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Business Management with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-56

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 32 - 56. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our General Entry Requirements pages.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Management studies

Employers want graduates who are not just academically qualified but are also work-ready with professional skills in management and leadership. Our BA (Hons) in Business Management helps equip you with the skills to become a confident and successful manager.

We believe in hands-on experiences to build your confidence for the next step in your career. Our smaller, more intimate class sizes, ensure tutors can give our students one-to-one teaching and support. You’ll also work with real businesses who want your advice, and you’ll learn from your own research.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
We can’t predict the future; but we can give you the skills and knowledge to help you become a rising talent within business, government or a non-profit organisation. We see it as our responsibility to encourage your curiosity, confidence and ability to adapt.

To make sure you have the latest knowledge, our academic staff keep themselves up-to-date. Most come from industry, and our links can give you practical experience of business life. You'll also benefit from guest lecturers, who can demonstrate the relevance of the teaching in a business context.

A key feature of the programme is to blend both academic study and skills development in order to enhance your employability. We have a strong emphasis on flexibility, teamwork and creative solutions.

Our students are asked to develop solutions for a wide-range of businesses. This allows you to gain real-world, hands-on experience while businesses benefit from having dedicated consultants to carry out research and offer advice tailored to their needs.

Some of the large companies we've worked with include:
- Dreams

- Softcat

- Enterprise-rent-a-car

- Sacla’

- Dow Chemicals

- NHS.

We've also worked with local businesses such as Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and KVA Digital.

**What will I study?**
On this programme you'll develop key skills, such as empathy, problem solving and creativity, which will ensure you're well placed to enter the employment market. These skills are increasingly important in a world with technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are now fulfilling key business activities.

In year one, you'll learn about the fundamentals that provide a sound basis for your study of business management. Core modules include finance, marketing, contemporary business environments, HR, leadership and management skills.

Year two, you'll gain a more strategic understanding of business issues, and in particular work with real clients to support you in implementing changes to their business.

Final year, you'll be expected to integrate, apply and evaluate the knowledge you've gained through independent study on your dissertation or consultancy project. There is an ongoing emphasis on leadership skills, particularly within a changing business environment.

The dissertation or a consultancy project will be a key focus in your final year and will allow you to specialise on your area of interest.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) refer frequently to ‘accidental managers’ within business; those who've been promoted due to competence in one role but who are not trained to be managers. By focusing on this element within our degree, we'll ensure that you've started to develop management and leadership skills in readiness for the workplace.

The course focuses on the ability to think critically and will enable you to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems. We'll help you understand contemporary management theories but, we'll also give you the opportunity to apply and integrate that knowledge in live projects.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Business, Law and Computing

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

100%
high
Management studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Public services and other associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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