Course overview

  • Starts: Sep 2024
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: N102
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £17,000

Ideal for: Students that want to be introduced into the world of the business and management, with a particular focus on fashion in a global context. This is the Year 0 option, for those who wish to build up foundational knowledge prior to entering an undergraduate degree. 

Take your first steps in business management with fashion.

This course is a preparatory year as part of a four-year BSc (Hons) Business Management with Fashion degree* and is aimed at students who require more time to develop their portfolio and skillset prior to year one of undergraduate study. This course will ignite your creativity and imagination, so you can discover new ways of making, thinking and documenting.

*Source: *subject to validation and information is therefore subject to change

Why study this course?

  1. Develop your own unique entrepreneurial ideas and create business proposals  
  2. Collaborate with students across courses to acquire key business skills and support co-creative working  
  3. Learn to make sustainable business decisions  
  4. Communicate visually, verbally and creatively through digital creative media 
  5. Pitches and presentations with live briefs prepare you for industry.

What you will learn

In this four year BSc (Hons) Business Management with Fashion Year 0 course in London, you will learn core business practice and refine your skills in management, strategy and research. 

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the fashion industry and explore how businesses innovate and embrace digital practices. Learn everything you need to set up as a successful entrepreneur or work in global business. 

While this course is academic and theory based, you will also develop your creative thinking and learn to confidentially express your ideas both verbally and visually. You will be set live project briefs and have the chance to undertake work-based learning opportunities with leading and emerging fashion brands. 

The course is structured to enable you to gradually build your business skills and confidence. You will gain core business and management knowledge and learn to understand financial statements, process information and produce meaningful solutions to your creative briefs. 

A range of field trips will help you to gain a better understanding of key aspects of fashion business operations.  

You will develop both the hard and soft skills valued by employers by studying in a co-creative environment and working collaboratively with students across related courses. 

The accumulation of learning will enable you to produce a final business and management implementation project in your final year.

Find out about the year 0 route

Business Management with Fashion Year 0 is not a standalone course; it is the first stage of a full four-year undergraduate degree. When you successfully complete your preparatory year, you will be able to progress smoothly into the first year of our BSc (Hons) Business Management with Fashion course in London.

Your tutors will nurture your creative potential and support you while you learn the essential practical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to confidently enter undergraduate study. 

As well as developing fundamental skills, you will also be given a broad grounding in your chosen specialist area, and an understanding of the cultural contexts of the creative industries.

This is your entry point into a thrilling academic journey and career in games art and related creative disciplines. 

Key study topics:

  • Marketing reports 

  • Business plans 

  • Market research reports 

  • Shop reports 

  • Financial statements 

  • Strategy and leadership written proposal 

  • E-commerce reports 

  • Digital marketing 

  • Online/social media presentation 

  • Visual marketing and advertising campaigns 

  • Pitch/presentation skills 

  • Case Studies 

  • Brand management reports

The specifics

Year 0 course specification – coming soon

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Fashion course specification – coming soon


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