BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise with Foundation Year in Business

Do you dream of running your own business? Do you want to learn how to create a successful business that will thrive in the toughest of economic climates?

Course details

Even in challenging economic climates, with the right knowledge and strategy, businesses can continue to thrive. This degree brings added value to a traditional BA Business Management programme — giving you all the knowledge and skills you need to start and grow a successful business. Our four-year degree course includes a foundation year to help develop your academic skills and build confidence.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Mode of study: Full-time Blended learning
  • Intake: Intakes: January, May & September
  • Course length: 2 years
  • Course fee: 6000 per year
  • Locations: London

Global Banking School (GBS)

Course overview

If you’ve got a business idea, we’ll give you the skills and knowledge to realise it.

This four-year Business and Enterprise BA (Hons) with Foundation Year in Business degree offers an alternative route into higher education and is designed for prospective students who may not have a sufficient or relevant academic background for University study.


Entry requirements

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)

Under 21 year old applicants for Foundation year programmes must have 32 UCAS tariff points from at least 1 full A level or accepted equivalent qualification.

Applicants aged 21+

We welcome mature students with few or no formal qualifications. If applicants do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate that their life/work skills would make them suitable for undergraduate study, they will be considered for our Foundation programme.

Any previous relevant work experience and learning will be assessed and, where appropriate, accredited as part of the application process.

English Language Requirements

All Applicants should have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or higher or accepted equivalent qualification.

Application Process

Documents required:

1. Complete application form
2. Supervised entry essay
3. Admissions Interview
4. English language certificate

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Following a review of your application by GBS, information will be shared with Leeds Trinity University who will contact you with final confirmation of a decision on your application.


You’ll learn how to formulate a business strategy, make financial forecasts, present and sell your ideas and find customers and clients, as well as discover how to take your business into international markets.


Our vocational approach means you’ll get plenty of opportunities to put the business and enterprise skills you develop into practice. Your assessments will be practical, giving you the chance to develop a start-up business and generate your own income stream as part of your degree. We’ll encourage you to spend time delivering real outputs for your business, assessing you on fundamental start-up tasks such as your launch event, marketing plan and financial forecasts.

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Introduction to Business Operations and Management
  • Starting a Business and Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
  • Management & Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of International Business
  • Business Development I
  • Professional Development and Placement

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Legal Issues for Management
  • Financial Management

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Marketing Communications
  • People Management
  • Business & Management Strategy
  • e-business and e-marketing
  • Business Development II*
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Leadership
  • Corporate Sustainability