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Business Management with Foundation Year (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Manchester, United Kingdom
Are you fascinated by the corporate world? Do you want to pursue a career in business leadership? By taking part in client briefs and industry accreditation schemes, this exciting Business Management with Foundation Year (Hons) programme from Solent University Manchester Branch will help you to learn industry relevant skills and be well prepared for a range of roles after graduation.
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The BA Business Management with Foundation Year (Hons) from Solent University Manchester Branch aims to fuse academic business with theory with industry application, enhancing your employability and career prospects.

You will explore specialist theory and knowledge in a systematic and critical way in order to develop your understanding of contemporary international business and enterprise sector issues.

For students applying to begin their studies in June: QA Higher Education has two primary objectives during this rapidly evolving period regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). The first is to ensure the welfare of its learners and staff, and the second is to ensure continuity and access to learning. In line with the sector as a whole and its response to Covid-19, if necessary, we will implement online teaching for this programme to allow you to begin your studies this June. As circumstances allow, we will review this decision with a view to bringing the programme back to face-to-face classroom tuition at the earliest appropriate time based on government and medical guidance.

Key Facts

  • Study in central locations in business and entrepreneurial minded cities
  • Foundation Year develops your academic skills and subject specific knowledge ready for undergraduate study
  • Professionally recognised degree that’s accredited by the CAM Foundation, CIM, Prince2 and CMI – you will receive a Level 5 Professional Qualification in Management and Leadership
  • Investigate pressing sector issues whilst developing the business skills required for international tourism management
  • Available to study full-time over evenings and weekends

What Will I Study

Through engaging, contemporary and industry relevant units that are academically rigorous, stimulating and challenging, you will build specialist transferable skills that facilitate your development as an independent learner, whilst gaining expertise in a range of business functions and topics.

The business Foundation Year is ideal for students who are just beginning their journey into the world of Business Management. The programme is tailored to support the development of those students lacking the formal qualifications necessary for direct entry onto a degree programme or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree.


This course provides the academic skills and professional qualifications you'll need to pursue a career in a wide range of areas. Recent graduates have gone on to recruitment consultant, operations manager, omni-channel analyst and TV research executive roles at companies including Stearn Electric, Proco Global, Kingfisher and Grahame Robb Associates.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Marketing
  • Account Management
  • Buying and purchasing
  • Production
  • Works and maintenance management
  • Personnel and recruitment consultancy
  • Retail management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Business Organisations
  • Essential of Employability
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
  • Business Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Principles of Finance – Southampton only
  • Contemporary Issues Project 
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Marketing Principles and Customer Communications
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Data and Analytics and IT Skills
  • Global Organisations and Resource Management
  • Business Economics
  • Research and Analysis in Business
  • Operations Management
  • Global Business Environment, for those not doing Work Placement: Consultancy Preparation 
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Managing People
  • Final Major Business Project
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management in Business
  • Advanced Personal Professional Development
  • Business Start-up

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 48 UCAS points
  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent.
  • GCSE mathematics and English at grade 3 or above (previously grade D). Alternatively, applicants can sit QA Higher Education Maths test.
  • We will consider mature students who haven't recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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