
  • The programme has six core modules at level 4 (first year), which form the essential commercial underpinnings for a global career in the digital business world. After completing this first year, students can then specialise and gain accreditation in their chosen area of expertise.
You are encouraged to complete an optional year work placement in industry between the second and third year of study. This will provide you with a richer overall experience. It will also significantly enhance your employment prospects upon graduating, as you will have gained work experience that you can draw upon when completing application forms and interviews. Business simulation tools are used in a number of core modules to replicate real-world work scenarios. Using various applications, students work in small groups and compete to develop the best business strategies for success - including business growth, market dominance, ethical business and sustainability goals. Throughout each year of the programme we run a series of networking events with course alumni and industry that allows students to develop with confidence, honing their communication skills and grow their own contacts and business links. Using LJMU's close business networks across the region, students have the opportunity to act as a consultant, working on live business case projects such as market research, ecommerce, business growth, project delivery, HR legislation, marketing or business ops. Liverpool Business School has partnerships with business schools at universities and colleges across Europe, in the USA and in China. The School recognises the importance of providing cultural enrichment opportunities for students and offers students on this programme the opportunity to spend a semester in their second year at a partner university abroad as part of their studies. All study abroad opportunities are in English. There are also many supported opportunities for activities at partner universities during summer vacations. Live Consultancy Project Through LJMU's Liverpool Business Clinic, students have a unique opportunity to work on real client briefs with local organisations putting academic theory into real world practice. This live consultancy projects is an optional module to a traditional final-year dissertation. Foundation Year The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the interest and ability to study for a degree, but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Business Management honours degree programme yet. Once you pass the Foundation Year (level 3) you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).


Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose. We understand that students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are given and so a range of assessment methods are used on the programme. These include written assignments (essays/reports, individual/group), exams, practical assessments, individual and group presentations, portfolios, reflective logs and a dissertation. There could be up to three assessments per module, for example a presentation, report and exam. Written feedback is provided within 15 working days of submission, but you can also get face-to-face feedback from your Module Tutor. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £17750 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

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Business Management with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS