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Foundation in Economics and Management

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

Key Information

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.


  • Foundation: Two semesters


  • January
  • September


  • Global Study Centre

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Teaching and assessment

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.

Progression criteria

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%.

Learning outcomes

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.


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*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

Fees and scholarships

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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