**BA (Hons) Business Studies with Foundation Year** **Choose a Foundation Year if you have potential and ambition but aren’t quite ready to join our BA (Hons) Business Studies degree directly. It sets you up for success on an exciting course designed to make you highly employable.** **Why choose this course?** This well-regarded degree gives you the decision-making and problem-solving abilities you need to become ‘business-ready’. Business Studies at Derby was ranked top 3 for overall satisfaction and no 1 for academic support in the 2017 National Student Survey. **Is this course for you?** A Foundation Year eases your transition to honours degree studies, enabling you to complete the full BA (Hons) in four years. It’s ideal if you lack formal entry requirements, are changing career direction or want to build your confidence. **How you will learn** Find your niche: you’ll explore the full spectrum of business areas, then decide where your interests lie. In stages two and three, almost half the course comprises optional modules so you can chart your own direction – anything from consumer behaviour to financial markets. **Opportunities and experiences** Work-related learning is key, with business consultancy projects, an optional placement year and summer internship opportunities. You can also gain the Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership as this course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. **Careers and employability** You’ll graduate as a versatile professional with a thorough understanding of essential business disciplines plus practical data collection and research skills. Many students advance to graduate training schemes with major companies or secure roles in areas like finance, HRM, sales, marketing and project management.