Foundation in Business and Management

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range of business-related subjects at GCU.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for standard or extended courses. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

For integrated programmes, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms
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£12,995

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-18 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
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Look no further for a degree that enables you to develop a global business perspective, helping you to become a graduate ready for success.

This degree will give you a broad understanding of business and management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas from a UK and international perspective, including:

  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing

As your studies progress, you'll focus on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical contexts of business in greater depth.

You'll even have the opportunity to study a foreign language to help develop your international perspective further!


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for standard or extended courses. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

For integrated programmes, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-18 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that enables you to develop a global business perspective, helping you to become a graduate ready for success.

This degree will give you a broad understanding of business and management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas from a UK and international perspective, including:

  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing

As your studies progress, you'll focus on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical contexts of business in greater depth.

You'll even have the opportunity to study a foreign language to help develop your international perspective further!


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for standard or extended courses. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

For integrated programmes, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
13 January 2020 14 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-18 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that enables you to develop a global business perspective, helping you to become a graduate ready for success.

This degree will give you a broad understanding of business and management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas from a UK and international perspective, including:

  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing

As your studies progress, you'll focus on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical contexts of business in greater depth.

You'll even have the opportunity to study a foreign language to help develop your international perspective further!


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for standard or extended courses. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

For integrated programmes, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 October 2019 14 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
14 October 2019 14 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-18 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that enables you to develop a global business perspective, helping you to become a graduate ready for success.

This degree will give you a broad understanding of business and management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas from a UK and international perspective, including:

  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing

As your studies progress, you'll focus on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical contexts of business in greater depth.

You'll even have the opportunity to study a foreign language to help develop your international perspective further!


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for standard or extended courses. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

For integrated programmes, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£12,995

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-18 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that enables you to develop a global business perspective, helping you to become a graduate ready for success.

This degree will give you a broad understanding of business and management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas from a UK and international perspective, including:

  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing

As your studies progress, you'll focus on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical contexts of business in greater depth.

You'll even have the opportunity to study a foreign language to help develop your international perspective further!

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for standard or extended courses. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

For integrated programmes, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-18 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that enables you to develop a global business perspective, helping you to become a graduate ready for success.

This degree will give you a broad understanding of business and management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas from a UK and international perspective, including:

  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing

As your studies progress, you'll focus on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical contexts of business in greater depth.

You'll even have the opportunity to study a foreign language to help develop your international perspective further!

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for standard or extended courses. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

For integrated programmes, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
13 January 2020 14 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-18 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that enables you to develop a global business perspective, helping you to become a graduate ready for success.

This degree will give you a broad understanding of business and management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas from a UK and international perspective, including:

  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing

As your studies progress, you'll focus on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical contexts of business in greater depth.

You'll even have the opportunity to study a foreign language to help develop your international perspective further!

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for standard or extended courses. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

For integrated programmes, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 October 2019 14 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
14 October 2019 14 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-18 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that enables you to develop a global business perspective, helping you to become a graduate ready for success.

This degree will give you a broad understanding of business and management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas from a UK and international perspective, including:

  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing

As your studies progress, you'll focus on the international, cultural, sustainable and ethical contexts of business in greater depth.

You'll even have the opportunity to study a foreign language to help develop your international perspective further!

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
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