BA (Hons)

Business & Management (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

On our Business & Management Foundation Entry course, you’ll gain the awareness and skills to succeed in the dynamic, ever-changing world of business.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for graduate prospects (on track)
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 6th
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Management Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Management Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • You’ll benefit from guest speaker events, organised in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
  • Our course content is dynamic and it evolves as business issues change - you’ll gain the skills to succeed in a changing world.
  • You’ll put theory into practice with the options of taking a one-year paid placement, short-term internships (UK or overseas) , or some volunteering.

What you'll do

  • We’re renowned for developing business graduates who are highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills.
  • You’ll have an opportunity to engage in some consultancy work, practicing your skills to succeed in the changing world of business.
  • You’ll be able to study abroad, taking some of your modules at our Cyprus Campus.

A day in the life of a Business and Management student

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Brittany Shorrock – BA (Hons) Business and Management


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Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.

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Academic expertise

Michael Summersall smiling in a grey shirt and glasses
Michael Summersall
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

Michael is an experienced academic with an extensive background in the Retail industry and knowledge across a range of sectors including Fashion and Grocery. Industry experience with a range of retailers at shopfloor and head office level to support with bringing practical and r…

Catherine Toase
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

Catherine teaches across a range of subjects within the School. She has worked for the university for over 20 years and has had an active role in course management, for a variety of courses in Business, Management, Leadership and HRM. Her interests have led to collaborations and …

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I have secured a project management role at a big global firm all I can thank is everyone at UCLan and also the support I received from all of the tutors. Everything from start to finish was exceptional.
Business student Robert Black in graduation cap and gown
Robert Black
Business & Management, BA (Hons)

Future Careers

Business & Management Foundation Entry has an equal focus on business and management, so our graduates are highly employable in a wide range of business areas throughout industry, commerce, the public sector and other non-profit making organisations.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Business

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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