BA (Hons) Business Management with foundation year


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What is the BA (Hons) Business Management Degree?

The BA (Hons) Business Management Degree with Foundation Year allows you to develop your study skills and build confidence in your academic abilities while identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree programme. Two of the modules enable you to develop your general academic study skills and your employability skills. The other two modules aim to equip you with the more specialised skills and understanding necessary for progression on to a Level 4 business qualification (first year of the degree).

Students who do not have the required level of English language and maths for progression onto the undergraduate degree programme can still enrol by completing the Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in both English and maths by attending additional sessions.

Why Should I do a Business Management Degree?

On successful completion of the foundation year, you will have met the entry requirement for progression on to the undergraduate degree programme offered by Buckinghamshire New University.

Many of our students are in full-time employment or have family commitments. We strive for a diverse student group from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. This helps to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment and is one of the reasons we offer flexible timetabling, including evening classes.

Progression Opportunities

Foundation years are specifically designed for progression to a three-year degree. You can progress to career opportunities in management or develop your own business ambitions. The programme provides a grounding in all areas of business management and offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area for post-graduate study. Some of the career opportunities for Business Management graduates include:

  • middle and senior management positions across all sectors
  • advertising and marketing
  • accountancy
  • human resources
  • banking
  • management consultancy
  • business journalism

Entry Requirements

  • 32 UCAS points (this can be made up of different levels of level courses. For more information on the UCAS points for your qualification, go to the UCAS tariff calculator).
  • If you have studied in a non-majority English speaking country, you will typically be asked to complete an English language test (speaking, listening, reading and writing). The expected level is IELTS 5.0 or equivalent, with no element below 4.5.
  • These are our standard entry requirements, but we may consider lowering these for students that perform well in the interview.

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

Course Outline


  • Preparing for success
  • Knowledge and creativity
  • Introduction to business management
  • Preparing for success
  • Self-development and responsibility
  • Inquiry-based learning

Course Specification

  • Course Duration: 4 years, full time
  • Level: RQF Level 3-6
  • Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University
  • Assessment: Assessments are by coursework and portfolio.
  • Mode of Delivery: Full Time
  • Timetable options: Two days per week or four evenings per week
  • Campus: Masons House, Kingsbury
  • Intake dates:: September, January and April
  • Fee: £9,250 (with Student Finance Available)

How to apply

Foundation year, degree & BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)

From choosing your desired course, writing your personal statement and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.

Step 1: Initial consultation.

Step 2: Register. If you are a UK or EU applicant, you will need to apply through the UCAS website. You can register with UCAS directly or through your college. UCAS gives you the option of applying for up to five courses and charges you for each course you apply for. Completing the application is your chance to sell yourself. It is your moment to highlight the skills and knowledge you have learnt to date, any qualifications gained and why you want to study your chosen course. There is a step-by-step guide to help with applications on the UCAS website.

Step 3: Interview. After applying for a course with Regent College Higher Education, you will need to attend an admissions interview with our course team. Your recruitment advisor can book the interview for you and help you prepare for it.

Step 4: Submit your application. This is the time to submit your application. Check that you have completed every section before submission. Once you have applied, you will receive an acknowledgement that your application has been received. If any further information is needed, we will contact you. You can use the ‘Track’ section on the UCAS website to monitor the progress of your application.

Offer received

Once we have all the necessary information regarding your application, we will make a final decision. Our decision will be uploaded to the UCAS Track section and you will also receive a letter. If you are offered a place, the offer may be ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’. If you have been accepted onto the course, you will then receive your joining instructions and more information about starting your studies.

Stage 1: Offer selection

You can keep track of all your applications through the UCAS Track section, including all the final offers you receive. Once you have heard back from all the universities you applied to, you will need to choose which offer you want to accept, together with a back-up second choice.

Stage 2: Offer acceptance

The deadline for accepting an offer will be highlighted on UCAS Track, depending on your application submission date.

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Regent College Higher Education is a leading provider of industry-related higher education. We are a diverse community active in promoting learning and education, with an established record of success ... Read More

Regent College Higher Education is a leading provider of industry-related higher education. We are a diverse community active in promoting learning and education, with an established record of success rates within UK Higher Education. You will experience an exciting time of study and interaction within an environment geared to draw the best from students, supported by a dedicated team of professionals at all levels who always put students first! Read less
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