What will you study on the Foundation Year in Business?
You will study four modules over the year. Each module is one year long which means you have the chance to examine topics in-depth. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
Introduction to Business (30 credits) - Compulsory
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the notion of business, its environment,and its domains through literature. The module develops students’ ability to source, read,understand and utilise business knowledge effectively. It aims to provide an introduction tobusiness and help students develop their communication, study and team work skills.
Academic Writing and Research Skills for Business (30 credits) - Compulsory
This module provides students with the fundamental written and oral communication skills required for studying at degree level. Students will develop analytical skills through problem solving, build their confidence working individually and as a member of a team, and gain appreciation of research techniques by using a range of library and e-learning resources.
Fundamentals of Business Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory
This module introduces fundamental mathematical topics and concepts that are required in a range of business subjects studied at degree level. Students will begin to develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics as an aid to understanding and describing abstract ideas. The module covers introductory areas of mathematics including numbers, algebra, financial mathematics and index numbers in a structured and supportive environment. Software will be used to demonstrate and elucidate material and to motivate its use in real world situations.
Management Foundation Project (30 credits) - Compulsory
This module aims to cultivate students’ learning and transferable skills by undertaking and managing a business project through structured supervision. The module provides students with experience of a range of project tasks that reinforce learning in other foundation year modules and opportunities to develop decision-making, problem-solving, planning, critical thinking, synthesis, research, analysis, evaluation and presentation skills to foster employability and further learning in higher education.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.