Business Management (Extended Degree) - BA (Hons)
Why study this course?
The Business Management (Extended Degree) course includes a foundation year (Year 0). This provides you with an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate business degree. You will engage with business issues in a stimulating environment, boost your confidence and acquire crucial academic skills.
The Business Management Extended Degree BA includes a foundation year (Year 0), designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying at undergraduate level in the Guildhall School of Business and Law at London Metropolitan University.
You'll be provided with the skills and knowledge necessary for degree-level study. In Year 0, we'll engage your interest in a wide range of business issues and provide an exciting and stimulating environment where you can develop your expertise. To help prepare you for your subsequent three years of study, we'll focus on improving your academic and study skills, boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential.
After successful completion of Year 0, you will then progress to the Business Management BA or International Business BSc degree, or any other degree in the Guildhall School of Business and Law that is relevant to the skills you've acquired.
You are assessed in a variety of ways including group work, coursework, presentations and portfolios.
If you choose Business Management BA as your pathway you will gain membership to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). As a member you can access their facilities, attend events and access over 200,000 live management jobs as well as a mentoring scheme.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- at least one A level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
- English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
If you're a mature student with significant work experience, you're invited to apply for this course based on the knowledge and skills you've developed through your work.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
This module currently runs:
- all year (September start) - Tuesday morning
- all year (January start) - Thursday morning
This module provides students with opportunities to become aware of the essential communication and study skills necessary to undertake an undergraduate degree in Business, and enables their development. It is also designed to introduce and reinforce essential transferable skills with a focus on personal development, planning and reflective learning.
This module currently runs:
- all year (September start) - Friday afternoon
- all year (September start) - Friday morning
- all year (January start) - Monday morning
This module introduces students to the context of business, that is, the environment in which businesses operate. The focus of this module is the development of knowledge about business, how business organisations work and operate in the wider environment and how they are influenced by their immediate and global environment.
This module currently runs:
- all year (September start) - Thursday afternoon
- all year (September start) - Thursday morning
- all year (January start) - Thursday afternoon
Customers are an essential component of any business. You already have knowledge about customers because you are one. Each one of us is a customer in some form or another, whether it is the consumption of education or healthcare, the queue in the post office, or buying food in a supermarket.
This module considers different customers and their different needs. It explores the motivations, attitudes and behaviours of different customers, both internal and external to an organisation, and it examines various approaches to dealing with customers. In addition there is a focus on communication skills, particularly influencing and negotiation skills.
This module currently runs:
- all year (September start) - Wednesday morning
- all year (September start) - Wednesday afternoon
- all year (September start) - Tuesday afternoon
- all year (January start) - Friday morning
This module aims to provide the learner with a thorough overview of the skills and knowledge needed to obtain, analyse, interpret and use information in the context of business analysis. The module encompasses aspects of mathematics, statistics and information technology relevant to not only the business management course but also to all other UG courses. The module focuses on data and analysis techniques that leads to the understanding of Accounting, Finance, Business, Aviation and Economics related information.
The first year of this extended degree covers four topics. Part-time students are able to spread this over two years.
Year 0 (Level 3) modules include:
- Development for Success in Business
- The Context of Business
- Understanding and Dealing with Customers
- Using and Managing Data and Information
Modules at levels four, five and six are determined by the path you choose following completion of level three. Pathway options include:
After successfully completing the foundation year, you can choose to complete your degree from one of the following options:
- Accounting and Finance BA
- Airline, Airport and Aviation Management BSc
- Banking and Finance BScBusiness Management BA
- Business Management BA
- Economics BSc
- Events Management BA
- International Business Management BSc
- LLB (Law)
- Tourism and Travel Management BA
Each option will further improve your skills and knowledge for postgraduate study or developing your professional career. For example, graduates from our Business Management BA and International Business Management BA degree have gone on to develop careers in leading international corporations, management, government, consultancy and business research.
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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News and success stories
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Students reach the semi-finals of UBC
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Students reach third consecutive CIMA Business Challenge Final.
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