University Of Sunderland
Campus: City Campus , Sunderland
Business and Economics with Integrated Foundation Year
4.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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BA (Hons) Business and Economics focuses on the role of business and how marketing, HR and finance are structured and managed in a global society. Learn how corporate social responsibility can lead to financial sustainability.

Study specialist modules including global entrepreneurship and innovation, applied econometrics, international economics and innovation management.

The Foundation Year will be 4,000 pounds. For the following three years, the annual fee will be 9,250 pounds, but you will receive 1,250 pounds cash-back in the first and final year of the three years.


The Business and Tourism Integrated Foundation Year includes four modules: 

  • Foundations of Business and Tourism (60 credits)
  • Practical Numeracy Skills (20 credits)
  • Foundation Project Module (20 credits)
  • Succeeding at University and Beyond (20 credits)

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Essential Study and Employment Skills (20 credits)

Develop your ability to ‘learning to learn’ and to consider the start of your personal and professional development as potential managers and leaders.

  • Introduction to Marketing (20 credits)

Understand the core concepts of marketing including the marketing concept, marketing research, market segmentation and targeting, marketing mix – 4P’s to 7P’s and marketing planning.

  • Introduction to HRM and Talent Development (20 credits)

This module will present the notion that the effective organisation and deployment of human resources is essential to its survival and growth. The module will introduce students to the cornerstones of HRM cycle.

  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance (20 credits)

Examine three key areas within the field of accounting and finance; financial accounting, management accounting, and business finance. Address financial accounting including the fundamental accounting concepts and conventions, and understanding, interpretation, and preparation of key financial statements.

  • Introduction to Managing and Leading People (20 credits)

Develop an understanding of the foundations for the study of management and leadership by presenting the dimensions of the study of management.

  • Introduction to Business Operations and Services (20 credits)

Study the processes, techniques and practices which allow a Business to ‘function’ including decision making and services.


Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.


At the end of Year 1, you may remain on the course or transfer onto:

  • BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management
  • Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)

This module has been designed to make you career ready and feeds into Sunderland Futures and the employability activities within the Faculty (e.g. Placements and Internships) and wider University initiatives led by the Careers and Employability Service.

  • Quality Management for Organisational Excellence (20 credits)

Develops and builds on from the Introduction to Business Operations and Services.

  • Business ESR (20 credits)

Focus on the ethics and responsible business practices which lead to sustainable business practices.

  • Innovation Management (20 credits)

Examine the role and operations of innovation management and the creation of an innovative and entrepreneurial culture within business organisations.

  • Microeconomics for Business (20 credits)

Evaluate key economic theories, specifically within the context of how the economic models, concepts and theories play an instrumental role within the modern-day international based business organisation.

  • Macroeconomics for Business (20 credits)

Evaluate key economic theories, specifically within the context of how the economic models, concepts and theories play an instrumental role within the modern-day international based business organisation.

  • Developing the Reflexive Practitioner (20 credits)

This module is research informed and is based on a qualitative study of professional identity and self-image to become and act as a researching professional with the mind-set of a researcher where these values, behaviours and skills are transfer to an organisational setting.

  • Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 credits)

Critically evaluate challenging global economic conditions that have seen the growth of entrepreneurial ventures creating and bringing to market new products and services that make our lives easier and enhance our productivity at work.

  • Economics of Firm and Modern Industry (20 credits)

Explore the economies of industry, structure, conduct and performance within modern industry.

  • Applied Econometrics (20 credits)

Understand applied econometrics methods which are used in practice to empirically evaluate economic models and theories.

  • International Economics (20 credits)

Explore the merits of free trade compared to protectionism, explaining the importance of international trade and exporting activities for economic growth and development.

  • Money, Banking and Finance (20 credits)

Explore the merits of free trade compared to protectionism, explaining the importance of international trade and exporting activities for economic growth and development.

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When you graduate from this course you’ll be ready to take on a position in a wide variety of organisations.  Some of the companies which employ our Business graduates include: Microsoft, IBM, Nike, Adidas, Lloyds TSB, Marriott Hotels, and the NHS.

Career destinations

94% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating in, according to the Latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey. Examples of companies that have recruited students from Sunderland include leading names in IT (Microsoft, IBM), consumer goods (Nike, Adidas), banking (Lloyds TSB), hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Starbucks), and the public sector (NHS).

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