UWE Bristol - BA Hons Business and Management with Foundation Year

UWE Bristol

BA Hons Business and Management with Foundation Year

This course is for those who want flexibility to design their own programme and the option to switch to specialised courses like Business Management with Marketing or Business with Economics after the first year.

Why study business and management?

Businesses have to constantly challenge and re-invent themselves to compete in the increasingly competitive global market.

Employers need graduates who can go beyond business theory with real-world experience of how the business world works.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Business and Management is driven by the needs of organisations, with an emphasis on skills development. It equips you with knowledge and experience you need to hit the ground running.

As such, employers need graduates who can go beyond business theory with practical skills and real-world experience of how the business world works.

It's accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). If you complete the final year 'Coaching in Organisations' module you'll also be awarded the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 3 Award in Coaching.

You'll learn about organisational functions like marketing, finance and human resource management from enthusiastic, research-active experts and supportive tutors.

You'll gain real-world experience through placements and internships and get access to guest speakers, case studies, competitions and online simulations, ensuring you graduate ready for work.

Where can it take me?

Business and Management at UWE Bristol is a broad, practical degree with many potential specialisms and a range of career pathways.

Our graduates hold management roles in retail, marketing, HR (human resources) and recruitment.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component 
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

This course opens up a diverse range of career pathways. These include management roles in retail, marketing, HR and recruitment.

Bristol has a strong labour market and employers highly value our course and students. We have good links with organisations and past graduates have secured roles with multinationals, small to medium enterprises and the public sector.

Many students take up graduate management schemes, go onto further study or progress to teaching and research careers.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module

Year 0 Foundation Year

Becoming a Professional
Introduction to Organisations, Enterprise and Management
Economics and Accounting for the Real World
Introduction to Law in a Social, Business and Global Context.

Year 1

Introduction to Business and Management
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Understanding Business and Financial Information (Business, International and Management)
Understanding the Business and Economic Environment
Understanding Organisations and People (Business, International and Management)
Understanding the Principles of Marketing (Business, International and Management)
Contemporary Business Issues
Business Decision Making for Management.

Year 2

Managing People
Management Skills (Business and Management)
Accounting Information for Business (Business, International and Management)
International Business
Research Methods for Business
Introductory Research Project
Operations and Supply Management.
optional module

Market Analysis for Private Investors
International Trade and Multinational Business
Good Business, Bad Business and Sustainability
Integrated Marketing Communications
Employment Relations OR Equality Law and Diversity Management
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Digital Business Management
Credit Management: Theory and Practice
Design Thinking.

Placement year

Final Year

Strategic Management (Business, International and Management)
Managing Organisational Change
Integrated Business Management Simulation.

Optional modules

Work Integrated Learning
Cross Cultural Learning and Development
Placement Learning
Learning and development on Study Year Abroad.

optional modules

International Financial Management
Investment Management
Personal Financial Planning
The Economics of Developing Countries
Sustainable Business
Events and Festivals Management
Global Marketing Management
Public Relations
Interactive and Digital Marketing
Competing Through Quality
Project Management
Coaching in Organisations
Organisational Leadership
HR Development and Knowledge Management
International HRM
International Business in the Emerging Markets
Business Innovation and Growth
Entrepreneurship: Ideas and Practice
Virtual Business
Accounting for Managers
Brand Management
Retail Marketing and Management.

one major project

Critical Business Enquiry Project
Enterprise Project
Applied Business Project
Business Project.

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