BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise with Foundation Year

Businesses can survive even in difficult economic times if they have the correct information and plan in place. This degree will provide you with all the information and abilities required to launch and expand a prosperous business. A foundation year is included in the four-year degree program to aid in the growth of your academic abilities and self-assurance.

University TBA
Degree BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise
Level of study Foundation Year (Y0)
Start date September, January, May
Duration 4 years
Location London, Birmingham, Manchester
Delivery Weekends, Weekdays or Evenings
Hours per week 9-12h
Fees £9250
Finances Eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan

Course Overview

Do you want to have your own business? Do you want to know how to build a great company that will flourish even in the most trying economic conditions? If you have a business idea, we'll equip you with the knowledge and abilities to make it a reality.

This four-year Business and Enterprise BA (Hons) with Foundation Year in Business degree offers a different entry point into higher education and is made for potential students who might not have the necessary or pertinent academic preparation for university education.

You will take courses to assist you in advancing your academic abilities and self-belief during the integrated Foundation Year in Business. You'll also learn about essential ideas, arguments, and abilities that will support and inform your second, third, and fourth years of undergraduate degree studies.

Through case study analysis, lectures, workshops, and student-led activities, you'll learn business aims, practices, and concepts. You'll examine the logistics of the supply chain, project management, production, business organisation, and human resources and management fundamentals.

You'll understand how to create a business plan, forecast financial data, show and sell your ideas, locate customers and clients, as well as expand your company into foreign markets.

A significant consulting assignment in your final year will also provide you the chance to acquire the entrepreneurial qualities that larger organizations are looking for. You'll collaborate with other students on fresh company concepts while applying your growing business expertise to produce reports, consulting, and suggestions.

Entry Requirements
Funding & Fees

Year 0 (Foundation)

Core modules (students are required to take):
Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
Introduction to Business Operations and Management
Starting a Business and Fundamentals of Marketing

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):
Financial and Management Accounting
Operations Management
Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
Management & Organisational Behaviour
Marketing Fundamentals
Ethics, Society and Employability

Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):
Financial Accounting
Principles of International Business
Business Development I
Professional Development and Placement
Students are also required to choose one option module from:
Legal Issues for Management Financial Management
Students are also required to choose one option module from:
Marketing Communications
People Management

Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): Business & Management Strategy
e-business and e-marketing
Business Development II*
Project Management
Entrepreneurship and Creativity
Students are also required to choose one option module from:
Corporate Sustainability

Applicants aged 21+

Applicants over 21 years old can apply based on their work experience. Consequently, academic qualifications/diploma is not required.
Applicants without academic diplomas need to demonstrate motivation and their suitability for this specific course.
To sum up, you don’t need any qualifications to be accepted at the university or college. You just need to speak basic English.

Academic (standard) requirements for applicants under 21 years old)

• 32 UCAS points
• At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English language requirements

• All applicants can take FREE English online test

There will be nine to twelve hours of lectures, workshops, and tutorials per week.

You will be evaluated through group projects, coursework, portfolios, and presentations in addition to reports, business plans, and seen and unseen tests. You'll need to create an e-portfolio with real-world projects and investigations for some modules. Additionally, you'll write a dissertation your senior year.

Funding for your studies

All of the students will receive Student Finance which means that you don't need to pay anything.

Tuition Fee Loans

Your tuition fees are paid using a tuition fee loan. This is given to your University or College directly. Only once you have completed your study and are making at least £26,575 per year do loan repayments begin. Students who study full- or part-time may apply

Maintenance Loans

To pay for living expenses, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan if you qualify. T his loan is deposited straight into your bank account. After you complete your degree and earn more than £26,575, your maintenance loan is due. Please visit for additional details.

Maintenance Grants

Additionally, you can apply for a Maintenance Grant to assist with living expenses. At the beginning of the term, maintenance grants are deposited straight into your bank account. Although you are not required to pay them back, any money you get will lower the amount of the Maintenance Loan you might be eligible for should you decide to apply for one as well.

General info

Student finance for undergraduate degrees covers:

- Tuition fee Loan - £9250 per year. This money goes directly from the Student Loan Company to the University (you don’t touch this money).
- Maintenance loan: covers your own expenses and living costs.
- £9706 per year in you live outside the London
- £13000 if you live in London
The maintenance Loan goes directly to your account and you can do with this money whatever you want.

If you have pre-settled status you need to work and keep working during the status.
If you have a settled status you don’t need to work.

The loan is provided by the UK government and covers 100% of the tuition fees charged by universities. The repayment rules are very favourable.

More information can be found on the government website:

Enrolling for July & September 2023

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