Foundation Degree in Business

Pay in 3 instalments: £2,050

Pay in full: £5,900


Full-time: 2 years

Start Date

September 2019

Course Description

The Foundation Degree in Business is a multi-disciplinary course. Students learn about key business topics such as business strategy, marketing, international business and management.

In Year 1, you will gain an understanding of business strategy, competitive environments within which firms operate and different types of marketing strategies that support business development and growth.

Year 2 builds on your skill level and extends your knowledge to cover the management of resources, people, and international business. During the year, you will undertake a practical work placement to build your professional and employability skills.

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Business Strategy

  • Research Methods

  • Marketing Principles

  • Professional Development

Year 2

• Management Principles

• International Business

• Managing People

• Work-Based Learning


Assessment will include coursework and projects. Students will also be required to demonstrate effective teamwork, using case studies and presentations.

Career Progression

Upon completion of the Foundation Degree in Business, you will be well-placed to pursue postgraduate opportunities and enhance your professional development in education and related fields. Many graduates go on to postgraduate and continuing professional development studies.

Students who wish to top-up their qualification to the BA (Hons) degree can take a further year’s study at Awa Business School.

Entry Requirements

Students without traditional entry qualifications are welcome as our decisions are based on the applicant’s qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. Hence, we may waive formal academic entry requirements based on our judgement of academic potential.

We would normally require four GCSE at grade C or new grade 4 including English Language and Mathematics. Where applicants do not hold this level of qualification, they may be required to take a skills test.

International Entry Requirements

Where English is not your first language or your previous study was not in English, we would typically expect you to have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5, or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 79, or equivalent.