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Foundation in Business & Management

Business and Management courses for those who want to become global leaders who understand the importance of ethical human behaviours.

Are you a future business leader?

Fast-track your way to industry success with our Foundation in Business and progress to a professionally accredited degree that will help you make your mark in the commercial world – whether you want to specialise in accounting and finance, economics, management or marketing.

Special features

Stage 1: Foundation Stage 2: Your University of Plymouth Degree
Foundation in Business and Management BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
BA (Hons) Business
BA (Hons) International Business
BSc (Hons) Business Economics
BSc (Hons) Business Management (3 Years)
BSc (Hons) Business Management (2 Years fast-track)
BSc (Hons) Economics
BSc (Hons) Marketing


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Foundation in Business and First Year Economics


Fees for 2019/20


International:£8,750 or £12,750

Fees for 2020/21


International:£8,750 or £13,200


One or two semesters


January, May and September


(note that the September intake to the one-semester programme will not be available in September 2020)

Foundation Syllabus

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 - Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

    You will develop your academic communication skills and use of digital technology for higher education.
    How will I be assessed? 60% coursework, 30% exam and 10% personal development planning

  • BUS107 - Principles of ICT

  • BUS108 - Business Law

  • SCI101MB- Numerical Techniques 1

Semester 2

  • BUS101 - Accounting

  • BUS103 - Economics

  • BUS105 - Business Studies

  • BUS106 - Academic Writing


Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

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