FdA Business Management

Start Date: 13 September 2021
Duration: 2 Years - This course is taught over 2-3 days per week
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)

About The Course

Course code: N100 - Institution code: W52

Our Foundation Degree in Business Management is for aspiring professionals who wish to develop a wide range of practical and employability skills in organisational planning and development, and gain experience in problem-solving for organisations.

Our teachers are currently planning for the safest ways to deliver this course for September. We have been delivering all of our courses online since the outbreak of Coronavirus in March 2020, and we are fully equipped to continue this for as long as is necessary. 

We are planning to deliver the course in a mixed format - blending online lessons with face-to-face teaching – as and when we feel that, on the basis of Government advice and our own risk assessments, it is safe to do so. We’ll continue to review our plans and keep you updated on changes as your course progresses.

For this course, our plans for a flexible, mixed format mean that:

Our plans for a flexible, mixed format mean that:

  • all theoretical course content will be delivered online, led by our expert lecturers (for some modules this will be 100% of the teaching, learning and assessment during the first semester) 
  • where practical activities may not be possible, for example participation in residential field trips and competitions, alternatives will be provided to ensure you develop the equivalent repertoire of skills – special arrangements will also be made for students in circumstances that don’t allow them to attend onsite
  • group work will continue in online form, allowing you to collaborate with your peers, support each other and produce work together using relevant digital platforms
  • tutorials and one to ones will be delivered online, providing you with a high level of support and the opportunity to work with your tutor 
  • you will have access to relevant library services and the digital resources and platforms you need to participate successfully in your course, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Google Hangout Meets and Zoom
  • an initial face-to-face meeting to enable you to meet your peers and teaching staff will take place onsite in a carefully controlled environment to keep you safe 
  • direct access to a range of support systems will also be available to help you with any personal difficulties. 

The delivery of your course will be as follows:

  • Year 1: Live lectures, interactive/live seminars, workshop sessions, other scheduled teaching time – 55%; Face-to-face sessions – 30%; Pre-recorded lectures – 10%; Self-paced learning time – 5%
  • Year 2: Live lectures, interactive/live seminars, workshop sessions, other scheduled teaching time – 65%; Face-to-face sessions – 20%; Pre-recorded lectures – 10%; Self-paced learning time – 5%

What Will I Study?

Year 1 (Level 4)

In Year 1 (Level 4), you will study 5 core 20-credit modules and 1 specialist 20-credit module:

  • Study Skills & Personal Development
  • Business Environment and Law
  • Marketing Management
  • Introduction to Human Resources
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business & Management (specialist module)

Year 2 (Level 5)

In Year 2 (Level 5), you will study 6 20-credit modules, including the following core modules:

  • Project Management
  • Management in Organisations
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Small Business Management

You will also choose from the following 20-credit modules:

  • Gastronomy and Wine
  • E-Business and Digital Marketing
  • Event Management and Event Design
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Visual Merchandising and Psychology
  • Financial Management
  • Sustainable Development

Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2020

What Will I Need?

If you are 20 or younger at the start of the course, you will need:

  • At least one GCE A Level pass or
  • An appropriate full Level 3 qualification, such as Advanced GNVQ/AVCE, NVQ, National Diplomas, Baccalaureate or Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in five subjects at higher level, passes in Open University courses or a Merit profile for a recognised Access course
  • Supporting passes at GCSE including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above

If you are 21 or older at the start of the course, you do not have to satisfy the same certificated qualifications entry criteria as college and school leavers. You will be able to discuss your application during an interview and will normally be expected to have:

  • At least 3 years’ industry experience in a related field of study (Business, Tourism, Hospitality, Events) at supervisory or middle management levels
  • Equivalent GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above
  • Completed a diagnostic assessment at point of interview

If you have have significant professional or other qualifications and appropriate work experience you may be considered and are encouraged to apply, as are those wishing to formalise their experience, or update skills, knowledge and understanding. In addition, evidence of personal skills and qualities through your personal statement and references will be considered.

If you have gained previous qualifications outside of the UK, you will need equivalent qualifications to those above. The equivalence of qualifications from outside of the UK will be determined according to NARIC guidance.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide an IELTS exam report with a score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each area) or equivalent English qualification.
If you are applying to study on a Tier 4 General Student Visa, you will require an IELTS for UKVI overall score of 6.0 (with minimum of 5.5 in each element).

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written reports/essays
  • Seminars
  • Discussion forums/blogs
  • Academic posters, displays, leaflets
  • Case studies
  • Dissertation or work-based consultancy project
  • Examinations
  • Practical experiment
  • Time-constrained assessments

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University London and you will receive a Middlesex University London award upon successful completion.

What Will It Cost?

Tuition Fees

£5,990 per year

Additional Costs

In addition to the annual tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme, including:

  • Approximately £50 per student for a subsidised European field trip (3 days/2 nights) in years 1 and 2. You will be liable for your own daily living expenses including food and beverages, and travel expenses to and from the departure and arrival point
  • Ad hoc day trips/excursions e.g. visits to employers or exhibitions. You may incur additional travel costs and on some occasions, entrance fees

What Can I Do After?

Upon successful completion of this course, you can:

  • Develop your career by applying your enhanced skills at work
  • Start your own business
  • Successful students are able to progress onto our BA (Hons) Business Strategy and Enterprise Management Top-Up programme or programmes at other Higher Education institutions, subject to their entry requirements

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