The BSc (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

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.

Course details

This programme will allow you to learn about business management knowledge, theory and principles in work-based situations.
  • 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: London/ Birmingham/ Manchester campus

Solent University in partnership with QA

Course overview

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. Learn to identify and analyse future business trends Become an inclusive, ethical and value-driven global citizen and leader Learn from the experts and get ‘real-world’ ready through guest speakers’ events Gain access to Solent’s virtual learning environment, with quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and more Balance your full-time studies with your personal life with flexible study options, such as evenings and weekends


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


Competitive job roles this programme might open up for you:

  • Marketing and Sales Director
  • Management Consultant             
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Human Resource Officer             
  • Business Analyst              
  • Financial Manager
  • Business Development Executive    
  • Project Manager
  • Account 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
  • Positive Psychology for Success
  • Creative Enterprise & Innovation
  • Contemporary Management Theory
  • Business Finance for Managers
  • Marketing, Sales & Negotiation
  • 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