Course Code: TH1HE188 UCAS Code: N190 Business Management - Foundation Degree Duration2 Years Day/s of weekTuesday Wednesday or Thursday Time09:00 - 16:30 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 09 Sep 2024 University Centre 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryWith the Degree in Business Management you’re gaining a professionally accredited qualification that will allow you to compete for the best roles across a diverse range of industry sectors. To give you an even greater head start, the course has been co-created with employers and delivers ‘hands-on’ experience. A dynamic curriculum not only builds specialist leadership skills, but also develops an understanding of other key business disciplines to take your career to the next level. Business Management degrees provide the greatest variety of career routes in national and international organisations, both private and public, as well as in small and medium companies around the world. Some graduates also go on to start businesses themselves. Well-qualified management graduates are in high demand especially if your people and leadership skills are second to none. These skills are embedded throughout all modules within the course. You have the choice of optional modules in Finance, Marketing or Human Resource Management. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your specialism through the Work Based Learning and Dissertation modules. Though the course is delivered in Blackpool, it’s actually awarded by Lancaster University, providing graduates with a top university qualification. And as if that wasn’t enough, the course also gives you an opportunity to gain a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification in Leadership and Management. You will be taught by our friendly, professional teaching team, all of whom benefit from extensive management experience to support your future success. But don’t just take our word for it: our student satisfaction rate is a phenomenal 100% and our graduates are now employed by blue-chip employers, such as BAE, Tesco and the NHS. Entry RequirementsA minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline: MMP from Extended Diploma or DM from Diploma in appropriate discipline Mathematic and English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above Full Access to HE Diploma with Merits in Level 3 subjects Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. Qualification ObtainedFdA Business Management Industry Placement and Field TripsAll students have the opportunity to experience work-based learning through the Work Based Learning module this is studied at Level 5. Also, the industry experience of the team feeds into the assessments through engaging authentic assessment equipping you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you will need as you progress into employment. Learning and Teaching MethodsScheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Expert Tutors Every course request should nominate a course tutor who is responsible for delivering the course and that the marketing team can use as a case study. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Introduction to Academic Study TH4MD335 20 No Managing People TH4MD336 20 No Operational Leadership TH4MD337 20 No Finance for Business TH4MD338 20 No Marketing TH4MD339 20 No Dynamic Business Environment TH4MD340 20 No Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Leadership Practice TH5MD348 20 No Project Management TH5MD349 20 No Managing Teams TH5MD350 20 No Work Based Learning TH5MD351 20 No Professional Skills Development TH5MD352 20 No Digital Marketing Strategy TH5MD353 20 Yes Coaching and Mentoring TH5MD354 20 Yes Resourcing and Talent Planning TH5MD355 20 Yes Financial Decision Making TH5MD356 20 Yes Assessment MethodsCoursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined above. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exam Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 64% 71% 0% Exam 30% 8% 0% Practical 6% 16% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will not be required to purchase any additional equipment to undertake this programme as the college has resources available to students. However, there may be some opportunities that will not be a requirement of the programme but will be available to students at an additional cost. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 288 273 0 Independent 912 897 0 Placement 0 30 0 Total 1200 1200 0 Programme Specification Programme Specification Business Management.pdf Adobe PDF, 367.68 KB Career Options and ProgressionGood leadership skills are a genuine asset to any company so a programme that promises to develop them is ideal for anyone wanting to develop a career in business management. Even if you don't work directly in an area like human resources, being able to lead a project or team effectively is critical to success. What's more, because the leadership element of this degree is embedded in broader business concerns, students are able to utilise what they learn in a real-world context. Successful completion of this foundation degree will allow you to ‘top up’ your qualification to a full honours degree with our one-year BA (Hons) Business Management degree. Our graduates find rewarding employment all over the world as well as locally, with leading companies such as BAE, Tesco, NHS, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Transport and the Federation of Small Business. Some graduates have even gone on to set up their own businesses. Other graduates, who have chosen to top-up the foundation degree with our honours programme, have then progressed to teacher training, professional qualifications and masters' degrees.