BA (Hons) Global Business Management with Foundation Year

This business management degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skills that will give you a competitive edge.

Course details

To compete in today’s dynamic and interconnected global economy, businesses and managers need to adopt a truly global outlook. Our BA in Global Business (Business Management) with Foundation Year is designed for those seeking a career in management and budding business owners.
  • Mode of study: Blended learning
  • Intake: Intakes: September, January, June
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Global Banking School (GBS)

Course overview

Our business management degree is delivered in the heart of major financial hubs, providing you with a great platform for a successful career in leadership. The first year is a Foundation Year programme that will introduce you to fundamental topics impacting today’s modern business landscape.

The rest of the course will focus on core global business and management topics including marketing, organisational behaviour, international business law and strategy. During your final year, you can choose to undertake a dissertation, a consulting project, or an internship. 


Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements (applicants under 21 years)

80 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3). 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants aged 21+

If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we take into consideration life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

All applicants

All applicants must be assessed by the GBS Admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking skills and for writing via a statement of personal reflection.

Process required:

1.Application form

2. Supervised Personal Reflection Statement

3. Personal interview


As you develop and plan your career goals, we help you align your industry specialisms, giving you the critical knowledge essential for your professional career progress.

  • How do finances and economics affect management decisions?
  • What role do marketing and communications have in business growth?
  • Which core business functions are essential for effective management?

Studying our programme will develop both the core and specialist skills that are in high demand by UK and global employers, giving you a competitive edge as you progress your career in leadership.


Committing to study at degree level will give you transferrable skills that can be applied in any career context. Leadership, business operations, strategy and entrepreneurship are all essential to keep our global economies thriving.

  • Introduction to Management (20 Credits)
  • Project (20 Credits)
  • Academic Research and Writing (20 Credits)
  • Business Communication (20 Credits)
  • Preparing for a Professional Career (20 Credits)
  • Introduction to Marketing (20 Credits)
  • Business Context and its Management (20 Credits)
  • Business Environment (20 Credits)
  • Managing People (20 Credits)
  • Marketing & Communications in a Digital World (20 Credits)
  • Business Finance and Economics (20 Credits)
  • Global Business Aspects (20 Credits)
  • Research Methods (20 Credits)
  • Business Decision Making (20 Credits)
  • Organisation Behaviour (20 Credits)
  • Project Management (20 Credits)
  • Business Plan and Analysis (20 Credits)
  • International Business Law (20 Credits)
  • Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour (20 Credits)
  • Building a Sustainable Business (20 Credits)
  • Innovation Management (20 Credits)
  • Global Strategy (20 Credits)

Then choose one of:

  • Dissertation (40 Credits)
  • Consulting Project (40 Credits)
  • Internship (40 Credits)