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The Business and Management Foundation Year aims to provide you with an introduction to both the theoretical and practical dimensions of business and management. The programme blends theory and practice to develop your understanding of management practice and is aligned to the principles of responsible management and sustainability goals.

A Foundation Year offers a transition into university life, bridging the gap between earlier forms of education and undergraduate degrees in Business. This programme will provide you with a challenging insight in to the subject specific elements including Professional Development, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business Environment and Functions and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You will develop research rich skills, with modules enabling and encouraging you to take responsibility for your own learning.

The curriculum aims to enhance your employability and career readiness as the modules blend skills and knowledge in a practical environment.  This incorporates learning data analytical skills, acting ethically and responsibly in business and understanding how to lead business organisations within a global context

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto one of our Level 4 Business degree programmes: 

Alternatively, students may progress to one of our Accounting and Finance courses (subject to agreement):

 

Subject to validation

The Business and Management Foundation Year aims to provide you with an introduction to both the theoretical and practical dimensions of business and management. The programme blends theory and practice to develop your understanding of management practice and is aligned to the principles of responsible management and sustainability goals.

A Foundation Year offers a transition into university life, bridging the gap between earlier forms of education and undergraduate degrees in Business. This programme will provide you with a challenging insight in to the subject specific elements including Professional Development, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business Environment and Functions and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You will develop research rich skills, with modules enabling and encouraging you to take responsibility for your own learning.

The curriculum aims to enhance your employability and career readiness as the modules blend skills and knowledge in a practical environment.  This incorporates learning data analytical skills, acting ethically and responsibly in business and understanding how to lead business organisations within a global context

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto one of our Level 4 Business degree programmes: 

Alternatively, students may progress to one of our Accounting and Finance courses (subject to agreement):

 

Course Information

UCAS Code
N765

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020 or September 2021

Fee Information

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Department / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

The Business Clinic / Real-World Experience

Highly acclaimed by clients as successful, as students get to the root of the problem, and results in a detailed report and presentation of their recommendations.

Sustainability / Northumbria supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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This programme introduces the key concepts of human resource and marketing management and the concept of strategic and contemporary management through the innovative module Business Environments and Functions. It will provide you with a broad context of knowledge and development of the essential skills required for industry.  You will then learn how to apply key theoretical themes in an end of year project.

The Foundation Year aims to build on your potential management and leadership skills throughout the curriculum. Through integrated project and research rich assignments, you will master essential skills and knowledge to support you throughout your academic journey and professional career.

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A range of academic staff, who have a wealth of professional and academic experience form the teaching team.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading.

In addition to direct academic support, you will also have access to a range of learning support services. These include sessions facilitated by library staff on core academic skills such as referencing and academic writing. There are also ranges of online support materials, which are available through the electronic learning portal. These include; lecture recordings, webcasts, pre-recorded sessions on the use of specialist software and key academic skills.

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Based in City Campus East, the Newcastle Business School (CCE 1) comprises of purpose designed academic accommodation at the cutting edge of design and technology. From social spaces and classrooms to lecture theatres and exhibition space, the facilities on offer are exceptional.

Our ground floor hosts our innovative Bloomberg Trading Room, which allows students to train and learn how to use real time and historical financial news and information. Our undergraduate students predominately use the second floor, which provides access to a large suite of computers as well as teaching and seminar space.

On New Bridge Street, the Business Clinic is home to consultancy projects with external organisations, which students have access to in later degree study.

Business Facilities

Newcastle Business School delivers first class teaching in a world class environment.

City Campus East

360 Tour

As a professional and international School, the Newcastle Business School develops individuals to achieve leadership, management and employability potential through business relevant, research engaged education.

Northumbria University Library

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Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study a Foundation Year. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

At Northumbria, we have a strong research ethos that is an essential aspect of how you will develop as a critical, reflective and independent thinker. Newcastle Business School was the eighth most improved business school in the 2015 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The curriculum of our modules are research-informed, with academics drawing on their personal research throughout lessons.

The active research themes our staff are involved in directly influences your learning, with specialist subjects including risk, responsibility ethics and governance, and public policy and public management. You will become skilled in formulating questions, analysing different interpretations and developing well-founded arguments.

Research / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School (NBS) is the 8th most improved Business School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) National Assessment.

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Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study a Foundation Year. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

At Newcastle Business School, we have excellent links with local, national and international organisations. Through guest lectures and live projects, our students gain a knowledge and understanding of what it is like to work in industry. Employability is embedded throughout the Business and Management Foundation Year, providing you with the skills and knowledge to be career ready by the end of your degree.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will be positioned to automatically progress onto level 4 study. Your progression course will then build upon the skills gained throughout the yearlong foundation course, preparing you for future employment.

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Newcastle Business School

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

104 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

104 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* It is anticipated that fees for 21/22 will be £9,250. EU fees status will be confirmed following confirmation from Government


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

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