BA (HONS) Business Management with Foundation Year (Solent)


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.


September 2019 London Campus 01/10/2019 2 Days per Week Monday 9:30-15:30
Friday 9:30-15:30
September 2019 London Campus 01/10/2019 2 Evenings and Saturday Monday 18:0-21:0
Friday 18:0-21:0
September 2019 Birmingham Campus 01/10/2019 2 Days per Week Monday 9:30-15:30
Friday 9:30-15:30
September 2019 Birmingham Campus 01/10/2019 2 Evenings and Saturday Monday 18:0-21:0
Friday 18:0-21:0
September 2019 Manchester Campus 01/10/2019 2 Days per Week Monday 9:30-15:30
Friday 9:30-15:30
September 2019 Manchester Campus 01/10/2019 2 Evenings and Saturday Monday 18:0-21:0
Friday 18:0-21:0

Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent (Functional Skills English Level 2). This can be exempted by successfully passing the QA Higher Education INTERNAL test (minimum 55%). For each level, we offer non-standard entry routes for students. Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Please contact our team to discuss your existing qualifications and we will be able to recommend the most suitable entry point for you.

Entry Required Documents


Personal Statement

A personal statement is an essay that the student must write to apply to study at the university. Its purpose is to summarise your skills and experience and help you gain a place at your desired course. It must include the name of the university and the name of the course. You have to mention why are you applying to this particular university and what do you hope to achieve after the course, career wise. A well written personal statement will help you stand out in the crowd and secure you a place at your dream university. You can follow a specific guide to answer to some expected questions, however, you must not mention them in the essay. Have a clear, cursive structure and write a minimum of 250 words.


International Baccalaureate Diploma (for EU students) or Level 3

If you are a EU student and you don’t have an International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can still apply with a Level 3 Diploma and/or relevant work experience(Level 3 qualification – 60 UCAS points)


Curriculum Vitae

The ideal shall be to provide an Europass CV. If you have an other type of CV, will be accepted anyway. Europass CV you can generate for Free.


Application Form

You must complete the application form. The form must be signed in original. We will provide a blank form after we will call you to confirm your application



You must provide a reference letter from your employer


Copy of ID (National ID or Passport)

You need to upload one of these documents. The ID must be valid with 6 months before expiration

Assessment Methods

  • Written English Test (If you provide any English Certificate with minimal Equivalent 5.0 you will be exempted by the test)
  • Academic Interview


Year 0 (Foundation Year)
  • Business Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Business Organisations
  • Contemporary Issues Project – London, Birmingham and Manchester only
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Essential of Employability
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
Year 1
  • Business Data and Analytics and IT Skills
  • Business Economics
  • Global Organisations and Resource Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing Principles and Customer Communications
  • Personal and Professional Development
Year 2
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • For those not doing Work Placement: Consultancy Preparation
  • Global Business Environment
  • Managing People
  • Operations Management
  • Research and Analysis in Business
  • Work Placement (60 credits)
Year 3
  • Advanced Personal Professional Development
  • Business Start-up
  • Final Major Business Project (40 credits)
  • Project Management in Business
  • Strategic Management

Your career

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.

Buying and purchasing Management

Responsible for buying the best quality products, goods and services for their company at the most competitive prices, purchasing managers work in a wide range of sectors for many different organisations.

Retail management

A retail manager’s role is to run a store successfully. Working on the shop floor, they are in constant contact with their customers and staff.

Marketing Manager

Responsible for managing the company’s marketing initiatives. Uses market research and analysis to direct marketing strategy and planning.

Production Management

Production managers are responsible for the technical management, supervision and control of industrial production processes.

Account Management

Account management responsibilities include developing strong relationships with customers, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders and preparing sales reports.

Works and maintenance management

They will be well-versed in all maintenance process and health and safety regulations. The ideal candidate will also have aptitude in undertaking administrative tasks such as reporting, budgeting etc.

Personnel and recruitment consultancy

Recruitment consultants are responsible for attracting candidates for jobs and matching them to temporary or permanent positions with client companies.