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Business Management with Law with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

C-D,E

UCAS Tariff

32-40

32 UCAS points from the equivalent of one A Level or 40 UCAS points from the equivalent of two A Levels.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subjects

Business and management

Law

The BSc Business Management with Corporate Law with Foundation Year is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of business and management, coupled with an understanding of the legal framework that corporations operate within. This degree should be of interest to those students wishing to pursue a career in corporations within the commercial transactions or business development areas, where legal aspects together with financial elements are of key relevance.

The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and work/professional related learning, for applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding of management and its related skills. The year provides students with knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of social sciences along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate business programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6.This includes developing numeracy skills with the aim to develop students’ mathematical knowledge and skills in a way which encourages confidence and appreciation of mathematics as a subject and providing students with the mathematical background necessary for business studies at undergraduate level. The Foundation Year also offers a literacy skills module that is designed to support students entering Higher Education at Level 3 wishing to progress to a bachelors in business.

The first year covers the foundation elements of business management. Years 2 and 3 cover the legal area in more depth and develops your employability skills. The programme provides the intellectual underpinnings required for a career in a rapidly changing work environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development and a significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands through work experience opportunities. Through the learning experiences offered, and the skills and competences gained, students will understand effective managerial behaviour developed in today’s complex organizations and turbulent business environments. Some of the Law modules will be shared with LLB students

The emphasis in the course design has been to provide this strong business degree with a focus on employability. The course offers an excellent grounding in knowledge of the key aspects of business management and law that are covered by a range of modules from the Management and law subject areas. In turn, the degree seeks to inculcate in students many of the skills and competences in research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, and team building, which all together should be helpful for future employment opportunities.

Modules

In semester 1 students study;
• Citizenship
• Academic and Report Writing
• Numeracy Skills in Context.

In Semester 2 students study:
• Foundations of Business Management
• Foundations of Law
• Foundations of Social Sciences

The first year will consist of six compulsory modules:
• Essentials of Management (20)
• Academic and Employability Skills (20)
• Principles of Marketing (20)
• Accounting and Finance (20)
• Quantitative Methods for Business (20)
• Managing and Leading People (20)

PLEASE NOTE
Students who may want to take LLB modules as electives will undertake one law module (Common Law Method) on a pass/fail system (i.e. non credit-bearing) over the summer between Year One and Year Two. Students will need to pass the module before undertaking the LLB modules.

The second year will consist of six compulsory modules:

Three modules on Semester 1:
• Ethics and Law in the Gig Economy (20)
• Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (20)
• Contract Law (20)

Three modules on Semester 2:
• Company Law (20)
• Business Law 1 (20)
• Data and Intellectual Property Protection (20)

The third year will consist of five compulsory modules and one optional module:

Three Modules on Sem 1:
• Global Leadership and Change Management (20)
• International Strategic Management (20)
• Employment Law (20)

Two core modules on Sem 2:
• International Commercial Law (20)
• Business Law 2 (20)
One optional module on Sem 2 out of:
• International Business and Global Trade (20)
• Competition Law (20)

Assessment methods

Assessment is designed to meet the programme and module learning outcomes both academically and professionally in formative form including the preparation and feedback from seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as in summative assessments that contributes to the grade, including individual coursework, group work, projects, in-class presentations, and exams. In particular, as is usual in the sector, this programme involves a considerable amount of group work and group assessment, i.e., as much as 50% of the assessment on selected modules may take this form.

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
£14,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for details of our scholarships and bursaries

The Uni


Course locations:

Nottingham

Manchester

Birmingham

London Bloomsbury

Leeds

Department:

The University of Law Business School

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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.

76%
med
Business and management
86%
high
Law

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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

71%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Law

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

76%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Law

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

£22k

£22k

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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