Business Management and Marketing (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

The foundation year will give you a confidence boost in an academic environment, helping you feel more prepared to move on to our three-year Business Management and Marketing BA (Hons) course. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Course details

Our four-year Business Management and Marketing (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) that provides you with an alternative route into higher education if you don’t have traditional qualifications, or can’t meet the business degree entry requirements.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Our business management and marketing courses ranked highly in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), scoring 91% for overall student satisfaction. Additionally, our business management courses received an 88% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2022, which makes us seventh in the UK for this subject area. Our marketing courses are first in London for overall student satisfaction according to the same survey.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma) English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2020/21 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.

  • Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits)
  • The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)
  • Business Research Methods (core, 30 credits)
  • Communications and Digital Marketing (core, 30 credits)
  • Serving Customers in Global Markets (core, 30 credits)
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Brand Management (option, 15 credits)
  • Theory & Practice of Selling (option, 15 credits)
  • Achieve Your Potential (core, 15 credits)
  • Management Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Marketing Planning and Strategy (core, 30 credits)
  • The Practice of Management (core, 30 credits)
  • Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Learning through Work 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Business Writing and Communication (option, 15 credits)
  • Economics of Multinational Business (option, 15 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers (option, 15 credits)
  • Managing Corporate Reputation (option, 15 credits)
  • Organising and Managing Across Cultures (option, 15 credits)
  • Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)
  • Project Management (option, 15 credits)
  • Quantitative Data Analysis (option, 15 credits)
  • Social Marketing (option, 15 credits)