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Cert HE Business Management with foundation year / FdA Business Management / BA (Hons) Business Management

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Dr Shajib Ullah

Programme Manager

BA (Hons) Business Management with foundation year will give you the skills and knowledge you need to build a strong foundation for future success within the private, public, and not-for-profit in the business sectors. In the programme, you will study a range of subjects to prepare you to study higher education and give you an understanding of the business sector. The programme will develop your understanding and knowledge of business including finance, marketing, human resources, and leadership as well as learning from the current industry expertise of our of staff, guest speakers and lecturers.

Entry Requirements

The following admissions criteria will normally apply: 
  • Applicants will normally be expected to have grade C or grade 4 GCSE-level English and mathematics. 
  • We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge, and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. 
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Tuition Fees:
£9,250 Per Year

You can choose to pay your tuition up-front or take out a tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England which currently defers payment until you start earning £25,000 per year.

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Modules are delivered using a range of assessments to develop your skills both academically and within the workplace. 
In year one you will study: 

  • Introduction to Management 
  • Innovation and Opportunity 
  • The Modern Business Environment 
  • Introduction to Marketing 
  • Preparing for Higher Education 
  • Becoming a Professional 
In year two you will study: 
  • The Business Environment 
  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Academic Study Skills 
  • Personal Development 
  • People and Performance Management 
  • Accounting for Managers 
  • Work Related Learning 

In year 3 you will study
  • Ethics and Sustainability
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Work Based Learning
  • Digital Marketing
  • Professional Development
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Optional Modules for year 3 are:
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Leadership

In year 4 you will study. An example of the modules you will study are:
  • Dissertation
  • Responsible Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Strategic Career Development
  • Leading Innovation
  • Equality, Diversity, Inclusion at work 

You will be taught by academics that have relevant industry experience and subject specialisms that will help support your learning journey.
When studying this course, you will develop transferable, employable, organisational, and managerial skills such as;
  • Analysing and selecting information.
  • Communicating effectively
  • Understanding and interpreting numerical data.
  • Problem solving.
  • Personal and Professional Development.
  • Time Management.

BA (Hons) Business Management with foundation year qualification can provide you with the edge in the jobs market and develop as professional and self-reflecting individuals to meet the demands of employers in the healthcare sector.

Enrich your life with new experiences and meeting new people with the same passion as you.
BA (Hons) Business Management with foundation year qualification provides you an awareness of different roles in business and management. The programme could lead you into a variety of Career opportunities such as: 
  • Team leader 
  • Accounts assistant 
  • Retail manager 
  • Project manager 
  • Start your own business. 

What’s included in your tuition fee?

By choosing to study at OLC you are making a big financial commitment. It’s important that you understand exactly what your fees cover and what additional costs you will need to budget for.


  • Lectures, seminars,tutorials and 121 support
  • Compulsory field trips
  • Access to specialist software and equipment (where relevant)
  • Healthcare uniforms (where relevant)
  • Occupational health check (where relevant)
  • Library
  • Computer access
  • Support and wellbeing services
  • Course administration
  • Graduation ceremony

* The availability of some of these items may be impacted by local and national social distancing restrictions placed on the College from time to time. As such, there may be times when we are unable to provide some or all of the services and facilities listed here.

Not included

  • Textbooks
  • Printing
  • Optional course activities
  • Optional field trips
  • Personal computer, laptop or tablet
  • Stationery
  • Attendance at conferences/festivals
  • Graduation gown hire and photography
  • Personal membership of professional bodies
  • Accommodation fees
  • Living expenses
  • Student immigration and visa costs
  • Optional conference/festival fees
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check (where relevant)
  • Travel expenses for work experience,placements and social events

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