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Business and Financial Management with Integrated Foundation Year

University of Sunderland
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Sunderland
English

Program description

Business and Financial Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Gain a solid business education and gain essential skills in financial management. Undertake a paid placement. Develop specialist knowledge of the profession which can lead to many business career paths, including the global accounting and finance sector.

BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management focuses on specialist modules including financial accounting, management accounting, business finance, financial management, strategic management accounting and international financial reporting.

Financial management is an essential part of any successful business. This course will teach the framework of managing business finances. It can also be the first step to qualification as an accountant.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education.

Eligible entry qualifications:

1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)

OR

2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.

If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!

** If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above. Equivalent alternative qualifications are also accepted, such as Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have not achieved a grade C in Maths and English we may be able to work with you to ensure that you are able to gain these in the first year of the course, depending on your experience.

English language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction.

Degree in English

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Foundation Year:

The Business and Tourism Integrated Foundation Year includes five modules:

  • Contemporary Global Issues in Business and Tourism
  • Essential Study Skills
  • Foundation Project
  • Foundations of Business and Tourism
  • Practical Numeracy Skills

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Business Organisations and Society
  • Business Management Skills Development
  • Understanding Markets and Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Financial Decision Making

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Managing Self and Others
  • Delivering Projects for Organisational Success
  • Corporate Finance and Portfolio Valuation
  • Finance and Financial Decision Making for Managers

Optional 48-week placement

  • Applied Placement Portfolio 1

Final year (national level 6):

  • Strategic Leadership and Collaboration
  • Managing Business Continuity and Resilience
  • Business Consultancy Project
  • Financial Governance

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The annual fee for this course is £9,250 if you are from the UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled.

Career opportunities

Our students graduate with sought-after skills and knowledge across all areas of business and management. You'll understand how businesses create success, how to manage business operations, how to make informed decisions, and how to lead change in organisations. In addition, CIPD-accredited qualifications can significantly enhance your career opportunities.

The employability focused curriculum of the course has been designed in collaboration with a range of employers including: CDC Wealth Management, Caterpillar, Nissan, Network Rail, NCC Education, NHS, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Uplift Associates, Sedgefield SSP CIC, Castle Howard and NRL Ltd.

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University of Sunderland

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SR1 3SD Sunderland

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