Business Administration (Extended), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Business Administration (Extended) programme from the University of Greenwich is designed for students whose qualifications do not meet the standard entry requirements for BA Hons programmes. During this additional first year students are introduced to a variety of business-related subjects and learning skills to enable them to take advantage of further study.


The Extended Business Administration degree is a four year programme. It is designed for students whose qualifications do not meet the standard entry requirements for BA Hons programmes. During this additional first year you will be introduced to a variety of business-related subjects and learning skills to enable you to take advantage of further study.

Students who successfully complete the core and option courses can transfer to other BA Hons programmes within the university at the end of the foundation year. This must be agreed with your tutor and the relevant admissions tutor.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To ensure that you have the confidence and competence to operate in an academic environment, through extended competence with information technology and abilities to communicate ideas to others
  • To develop your ability to analyse and conduct research into a variety of subject matters seeking insights and drawing supportable conclusions
  • To develop knowledge in a given subject area, depending upon pathway choice, involving detail and breadth of study coupled with the ability to build and test hypotheses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Business Principles 
  • IT Essentials 
  • Foundation Year Project 
  • Learning and Communication Skills 
  • Introduction to Business and Management 
  • Business Project 1 (Contexts and Frameworks) 
  • Project Management 
  • Information Technology 
  • Systems Thinking 1 
  • Personal & Professional Development 1 
  • Process Simulation and Design 
  • Exploiting Capital and Managing Risk 
  • People and Organisations 
  • Purchasing and Distribution 
  • Business Project 2 (Value Chains) 
  • Developing Quality Products and Services
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Analysis and Strategic Management
  • PPD3 Thematic Dissertation Project 
  • E-business Innovation and Evolution 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

64 UCAS points from A-levels, BTEC (QFC) Diploma or equivalent qualifications. 

  • You will also need at least three GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. 
  • If you have a closely related HND or foundation degree, you may be able to enter the programme in Year 3. This is at the discretion of the programme leader in consultation with the admissions team.
Non-UK educational background
  • Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • UK/EU part-time: pro-rata full-time fee.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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