Undergraduate Pathway: Business Management and Economics

Foundation and First Year Degree Entry both available

Management is about making decisions and getting the most from people at every level in all types of organisations. Business Management and Economics at Swansea provides a number of core subjects, plus a number of specialisms or a number of specialists subjects, creating an academically rewarding educational experience that provides an excellent foundation for a broad range of careers.

Pathways at Swansea University

High School

Please note that students will be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study, for further details please refer to our Admissions Requirements.


Fees (2017-18)


Stage 1: University Foundation

£9,950 (1 Semester)

£14,550 (2 Semesters)

£17,550 (3 Semesters)

Stage 2: First Year Degree

£14,950 (2 Semesters)

£17,950 (3 Semesters)

£20,950 (4 Semesters)

Stage 3: Second Year Degree
Stage 4: Final Year Degree



Stage 1: One, Two or Three semesters depending on your academic background and English language qualifications.

Stage 2: Two, three or four semesters depending on your English language qualifications.


Stage 1: September, November, January and May

Stage 2: September, November and January (First Year Economics Pathway is not available in November & January Intakes)

NEWNovember Intake

Stage 1: University Foundation


  • Business Studies
  • Composition and Style**
  • Critical Thinking**
  • Economics
  • Globalisation**
  • Interactive learning Skills and Communication 1
  • Principles of ICT
  • Statistics
  • English Portfolio***

** Extra modules only taught as part of 2 semester foundation only.
*** Only students studying the three semester foundation study this module.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Business Management and Economics (three and four semesters options available) 


Business Management Modules:

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications
  • Accounting for Business & Economics
  • Economics for Business, Accounting and Finance
  • Managing People
  • Operations Management
  • Finance for Business and Economics
  • Marketing
  • Maths & Statistics 1 for Business

Economics Modules:

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications
  • Maths for Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Micro-Economics 1
  • Current Issues in Economics
  • Accounting for Business & Economics
  • Statistics for Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Finance for Business and Economics
  • Methodology in Economics
  • Macro-Economics 1

* Stated Swansea University course fees are a guide only and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date fee listings, please visit

Swansea University Degree pathways

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