University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

Course Overview

  • On our Business & Management Foundation Entry course, you’ll gain the awareness and skills to succeed in the dynamic, ever-changing world of business.
  • Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.
  • We focus on practical learning and you’ll develop core business skills in key areas such as problem solving, decision making, team working and communications.
  • You’ll understand how organisations operate and the importance of effective management. By the end of the programme, you’ll be an independent learner with the skills, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about your future career.
Why study with us
  • Management Studies at the University is 1st in the North West and in the UK top 10 for overall student satisfaction - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Our course content is dynamic and it evolves as business issues change - you’ll gain the skills to succeed in a changing world.
  • You’ll put theory into practice with the options of taking a one-year paid placement, short-term internships, or some volunteering.
Further Information
  • The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook Buildings are in the middle of the Preston Campus. Learn and socialise here, with cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.
  • The Business part of the degree provides concepts and techniques that are relevant to a wide range of business problems and situations. You’ll cover an overview of various contextual elements of Business Law, Economics and Finance and Human Resource Management.
  • In your final year the focus is on exploring contemporary issues in business management, globalisation and strategy.
  • The Management part of the degree provides an opportunity to learn about the range of ideas, models and theories that underpin contemporary management. First, you’ll learn management theory. Then you’ll concentrate on managing change and research skills and explore strategic management.

Course details


Year 1: Managing Business Information (Year long), Skills for HE (Year long), Business in Context (Semester 1), Introduction to Enterprise Skills (Semester 1). Choose two from: Accounting and Economics (Semester 2), Managing People and Organisations (Semester 2), Marketing and Retail (Semester 2) Year 2: Core modules; Management and Organizational Behaviour, Business and Management Project Essentials, Introduction to Business Functions, The Business Environment. Plus one of the following option modules: Principles of Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, Business Economics Year 3: Core modules; Global Environment of Business, Work, Organisation and Change, Career Planning, Project and Operations Management, Research Methods. Plus one of the following option modules: Principles of Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, Business Economics Year 4: Optional 48-week work placement. Core modules: Management Strategy, Contemporary Issues in Business, Dissertation or Management Report, Management Analysis Project or Professional Development. Plus two of the following option modules: E-Marketing, Management Consultancy Skills, Learning and Development, Evaluating HRM, Coaching and Mentoring, International Management, International Finance There is a 48-week work placement in the third year for those taking the Sandwich route.

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

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Business and Management (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS