The BSc (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

Our Business Management degree will help you become an ethical, values-driven professional, equipping you with employability-focused skills to help you thrive in your future career.

Course details

The Business Management with Foundation Year is ideal if you are just beginning your journey into the world of Business Management and don’t meet the standard entry requirements.
  • Mode of study: Full-time Blended learning: Daytime (1 day online, 1 day on campus) or Evening and Weekend
  • Intake: October
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Locations: Machester

Solent University in partnership with QA

Course overview

Become an expert in a range of business functions and topics while developing specialist transferrable skills in management, sales, communications, leadership and more. With 86% of large organisations facing skills shortages (The Open University Business Barometer, 2022), now it’s the time to make the first step towards your career ambitions.

This programme will allow you to learn about business management knowledge, theory and principles in work-based situations. You will have the chance to critically review and practice the skillset of analysing information and data from a range of sources, as well as making reasoned judgements and solving complex problems in various business contexts.


Entry requirements

48 UCAS points

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent

If you’re a mature student with no formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, you will need some relevant workplace or voluntary experience


Over the five years through 2022-23, the industry revenue for Management Consultants in the UK is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.2% to reach £70.2 billion (Ibis World 2022).

This course is the first step towards your career goals, providing the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.

MarketingProject ManagementLeadership
FinanceCommunicationsProblem solving

Developing skills that are industry-focused and transferrable, you will be the ideal candidate for jobs in a variety of fields and sectors.

Recent graduates have gone on to become recruitment consultants, operations managers, analysts and TV research executives at companies including Stearn Electric, Proco Global, Kingfisher and Grahame Robb Associates.

Competitive job roles this programme might open up for you:

Marketing and Sales DirectorManagement ConsultantRecruitment Consultant
Human Resource OfficerBusiness AnalystFinancial Manager
Business Development ExecutiveProject ManagerAccount Manager


All units are core and are worth 20 credits unless specified.

  • Academic & Personal Development
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Introduction to Marketing Insights
  • Business Project
  • Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Understanding Finance
  • Positive Psychology for Success
  • Creative Enterprise & Innovation
  • Contemporary Management Theory
  • Business Finance for Managers
  • Marketing, Sales & Negotiation
  • Data Analysis Tools & Applications
  • Project Management in Business
  • Operations Management
  • Global Challenges for Sustainable Growth
  • Social Enterprise
  • Values Driven Leadership
  • Customer Experience
  • Sustainable Strategic Management
  • Research Methods
  • Developing the Professional Manager
  • Ecological Economics
  • Business Start-up
  • Final Major Project