Foundation Degree in Business Management

- University of Wolverhampton

Level 5

Who is this course for?

Students may come directly from school or college, or may have gained some prior career experience.

Formal Entry Requirements

160-220 tariff points including a minimum of 140 points from one or more full 6-unit awards or one 12-unit award

What does the course involve?

This Foundation Degree focuses on putting theory into practice – its highly practical content reflects the actual needs of today’s organisations. You have the chance to build a portfolio of work experience – and a set of personal development skills – that will prove invaluable in your future career.
It links modern-day management practices to real-life organisational issues, introducing key business disciplines, such as human resource management, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship and strategy. Teaching combines lectures, computer workshops and group tutorials with work-based projects and case studies.

  • Year 1 introduces a variety of themes including the interaction of organisations and the business environment they face, marketing intelligence, and e-business and technology. It looks at the contributions of entrepreneurs as the creators and generators of various forms of capital in modern society, and shows you how to handle numeric concepts essential for business. You will also gain an appreciation of key communication skills for business management.
  • Your second year addresses human resources issues in business, as well as the basic financial techniques used for making decisions in relation to costing and budgeting, pricing and investments. It investigates business decision-making and marketing, and gives you a basic knowledge of project management tools and techniques that may be used in any industry. You will also pick up the skills necessary for research-based learning within your programmes of study.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods include individual and group reports, work based project, in-class exercises, discussions and presentations.

Where can I go next?

The course gives you the knowledge and skills to make your mark in areas such as finance, marketing, personnel, information management and general management. Successful completion gives entry to the final year of the University of Wolverhampton BA (Hons) Business Management, or one of their specialist degrees in subjects including marketing, accounting, and human resource management.