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Business Management (Enterprise and Innovation) with a Foundation Year (January Start)

Entry requirements


Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H3

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Business and management

The BSc Business Management (Enterprise and Innovation) with a Foundation Year is a programme designed for the student who wants to excel and reach the top level of global business management practice but does not yet have the required qualifications.

The four-year course provides students with a broad range of expertise across the areas of business and management (such as marketing, operations, finance, accounting, strategy and human resource management) as well as offering a range of cutting-edge specialist optional modules. BSc Business Management (Enterprise and Innovation) with a Foundation Year, will provide students with a theoretical understanding of the nature of entrepreneurism, the role of entrepreneurs in the economy and the operating models of entrepreneurial businesses, as well as equipping students with the practical skills to found, operate and grow their own business. It is designed for both students interested in starting their own business and those who wish to work in large organisations, but are interested in entrepreneurial change.

The foundation year is taught at The College, on Bay Campus. Located next to the School of Management, The College is the University’s pathway provider and offers a unique learning environment; designed to fully prepare you for the final three years of your degree. Small lecture and seminar classes, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching help you to realise your full academic potential.

As a student of our Business department within the School of Management at Swansea University, you can expect to receive excellent teaching, driven by our world-class academic team of staff and state-of-the-art Bay Campus facilities. Our Business Management degrees are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), providing you with industry-focused teaching and a wealth of professional skills to enhance your employability on graduation. Our Final Year Projects also enhance your career potential, by working in partnership with real companies on real business-related issues.

Modules

The foundation Year (Year 0), taught at The College, combines both subject specific and study skill content, to enable successful integration into Year 1 of The Business Management programme.

Your first year of study is made up of 7 compulsory modules covering key elements of Business Management. Compulsory modules are studied by all students on the programme, meaning you are automatically enrolled. Examples of compulsory modules include:

• Marketing
• Human Resource Management
• Operations Management

First year students must also choose 1 elective module to complete their year's teaching and learning. Students on some of our Business Specialism pathways will have this elective module built into their programme, therefore will have it selected for them.

Your second and third years will comprise of a mixture of compulsory and optional modules. The split between compulsory and optional choice will depend on the Business specialism you have chosen. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included:

• Project Managment
• Application Development
• Lean Operations
• Digital Marketing
• Sustainable Tourism

Your final year will include a large compulsory project for all Business Management students, including both group and individual assessment, further preparing you for the world of work.

For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/som/business-management/

Assessment methods

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include:

• Business report
• Group presentation
• Reflective Log

Throughout your undergraduate Business Management degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.

For full breakdown of course structure and assessment, please get in touch with us at: [email protected]

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus, Swansea

Department:

Business and Management

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UK students
20%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

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25%
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