This course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of economics principles and business functions and with the skills to apply these concepts to organisations operating within changing global environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches, research techniques and learning forums the course intends to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in economics, business, and general management.
The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.