This Foundation Year seeks to provide you with a critical understanding of the role of business in contemporary society and a route onto degree level study for a range of programmes. York Business School programmes with Foundation Year are open to a wide range of students who do not yet have the qualifications to apply for an undergraduate degree programme in business or a range of business-related disciplines. You may be a mature student who would like to work towards a degree, or you may have recently left further education without the qualifications required to access the degree programme of your choice. Studying at York Business School is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is clearly focused on your long-term career prospects in a wide variety of contexts. Whether you are thinking of setting up your own business, working in a large corporation, the public sector or the ever growing tourist industry you will need to possess an understanding of how businesses operate. Successful completion of the Foundation Year guarantees automatic progression onto Year 1 of the degree you have chosen to study. For more details on the units you will study after your foundation year, please refer to the honours degree course listing.