Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Management with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Looking for a foundation course in business management in Birmingham? Our BA (Hons) Business Management with a Foundation Year course has lower entry requirements and can lead to a full undergraduate qualification. This course has been specifically designed to allow home and EU students, who do not initially meet the Birmingham City University entry requirements for our standard Business management degree, to undertake additional level 3 study designed to ensure they are successful on their chosen degree course. Business and Management are broad subjects, widely recognised and highly regarded by employers for the skills and knowledge they give to graduates. Business focuses on operations and functions while management explores the concepts, theories and practices which have an impact on organisational success. At Birmingham City University we have combined the essential elements of these subjects into BA (Hons) Business Management - a broad-based degree which prepares you for a range of exciting careers. You will explore how organisations evolve, how they grow, why they change and how they survive and flourish. Coupled with this you will develop and practise the competencies managers need to make this happen. Three things make BA (Hons) Business Management distinctive. Firstly, you gain an understanding of business operations including Human Resources, Marketing, Consultancy, Finance, Strategy, Logistics and Supply Chain, coupled with the knowledge and ability to engage, lead and develop people. Secondly, research tells us employers want graduates who, in addition to knowledge, have attributes and attitude appropriate to a professional environment. We have addressed this with a theme of management development running throughout Business Management to ensure you will graduate with both a good degree and the competence to start, maintain and thrive throughout your career. Thirdly, a key part of studying Business Management is learning about the ‘real world’ context so you will explore corporate responsibility, ethical operations, the use and management of social media and technology, and internationalisation in our post-Brexit/Global world. For full details, visit our website.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeN104
Institution code B25
Campus nameCurzon Building Campus
Campus codeF

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level 80 UCAS tariff points A maximum of three subjects are considered. A levels and other level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass 60 credits overall At least 45 credits at level 3.
Scottish Higher CCDDD Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades DD in two Advanced Higers and grade DD in two Highers
AS AA - CC A maximum of two subjects along with two A levels or level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMP
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades DD in two Advanced Higers and grade DD in two Highers
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points points Overall For Students who do not already hold GCSE in Mathematics at grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For Students who do not already hold GCSE in English Language at grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not Literature) English A-grade 4 or above or English B - grade 5 from IB Diploma will be accepted.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Extended Project 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H5, H5, H5 This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 or A-C/A1-C3) or Higher level minimum grade H5/D1
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalents level 2 qualifications. All level 2 quals must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Acceptable Maths and English equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE:- - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2:- Application of Number and Communication Maths and English Language grade C or above:- Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Maths and English Language grade 2 or above:- Scottish Credit Standard Grade
HNC (BTEC) Not accepted
HND (BTEC) Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business Management with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS