Business Management (Finance Management) - Foundation Degree
Course Code: TH1HE164
UCAS Code: N300
Kick-start your career in financial management with our Foundation Degree in Business Management (Finance). With the emphasis on developing solid management and leadership skills, this programme also prioritises experiential learning through a 96-hour work placement. It benefits from Chartered Management Institute accreditation, allowing you to gain the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and eventually gain coveted Chartered Manager status. Progression to our one-year BA (Hons) top-up programme would lay the perfect foundation for careers such as financial manager, accounts supervisor, internal auditor or compliance manager. Past graduates are now working for blue-chip employers, including BAE, Tesco and the NHS.
To be eligible for this course you will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline.
We also consider applicants who can demonstrate relevant work/voluntary experience, on an individual basis.
Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. 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.
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 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.
|Assessment Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Level 4 Modules
|Academic and Digital Literacy Humanities||TH4MD273||20||Mandatory|
|Dynamic Business Environment||TH4MD278||20||Mandatory|
Level 5 Modules
|Financial Decision Making||TH5MD294||20||Mandatory|
|Work Based Research Project||TH5MD285||20||Mandatory|
|Professional Skills Development||TH5MD287||20||Mandatory|
|Financial Portfolio Management||TH5MD295||20||Mandatory|
Teaching and Learning Methods
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.
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.
Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.
|Learning Method||Level 4||Level 5||Level 6|
Industry 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.
Read our tuition fees guide.