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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 year to prepare you for degree-level learning.

  • Begin with a Foundation year to enhance your skills in business, management, and professional communication, including academic writing.
  • Develop professional skills and personal attributes through practical exercises such as writing business plans and working in groups.
  • Join our community of close-knit students and supportive, experienced academic staff.

Learn more about Bath Spa University London.

Unlock the door to a world of opportunities with our Business and Management degree. Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment that will sharpen your strategic thinking, enhance your leadership skills, and prepare you for success in the business landscape. 

We teach you the theories of business and management in practical ways, ensuring that you’re ready to tackle real-world challenges. You'll engage in hands-on projects and case studies that hone your analytical and problem-solving skills. 

Study at Bath Spa University London

You'll experience London's rich cultural diversity, historic landmarks, and lively city life, providing a unique backdrop to your academic journey.

At BSUL, we value diversity and inclusion, and you'll be part of a vibrant community of students from various backgrounds and cultures.

Take the first step towards achieving your business aspirations: join our course and benefit from the support of our dedicated and experienced staff. 

"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


Become a critical thinker who can tackle the business and management challenges of the future with confidence and creativity. 

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.  

This Business degree offers an integrated Foundation year, making it ideal for students who wish to build their skills before transitioning to an undergraduate honours degree in Business and Management. 

Course structure

Integrated Foundation Year (year zero)
The Foundation Year is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in your future studies. You’ll join a supportive and engaging learning environment that will help you develop an understanding of business principles and management practices. With a focus on real-world applications, this foundation year is an ideal stepping stone to the next phase of your degree.

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, projects, group work, exams, essays, videos and business reports.

How will I be taught?

We offer variety in the way we teach: sometimes we set you problems so you can find the answers for yourself, sometimes we'll lecture.

Most modules use a mix of lectures and seminars. There's a good blend of online activities using our Virtual Learning Environment

You’ll be given personal support in your studies – 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
  • Academic and Career Foundation
  • Digital Essentials
  • Introduction to Analytics
  • Introduction to Business and Management
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
  • Human Resources 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


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.


2024 entry
Student Annual tuition fee
UK full time £9,250

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 5.5, with no less than 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 64
  • Pearson PTE with a minimum score of 45
  • Duolingo with a minimum score of 95
  • 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. 

Right to study in the UK

All students studying at Bath Spa University London are required to have the Right to Study in the UK. Assessment of your Right to Study in the UK, and therefore your eligibility to study at BSU London, will be undertaken as part of your application to study at the University.

How do I apply?

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

Course leader: Nadia Maddy

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