Are you passionate about business? Looking for an alternative route onto a full-time business degree? Southampton Solent’s Business Foundation Year will help you take your first step into higher education, broadening your industry knowledge and enabling you to enrol on a related undergraduate degree programme. Solent University’s Business Foundation Year is a direct entry point to one of our business-related undergraduate degree programmes, such as marketing, business management or accountancy and finance. The foundation year is ideal for those who are looking at an alternative route into higher education, or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree. The course aims to help students develop a strong foundation of business knowledge, alongside academic and transferable skills to ensure they get the most out of their degree-level studies. Want to build your business knowledge to progress on to a full degree at Solent? The Business Foundation Year will help you build your academic skills, providing you with a platform to pursue a business-related undergraduate degree. Successful completion of the Business foundation year will provide a pathway to the Accountancy and Finance degree. Whether you dream of becoming an accountant, investment broker or financial advisor, this full-time degree will help equip you with the skills you’ll need to get your career off to a great start. This programme aims to help students to take advantage of these graduate jobs by providing them with a solid understanding of the industry, the opportunity to pursue work experience and the chance to engage with specific areas of finance that interest them. Students on the BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance course study intensively, looking at both national and international markets to ensure a firm understanding of the global economy. The curriculum itself is partly based around first hand advice and real life examples of working in the industry. Not only does this better prepare students for their working life, it also ensures that staff and students are keeping up to date with the latest developments in this fast moving industry. Our accrediting institutions can provide students with support and guidance both during and after their degree. This support has helped past students to secure year-long work placements, which every students is given the opportunity to undertake between the second and third years of their degree. Solent is a place of study for students from all over the world. Learning with colleagues from a wide range of different backgrounds helps to emulate real working practises and brings new points of view to discussions and debates.