Business Management (Extended Degree) - BA (Hons)
Why study this course?
This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year 0), providing 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 BA Business Management Extended Degree includes a foundation year (Year 0), designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying at undergraduate level in the Business School at London Metropolitan University. The course provides the initial background necessary for degree-level study and is attractive to a diverse range of students from a wide variety of educational and occupational backgrounds. This four-year course will appeal to those who are interested in a business degree but don't have the traditional qualifications or meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree.
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 Faculty 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:
- for entry in the 2016-17 academic year: 100 or more UCAS points (or equivalent, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
- for entry in the 2017-18 academic year: 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 Manthematics 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 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:
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.
Many of our students benefit from fee reductions, bursaries or scholarships.
If you're planning to study an extended degree at London Met, you may be eligible for bursaries totalling between £1,000 and £5,000 across four years of study, and up to a total of £9,500 across four years of study if you are a care leaver.
Please check the details of our bursaries for extended degrees to see if you might be eligible.
Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location 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 2017. 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
Applicants from outside the EU should refer to our guidance for international students during Clearing.
Part-time applicants should apply direct to the University online.
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.
All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.
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
BA Business Management students reach the semi-finals of The Universities Business Challenge.
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Students reach third consecutive CIMA Business Challenge Final
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