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

Even in challenging economic climates, with the right knowledge and strategy, businesses can continue to thrive. This degree will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to start and grow a successful business. Our four-year degree programme, includes a foundation year to help develop your academic skills and build confidence.

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Course overview

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?

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.

In the integrated Foundation Year in Business you will undertake modules to help develop your academic skills and confidence and will be introduced to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate degree study.

You’ll study business objectives, practices and principles through case study research, lectures, workshops and student-led activities. You’ll look at the supply chain and logistics, production and project management as well as business organisation, human resources and the principles of leadership.

You’ll examine the modern business environment and how 'start-up' businesses grow as technology advances. You will focus on sustainability and the opportunities or limitations small businesses face, as well as developing your own concepts and business plans through a series of lectures, workshops, course work and group work.

Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Level 4 of the degree.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of business planning and business development, building your understanding of finance and marketing for business.

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.

You’ll also be able to develop the entrepreneurial skills sought by larger businesses through a major consultancy project in your final year. You’ll work with other students on new business ideas, using the skills and knowledge you’ve developed to deliver business consultancy, reports and recommendations.

Intakes
September, January

Duration
4 years

Awarding Institution
Leeds Trinity University

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

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester

Fees
£9,250 per year

Year 0 (Foundation)

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Introduction to Business Operations and Management
  • Starting a Business and Fundamentals of Marketing

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
  • Management & Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Ethics, Society and Employability

Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of International Business
  • Business Development
  • 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

Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • 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

*There are pre-requisites for this module

The module details given here are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

This GBS course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ (informal) assessment. ‘Formative’ assessment will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment, which will determine your final marks.

Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your course team. Formative assessments are purely for developmental purposes. They do not count towards your final marks but do help you gain more knowledge and confidence in the module material and approaches to formal assessment. Students who do not engage with informal assessments often struggle with Foundation Year progression, as well as with the academic levels above.

The formal ‘summative’ assessment usually occurs towards the end of each module. Assessment methods could include written examinations, a range of coursework, including reports, portfolios, essays and presentations. The grades from the summative (formal) assessments count towards your module mark. (For example, if there was one piece of summative coursework in a module, this would count overall for up to 100% of your module mark.) Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based upon feedback from an External Examiner. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from an external Higher Education Institution that acts as a safeguard to academic assessment standards.

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.

Funding your study
You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. The loan repayments only start once you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

When you apply for your student loan you will need to supply the correct UCAS code for your course of study. This code will depend on your study location, course and start date (see table below) and will be sent to you in any offer email you receive from Leeds Trinity University. Please ensure that you use the correct code to help avoid delay with the processing of your application and receipt of any student loan.

Course Name Location  Intake UCAS Code
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise with Foundation Year in Business Birmingham January 2022 N703
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise with Foundation Year in Business London January 2022 N705
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise with Foundation Year in Business Manchester January 2022 N704
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise with Foundation Year in Business Birmingham September 2021 N700
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise with Foundation Year in Business London September 2021 N702
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise with Foundation Year in Business Manchester September 2021 N701

 

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Year 0 (Foundation)

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Introduction to Business Operations and Management
  • Starting a Business and Fundamentals of Marketing

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
  • Management & Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Ethics, Society and Employability

Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of International Business
  • Business Development
  • 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

Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • 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

*There are pre-requisites for this module

The module details given here are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Early admission for January 2022

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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

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What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make
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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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