Business Management with A Foundation Year BA Hons

Business Management with A Foundation Year BA Hons

The BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation year course at Birmingham City Business School provides a valuable introduction to the management of key resources including human capital, financial management, strategic management and cultural awareness.

We create graduates who possess a global outlook, with the conceptual and applied knowledge in the field of business management that will enable them to make a positive impact on society.

The foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your academic and interpersonal skills whilst developing your business skills further to support you to success on your academic path.

The development and operation of contemporary and international business markets will be embraced in your learning. This will also include the management of key resources including human capital, financial management, strategic management and cultural awareness. You’ll gain an important insight into digital business exploring how technology remodels the business world and consider the accompanying issues around social responsibility and ethical behaviour.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This ensures you’ll be provided with the latest information and knowledge, as well as providing key industry links and insight. Success on the course will additionally award you with a CMI professional certificate.

You will gain specialist knowledge on a number of core functions of management, building your self-confidence to prepare you for a progressive and successful career in management. Exciting opportunities including integrated work projects and business placements in the UK or abroad are all featured in your course, therefore your career can start whilst achieving your qualification. You will have the benefit of renowned industry speakers and live projects to inspire and help you to develop.

With our practice-based approach to teaching, you will learn from professionally qualified academics with a wealth of industry experience, and research active academics whose research underpins and informs our approach to teaching.

The international focus of the course is derived through a variety of means including the student body, the teaching team and the use of international teaching materials. Where appropriate to the individual topics covered during the course, implications for sustainability will be identified that relate to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, you can choose to spend a year or a full semester studying your modules overseas at a partner institution.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above, at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
  • Obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points at A-level and/or AS-level.
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands

Career Prospects

Enhancing employability skills
You will have opportunities to undertake live projects with real employers, and study contemporary relevant business issues, developing the capability to manage the complexity and uncertainty of the contemporary workplace.
Business Management, and its associated programmes, incorporate modules specifically designed to build a professional and independent approach to study which facilitates lifelong learning.
OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.
It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Course Details

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules

Year 1

Developing Business and Academic Skills for Success
Developing Interpersonal and Marketing Skills for Success
Business in Context
Foundation Practice Project
An Introduction to Management and Leadership
Accounting and Personal Finance

Year 2

Insights into Management
Principles of Marketing
Developing your Personal Brand
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Operations Management
Finance for Managers

Year 3

Supply Chain Management
One Planet Issues
Management Development
Business Analytics
The Global Manager

OPTIONAL modules.
Entrepreneurship in Action
Cross Cultural Management
Introduction to Consultancy
Study Abroad

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