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Business Management | International Foundation Programme for International Students

Our Business Management course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to progress on to Business-related degree courses at university.

You'll also be supported to develop your communication and team-working skills, which will be vital for your undergraduate degree studies, as well as throughout your career. Students on this course would typically be looking to progress to a range of Business related degrees such as ManagementLink opens in a new window and International ManagementLink opens in a new window.

Key Information

Mode of Study: Full-time, on-campus

Course Start: 23 September 2024 (available with Extended Intensive English, start date - 12 August 2024)

Course End: 27 June 2025

Department: Warwick Foundation Studies

Application Deadline: 31 July 2024

The modules on this programme have been developed to give you a thorough preparation for a range of related undergraduate degrees.

Global Economy
No longer is any nation’s economy isolated from developments that take place in other economies. Understanding the ongoing developments abroad and their impact on the domestic economy and business environment is an important aspect of modern global economics. With emphasis on the business environment in different countries, our Global Economy module will introduce you to the basics of international trade, international finance and development economics. Designed for students with a global outlook and international aspirations, this module offers preparation for a wider range of degree-level courses including Management, and International Management.

Marketing and Organisational Behaviour
This module covers the foundations of business, introducing you to the concepts of organisational behaviour and marketing. You'll learn how to analyse the internal and external factors which impact on a business, as well as how to develop a strategy and marketing plan relevant to the business. The module will also allow you to critically evaluate the role of individuals within a business including team working, motivation and leadership
Business Law
Business Law aims to introduce you to fundamental aspects of law within a business context, focusing specifically on company law, contract law and protection of persons. You will develop an understanding of how both legislation and case law formulate legal rules for business, and the importance of knowing and operating within legal parameters. This will require an exploration of the law relating to the legal forms that a business can take, including sole traders, partnerships, private limited companies and public limited companies.
Essential Mathematics (Half Module)
This module will provide you with the mathematical competence necessary for subsequent degree-level study in Management or Business, by developing your awareness of the mathematical tools for modelling the characteristics of business decisions. By the end of the module, you will be able to choose and apply fundamental mathematics tools to a variety of business situations, and apply probability concepts to uncertain management contexts.

Our Inquiry and Research Skills for Business (Full Module) is a core module on this course, and is delivered in two parts to complement your other modules. The first part of this module looks at developing core research and inquiry skills including academic searching, using sources, teamwork, reflection and problem based learning inquiries. The second part of the module allows you to put everything you have learnt into practice through a research based project.

All students will also study an English for Academic Purposes module. This module is not about developing your conversational or everyday English skills; instead, it will develop your Academic English skills. You will consider how academic essays should be written, including looking at appropriate referencing and paraphrasing, as well as thinking about how presentations should be delivered in an academic context.

Please note that given the interval between the publication of these modules and enrolment, some of the information may change. You can find out more by reading our terms and conditions.