BSc Business Management (Business Analytics) with a Foundation Year

We guarantee you will be made a conditional offer for 2019 entry on to this course. Please come along to our next Open Day for further information.

  1. UCAS code:
    N32F
    Duration:
    4yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
    ABB-BBB
  3. Accreditation:
    null

Course Overview

BSc Business Management (Business Analytics) with a Foundation Year is a programme designed for the student who wants to excel and reach the top level of global business management practice.
The four year course provides students with a broad range of expertise across the areas of business and management as well as offering a range of cutting-edge specialist optional modules.
The BSc Business Management (Business Analytics) with a Foundation Year, is designed for students interested in understanding the dynamic data driven elements of the business world – from the data behind the internet to global supply pipeline logistics management. This programme is focused on preparing students to work in the era of ‘big data’.
The foundation year is taught at The College, on Bay Campus. Located next to the School of Management building, The College is the University’s pathway provider and offers a unique learning environment; designed to fully prepare you for the final three years of your degree.

Key Features

Swansea University

  • UK Top 15 for Course Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • UK Top 5 for Value Added (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • Students have the opportunity to transfer to a year or single week internship, in addition to transferring to year abroad at the end of year 2
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – Each module features lectures in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students, supported by smaller seminar/tutorial groups, in class sizes capped at 30 which take place every single week. Interested in the facilities? Take a look at them here

The College - Foundation Year

  • Brand-new, state-of-the-art building, situated adjacent to the School of Management on the Bay Campus
  • The College is the University’s pathway provider offering  a supportive and engaging learning environment
  • The College is designed for students that are eager to learn and want to obtain an undergraduate degree but don’t have the necessary qualifications to enrol
  • 18 teaching rooms, designed specifically for our smaller group teaching style
  • 40-seat computer room and a 40-seat study room providing excellent on-site facilities
  • The Foundation Year, undertaken at The College is an effective route to obtaining the degree of your choice

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 0 (Level 3)

Entry Level 3 / Foundation Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-0001The College - Autumn Term (Sep - Dec)20Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (Advanced)
MN-0002The College - Autumn Term (Sep - Dec)15Business
MN-0003The College - Autumn Term (Sep - Dec)10Principles of ICT
MN-0004The College - Autumn Term (Sep - Dec)15Composition and Style
MN-0501The College - Spring Term (Jan - April)15Statistics
MN-0502The College - Spring Term (Jan - April)15Economics
MN-0503The College - Spring Term (Jan - April)15Critical Thinking
MN-0504The College - Spring Term (Jan - April)15Globalisation

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Undergraduate / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-1003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Accounting for Business
MN-1006Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Managing People
MN-1016Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing
MN-1017Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Essential Analytic Skills for Business
MN-1501Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Finance for Business
MN-1517Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Personal Skills Development for Business
MN-1518Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Operations Management
MN-1520Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15The Global Context of Organisation

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Undergraduate / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-2017Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Science 1
MN-2040Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Analysis
MN-2506Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Maths 2 for Business
MN-2520Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Analytics
MN-2549Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Decision Analysis
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 30 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Governance and Ethics
MN-2004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 1
MN-2007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Marketing Planning
MN-2008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Digital MarketingPre-reqs: MN-1016 Marketing or MN-1505 Marketing or MN-1007 Marketing and Strategy
MN-2009Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Change Management (with Fujitsu)
MN-2010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Marketing
MN-2011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Information Systems
MN-2013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Organisational Behaviour
MN-2021Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Micro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MN-1519
MN-2023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economic History and Industrial Development
MN-2029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental and Resource EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MN-1519
MN-2031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Principles of Financial AccountingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1003 or MN-1515
MN-2035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Business Environment: International Political Economy
MN-2054Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Business PlanningCo-requisite module for MN-2559 and needs to be taken and passed in order to proceed to TB2 module
MN-2055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Theory of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MN-2058Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Contemporary Issues in Tourism
MN-2059Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Places
MN-2060Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Business and Employment Law
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 15 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Markets and Institutions
MN-2505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Investments: Assets; Equities and Bonds
MN-2508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Resource Management
MN-2509Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Consulting 1
MN-2510Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour
MN-2511Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Business
MN-2513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Supply Chain Management
MN-2514Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Information Systems
MN-2517Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Statistics 2 for BusinessOnly available to Business students. This module is not available for students who have previously undertaken MN-1012 or MN-1503 (A&F and Economics). Students must have previously completed MN-1017
MN-2518Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15e-Business
MN-2522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Marketing
MN-2527Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Macro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or or MN-1519 or MN-1511
MN-2529Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15European Economic IntegrationStudents wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-2021 Micro-economics 1 as a co-requisite module.
MN-2530Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic PolicyStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1519
MN-2534Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Principles of Management AccountingThis module is not available to A&F students.
MN-2544Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic DevelopmentStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1512 or MN-1519
MN-2551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Aspects of Organisation
MN-2562Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Managerial EconomicsPre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1519
MN-2563Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Entrepreneurship for Tourism Experiences
MN-2564Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Tourism in Practice
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students must have completed MN-N001 or MN-N003 English for Management 1 in order to select this module.
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001 taught in TB1)

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Undergraduate / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-3000Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Final Year Project
MN-3024Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Data Mining
MN-3526Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Spreadsheets and Databases for Business Analysis
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students need to select exactly 30 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3002Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Market EfficiencyStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1503 or MN-1012 or MN-2517
MN-3004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Investment BankingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3005Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial ServicesStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Research
MN-3013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Human Resource Management
MN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Communications
MN-3015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Power and Organisation
MN-3016Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Innovation Management
MN-3018Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Sales and Sales Force Management
MN-3019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Project ManagementNot available to students who have previously undertaken MN-2014 Project Management
MN-3022Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Pioneers of Entrepreneurship 1
MN-3023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Lean Operations
MN-3026Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Application Development
MN-3031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Labour EconomicsStudents must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module. Non-req: MN-2546
MN-3035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Monetary Economics 1Pre-reqs: MN-2021 AND MN-2527.
MN-3042Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Shift: Globalization and Transnational Corporations
MN-3047Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Implementation
MN-3048Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Advanced Economic AnalysisPre-reqs: MN-2021 AND MN-2527.
MN-3055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Rheoli Prosiectau (Project Management)Co-taught with MN-3019 and allows students to have seminars through the medium of Welsh.
MN-3057Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Economic PolicyPre-reqs: MN-2021 AND MN-2527.
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have to select exactly 30 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3501Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MN-1509 or MN-2028 or MN-2057. NOTE: This module requires a high level of mathematical ability
MN-3502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Auditing 2Students can only select this module if they have previously completed and passed MN-2548
MN-3503Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Innovation and Risk ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Asset ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3506Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Derivatives and Risk ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3507Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Risk Management in BankingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business EthicsThis module cannot be taken with either MN-3517 or MN-3516.
MN-3513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Leadership
MN-3516Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Marketing EthicsThis module cannot be taken with either MN-3517 or MN-3512.
MN-3517Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Corporate Social ResponsibilityThis module cannot be taken with either MN-3512 or MN-3516.
MN-3519Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Information Technology Service Management
MN-3521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Standards
MN-3522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Environmental Management for Business
MN-3531Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public ChoiceStudents must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module.
MN-3533Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economies of the Middle and Far East
MN-3534Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Monetary Economics 2To select this module, student must also have selected MN-3035 in TB1
MN-3542Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Employment LawNon-reqs: MN-2504 or MN-2519
MN-3551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law of International Corporate Governance
MN-3553Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Sales and Personal Selling
MN-3555Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Forensic Accounting
MN-3561Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Media MarketingStudents must have previously completed MN-2008 in order to select this module.
MN-3566Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15History of Economic Thought
MN-3567Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Economics and TradeStudents must have previously completed both MN-2021 AND MN-2527 in order to select this module.
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students can only select this module if they have previously completed MN-N001 or MN-N003
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001)

Description

For our BSc Business Management (Business Analytics) with a Foundation Year programme, the Foundation Year is taught at The College, located adjacent to the School of Management. This year gives you the opportunity to build your knowledge in business and offers a high level of support through small lecture and seminar classes. The state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching help you to realise your full academic potential ahead of your final three years.

Following the foundation year, in Year 1 of your degree, you will study a range of business topics that include: marketing, operations management, accounting, finance and strategy in order to give you a solid grounding in the key principles of modern business and organisations. In addition, we provide a range of modules that cover all areas of business, including quantitative methods and statistics as well as academic and professional skills; giving you a broad understanding of the subject matter.  

