During your Foundation Entry Year you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to the basics of business, alongside improving key skills needed for success at university, including numeracy, writing and IT skills. Your existing skills will be built on by providing subject specific skills, whilst introducing you to subjects taught within the Schools of Management and Business, in order that you may more easily choose your preferred course, following successful completion of the Foundation Year. You’ll study key business themes and develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful business career or for further study. We’ll provide a framework for you to develop an understanding of businesses, their processes, and the changing environment in which they operate. You’ll also prepare for and develop a business career while enhancing your lifelong learning skills and personal development. Economics as a degree places emphasis on numerical and problem-solving skills. This is reflected in the destinations of economics graduates as almost half of those working full-time in the UK enter professions that fall within the category of business, finance and associate professions. Our graduates have pursued a wide variety of careers – market analysts, financial analysts, retail managers, entrepreneurs, civil servants and academics. The subject is recognised as an intellectually demanding preparation for a wide range of professional occupations requiring high levels of both literacy and numeracy.