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Foundation Degree in Business Management

This qualifcation, validated by Staffordshire University, designed for those who prefer a more practical and vocational perspective rather than a traditional degree course.
4 & 5
2 years
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

The focus and development of employability skills is a cornerstone of the award. This means acquiring and understanding academic knowledge, and being able to confidently apply this knowledge in practice through developing your skills as communicators, good team workers, having good interpersonal skills, becoming critical, having the ability to solve problems and make decisions. The programme will also support career progression, aspirations and provide you with business management skills.

When does the course start?

8th September 2020

What does the course cover?

On this programme you will study a variety of modules including:

  • Business Agility
  • Economics
  • Big data
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Management accounting

You will learn through a range of classroom-based lessons and be assessed for the different modules through a combination of assignments, reports, coursework, case studies, presentations, in‐class assessments, group work, a reflective log and a work‐based project.

When will I attend?

Attendance is required every Tuesday, 4pm - 7pm.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve a Foundation Degree in Business Management, awarded by Staffordshire University. You can then progress on to the BA (Hons) Business Management. Click here for further information.

What are the entry requirements?
  • Ideally you will hold a Level 3 in a relevant business subject; however, applications are treated on an individual basis and work experience will also be considered in the absence of qualifications.
  • A good level of maths and English (ideally Level 2or above) is required.
How much does the course cost?

£6,120 per year.

Students are generally entitled to a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

For information on student finance visit

Charlotte Vernon completed her Foundation Degree in Business Management, then went on to complete her BA (Hons) Business Management. Charlotte graduated with First Class Honours, read Charlotte's story here.


Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW