Foundation Degree in Business
Year one £7,200 Year two £7,416
Full Time - 2 Years
Start Date (s)
17 SEP 2019

Course Description

This is a multi-disciplinary degree course validated by London Metropolitan University. Students learning will focus on key business topics such as human resources, marketing, finance - alongside field trips, practical workshops and other associated activities.

In year 1, you will gain a basic understanding of the business environments within which businesses operate and understand different types of business organisations.

Year 2 will build on your skill level and extend your knowledge to cover employability skills, professional development, decision-making, entrepreneurship and work-based learning. During this year, you’ll undertake practical work, case studies, presentations, report writing, practical workshops and gain advanced software experience.

Students accepted onto either the Foundation or Top-Up Degrees, may be eligible to access certain facilities provided by the University. The college will provide further details at the time of enrolment.

Course Structure / Units

Autumn Term (Level 4)
Semister Code Title Credits
Autumn Period (15 weeks) EC4F05GN Introduction to the Business Environment 30
Autumn Period (15 weeks) MC4F12GN Introduction to Marketing  30
Spring (Level 4)
Semister Code Title Credits
Spring Period (15 weeks) BA4F04GN Managing Financial Resources 30
Spring Period (15 weeks) MN4F03GN Managing People in Organisation 30
Autumn Term (Level 5)
Semister Code Title Credits
Autumn Period (15 weeks) MN5F08GN Employability Skills and Professional Development 30
Autumn Period (15 weeks) MN5F09GN Entrepreneurship in Business 30
Yearlong (30 weeks) MN5F10GN Work-Based Learning   30
Spring (Level 5)
Semister Code Title Credits
Spring Period (15 weeks) BA5F01GN Business Decision Making 30
Yearlong (30 weeks)  MN5F10GN Work-Based Learning  30

Entry Requirements

Prospective students will be required to produce a minimum of 4 GSCE at minimum C grade. Foreign students will be required to compare their qualifications through UK NARIC.

Additional requirements:
  • 160 points UCAS in A Level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • BTEC National Certificate
  • A recognised Access to Higher Education Certificate in a related field or equivalent
Students whose first language is not English will be required to produce:
  • 5.5 IELTS
  • 79 TOEFL (internet-based)

All applicants may be asked to sit entry test(s).

In exceptional circumstances, candidates with lower qualifications and suitable industrial or external experience in Business disciplines may be registered as a student of Foundation Degree.

Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is permitted, in line with the University's regulations.

In addition to entry requirements above, the College must comply with its Policy and Procedures and other regulatory bodies requirements in relation to entry and admission processes.

The College's Recruitment, Selection and Admission Policy can be found under the following link: Recruitment, Selection and Admission Policy

Career Progression

A key progression path for students completing Foundation Degree in Business is to the third year of a degree. Students completing their Foundation Degree in Business will have strong career prospects in various areas of business including Marketing, Operations Management, Project Management, Human resource management and General administration on successful completion of the course.

London Metropolitan University

Assignment Weighting / Assessment:

This course consists of various assessment methods including coursework and projects. Students will be required to use: case studies, presentations, portfolios and demonstrate effective teamwork. Further information on the assessment weighting can be found in the course and unit specifications.

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