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Course summary

The Business and Management Foundation Year aims to provide you with an introduction to both the theoretical and practical dimensions of business and management. The programme blends theory and practice to develop your understanding of management practice and is aligned to the principles of responsible management and sustainability goals. A Foundation Year offers a transition into university life, bridging the gap between earlier forms of education and undergraduate degrees in Business. This programme will provide you with a challenging insight in to the subject specific elements including Professional Development, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business Environment and Functions and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You will develop research rich skills, with modules enabling and encouraging you to take responsibility for your own learning. The curriculum aims to enhance your employability and career readiness as the modules blend skills and knowledge in a practical environment. This incorporates learning data analytical skills, acting ethically and responsibly in business and understanding how to lead business organisations within a global context Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto one of our Level 4 Business degree programmes: Business Management BA (Hons) Business with Accounting BA (Hons) Business with Entrepreneurship BA (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management BA (Hons) Business with International Management BA (Hons) Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management BA (Hons) Business with Management BA (Hons) Business with Marketing Management BA (Hons) Business with Tourism Management BA (Hons) Entrepreneurial Business Management BA (Hons) Human Resource Management BA (Hons) International Business Management BA (Hons) International Business Management with French BA (Hons) International Business Management with Spanish BA UUSINB3SAN Marketing Management BA Hons UUSMMA1 Tourism and Events Management BA (Hons) Alternatively, students may progress to one of our Accounting and Finance courses (subject to agreement): Accounting BA (Hons) Finance and Investment Management BA (Hons) Business with Economics BA (Hons) Business with Financial Management BA (Hons)


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Business and Management Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS