Business & Management- Foundation Degree (FdA)


Approved by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Start:
September
Location:
University Centre
Level:
4-5
Institution code:
H65
UCAS code:
N103

Course Details

This qualification is designed to provide students with a range of opportunities to develop skills in the varied Business and Management sector.

The foundation degree has been designed to develop knowledge and understanding of a range of business disciplines and line management to marketing, accounting and business practice. It will focus on developing the undergraduate’s core study skills, general business knowledge and problem solving abilities. In addition, there will be emphasis on improving mathematical and literacy skills, for progression into employment or on to further study.

It is expected that throughout the course undergraduates will have the opportunity to visit local businesses to enhance their understanding and perception of their studies. Visiting academics and employers will also be invited to ‘guest lecture’ further enriching experience of the course.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, research seminars, group work, project work and guest speakers.

Guest speakers from different areas of business will conduct workshops and Q&A sessions. Students will be involved in research activities.

Assessment will be via a combination of coursework and exams.

You will study a range of core modules, including:

  • Organisations in their Environment
  • Management Organisation and Functions
  • First Line Management
  • Professional and Academic Skills
  • Business and Management Practice
  • Learning From Work
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • HRM Principles and Practice
  • Marketing Principles For Business
  • Accounting
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
Two years full time or three years part time.
Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Management within industry, public, private and voluntary sector
  • Own business
  • Teaching (on completion of Cert Ed or PGCE)
  • Consultancy
  • Business development – home / overseas

Primary contact:
Karen Grant
Email: karen.grant@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Yvonne Yule
Email: yvonne.yule@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.