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Business Management (Small Business Enterprise) Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time


Course outline

If you’re looking for a successful career in business, this course provides the knowledge, understanding and skills required, and is solid preparation for progression onto a top-up degree course.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Developing business skills
  • Business liability
  • Managing communications
  • Marketing tools
  • Business finance
  • Employment law
  • Work placement (May to July)

Year 2 modules include:

  • Human resources management
  • Business decision-making
  • Research project
  • Management and leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise development

A final year research project module allows you to combine many of the skills you’ll have developed to produce findings about a particular area of interest. This will help with your progression should you decide to top up to an honours degree.

You’ll complete an industrial placement in your first year. You’ll need to arrange this by February of the first year.

The course begins with a two-week business skills module to introduce you to the study and research skills required at higher education level.

View the full course specification here.

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: NN21

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions


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Start: 30th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £8250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000380 / Q002182


Foundation Degree in Business Management (Small Business Enterprise)


2 years

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS points:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.

You may be required to attend an interview.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

Each module is internally assessed through a variety of individual assignments, group assignments and exams.


Once you have completed this course, you could go on to top up to a full degree with our one-year Business Studies BA (Hons) Top-up Degree.

Alternatively you could move on to the second or third year of a specialised degree course at university.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

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