Business Management BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

Business Management BA (Hons) with Foundation Year
Starts from: September 2024
£9,250 Apply Now
Campus Location

1B St George’s Way, Leicester LE1 1SH. UK

5th Floor, Stephenson House, 2 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, CR0 6BA

Course Feature
Class Description


FSB offers an innovative foundation year to complement the Undergraduate Degrees.  Our Foundation Year* is the first year of a four-year degree. Completion of the foundation year leads to the first year of the 3-year degree in Business Management.  

The foundation year provides those unable to access the traditional UCAS tariff requirements for a three-year degree with an alternative route to gain an honours degree. 

The BA Honours in Business Management programme seeks to help you develop competencies and skills essential for a range of careers in the private, public, or third/voluntary sector.  It offers you opportunities to develop your skills in presentation, data analysis, report writing, and the use of business software.  During your studies, you will be able to meet business practitioners through guest lectures and other events such as recruitment fairs.  You will have access to management, enterprise and leadership modules, which are considered desirable by a large number of UK employers.  Additionally, At Level 5 you will undertake a mandatory work-related learning module.  

At Level 6 you will study two specialisation electives, with problem-based and research-led learning approaches.  You will learn to process and analyse both structured and unstructured data and/or information, act as an effective team member and engage in ethical and sustainable decision-making processes. 


What does the course cover? 

    • Major functional areas of business and management such as Finance, Human Resources, Accounting, and Marketing. 
    • Curriculum and modules emphasizing global approaches in business such as International Business and Global Business Environment. 
    • External ’drivers’ such as the ever-changing economic climate and business environment. 
    • Career- and employability-focused modules, for example, Academic & Employability Skills; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Leadership & Change Management and a mandatory Work-related Learning module. 
    • A dedicated module on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. 
    • Electives corresponding to three different strands of specialisation: Innovation Management, International Business and Marketing in Year 3 (Level 6). 


How will I be assessed? 

    • The programme uses a wide range of assessment methods.  Formative assessments will be used to monitor your progress on the course and enable your tutors to identify any support needs you may have prior to undertaking your summative assessments. 
    • The assessment portfolio includes case study analysis, formal examinations, individual and group business reports, oral and poster presentations, multiple choice questions, individual research projects and so on.  Clear assessment criteria enable you to evaluate your progress and identify areas for further improvement and development. 



Year 0  

    • Education and Society
    • Degree Tutor Group 1
    • Being Human in a Digital World
    • Degree Tutor Group 2


Year 1 

    • Academic and Employability Skills 
    • Global Business Environment 
    • Accounting Fundamentals 
    • Financial Management 
    • Business Economics 
    • Corporate and Business Law 


Year 2 

    • People Management 
    • Marketing Management 
    • Operations and Services Management 
    • Research Methods 
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
    • Work Related Learning 

Year 3  

    • International Business 
    • Leadership and Change Management 
    • Strategic Management 
    • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability 
    • Global Economic and Financial Systems (Optional) 
    • Global Innovation Management (Optional) 
    • Digital Marketing (Optional) 
    • Strategic Marketing (Optional)  


Entry Requirements:  

At FSB we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application on an individual basis.

Application based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs

Mature learners (Aged 21+)

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life, and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

    • Provide a Personal Statement (500 words)
    • English Language Test (with a minimum 60% score, equivalent to IELTS 5.5)
    • Maths Test (Score 50%)
    • Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)
    • Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview



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