Canterbury Christ Church University

Business Management with Foundation Year

Get the skills you need to become a confident business manager. Our course offers an alternative route to higher education and will build your knowledge from day one.

Good business management is at the centre of every successful organisation. Our Business Management with Foundation Year course has a strong practical element, and allows you to build your knowledge and understanding of organisations and how they are managed. A foundation year helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject or you need a grounding in a new subject area.

You'll study fundamental areas of business, finance, HR, marketing and operations, and the macro and micro environments in which they operate including cultural, social and ethical issues.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points, although those without formal qualifications may be considered on an individual basis, however these students should still apply through UCAS.

Business School students are also required to have GCSE mathematics at Grade C or equivalent.

Career Prospects

Our teaching team will share with you their expert knowledge, experience and research insights during stimulating lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

You'll be taught over two semesters each year, taking three modules per semester. Typically, you'll have around 12 contact hours per week, depending on your module choices, in addition to independent learning.

Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and you'll also be supported by your academic personal tutor.

Between Years 2 and 3 you'll have the opportunity to gain work experience on a year-long placement with an external organisation.

Your final year project will be based on a live brief from a relevant industry.

Course Details

Combining academic study and practical assessments, this degree will equip you to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Our graduates have moved on to very exciting and challenging jobs in the private as well as public sector, in the UK and abroad, in roles as diverse as project management, logistics, banking, production management and teaching. Their employers include Google, Apple, KPMG, HSBC and the NHS. This degree also provides an ideal basis for continued study at Masters level in a range of business-related disciplines.

Year 1

Introductory Accounting and Finance for Business
Business Information and Analysis
Academic Skills for Business & Management
Economics
Introduction to Marketing
Managing People in Organisations

Year 2

Project Management
Management and Leadership
Employability Skills
Accounting for Business
Business and Sustainability
Digital Business
Retail Management
Managing not for Profit Organisations and Social Enterprises
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management
Principles of Logistics
Human Resources Management
Employment Law
Innovation and Enterprise Management
Research Methods
Corporate and Business Law
Intercultural Experience

Year 3

Strategic Management
Financial Management
New Venture Creation
Business Ethics
Entrepreneurship in the Global Market Place
Strategic Digital and Social Media Marketing
Public Relations Planning and Strategy
Organisational Change and Change Agents
International Business
Retail Strategy
Taxation
Service Management
Intercultural Marketing Communication
Individual Study
Dissertation/Problem Orientated Project

Foundation:
Communication and Academic Skills for HE (Semester One)
Personal and Career Development (Semester Two)
Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Marketing
Contemporary Issues in Law
Individual Project
Contemporary Issues in Accounting – Business Foundation Year Students

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