Wolverhampton Business School

Business and Finance with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

An understanding of finance and general business awareness are at the heart of this joint degree course.

An understanding of finance and general business awareness are at the heart of this joint degree course.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N105
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

An understanding of finance and general business awareness are at the heart of this joint degree course. The course is designed to allow students to develop an awareness of modern business practice through practical activities which aim to equip students with a holistic understanding of how an organisation functions, with specific emphasis on key issues such as how organisations are financially structured and how they manage their cash flows.

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.
A practical and practice-based programme, this course will equip students with the agile, reflexive and critical thinking skills which are vital for success in modern organisations. Emphasis will be given to the rapidly evolving financial landscape post-pandemic through both teaching material and real-world examples.

This exciting and innovative specialist course is designed for students who want to study key topics in the field of finance and their strategic applications to organisations operating within a highly digitised and changing global environment.

Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches, critical reflection and e-learning forums the course is designed to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in a range of fields, including finance, banking, financial services and general management within organisations.

You will acquire core financial skills through case studies, online activities and live projects, through interactions with guest speakers from the financial and business world and through reflecting on your own practice.

Specifically, the course will create business managers who have an in-depth knowledge of finance techniques which should be valuable both in general management and within the financial services sector.

This degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in the area of finance and general business management for example the Business School has an MSc Finance & Accounting which dovetails in with the knowledge and skills obtained on this programme.

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Enhancing your employment and career prospects

Studying with the Business School gives you a head start in your career through offering:

Internships - You can choose to gain valuable work experience through taking an internship (sandwich placement) as part of your programme of study.  Full support in preparing and securing internships is provided through our dedicated support team.  

Study abroad - You can choose to undertake one semester or a full year study abroad at one of our EU partners, as part of your programme of study.  

Working with real managers - We find many opportunities for you to work with practising managers, from company projects, guest lectures and site visits through to short internships or full year long sandwich placements. 

Developing real business skills - Studying at Wolverhampton will allow you to develop the skills businesses demand including IT, project management, team working and leadership.

Careers support and guidance - You will be able to gain an Employability Award.  Having developed your CV and enhanced your interview skills you will be able to undertake a short internship to prepare yourself to gain employment on graduation.

Volunteering - You can gain valuable employability skills through volunteering.  Opportunities exist for you to work with voluntary organisations.

Starting your own business - Not only will you develop the business acumen necessary to start and manage your own business but on-going support is available both during your studies and on graduation to help you make a success of your business start-up.

Management mentors - You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior manager from the region through our Institute of Directors mentoring scheme or alumni.

A supportive professional study environment

Your learning experience at the Business School will be enhanced by:

Tutors who know about business - The tutors on this programme will have had experience as practicing managers, have worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching business and management in order that what you learn is current, leading edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business.

A friendly and supportive environment - We are known for the support we provide to our students.  Whether pastoral or study advice your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you the support you need, when you need it.

Blended learning - The School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside of the classroom.

Flexibility - The programme offered gives you flexibility over your study options as you progress and develop, whether this is choosing to study abroad or take an internship or being able to move between the courses we offer.

Professional body informed programmes - The school has strong professional body links and these are used to inform the curriculum to ensure they reflect the latest professional thinking and standards and to maximise the exemptions and accreditation you will gain alongside studying your programme.

Internationalisation - Our international student and staff body and a curriculum underpinned by internationalisation will enable you to learn how to operate in a global business environment.

  1. Construct, using digital and other methods, a wide range of accounting and financial information useful to the management of organisations.

  2. Critically evaluate financial and non-financial accounting information and use this evaluation to identify a solution, or range of solutions to accounting and financial issues and problems.

  3. Communicate a wide range of financial and non-financial information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audience.

  4. Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative, personal responsibility and decision making.

  5. Propose, undertake and present an independent study project that analyses a key issue in the area of business and finance.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

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  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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