Business Management FD





Start your studies with us in February 2018. We have three available routes to choose from. Three year undergraduate degrees starting February. Accelerated first year undergraduate degrees, joining year two in September 2018 and Degrees with Foundation Year, enabling you to start year one in September 2018.

Starting with us in February also means you are eligible for a £450 Welcome Package and guaranteed accommodation.

About the course

The course includes work-based learning in business and management. The course seeks to utilise and build upon any work experience you have, to enable you to apply your learning in an organisational context, improving your business knowledge, employability and career prospects.

This course is delivered in partnership with the London Churchill College Study Centre in London.



Business Management - FD - London Churchill College

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - N204
  • Campus Location - London Churchill College
  • Start dates - Feb,Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

The course provides a 2 year full-time foundation degree for applicants who wish to study a course including work-based learning in business and management. The course seeks to utilise and build upon any work experience you have, to enable you to apply your learning in an organisational context, improving your business knowledge, employability and career prospects.



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Foundations Of Business Law (LAW009-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations Of Marketing Management (BBS009-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Business Management (BBS007-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Financial And Management Accounting (AAF007-1) Compulsory
  • Working In The Business Environment (BBS008-1) Compulsory
  • Accounting For Business Management (AAF009-2) Compulsory
  • Business Enterprise (BBS004-2) Compulsory
  • Management In Context (BBS005-2) Compulsory
  • Managing Effectively In The Workplace (BBS002-2) Compulsory
  • Operations And Project Management (BBS011-2) Compulsory



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We are daring to be different. This vision is founded on this difference. The imaginative new futures for business education, research and practice will be co-created with our staff, students and other stakeholders and will deliver not only academic impact but also a practice impact in our classrooms and communities alike. This vision reflects our existing School strengths, strategic space opportunities in the crowded and overly competitive and branded business school market and provides staff good opportunity to create a business school that is different. In sum, we will use this vision to drive excellence, change, growth and investment within the School.

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How will I be assessed?

The course uses a range of assessment types and methods, as appropriate, to ensure the validity and fairness of assessment. Formative assessment is used to provide feedback to you to support your progress, and diagnostic assessment is used to assess your current knowledge or skills. Summative assessment for most units includes a combination of coursework and tests or examination.

Most units include elements of individual and group activity to reflect the type of work undertaken in business and management. Coursework is mainly individually assessed and focuses on tasks which develop vocational skills, underpinned by subject knowledge, requiring higher levels of cognition in the later years of the course.

The assessment of the work based learning units will include input from the employer, supervisor or work place mentor according to the specific arrangements made in the unit.

Assessment takes a variety of forms, including essays and reports, portfolios, presentations, research proposals and exams.

All coursework has an assignment specification, with grading criteria, which is issued to you, normally at the beginning of the year, but at least 3 weeks prior to the deadline. All marked work is returned to you following the university guidelines, with written on-line feedback, including advising you on how they can improve your work next time.

All coursework submitted is subject to university procedures for the detection of plagiarism.

Entry requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

2017/18 entry

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The course seeks to utilise and build upon your work experience. Your learning focuses on developing your skills and knowledge to enable you to apply that learning to your working environment.

This course will develop your knowledge in a range of business management areas, including People Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Operations and Project Management, as well as developing your skills in managing. You will also study entrepreneurship and setting up a new business.

There is a close relationship between practice, theory and vocational considerations throughout the course with an emphasis on applying theory to practice through work based learning.

The course has a focus on management within an organisational context. You will develop your decision making skills, based on analysis of research, problem solving, data analysis and/or financial analysis.

One of the critical skills sought by employers, in potential employees is the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Because of this, the course is designed to place heavy emphasis on group working and you have the opportunity for team work in most units.

Teams will encounter difficulties at times and in the later years of the course you are encouraged to resolve difficulties within your team with minimal staff intervention. In higher level units you have the opportunity to reflect on your groups working and critically evaluate your teams performance.

Personal Development Planning is a focus throughout the course and you will be expected to reflect on your progress and completing Personal Action Plans during each year of study. You will have a personal academic tutor throughout their course, who is available to support you.



Fees and Funding

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

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How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

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