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BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year (N6N2)

Course overview

The BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including a Foundation Year course has been designed to provide a very comprehensive grounding in the main areas of business but also allowing students to follow a particular pathway, such as Human Resource Management, to increase knowledge and experience associated with their field of specialism. The focus of the degree is to supply theoretical substance to core areas of business but it also helps students develop analytical and decision-making skills.

The BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year degree (UCAS course code N6N2) is ideal for students who wish to gain a broad understanding of business while gaining an in-depth knowledge of Human Resource Management. This degree has a particular emphasis on applications of HRM in a strategic business context.

In Year 1, you will have the opportunity to study towards the KPA Level 3 Award in Employability alongside your degree. This Award is designed to build on what you learn in your degree in order to help you develop employability skills that are relevant for the workplace.

This degree runs on a 2 day timetable*, designed to let you study with more flexibility and make the most out of your time outside the classroom.

After completion of Year 1, students have the option to specialise in either HRM, Economics, Marketing or International Business.

We also teach the BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM as a 3 year degree.

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Why study BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year with us?

The modules studied in Year 0 and Year 1 are common with the BA (Hons) Business Management pathways and the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, so students have the option to transfer to any of these other programmes in Year 2, should they decide to pursue a different specialism. This makes this programme ideal for those students who are not 100% certain as to their chosen career path and wish to leave their options open while furthering their education.

Alongside this degree course, you will have the opportunity to study towards the KPA Level 3 Award in Employability. This is a fantastic opportunity develop the skills that are required to become ready for the workplace, while gaining a formal qualification and building a skills portfolio that you can show future employers.

Other reasons you should choose to study at Kaplan Holborn College include:

  • Small study groups with a personal touch
  • Our 2 day timetables* let you study with more flexibility and make the most out of your time outside the classroom
  • Our tutors specialise in teaching business, law, finance and accounting subjects
  • You’ll want to make sure your course is value for money and we believe Kaplan Holborn College is, and will continue to offer this throughout your studies with us
  • Our excellent links to industry can help you, both during and after your studies
  • We have dedicated careers support on campus, so you can spend time directly planning your career options
  • Kaplan Holborn College offers degrees from established UK universities so at the end of studying BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year you’ll get a recognised degree from Anglia Ruskin University
  • Kaplan Holborn College is part of the Kaplan group of companies, so opportunities for you to progress your studies to a professional qualification or a postgraduate degree are smooth and seamless
  • London is one of the most popular cities in the world in which to study – our campuses at London Bridge offer you the opportunity to study in the heart of London amidst one of the most popular student experiences in the world
  • Our London Transport Bursary can provide up to £500 of support towards your transport costs in London, making studying in London more affordable.
  • We have a range of scholarships and loyalty discounts available to help fund your progression on to professional qualifications and further study in accounting, business and law with Kaplan.

2015 & 2016 entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A-C, together with evidence of at least 12 years of education e.g. partial completion of A Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate or Access course.

If you are unsure of the equivalent levels, please check our EU or International Applicants pages.

English language requirements for EU and International students

  • IELTS 5.5* - with at least 5.5 in each component

* Students must show an improvement to IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in order to progress from Year 0 to Year 1.

Other English language qualifications are accepted please contact us by email or call 020 7403 8080 for guidance.


BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year students will study for 4 years, with 2 semesters per year. In each semester, students will study four 15 credit modules, making a total of 120 credits per year. In the final year, students will study three 15 credit modules per semester and will undertake a 30 credit final project comprising of their own original research in their chosen field.

Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
  • Foundation Business Management
  • Foundation Financial Accounting
  • Foundation IT & Numeracy Skills
  • Foundation Macro-Economics
  • Foundation Management Accounting
  • Foundation Micro-Economics
  • Foundation Organisations
  • Foundation Study Skills
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Undergraduate IT and Numeracy Skills
  • Undergraduate Study Skills
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Research Methods
Plus 4 optional modules:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Business Information Systems 1
  • Business Law
  • Brand Marketing
  • Business of Tourism
  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility
  • E-Business
  • Macro-Economics
  • Service Sector Marketing
  • Micro-Economics
  • Major Project – 30 credits
  • Employee Relations
  • HR Development and Quality
  • Strategic HRM
  • International HRM
Plus 2 optional modules:
  • Company Law
  • Financial Accounting 3
  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting 3
  • Quantitative Applications
  • Destination Marketing
  • Development Economics
  • International Business Economics
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • International Marketing
  • Management Economics
  • Organisational Change
  • Small Business Management
  • Strategic Marketing

Teaching & contact time

The BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year is a full-time course, whereby learning takes places both in and outside the classroom environment. Contact hours are split between lectures and seminars, with particular emphasis being placed on the seminar environment, which promotes group interaction and facilitates personal support. Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including learning videos, reading materials and online testing.

In addition, students are expected and encouraged to engage in private study and preparation. In general, we expect students to engage in 2 hours private study for every 1 hour of formal class teaching.

Examination & assessment

Students are assessed at the end of each semester (2 per year) in the form of assignments and examinations. In all years there is a combination of coursework and examination.

Examinations are 2½ hours in Years 1 and 2, and 3 hours in Year 3. Each module should provide revision towards the end of each semester to help students prepare for assessments. Courseworks increase in size from Year 0 to Year 3 and in some modules will include both a written assignment and a presentation.

Study resources

Study materials for each module of the BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year are produced by the module leader in conjunction with Kaplan Holborn College’s team of subject specialists. Printed and online materials will usually be distributed throughout each semester. In addition students will have access to one of the largest libraries in the private higher education sector.

All Kaplan Holborn College programmes are fully supported by our Virtual Learning Environment 'Moodle'. Moodle is the first point of call for academic information, such as details of assessments, lecture sequences and online copies of all study materials. In addition students will have access to our online library facilities as well as those of Anglia Ruskin University.

Career prospects & further study

The BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year degree can be used as a platform into a wide range of business careers, including financial analysis, general management, human resources, events management and marketing management. Students who graduate from this degree often consider the following postgraduate options:

If you are looking to progress on to a professional qualification or Masters programme with Kaplan Holborn College, Kaplan Financial or Kaplan Law School, as a Kaplan Holborn College graduate you will be able to gain a scholarship or loyalty discount to help fund your course. Depending on the course you wish to study and your undergraduate degree result, you may be able to eligible for funding worth up to 100% of the course fees. For more information, please refer to our Scholarships and Loyalty Discounts page.

Apply to study BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year

We encourage all students to apply to us using the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applicants are advised to submit their application before 15 January in the year they wish to start their degree programme.

The BA (Hons)Business Management with HRM including Foundation Year degree is listed under Kaplan Holborn College as follows:

Institution code: K05
Course code: N6N2

We do however realise that for some EU and International students an application via UCAS is not possible and we therefore offer the following 2 alternative application routes in addition to UCAS.

Apply online

Using our online application form EU and International students are able to complete their application for the BA (Hons) Business Management with HRM including a Foundation Year degree and upload any necessary supporting documents.

Download an application form

EU and International students are also able to download an application form and send it back to us by post or email along with copies of supporting documents.

Please be sure to fully complete the form, sign it, and attach ALL necessary documents that are listed on the front page of the application form itself. Then just send it back to us!

Anglia Ruskin University

Awarding body:
Anglia Ruskin University
Start dates: September, November and February - What's the difference?
Duration: 4 years
UCAS course code: N6N2
Location: London Bridge
Tuition days: Thursday and Friday

2015 & 2016 entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at A-C, together with evidence of at least 12 years of education e.g. partial completion of A Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate or Access course. For full requirements, please check the Entry requirements tab.

Tuition fees: £5,995 per annum
Student finance: Available

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BA (Hons) International Business Management including Foundation Year (NC20)
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* 2 day timetables are not available for the first semester of the November start dates.

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