Business with Marketing Foundation Preparation for related business degrees

The Business with Marketing Foundation is a new pathway available from September 2015.  

This course is taught at Bellerbys London, our specialist centre for business. Located close to the financial centres of Canary Wharf and the City, you'll have many opportunities to learn all about how global business works. 

London is also a major hub for marketers and creative industries. Living in the city will enable you to explore design and advertising museums, as well as learn about consumers from all over the world.


For ambitious students seeking a career in marketing, advertising, event management, public relations or brand and fashion management, this course offers the ideal foundation in research, campaign development and digital marketing techniques. 

Business with Marketing Foundation Course

The Bellerbys Business with Marketing Foundation programme introduces students to the core marketing principles of the business world, preparing them for university and beyond. 

Key facts…

  • Age: Students are normally 16.5 or over
  • Available: Bellerbys College London 
  • Course length: 3 terms & a 3.5 term starting week commencing 31 October 2016
  • Start dates
    • September, October and January – see term dates
  • Entry requirements:
    • Satisfactory completion of secondary or high school
    • IELTS 4.5 or equivalent (for the September start) or IELTS 5 or equivalent (for the October and January start).
  • Fees: Please visit our Fees page to calculate your fees
  • Note: Students starting Foundation Preparation Programme in October have the opportunity to become accustomed to their environment and British teaching styles. In the first term, October – December, students benefit from extra preparation in English and critical thinking skills and additional university guidance, as well as being given a supervised self-study enrichment project and taster lessons. Foundation study will begin in January.

This programme combines core Foundation modules with specialist Business, Finance and Management modules and new Marketing modules.

We have a unique approach to educating international students. Specialist subjects and individual attention combined with a structured enrichment programme help you to develop the skills universities and employers are looking for. 

Core modules:

Foundation English Skills 1

Develop the ability to read academic texts, write short academic texts, take notes from writt en and oral sources and use spoken English to discuss a variety of topics.

Foundation English Skills 2

Improve all the abilities in FES1, developing greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

Foundation English Skills 3

Develop academic English skills for university. This continually assessed course module includes an extended research essay based on an aspect of British culture, debates and discussions, listening, note-taking and summarising as well as oral presentation.

Computer Information Technology

Improve IT literacy and creativity using MS Office, Business and Media applications; develop internet research skills.

Specialist modules:

Introduction to Accounting

Learn to draw up double entry book-keeping accounts, income statements and balance sheets for varying company structures, interpret accounts and cash budgets; learn and understand accounting concepts.

Economics 2 Macroeconomics

Develop an understanding of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics.

Business Mathematics

Develop basic algebraic skills, indices and logarithms and their practical use and interpretation; develop an understanding of basic statistics, linear programming and basic calculus.

Marketing Principles

Learn core marketing principles and techniques; gain experience of market research; analyse and evaluate marketing strategies.

Marketing Strategies

Develop an understanding of advertising, promotions, digital marketing, public relations, events management and sponsorship.

Marketing Campaigns 

Plan and produce a group-based practical project involving research, production and evaluation of a marketing campaign.

Bellerbys has been helping international students progress to top UK universities for more than 50 years, and 2016 is no different.

Below are the degrees and universities where our Business with Marketing students have gone on to study.

Degree University
Business Management with Marketing University of Surrey
Business Studies Cass Business School - City, University of London
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Coventry University
Fashion and Marketing Regent's University London
Management Cass Business School - City, University of London
Management with Marketing Royal Holloway, University of London
Marketing University of Greenwich

University destinations

Successful students can apply to study at the following universities:

  • Aston University
  • Bangor University
  • Cardiff University
  • City University London
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University, London
  • London South Bank University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • University of Chester
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex 
  • University of Westminster

Please note: university entrance requirements can change and successful completion of the programme is no guarantee of admission to that university. 

Apply now Contact us

Study this course in:

Study the Extended Foundation in:

Not quite ready for the Foundation?

Study the key GCSEs you need to progress to the Bellerbys Foundation with the Bellerbys Pre-Foundation programmes