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BA in Business Management and Finance with Foundation Year (Full Time)

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Bachelor Degree , Business And Management

Course Description

This Business Management and Finance degree gives you the skills needed to manage and understand the role of finance in private, public and charitable sectors around the globe.

Businesses – indeed most organisations – succeed because they get the balance right between the financial and material resources, trained staff and the production output. Successful organisations use resources as inputs into their manufacturing/service operations or as assets in which they invest to get a profitable return. It’s the job of finance personnel to help manage the efficient, effective and ethical transformation of assets into outputs that customers need.

Without financial expertise, even the best businesses will experience severe operational problems, but when the finances of a business are well managed and aligned with other business functions (such as marketing, human resources and technology) the results can be excellent. Successful graduates of this Business Management and Finance course will be able to apply skills, concepts and knowledge gained to manage a prosperous business.

This degree builds on contemporary financial management skills and approaches to give you everything you need to secure and succeed in a finance-based management career.

About the Foundation Year

Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.

On successful completion of the Business Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Business Management and Finance.

  • Successful completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus

This Business Management and Finance degree gives you the skills needed to manage and understand the role of finance in private, public and charitable sectors around the globe. Businesses – indeed most organisations – succeed because they get the balance right between the financial and material resources, trained staff and the production output. Successful organisations...

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Course Content

On successful completion of the foundation year you will be automatically enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree.

Business Management and Finance will help you to understand the financial and economic aspects of businesses, how to manage and motivate people and how to build an organisation for success.

Management and development of a business requires an understanding of the changes taking place in the business world, society, consumer markets, financial issues, organisational strategy, global economies and digital technology. You will learn how all these factors combined with the ability to understand key financial aspects are critical to the sustained development of a business.

Foundation year

  • Fundamentals of Business Management 
  • London: A Global City 
  • Personal Learning Competencies 
  • Taking a Professional Approach 
  • The Individual Project 
  • Thinking Critically, Creatively and Ethically 

Year one

  • Contemporary Business Issues CORE
  • Contemporary Marketing Practice CORE
  • Financial Decision Making CORE
  • Human Resource Management CORE
  • Introduction To Management Theory CORE
  • Organisational Behaviour CORE

Year two

  • Business Economics CORE
  • Corporate Finance CORE
  • Fundamentals of Accounting CORE
  • Research Methods in Business and Management CORE
  • Business Law OPTIONAL
  • Consumer and Commercial Law OPTIONAL

Year three

  • Financial Markets and Institutions CORE
  • Research Project CORE
  • Stock Market Investment CORE
  • Building a Start-up Business OPTIONAL
  • Charity Management OPTIONAL
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business OPTIONAL

On successful completion of the foundation year you will be automatically enrolled on to the first year of the undergradaute degree. Business Management and Finance will help you to understand the financial and economic aspects of businesses, how to manage and motivate people and how to build an organisation for success. Management and development of a business requires an...

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Entry Requirements

GCSE maths grade C/4 (or equivalent) is required for the Business foundation year pathway.

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email [email protected]

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

GCSE maths grade C/4 (or equivalent) is required for the Business foundation year pathway. Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email [email protected] To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use...

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Assessment Methods

Assessments are designed to test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree.

The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises and traditional exam-based assessments.

Wherever possible, you will be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.

Assessments are designed to test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree. The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises and traditional exam-based assessments. Wherever possible, you will be...

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