BSC (Hons) Business Management offered with Foundation Year

Why Study Business Management with Foundation Year? 

Our course will introduce you to different organisations and external environments, so you can understand how they operate and managed as businesses. It is practical in nature, which allows you to begin building your knowledge from day one. 

During the foundation year, you will learn about key areas of business and will develop the skills needed to study at degree level. Throughout your studies at degree level, you will develop business and management skills while being exposed to scenarios and real-world problems that will make you think outside the box. 

You will develop your communication and critical thinking skills through a range of coursework, helping you to become a confident and innovative manager in the future. 

Awarding Body: Canterbury Christ Church University 

Course Structure and Key Features 

Your Course is made up of 6 modules per year.  Each module has a specific credit value which indicates the learning hours required to complete the minimum 120 credits in the academic year. 

Intakes: September, January and June 

Entry Requirements: 

Foundation Year Entry: 

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old) 

Minimum 80 UCAS tariff points or 60 Credit Ofqual qualifications at level 2. 

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis 

Standard Entry Requirements (Aged 21 years and over) 

Where applicants aged 21and above do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme. 

Diploma (UK Level 3 – 60 credits or EU/Overseas High School Diploma equivalent to UK Level 3 

Level 2 qualifications with 1 year of work experience  

English Language Requirements 

GCSE level English
Or, Functional Skills English Level 2
Or, Sit for Literacy Level 2 Test at the centre


Applicants will have to attend an interview to ascertain the extent to which they are suitable for the course. The purpose of the admission interview is to create opportunity for applicants to discuss their academic goals and the reasons why they would like to embark upon the course and provide information on how they would cope with the course requirements in their learning journey.  Applicants need to prepare to explain how the course relates to their future career or academic ambitions.  This process would also give opportunity for the College to ascertain the extent to which applicants are prepared and are suitable for the course. Applicants will also have an opportunity to seek any further clarification on their course of interest. 

The table below provides information on the modules which students need to complete to achieve the BSc (Hons) Management with Foundation 

Foundation year 
Semester 1 – Core  Semester 2 – Core 
Communication and Academic Skills for HE (20cr) Contemporary Issues in Business, and Management and Marketing (20cr) Contemporary Issues in Accounting (20cr)   Personal and Career Development (20cr) Contemporary Issues in Law (20cr) Individual Project (20cr)  
Year 1 
Semester 1 – Core  Semester 2 – Core 
Academic Skills for Business and Management (20cr) Economics (20cr) Introduction to Marketing (20cr)  Business Information and Analysis (20cr) Introductory Accounting and Finance for Business (20cr) Managing People in Organisations (20cr) 
Year 2 
Semester 1 – Core  Semester 2 – Core 
Employee Development and Employee Relations (20cr) Project Management (20cr)   Management & Leadership (20cr) 
Additionally, you will choose one of the following options (subject to availability)*  Additionally, you will choose one of the following options (subject to availability)* 
Business and Sustainability (20cr) Employability Skills (20cr) Operations Management (20cr) Retail Management (20cr) Supply Chain Management (20cr)   Innovation and Enterprise Management (20cr) Human Resource Management (20cr) Corporate and Business Law (20cr) 
Year 3 
Semester 1 – Core  Semester 2 – Core 
Strategic Management (20cr)  Financial Management (20cr) 
Additionally, you will choose two of the following options (subject to availability)*  Additionally, you will choose two of the following options (subject to availability)* 
New Venture Creation (20cr) Business Ethics (20cr) Public Relations Planning and Strategy (20cr)  International Business (20cr) Retail Strategy (20cr) Service Management (20cr) 

* Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience 

Learning and Studying 

Learning Activities 

Our teaching team will share with you their expert knowledge, experience and research insights during stimulating lectures, seminars and practical workshops.  You will be taught over two semesters each year, taking three modules per semester. Typically, you will have around 12 contact hours per week, depending on your module choices, in addition to independent learning.  Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and you will also be supported by your academic personal tutor. 

Studying will involve your participation in a wide range of teaching and learning activities. Lectures and seminars will take up most of your time but in addition you will be expected to engage in a range of activities designed to support and develop your learning. This will include reading set texts and other materials. For each module you will be provided with information on methods of assessment 

The Common Forms of Teaching and Learning are: 

  • Workshops 
  • Lectures 
  • Seminars 
  • Tutorials 
  • Work-based practice 
  • Guided learning 
  • Iindependent learning 

How will I Be Assessed? 

You will be assessed by a number of methods including essays, reports, business simulations, presentations, reflective logs, computer based assessments, examinations, and case studies. Some modules include group assessments to help you become familiar with working as a team; often a key aspect of professional and graduate level work. 

The nature of the assessment depends on the modules you take. This mixture is intended to build individual knowledge and skills in the application of theory and best practice to realistic business scenarios. It also provides valuable experience in the importance of effective teamwork and leadership in achieving goals 

Your Future Career 

Combining academic study and practical assessments, this degree will equip you to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Our graduates have moved on to very exciting and challenging jobs in the private as well as public sector, in the UK and abroad, in roles as diverse as project management, logistics, banking, production management and teaching. Their employers include Google, Apple, KPMG, HSBC and the NHS. This degree also provides an ideal basis for continued study at Masters Level in a range of business-related disciplines 

How to Apply 

  • Complete an application form online or paper base 
  • Send it back along with the copies of your passport, educational documents, English Language Certificate, one photo and any other vocational course documents 


  • Student Finance is available for eligible students 
  • Self-finance or sponsor students also welcome