BA (Hons) Business studies with foundation year

This is the type of course where you may tailor your studies to exactly what you want to accomplish in the future. Whatever your job goals are, you may customise your courses to match them. Whether you want to work for the government, a well-established company, or even create your own, the employment opportunities available with our degree are nearly unlimited.


A Business Studies degree can open the door to many exciting and rewarding careers. This course has been designed to help you meet the many challenges of the complex, dynamic and exciting world of business. You will develop a critical understanding of ethical principles and practice, and an awareness of effective management and finance practice.

We have developed this course in partnership with public and private local business organisations to give you real-world understanding of the contemporary business landscape, thus enabling you to gain an understanding of the many contexts in which businesses operate. We’ll give you the information, tools, techniques and experience you need to devise creative solutions to the full range of business problems. The knowledge you will gain during this course is a real opportunity to start a rewarding career.

Why should I complete the BA (Hons) Business Management ?

By studying Business Management, you will have a solid understanding of the elements that underpin all successful organizations, such as human resources, marketing, and finance. However, you will also examine modern business concerns such as globalization, sustainability, and social change.


Foundation year (Level 3) modules:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Recording of Business Transactions
  • Personalised Learning
  • Data Handling and ICT
  • Managing People and Systems
  • Academic Performance.

Year one (Level 4) modules:

  • Professional Skills for Business and Finance
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Researching Business Data­­
  • Business Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Information, Communications and Technology (ICT).

Year two (Level 5) modules:

  • Business Economics
  • Enterprise and Business Development
  • Managing Business Operations
  • Research Methods
  • Business Ethics
  • Organisational Behaviour

Year three (Level 6) modules:

  • Strategic Management
  • International Trade, Finance and Investment
  • Business Research Project (40 credits) (year-long)
  • International Business
  • Managing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

£8,750 per year

If you do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year programme, or do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, this four-year programme including a Foundation Year could be for you.


Entry Requirements

Application-based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A-Levels or BTECs

Mature learner 21+:

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment-based entry, and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life, and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

  1. Provide a Personal Statement
  2. English Language Test (with a minimum 60% score, equivalent to IELTS 5.5)
  3. Maths Test (Score 50%)
  4. Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)
  5. Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview

You will be required to pass our English Language test with a minimum 60% score, equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Students will also be asked to attend an academic interview. Suitability for entry to our programs can be demonstrated in several ways and is not limited to academic qualifications alone and applicants who do not meet our published entry requirements are encouraged to contact recruitment and admissions for advice.

How to Apply

Each of our courses has different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information.

The diverse range of modules on the program provides an opportunity for experiencing a range of teaching and learning approaches. This degree is unique within the field of business education because of its strong focus on experiential and problem-based learning, group work, and student reflection. Students will also make extensive use of IT-based learning, through the virtual learning environment.


Feb 2022

June 2022

September 2022

January 2023


Weekday / Weekend /Evening Classes


4 years


£8,750 per year (Home fee)


RQF Level 4-6


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