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City, University of London

Business Management (Foundation)

UCAS Code: N12F

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Additionally GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B and GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass the course with 45 level 3 credits including minimum 30 distinction credits and the remaining 15 credits at merit or above. For Access applicants we also require a minimum of grade 5 (C) in GCSE English and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

29 points overall (not including bonus points) with 5 in Maths (either Maths Analysis & Approaches or Maths Applications & Interpretation at either Standard or Higher Level) and 5 in English (either Standard or Higher Level)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Additionally GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B and GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required.

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Business and management

This programme is delivered by Cass Business School. Part of City, University of London, Sir John Cass Business School is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK and the top 20 business schools in Europe (1).

The Foundation Year is a one-year full-time programme and is intended to provide a bridging role between pre-university study and the academic rigour of an undergraduate degree. As well as delivering important academic content to prepare you for the key subjects that will form the core of the rest of your Business Management degree, you’ll gain vital transferable skills.

On successful completion of the Foundation Year you will have obtained a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, statistics, economics, IT and business management which will ensure that you are fully prepared to enter Programme Stage 1 of the main degree. The BSc Business Management (with Foundation Year) degree will provide you with the skills required to forge a career in the corporate world or to enter the management consulting industry. It will also deliver the tools required by those who aspire to be entrepreneurs or business owners.

The remaining core modules delivered during the Foundation Year are designed to prepare you for academic study and assessment during your core degree. For example, you will learn how to construct a logical argument, how to write and deliver a presentation, how to carry out research, whether in a library or using online resources, and how to use appropriate referencing techniques.

Once you have successfully completed the foundation year in Business Management, you can embark on the main Business Management degree or any one if its specialist pathways.

(1) Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2019

Modules

Modules on the Business Management Foundation degree include:

- Introduction to economics
- Introduction to finance and accounting
- Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite
- Introduction to Business and Management
- Foundation Mathematics and Statistics
- Individual Project
- Business London

Assessment methods

Some assessment is by group work and individual assignments which you take home to complete. For year 0, there will be continual assessment using class or online quizzes and tests, but no large formal end-of-year exams.

The approximate percentage of the course assessment is 18% practical, 81% coursework.

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

The Business School (formerly Cass)

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

33%
UK students
67%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Business and management

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.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Business, research and administrative professionals
20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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