Business Management with Foundation Year at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS

Course summary

If you have an interest in business and business management and want more time before Year 1 to further develop your skills, then this course is ideal for you. Our foundation year is a preparatory year as a part of a four-year BSc (Hons) Business Management course. It will introduce you to fundamental principles of academic practice and equip you with research and development skills aligned with business management in the creative industries. Through inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and practical writing, you'll develop cognitive and intellectual skills that underpin your progression to advanced learning. You'll acquire communication, entrepreneurial, and professional skills, setting you up for success in your career. The course is primarily academic and theory-based but includes creative thinking, visual and verbal presentation, and digital media skills to provide vital transferable skills. By the end of the first year, you'll have a solid foundation in business management applied to the creative industries and an understanding of how organizations evolve for future sustainable growth. Progressing into this four-year course, you will have the opportunity to refine your skills in management, strategy, and research while still focusing on contemporary operating models in the creative industry context. Live project briefs, a Business Lecture series, and the opportunity for work-based learning within the creative industries will give you the tools to succeed. Why study this course?

  • Engage in collaborative working with students from other subject areas
  • Enhance your entrepreneurial skills by preparing financial statements, evaluating data and creating innovative pitches to win new business
  • Learn to communicate visually, verbally and creatively through multiple forms of digital creative media
  • Assessment methods such as pitches and presentations will help prepare you for industry
  • You will be encouraged to bring your own unique entrepreneurial ideas to the course and create business proposals for development.
Career pathways The course is uniquely tailored for students wishing to pursue a career in: business start-up, marketing/digital, branding, e-commerce, buying, business analysis, HR and finance. For more information, please visit our website.


You'll explore operations and management, business finance, how strategy is incorporated into management, critically evaluating global business practice, identifying solutions to business problems, responsible business practice and career coaching. For more information, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You will be continually assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods including but not exclusively: pitches/presntations, oral assessments, pratical assignments, reflective written documents, marketing, business and industry-focused reports. Each module has a Formative and a Summative assessment point, where feedback and advice are provided to develop and complete projects and a final grade is awarded. For more information, please visit our website.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula
6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW

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Business Management with Foundation Year at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS