Business Management (including foundation year)

Course Introduction

<b>Why study this course?</b>

Our four-year Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) that provides you with an alternative route into higher education if you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree in business.

During your foundation year you will engage with business challenges in a stimulating environment, while boosting your confidence and acquiring crucial academic skills. This acts as excellent preparation for your subsequent three years of study, which will allow you to specialise in more specific and advanced areas of business.

In the 2020 National Student Survey, 96% of our Business Management students said that they were able to access facilities, equipment, software and other resources whenever they needed.

<b>More about the course</b>

Our innovative Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has been devised with valuable industry input, giving you an edge when it comes to seeking that all-important job when you graduate.

At London Met, we’ll help you acquire key business skills and knowledge in the classroom but we’ll provide you with a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom too. The University is home to Accelerator, which provides advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources that can help you turn a business idea into reality. Based in Shoreditch, Accelerator is a unique resource that has helped many students and graduates establish their own businesses.

You will share your foundation year with students on other business-related foundation year courses. This allows you to share ideas and insights with your classmates before going on to specialise in your subsequent years of study. Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of business, there is also some flexibility to allow you to do this.

Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Business Management BA (Hons) course. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore decision-making, leadership, organisation design and management, with a range of optional modules to choose from.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course, but you’ll also gain a Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) diploma. As a member of the CMI you can access their facilities, attend events and access over 200,000 live management jobs and its mentoring scheme.

Course Modules

Example Year 0 modules:

Development for Success in Business

Orientation for Success in Higher Education

The Context of Business

Using and Managing Data and Information

Example Year 1 modules:

Business Decision Making

Business and Enterprise

Fundamentals of Management

Personal and Academic Development

The Business Environment

Example Year 2 modules:

Business Research Methods

Leadership and Leading

Serving Customers in Global Markets

Creating a Winning Business 1

Learning through Work

Managing Organisational Development, Performance and Reward

Organisation Design and Management

Professional Experience Year Placement

Resourcing, Retaining and Motivating Talent

Example Year 3 modules:

Achieve Your Potential

Management Dissertation

Strategy: Choices and Change

The Practice of Management

Business Writing and Communication

Economics of Multinational Business

Financial Decision Making for Managers

Managing Corporate Reputation

Project Management

Quantitative Data Analysis

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £13,200 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £3,300 Overseas Fees