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Foundation Year in Business

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
1 year full time UCAS codes are included on the relevant webpage for the course you would like to study 2019

Why choose this course?

The foundation year will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to successfully undertake a degree. You'll develop your independent study skills and be able to understand your academic ability and develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.

After successful completion of the foundation year you will progress onto your chosen degree:

Business Management BSc(Hons) with Business Experience

International Business BSc(Hons) with Business Experience

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management BSc(Hons)

Marketing & Advertising BSc(Hons) with Business Experience

Accounting & Finance BSc(Hons) with Business Experience

Real Estate Management BSc(Hons) with Business Experience

Digital Business BSc(Hons)

What you will study

The foundation year of the course is made up of four modules which cover the professional and personal skills required for business; numerical concepts and IT skills of use in business; an introduction to marketing and customer care; and an introduction to the principal areas of English law that may be encountered in business.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Foundation year

  • This module focuses on giving you a strong foundation of academic and transferable skills alongside your business modules. It also provides you with an opportunity to develop life-long learning and personal development skills. The module provides a bridge between the wide range of study experiences of students at Level 3 and the demands of successful study at level 4. The early part of the module will aim to develop the essential study skills that will be required to be successful on all the modules of the Foundation year.

    As the module develops you will start to evidence those skills also in the context of your future career and learn how to build your employability, both for your own self-awareness, as well as for recruitment and selection activities you may face for placements and graduate employment. You will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical way working as part of a group on a business projects and problems.

    A wide range of both formative and summative assessment methods are used in the module. These include a portfolio of skills and a short capstone project culminating in a poster presentation which will use the skills developed in this module, alongside the subject material in other modules, to consider a topical issue related to your chosen degree pathway. 

    The personal tutorial system for the foundation year is incorporated within this module.

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  • This module is designed to provide the basics of mathematics, statistics and finance relating to business. This requires revisiting basic mathematics, basic statistics, basic use of spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and developing an understanding of some basic accounting concepts. The module will be delivered using a problem-centric approach emphasising the basic application of mathematical techniques and accounting concepts with a strong emphasis placed on the use of information technology to handle and process numerical data within a business context.

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  • The aim of this module is to give you a general understanding of the principal areas of English law that may be encountered in business. The module is to give you an introduction to how business law is made. You will be introduced to possible business liabilities under criminal and civil law, the main methods of resolving business disputes including the court system of England and Wales and alternative methods of dispute resolution. You will learn what constitutes an enforceable contract and what happens if one party fails to perform their part of the contract. You will learn some of the basic principles of employment law and the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in the workplace. 

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  • This module is a core requirement for students studying the Foundation Degree in Business. It aims to introduce you to the marketing concept and enable them to apply the theory to their workplaces. For many who have not worked in marketing and particularly those in the public sector it challenges you to think about how customers needs` can be met using the resources available. It builds on learning from the Business environment module and looks forward to the Finance module with a simple budget.

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  • This module studies a range of operations management strategy and operational management processes to ensure that customer needs are satisfied. It aims to identify mistakes that can be made operationally and how they can be controlled effectively.

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  • Much of what is taught within business degrees is based on theory and practice within large organisations. However SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) play a vital role in the economic prosperity of all countries. Further, students have, until now, been primarily concerned with their own organisations. This module aims to get you to look outside your own organisations, think differently and consider the reality in small and medium-sized enterprises. It also provides the opportunity for you to consider the full organisation, pulling together the different factors taught throughout the course in a capstone project style.

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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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