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Business and Management with Integrated Foundation Year (London)

BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree - single honours

BA (Hons) Business and Management
Bath Business School
Campus or location
Bath Spa University London
Course length
Four years full time.

Entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The main ones are listed under 'Typical offers' in the main column below. For combined courses, please check both subjects. If your qualification is not listed, please email with your specific details.

Our London based Business and Management degree offers an integrated foundation course to prepare you for degree-level learning.

  • Improve your language skills, academic writing and develop your knowledge in Business and Management.
  • Develop enterprising skills through professional and personal development.
  • Join our community of close-knit students and supportive and experienced academic staff.

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Budding entrepreneur? CEO of the future? Marketing Director in the making? Whatever your aspirations, our Business and Management course will give you a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of modern business.

Along the way, you’ll develop the core skills you need to excel in all kinds of businesses, and start to build a clear picture of exactly where those skills could take you.

"For me, the decision to study at BSU London has been a very positive experience. I feel that the foundation programme has given me the confidence and skills to achieve my goal of graduating with a degree in Business and Management."

Jabed Hossain, BA (Hones) Business and Management with Integrated Foundation Year

What you'll learn


Our Business and Management degree with an integrated foundation course will help you develop as a person to achieve your potential through teaching you about business and how it works. You’ll graduate with potential for employment in different businesses; this could be an organisation, the private or public sector, a charity or possibly your own business. We aim to give you the skills to apply your knowledge in a wide range of situations in any sector.

Course structure

Integrated Foundation Year (year zero)
The Foundation year will help you to develop your academic skills and prepare you for degree-level learning. It's designed to improve your language skills, academic writing and develop your knowledge in the subject area that you are going to study.

Year one
Gain a broad understanding of today’s business environment - from the context that organisations operate in through to trends in economic thinking and the importance of data in business. Modules will cover topics such as organisations and the business environment, economics and globalisation, and managing data.

Year two
Focus on the inner workings of businesses. Use business techniques to solve problems and start developing the skills that employers look for. Modules cover key themes including creativity and innovation in business.

Year three
Develop and explore your business learning and focus on the role of management. Undertake an in-depth business research project in your specialist area. You’ll also have a chance to set up a business on your own or with fellow students. Other topics to explore include: managing sustainability, organisational Strategy, and leadership and management.

How will I be assessed?

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, podcasts, examis, essays, videos and business reports.

How will I be taught?

We offer variety in the way we teach: sometimes we will set you problems so you can find the answers for yourself, sometimes we'll lecture. Most modules use a mix of lectures and small group seminars. There's a good blend of online activities using our Virtual Learning Environment, Minerva. We invite business leaders in to talk about their experience and we arrange visits to local businesses.  All of our teaching methods facilitate your development as a self-directed learner.

You’ll be given personal support in your study – we're a friendly team of academics, committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Course modules

This course offers or includes the following modules. Please check the programme document for more information.

Year zero (Integrated Foundation Year) modules
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Planning Your Career in Business
  • Communication for Professionals
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing and Social Media
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Basic Statistics and ICT.
Year one (Level 4) modules
  • The Business Environment
  • Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • Economics and Globalisation
  • Managing Data
  • Design Thinking for Enterprise
  • Professional Practice.
Year two (Level 5) modules
  • Creativity for Business
  • Innovation Management
  • The Marketing Business
  • Operations and Project Management
  • International Business
  • Festival and Events Management.
Year three (Level 6) modules
  • Business and Management Project
  • Enterprise: Creating your Business
  • Organisational Strategy
  • Managing Sustainability
  • Leadership and Management.


Business community projects

We give you the opportunity to work with regional and national businesses. You’ll be working on live project briefs, helping organisations find creative solutions to their business issues.

Facilities and resources

Where the subject is taught

This course is taught at our Bath Spa University London campus in Hoxton, Shoreditch. You'll have access to many of our services digitally including:


Our libraries offer a wide range of business materials that you can access online. You can also access a wealth of material available via electronic sources. These include Business Source Complete, Mintel, Newsbank and an increasing range of e-books.

Fees and eligibility

Please note: Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not generally eligible for the UK (Home) fee status. Please refer to the international student rate. Irish citizens and those granted Settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme are eligible for UK (Home) fee status. There are also other circumstances where this may apply: See UKCISA for more information.

UK students full time fees

2023/24 ENTRY

Course fees

Integrated Foundation Year £9,250
Year 1 Published Jan 2024
Year 2 Published Jan 2025
Year 3 Published Jan 2026

2024/25 ENTRY

Course fees

Integrated Foundation Year Published Jan 2024
Year 1 Published Jan 2025
Year 2 Published Jan 2026
Year 3 Published Jan 2027

2025/26 ENTRY

Course fees

Integrated Foundation Year Published Jan 2025
Year 1 Published Jan 2026
Year 2 Published Jan 2027
Year 3 Published Jan 2028



Entry to the course is reliant on you having permission to study in the UK.

For non-UK nationals you must either have a visa allowing you to study in the UK, or if an EU national, then you must hold Pre-Settled or Settled Status. With your application please provide either a copy of your Biometric Residence Permit, or (if you are an EU national) your 'Share Code'.

More information can be found on the Government website. Please follow the instruction on the government website and send us a copy of your passport, BRP/share code with your application.

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

You may not be from a traditional educational background, but you will be enterprising and creative and have the drive and motivation to succeed in a challenging environment.

Typical offers

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes with an integrated foundation year:

  • A minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above (including Maths and English) or international equivalent. The qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years. Evidence of ongoing recent study preferred. Or;
  • If you do not have formal or recent qualifications, you can support your application with evidence of appropriate skills and knowledge acquired through a minimum of three years post-school professional work experience. Accompanying your application, you must write an essay of 500 words setting out the following:
    1. A summary of your work experience
    2. A consideration on how that experience has advanced your skills and knowledge
    3. A summary of how that experience relates to the course of study applied for.

Course enquiries

For further information about the programme or entry requirements, please email us at

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we will need to see evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

Generally, we are looking for a score equivalent to IELTS 6.0, with 5.5 in each of the four components of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. We accept a range of qualifications including:

  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 72
  • Pearson PTE with a minimum score of 51
  • Duolingo with a minimum score of 85
  • Academic qualifications taught in English can also be accepted, such as GCSE English Language with a minimum grade C/4.
Other admissions requirements

In addition to the academic requirements, your personal statement should set out your keen interest in the subject and why you wish to pursue the course. Applicants should also describe why they have chosen Bath Spa University in London.

You may be asked to discuss your application further through an informal interview. 

Not a UK citizen?

With your application you should upload a copy of your passport. If you are a non-UK citizen then evidence of immigration status is to be provided - either a copy of your Biometric Residence Permit, or if you are an EU national, then your 'Share Code'. More information can be found on the Government website. Please follow the instruction on the government website and send us a copy of your passport and share code with your application.

How do I apply?

Ready to apply? Click the 'apply now' button in the centre of this page.

Course leader: Farzam Bonabi

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