Business Management (Financial Management) - Foundation Degree
Course Code: TH1HE164
UCAS Code: N300
Next available course:
|Duration:||1 day per week|
|Day/s of week:||Either Mon, Tues or Weds|
|Time:||9.15am - 4.15pm|
|Indicative Delivery:||100% On-site at the University Centre Campus|
From financial decision making to managing finance and portfolios, the Foundation Degree Business Management (Financial Management) provides the specialist skill set needed for this rewarding and highly versatile career.
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 financial management expertise, but also develops solid leadership skills to take your career to the next level.
Though the course is delivered online and in Blackpool, it’s actually awarded by Lancaster University, providing graduates with a UK top 10 university qualification. As if that wasn’t great enough, the course also gives you a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification (allowing you to eventually gain coveted Chartered Manager status).
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.
A 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.
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
|Dynamic Business Environment||TH4MD278||20||Mandatory|
|Introduction to Academic Study Lml||TH4MD299||20||Mandatory|
Level 5 Modules
|Work Based Research Project||TH5MD285||20||Mandatory|
|Professional Skills Development||TH5MD287||20||Mandatory|
|Financial Decision Making||TH5MD294||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.