Business Management (Financial Management) - Foundation Degree

Course Code: TH1HE164

UCAS Code: N300


DEGREE-LEVEL

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
14/09/2021University Centre2 Years / £8,750 per year Apply
How you will study with B&FC for the 2020/21 academic year.

Course Overview

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.
 

Entry Requirements

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.

Qualification Obtained

FdA Business Management (Financial Management)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Coursework

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.

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.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Coursework64%69%0%
Exam30%20%0%
Practical6%11%0%

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Operational LeadershipTH4MD27420Mandatory
Managing PeopleTH4MD27520Mandatory
MarketingTH4MD27620Mandatory
Managing FinanceTH4MD27720Mandatory
Dynamic Business EnvironmentTH4MD27820Mandatory
Introduction to Academic Study LmlTH4MD29920Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Work Based Research ProjectTH5MD28520Mandatory
Leadership PracticeTH5MD28620Mandatory
Professional Skills DevelopmentTH5MD28720Mandatory
Managing TeamsTH5MD28820Mandatory
Financial Decision MakingTH5MD29420Mandatory
Financial Portfolio ManagementTH5MD29520Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled 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.

Placement

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 MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Scheduled2882880
Independent9128160
Placement0960
Total120012000

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

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.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification