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 Shipping and Port Management degree programme. Studying shipping and port management at Southampton Solent University will help you to capitalise on these opportunities and equip you with the balance of modern shipping knowledge and port management expertise sought after by employers in the industry. Our maritime academic group is comprised of staff from a wide range of maritime and shipping backgrounds, ensuring that teaching combines academic theory with a wealth of commercial knowledge. The key aim of the shipping and port management degree is for students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare them for their future careers and give them the best opportunities to begin their chosen career path. As a direct benefit of our accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), students will receive exemptions from the academic requirements for membership at either ‘chartered member’ or ‘membership level’ of CILT. In the same way, students will be entitled to exemptions from two of the ICS exams (Professional Qualifying Examinations) required to gain ICS membership (an internationally recognised mark of professionalism in the shipping industry).