Foundation Year Programs in Management Studies

Sometimes, your high school credentials or A-Levels don’t quite match your intended course of study. A foundation year is an extra year of higher education instruction that allows students to close any educational gaps and gain an introduction to their professional and academic field. What is a foundation year in management studies? A foundation year in management is an introduction course t… Read more

Sometimes, your high school credentials or A-Levels don’t quite match your intended course of study. A foundation year is an extra year of higher education instruction that allows students to close any educational gaps and gain an introduction to their professional and academic field.

What is a foundation year in management studies? A foundation year in management is an introduction course to successfully managing businesses and corporate enterprises. Students learn the basics of accounting, marketing, sales, project oversight and financial decision making. Scholars gain more familiarity with what makes a well-run enterprise and how to avoid common mistakes. Other course work might include consumer behavior, market analysis and corporate strategies. Overall, students will begin to understand various business models and their applications.

A foundation year in management introduces students to a business mindset and shows them how to effectively analyze an enterprises progress. This gives them an advantage when they begin working on their degree coursework.

The total cost of a foundation year will depend on the education institution and type of course. In-person instruction is sometimes necessary but is generally more expensive. Scholars often cut costs with online-based coursework.

Once a scholar receives the foundation year diploma, he or she will typically move on to a fully-fledged degree program in the same subject. After completing their degree, graduates are qualified for a range of positions in the business sector including project overseers, department mangers, executive assistants and other similar posts. Additionally, many scholars look to advertising and marketing agencies for employment in management capacities. Conversely, some choose to go out on their own and start their own companies and enterprises. 

If you are interested in pursing a foundation year in management, there are many domestic and international options available online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Leicester Global Study Centre
Leicester, United Kingdom

On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). ... +

On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
21 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Schellhammer Business School
Marbella, Spain

The Online University Foundation programme is aimed at students who are looking at gaining university entry or practical management experience in order to enhance their job pr ... +

The Online University Foundation programme is aimed at students who are looking at gaining university entry or practical management experience in order to enhance their job prospects. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
30 hours
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Students can enter at either Stage 1 (University Foundation) or Stage 2 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the seco ... +

Students can enter at either Stage 1 (University Foundation) or Stage 2 (First Year Degree), depending on their qualifications. Students are guaranteed progression to the second year of a relevant degree, providing that progression criteria are met. Stage 1 and 2 take place in ICP using dedicated lecturers and benefit from small class sizes. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

The University of Northampton is ranked 7th in the UK for Health Profession subjects (Guardian, 2020) and so studying here will give you the skills, knowledge and practical ex ... +

The University of Northampton is ranked 7th in the UK for Health Profession subjects (Guardian, 2020) and so studying here will give you the skills, knowledge and practical experience required to begin your career with confidence. You will benefit from extensive work placements and experience in healthcare settings appropriate to your chosen discipline. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
British School of Marketing International
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

This course provides access to the final year of an undergraduate programme in business-related majors. Students will study Level 5 for the duration of 6 months prior to progr ... +

This course provides access to the final year of an undergraduate programme in business-related majors. Students will study Level 5 for the duration of 6 months prior to progressing into the final year at a number of UK and European universities. As part of our commitment to our students, BSMI will provide students with further academic assistance in helping them with their skills to complete a bachelor degree in a total of 18 months. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff, United Kingdom

This course is intended for students wishing to enrol on a three-year honours degree programme in Cardiff School of Management (CSM)

This course is intended for students wishing to enrol on a three-year honours degree programme in Cardiff School of Management (CSM) -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Campus
 
South Eastern Regional College
Lisburn, United Kingdom

The Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management, validated by the Ulster University, has been developed to upskill and professionalise current and future business leaders. ... +

The Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management, validated by the Ulster University, has been developed to upskill and professionalise current and future business leaders. The Foundation Degree in Science, validated by Ulster University, has been developed to upskill and professionalise current and future business leaders. To ensure growth in the NI and Global economy, businesses need to increase competitiveness and differentiation on a World market. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
DLD College London
London, United Kingdom

The Fashion Management pathway seeks to train and inspire future fashion professionals with acute commercial awareness and prepare students for undergraduate study in a range ... +

The Fashion Management pathway seeks to train and inspire future fashion professionals with acute commercial awareness and prepare students for undergraduate study in a range of fashion based courses. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Sopot University of Applied Sciences
Sopot, Poland

Sopot University of Applied Sciences offers Foundation Years for students who are not eligible for direct entry into our undergraduate degrees. A Foundation Year may be the op ... +

Sopot University of Applied Sciences offers Foundation Years for students who are not eligible for direct entry into our undergraduate degrees. A Foundation Year may be the option for those who don’t have the traditional entry qualifications for their undergraduate degree of choice. Our Foundation Years can provide a route into several different subjects at our University. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English, Polish
Campus
 
University Centre Reaseheath
Nantwich, United Kingdom

Ideally situated in the premier dairy county of Cheshire, Reaseheath has a national reputation for its delivery of quality training within the specialist field of dairy herd m ... +

Ideally situated in the premier dairy county of Cheshire, Reaseheath has a national reputation for its delivery of quality training within the specialist field of dairy herd management. This unique course will enable you to develop an understanding of the technical, economic, legal and managerial principles relating to dairy farm businesses, identify the effects of environmental and ethical issues in the dairy industry and offer specialist practical skills associated with dairy farming. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Center for Creative Leadership
Greensboro, USA +7 More

You will get an honest evaluation of your leadership style - and you will learn how your personality and the way you communicate helps or hurts your ability to influence other ... +

You will get an honest evaluation of your leadership style - and you will learn how your personality and the way you communicate helps or hurts your ability to influence others and resolve conflict. -
Foundation Year
Part-time
3 days
Sep 2020
Campus
 
South Eastern Regional College
Bangor, United Kingdom +1 More

This programme validated by Ulster University combines knowledge and understanding of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, with the vocational training in these areas. This Founda ... +

This programme validated by Ulster University combines knowledge and understanding of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, with the vocational training in these areas. This Foundation Degree is a recognised Higher Education qualification, allowing students to progress to BSc Hons courses or to obtain employment in the Tourism, Hospitality and/or Events sectors. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
British School of Marketing International
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

This course provides access to the second year of an undergraduate programme in any business related major. Students will study two levels in one academic year prior to progre ... +

This course provides access to the second year of an undergraduate programme in any business related major. Students will study two levels in one academic year prior to progressing into the second year at Coventry University. As part of our commitment to our students, BSMI will provide students with further academic assistance in helping them with their skills to complete a bachelor degree in a total of 2 years. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus