LCCA - London College of Contemporary Arts

BA (Hons) Business Management

Three Year or Four Year (with Foundation) Degree


Designed in partnership with TEF Gold awarded institute, the University for the Creative Arts, this business management degree will introduce you to key aspects of business including accounting, marketing, law and much more, in order to help you become a skilled business professional. You’ll learn the answers to contemporary questions such as how does a business evolve and grow, how does an organisation flourish and what do businesses need to change to meet strategic goals?

Throughout this degree programme, you will have the opportunity to develop a versatile portfolio of skills including problem-solving, decision-making and innovative thinking, all of which can be transferred into a number of different industries. You’ll also apply your theoretical knowledge in a practical setting using work placements, presentations and employer engagement.

By the time you graduate, you will be able to pursue roles in a range of different industries including operations management, buying, HR management, consultancy and finance management. Alternatively, you can use this undergraduate programme as a foundation to progress onto a postgraduate qualification.




If you have not met the entry requirements for studying this course at Level 4, you still have the opportunity to study the degree by joining through our Foundation in Creative Business Pathway.


Holborn, London


February | October


Three Years or

Four Years (with integrated Foundation in Creative Business pathway)

Direct entry

Direct entry is available for Year 2 and Year 3 of this programme

Study mode

Full-time, blended learning - online and on-campus

Awarding body

University for the Creative Arts

Tuition fees

UK/EU citizens - £9,250 per annum


SFE funding available

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Our Foundation in Creative Business is dedicated to preparing you for an undergraduate degree. This course focuses on exploring innovation and problem-solving in the context of creative business. Covering key business, management and marketing skills, you’ll emerge from the course with the confidence and understanding to take your education to the next level.

You’ll engage in a series of independent and group projects, working on live briefs and developing essential business and communication skills. After exploring the range of pathways within creative business, we will support you in choosing which area you’d like to specialise in at undergraduate level.


At LCCA, we accept students who have decided to move on from their current institute to find a new place of study.

All of our UCA accredited UG degrees allow for direct entry onto the second year (Level 5) or third year (Level 6) of study, depending on your existing qualifications. 

To verify if you qualify for direct entry, please contact us to discuss your admissions options.




The 28-week level 3 Foundation in Creative Business programme, divided across three stages, is designed to support you in developing key language and creative business skills ready for undergraduate study.

Stage 1

Learn the basics of business, management and creative practices through a group project.

Stage 2

Provides understanding of the basics of marketing, communication and branding through a live project.

Stage 3

Enables you to confirm, develop and focus on your specialism and skills. It consists of three units: the Creative Business Project and English language, Research and Study Skills, and Introducing Visual Culture. In combination, the three units will support you in understanding the practical, logistical, theoretical and contextual underpinnings of your chosen specialism in the business school.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Creative Business & Management
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research & Study Skills
  • Marketing, Communication & Branding
  • Creative Business Project
  • Visual Culture


Throughout the first year of this business management course, you will get to grips with key business functions and their operating environment. You will also begin to develop transferable skills that can be applied in your career as a business professional.

Modules include:

  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Finance & Accounting
  • Project & Operations Management
  • Management and Organisation Behaviour
  • Enterprise Project


Your second year of study will introduce you to theories of creativity, entrepreneurship and international business. To help you apply what you have learned, you will complete a placement or professional project. As business is becoming increasingly digitalised, you will also build your understanding of key principles in digital business and marketing.


Modules include:

  • E-Business & E-Marketing (Digital Business & Marketing)
  • Law for the Creative Industries
  • Professional Practice & Business Placement
  • International Business


Your final year is dedicated to a final business management project, designed as an opportunity for you to showcase your newly learned skills. You will implement your knowledge to identify solutions to specific business events and problems while considering the long-term survival of a business.


Modules include:

  • Business Strategy
  • Business Research
  • Enterprise Sustainability & Business Ethics
  • Final Business Management Project

Graduating with a business management degree will provide you with a versatile set of skills, suited to a number of different positions. You could consider the following roles:

  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • B2B sales
  • Ergonomist
  • Event planner
  • Human Resources manager
  • Independent business owner
  • Management consultant
  • Office manager
  • Retail manager

Upon graduation, you may like to consider further study at postgraduate level. Our range of postgraduate degrees include:

  • MA Fashion Business and Management
  • MA Global Marketing and Communications
  • MA Luxury Business Management

See our course selection here

Additionally, students who graduate from this programme can apply for exemptions from relevant professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Students on this programme may also become student members of the Institute of Management.



The standard entry requirements* for this course are, one of the following:

  • 64 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • 24 points from the International Baccalaureate, see more information about IB entry requirements

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).


The standard entry requirements* for this three-year course are, one of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in an appropriate subject
  • 27-30 points from the International Baccalaureate

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).



Other relevant and equivalent level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.


LCCA strives to provide its students with both academic excellence, career focus and a friendly environment across all disciplines. Our boutique campus is located in Holborn, at the heart of central London, with a range of facilities and equipment, making it the perfect place to study.

LCCA offers students opportunities to engage with experts both on and off campus.

Our teachers are experts in their field and will enrich your learning experience, facilitating your access to the most current industry expertise and networks across their creative specialisms.

We provide a range of top undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are delivered in partnership with TEF Gold awarded institute, the University for the Creative Arts.


We provide dedicated facilities for students, helping them to produce work at an industry-level standard and preparing them for a bright future. These facilities are the reason why, upon graduation, our students feel prepared to start working from day one.

Our students have access to a range of specialist facilities across the college. These include:

  • Mac studios with 110 Apple iMacs: Software includes: GameMaker, Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine, Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
  • Access to WGSN – a leading trend forecasting company for fashion and design businesses
  • Reprographic services
  • 3D printers
  • Fashion studios with 46 industrial sewing machines, overlocker and embroidery sewing machines
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Photography Studio
  • Art and Design Studio

Whether you’re completing your first degree or undertak­ing further study to progress your career or change your career direction, LCCA’s strong industry links and wide networks will help you develop your skills, gain valuable experience and make contacts to boost your career opportunities.

·         Aitor Throup Studio LTD

·         Burberry

·         Calvin Klein Jeans

·         Chloé

·         Claret Press

·         Harrods

·         Hop Fashion

·         House of Fraser

·         James Lakeland

·         Jan Masny

·         Karen Millen

·         Christian Louboutin

·         Bartlett Mitchell

·         Boodica UK

·         Pringle of Scotland

·         Richard Boll

·         Soho House

·         Ted Baker

·         Tommy Hilfiger

·         YKK

·         Yulan Creative

·         Paul Smith

·         Louis Vuitton

·         Maria Grachvogel

·         Net-a-Porter

·         Little Wardrobe London Ltd

·         Claret Showroom

·         ZARA


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