Ready for BSc (Hons)

Business Management

4 years full-time including foundation year
2022
UCAS Code:
BM03
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
48
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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This essential business and law foundation programme is ideal for those who are looking at an alternative route into higher education, or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto the full BSc (Hons) Business Management degree.

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.

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.

Ranked in the UK top 30% for business, management and marketing (Guardian UK University Guide 2022), Solent Business School offers the skills and confidence you need to progress a successful career in business and international management – or even to start up your own business.

With a range of option choices to help you focus your personal career path, this challenging course will prepare you for the ever-changing business environment – teaching you to analyse future trends, identify local and broader impacts, and recommend sustainable, ethical solutions to contemporary business challenges.

Hone your skills through interactive learning sessions and a variety of practically focused assessments – giving you not just essential knowledge of business and management, but the understanding to apply that knowledge in real-world contexts.

Our talented teaching team offer a wealth of experience in varied national business and marketing environments and cultures, giving you an exceptional range of expertise to call upon. 85% of our students say our courses are intellectually stimulating and 95% highlight our staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey, DiscoverUni 2020).

Meanwhile, accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means you can also graduate with an additional professional leadership and management award (level 5).

  • Accredited by with Dual Award:

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Why choose this course?

Our fifth year running in the UK top ten (HE-BCI survey 2019/20)

With strong connections to a range of successful small and medium sized businesses.

2022 Guardian UK University Guide

Who is this course for?

Solent’s Business and Law Foundation Year is ideally suited if you want to build your academic knowledge and confidence to return to studying or progress in your studies. You’ll develop strong academic and organisational skills, and prepare yourself for successful careers in a range of business industries – studying a curriculum that is not just about theory but real-world application.

What does this course lead to?

A Solent business management degree gives you the specialist business knowledge and broad transferable skills to find business-focused roles in any industry. 

Meet the team

Teaching staff for the BSc (Hons) Business Management degree have extensive industry experience working in a wide range of business sectors as practitioners and are actively engaged with current research in the field.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.


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