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BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

Key Information
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    Campus: David Game College - London

  • Duration Icon

    Duration: 4 years

  • Mode of Study Icon

    Mode of Study: 2 days per week (Daytime or Evenings & Saturdays)*

  • Level of Study Icon

    Level of Study: Undergraduate

  • Next Start Date Icon

    Next Start Date: October 2024

  • Awarding Body Icon

    Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University

  • UCAS code Icon

    UCAS code: DGBY

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    Intakes: March, May & October


The BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year programme is delivered in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University.

The course is offered to those who do not meet the minimum requirements for our three-year programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for first-year entry.

This is a four-year programme that includes an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will help you to hone your academic study skills and develop your abilities while also recognising your own strengths and areas for improvement in preparation for a bachelor’s degree.

Today’s management of companies and organisations necessitates serious leadership abilities. Companies are still on the lookout for experienced and trained executives to ensure future success. Employers are looking for graduates who are not only academically trained but also work-ready with management and leadership skills. This course will give you the tools you need to be a positive and competent manager.

The shift is the only constant for the new generation of executives. This curriculum will not only provide you with experience and understanding of current best practices in strategic international management, but it will also assist you in developing your personal skills in order to prepare you for your first management positions or for starting your own company.


*This course is delivered two days per week or two evenings plus Saturday. In addition, learners are required to attend a personal tutor meeting twice per semester.

  • Modules
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  • Admissions Process
  • Course Specifications
  • Assessment
  • Progress
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This undergraduate degree is offered as a full-time study programme for 3 years as standard, or a 4 years study option including a foundation year.

Foundation Modules
Introduction to Business Studies
Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity
Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility
Inquiry Based Learning


Year 1 Level Credits
Global Business Environment 4 15
The Graduate Challenge 4 15
Introduction to People Management 4 15
Principles of Marketing 4 15
Financial Decision-making 4 15
Organisational Behaviour 4 15
Career Viewpoint 4 15
Data Insight for Business Decisions 4 15
Total Credits 120


Year 2 Level Credits
Business Consulting 5 15
Project Management 5 15
Contemporary Business Economics 5 15
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 5 15
Consultancy in Practice 5 15
Operations and Service Management 5 15
Digital Business and New Technologies 5 15
Strategic Marketing 5 15
Total Credits 120


Year 3 Level Credits
Research Methods 6 15
Strategic Agility 6 15
International Marketing Management 6 15
Developing Leadership & Management Skills 6 15
Managing and Developing Innovation & Creativity 6 15
Change Management and Organisation Development 6 15
Dissertation 6 30
Total Credits 120
Note: The BA (Hons) is awarded on completion of a minimum of 360 credits.

At DGHE, we review applications individually, considering each applicant’s unique circumstances. Whether you hold a UK qualification, possess work experience or have obtained qualifications from overseas, we are open to discussing your application and exploring potential pathways for admission. We’ll look at the complete picture when it comes to your application; just get in touch with our admissions team at admissions@dghe.ac.uk, who will be able to advise you.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for our three-year BA (Hons) Business Management programme or feel they need more preparation for first-year entry can be considered for the four-year programme, including a Foundation Year. Foundation Year applicants will typically achieve between 32-56 UCAS tariff points. Suitability for entry to the foundation programme may vary, and we encourage you to contact our Admissions team to discuss this further. 

Non-standard qualifications & Mature applicants 

  • We encourage mature students who are 21 years of age or older to apply. At DGHE, we value mature students’ diverse experiences and perspectives. While some entry requirements may still apply for this programme, we welcome applicants with relevant work experiences and carefully consider each one individually. 

For more information on accepted international qualifications, visit our designated page. 

English Language Requirements: 

IELTS 5.5 / 4/C in English GCSE / Functional Skills Level 2  

Students who have studied in a country where English is not the primary language will be required to meet our English Language Requirements. Usually, students must take an English Test offered by DGHE or provide one of the above. 

*If you do not meet the required standard of English requirement in the assessment, you will be offered our Pre-sessional English language course to help you improve your English to the necessary level to gain admission to this course.  

Restrictions on learner entry: 

The BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation year qualification requires learners to be 18 years and over at the start of their course. 

The College will ensure that entry requirements are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

Step 1: Apply

All applicants must first create an online portal account with David Game Higher Education and complete the application form

Step 2: Upload Documents

All applicants must upload the following documents on the portal:

  • Examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable)
  • Your CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A 400-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the College and how this will help your future career aspirations
  • Photo (Passport style picture)

Note: If you are not able to submit the documents online you can bring them into the college and a staff member can do it on your behalf.

Step 3: Arrange an Interview

  • Applicants will be subject to a personal interview where possible either by a member of the admissions team or an approved agency (where this is not possible acceptance will be based on the information contained in the application form and any supporting documents)
  • Arrange an appointment to visit DGHE to present certain original documents and attend an interview. You can do this via email admissions@dghe.ac.uk or via telephone 02032200347
  • Applications can also be submitted in person at our DGHE campus. Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Note: All applicants must present original examination transcripts on the interview day.

Step 4: Apply through UCAS

Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS. If you haven’t started a UCAS application yet, you can apply directly here.

Step 5: Accepting your Offer

  • Selection will be considered in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations
  • If you are successful in the interview, you will receive a formal ‘conditional offer’ issued by the college.
  • In order to receive your ‘unconditional offer’ from Buckinghamshire New University, you must satisfy any outstanding conditions and submit your application via UCAS.

UCAS course Information

Course code: DGBY

Institution code: B94

Campus Name: David Game College

Campus code: E

Course Duration: 4 years (with foundation year)

Course Delivery: 2 days per week*

*In addition to the 2 days of timetabled classes learners are required to attend a personal tutor meeting twice per semester

Course Fees: £9250 (Loans available from Student Loan Company)

Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University

Note: UK/EU students may be eligible for study loans/grants from the Student Loans Company. This support can help finance both your studies and day-to-day living expenses (depending on the course level). You can find more information related to Student Finance and EU students by visiting the corresponding links. For more information, please contact the admissions team at info@dghe.ac.uk or T: 0203 220 0347

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that knowledge and skills are developed. Independent learning is embedded within the programme, and students develop a depth of understanding via synthesis, critical analysis and evaluation.

You will typically have one or two assessment points per module that are formally assessed. These range from individual coursework to group work and examinations. In your last year of study, you will develop and present a dissertation project based on original research collected and analysed by you.

  • We use various assessments, simulations, and role plays as part of the assessment process to address challenging areas of practice. We share with critical friends how students can be supported throughout the course of the programme in their attempts to gain voluntary hours within the sector and how experts from the field will be involved in the delivery of the programme to provide students with real-life scenarios.
  • Small class sizes and individual attention enable us to help students from all backgrounds gain the qualifications needed to maximise their higher education and career prospects.
  • DGHE provides workshops centring on the idea that a learner can build upon their learning through engaging in learning activities relevant to their subject areas.
  • Students are supported throughout their learning to develop their knowledge, skills and values required for future employment. Teaching is frequently based upon an experiential model of learning, enabling students to develop the ‘what,’ ‘how,’ and ‘why’ of practice.

Since this curriculum covers all aspects of business management, it also allows students to concentrate on a specific field of interest for postgraduate study, either full-time or part-time while working. On successful completion of the Level 6 course, students are entitled to continue their studies at a post-graduate level, which includes pursuing a post-graduate qualification in a business-related field.

You will be well qualified to advance to a variety of opportunities and careers in general management or to start your own company. You would have acquired a broad range of knowledge and skills, allowing you to work in any field or business position, including operations and service management, customer management, and project management, retail management.


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