Foundation in Economics and Management

On successful completion of the Foundation, you are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree

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Foundation: Two semesters

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Global Study Centre

Fees 2023/24



The University of Leicester School of Business is a global academy for leaders, innovators and change-makers. Building on over 90 years of delivering business education, it is internationally renowned for courses in accounting and finance, management, marketing and economics. 

The University of Leicester Global Study Centre is an associate college of the prestigious University, offering the bespoke Foundation in Economics and Management with progression into the School of Business. 

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Foundation modules (two semesters)Credits
Academic English and Skills45
Introduction to Accounting and Finance15
Introduction to Economics15
Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Business15
Introduction to Management15
Introduction to Marketing15

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures and group-based tutorial coursework (oral and written presentation), and assessment is via individual coursework (oral and written presentation) and examinations. You will be encouraged throughout to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

In order to successfully progress onto the next stage of studies (Year One), you will need to achieve the minimum pass mark across all modules of 50%.

The educational aims of the programme are to:

  • Develop students’ fundamental knowledge and understanding of the relevant disciplinary elements in economics and management and related fields.

  • Develop in students a broad range of transferable academic literacy, research and analytical skills to succeed in undergraduate study.

  • Ensure that students have attained the prescribed level of English language competence to succeed on specified University of Leicester undergraduate programmes in related fields. 

  • To prepare students to operate effectively and autonomously within the framework of higher education.

  • Develop students’ graduate attributes to optimize future employability prospects in a global environment.

Year of studyFees
Year One £18,200

*Partner University tuition fees that apply to a student after progression are payable directly to the University and are determined by the University themselves. Information on those fees and when they may increase are published on the University

The language of instruction at the Global Study Centre is English. To enter the Foundation, you must be able to demonstrate you are suitably proficient in English. Please visit our English language entry requirements page for full details. 

Please note your English language test must have been taken within the past two years.

Career opportunities

Our Economics and Management programmes leads onto a number of finance and business-related degrees at the University of Leicester, which in turn open up a range of exciting career choices for you:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Chartered accountant
  • Compliance officer
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • External auditor
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Political risk analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Sales manager
  • Financial manager
  • Computer and Information Systems manager
  • Human resources manager
  • General manager

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Why study here

Studying at the University of Leicester provides you with a world-class education on a welcoming, modern campus. 


If you are an offer-holder interested in joining the Global Study Centre in 2023/24 you could be eligible for a scholarship.


The University of Leicester offers a range of high-quality student accommodation options across the campus and city.