The course will help you develop a strong foundation of business knowledge, alongside academic and transferable skills to ensure you get the most out of your degree-level studies – and provides a direct entry point to one of our business-related or law-related undergraduate degree programmes, such as Business Management, LLB, Accountancy and Finance, Maritime Business or Shipping and Port Management.
Designed by experienced academics who’ve worked across key roles in a wide variety of industries, our Business and Law Foundation Year is designed to build your confidence, develop your capabilities and ensure you’re future-ready and ready for the competitive global marketplace.
Whether you’re interested in the private, public, charity, social enterprise, entrepreneurial industries or legal practice, this course is your gateway to developing the skills for your first management job or to set up your own business or to pursue a career in law.
From core subjects such as business, law, finance, marketing, enterprise, personal development and projects in the community, you’ll gain a solid introduction to the foundations of business and law, study contemporary business challenges, identify future trends and focus on the areas and industries which matter to you.
And throughout the foundation and subsequent full Solent degree, you’ll do more than learn the theory – you’ll learn to apply it through an innovative range of assessment and ‘real-world’ live briefs. Our degrees offer the chance to engage and get hands-on experience of international business and legal challenges and contexts, as well as a variety of extra qualifications, exemptions and memberships in addition to your honour’s degree.
Solent offers excellent business connections, live briefs and projects and state of the art facilities including a specially equipped ‘moot’ room that mimics the key features of a real-life court room, giving our students an excellent opportunity to practice their skills and build confidence to be ready for the future – ready for anything.
At Solent you’ll become part of our active business or our law communities, encompassing students, staff, alumni and organisations who inspire and support current students. Our graduates work locally, nationally and across the globe, for a wide and fascinating range of industries. As well as visits, talks, guest lectures and opportunities to develop your professional network, we offer a great peer mentoring scheme – providing a talented and supportive mentor who will be there to coach and encourage you through your exciting degree journey.