Following Year 1, students pursue either a specialist pathway (which pre-selects half of the modules to be studied but still allows students to pick from a wide range of optional modules for the remainder or the time) or a generalist pathway (giving students complete freedom to choose optional modules for the remainder of their studies). This approach enables you to study modules which are most relevant to your desired career path or subject of interest.

Entry Requirements

UK / EU Students

A foundation year is available for students who do not achieve the grades necessary for their chosen degree programme.

If you don’t think you meet our standard entry requirements and want more information, please email study@swansea.ac.uk to understand how a degree with a Foundation Year may be suitable for you

International Students

Please visit The College website for course information and entry requirements

You will find the required qualifications to begin the three year, undergraduate degree of your choice here. If you don’t meet these requirements, you can enrol onto the four year programme which includes a Foundation Year.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £15,000

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the School of Management network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Year in Industry and Study Abroad Option

The School of Management offers a variety of placement schemes (year in industry) which are coordinated by our in-house Employability Team. Click here to access detailed guidance on the placement process, including recent student success stories.

Study abroad opportunities are managed in conjunction with Swansea University's Go Global Team. You can find out more about your study abroad opportunities here.

For students studying a foundation programme, a transfer to selected Year in Industry and Year Abroad schemes is possible at the end of Level 2.

Final Year Project

The Final Year Project scheme connects students with external organisations from all areas of Business, helping translate ideas learnt in the classroom into real-world impact, whilst providing an opportunity to impress potential employers.

You’ll undertake a group project in collaboration with a business, commercial or other organisation, conducting market research and providing recommendations to solve a problem set by the project provider.  You’ll receive consistent supervision and support throughout the process, from a team of highly experienced academic and professional services staff.  

Over the past 3 years, more than 90 businesses have engaged with the School through the Final Year Project scheme, facilitating over 250 students each year with change management projects.

'The group of students assisting us was first class. I would have absolutely no problem giving any of them a personal recommendation for either further education or a job in their chosen profession.' - Fossitt Tremlow Consulting

'The group hit the ground running and were happy to get stuck in with doing the physical parts of the project as well as the marketing and research elements.' - Discovery, a Swansea-based volunteer-led charity.

Professional Accreditation

To find out more about if this course has a professional accreditation and what that means, visit our professional accreditation page.

Location and Facilities

The College

Once enrolled, you will spend the first two weeks attending lectures and seminars at The College, Singleton Campus (Swansea University’s original campus, located in a beautiful park by the beach). You will complete the remainder of your Foundation Year at The College’s brand new facilities; located on the Bay Campus (Swansea University’s Science and Innovation Campus- opened September 2015).

The College’s brand-new, purpose built building with state-of-the-art facilities is located on the beachfront. With space for social and academic activities, it provides the optimum learning environment for students studying pathway programmes that lead directly into Swansea University degrees.

Your Foundation Year will be followed by three years of study at the School of Management, located a stone’s throw away from The College.

The School of Management boasts world class facilities; an impressive Atrium, dynamic teaching spaces, state-of-the-art IT equipment and unrivalled access to top quality careers and student support teams. 

The College

Bay Campus

For more information on what's available to you on the Bay Campus visit our Location and Facilities page.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects.

During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Get unlimited one to one bespoke careers advice from our dedicated careers team.
  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative.
  • Attend our Careers Fair and network with employers.
  • Join our Employability Mentoring scheme and get mentored by an employer who can help you with the transition from student to working professional.
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our seminars and events.
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our Employability Module, which is run twice a year.
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award.
  • Participate in our Business in the Bay competition and compete against other university students.
  • Join our Alumni community and meet graduates from previous years who can offer the benefit of their experiences.

Discover how our in-house Careers Service has supported our students:

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduate destinations:

  • Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen
  • Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Business Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Commercial Graduate, Tata
  • Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide
  • Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc
  • Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company
  • Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK
  • Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal
  • Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC
  • Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car
  • Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays
  • Investment Banker, Julian Hodge
  • IT Consultant, Capgemini
  • Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer
  • Management Trainee, Shell UK
  • Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo
  • Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft
  • Share Dealer, OSTC
  • Trainee Accountant, Deloitte
  • Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk