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Business Management (Foundation)

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 | 2022

Subject

Business and management

"This programme is delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass). Part of City, University of London, Bayes is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK and the top 25 business schools in Europe*.

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 of its specialist pathways.

* Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2020"

Modules

- 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. There will be continual assessment using class or online quizzes and tests, but no large formal end-of-year exams. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 0
19% practical, 81% coursework.

Tuition fees

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

England
£7,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,000
per year
Scotland
£7,000
per year
Wales
£7,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Bayes Business School (formerly Cass)

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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.

68%
med
Business and management

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.

Business and management (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

73%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

19%
UK students
81%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

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

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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.

£29k

£29k

£39k

£39k

£47k

£47k

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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