Management - Foundation Degree (Lancaster University)
Course Code: TH1HE154 UCAS Code:
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The Foundation Degree in Management leading to theBA (Hons) Management in the Workplace provides a route for those aspiring to work in management and provides the opportunity to develop the skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding needed to enhance students management employment potential. Throughout each level of the programme there is an emphasis on self-development as well as understanding the motivations of other people, useful facets for a management career. The use of a personal development profile process enables students to reflect upon your skills development and establish objectives that will edge you closer towards your professional goals. The embedding of employability is integral to the culture of the programme and this view of employability mirrors that of the School of Professional Studies, focusing on the enhancement of lifelong employability, reflecting research on the graduate attributes sought by employers: intelligent, flexible, self-aware lifelong learners with communication, interactive and team working skills, who add value to and transform organisations
A minimum of 48 UCAS points (previously 120 on former UCAS Tariff) excluding Functional Skills in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who are able to demonstrate substantial relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
A minimum of 80 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who are able to demonstrate substantial relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
Students encounter a range of learning and teaching methods. Lectures are used to deliver core knowledge and theoretical concepts, whilst seminars and workshops are devoted to the opportunity to engage in discussion, evaluation and reflection at both and level five. The first year scaffolds skills and knowledge of the underlying concepts in Business Management and no prior specific knowledge of management is necessarily required and the level four mode of study. The work placement element of the course supports the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, requiring the exercise of some personal responsibility. At level four the notion of developing the skills to be a reflective practitioner is key and the CPD and Reflective Practice module fosters these skills and supports the development of reflective practice. The level five mode of study continues and progressively builds on the theme of reflective practice and is geared towards management situations and scenarios’ and requires reflection to propose solutions arising from that analysis and evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving managerial problems and dilemma’s. Student-managed and experiential learning feature prominently, at both individual and group level, and students are encouraged to share their experiences of learning, learn from the experiences of others, to enhance their reflective skills and become more critically self-aware at both levels. A variety of learning methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, case studies, directed and independent learning and a live consultancy project. Percentage of time in different learning activities, by year for this course: Year 1: 24% time in lectures, 65% time in independent study, 11% time on placement Year 2: 24% time in lectures, 65% time in independent study, 11% time on placement
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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