Business and Management Practice, Foundation Degree - Full-Time

Course code: BHAP200P

Subject area: Higher Education

Study level: Undergraduate

Course level: H

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday

18th Sep 2020 - 1st Jul 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555585

The aim of the programme is to support and develop students for careers in the areas of Business and Management. The programme has been developed in a way which explores each of these strands progressively, whilst maintaining a holistic view of business within various contexts.

The Business strand introduces students initially to the scope and functions of business and gradually develops their understanding of the internal and external environment in which businesses operate. The Management strand takes basic management concepts and theories to a contemporary and practical level and integrates organisational behaviour aspects with management and decision-making.

Within their first year, students are introduced to areas such as criticality and academic writing, in addition to developing a portfolio to support their professional development.

In the second year students focus on research skills and developing their skills of enquiry in preparation for their final year Business Project (work-based focused). This also helps prepare them for their honours year modules (e.g. dissertation) should they wish to progress on to the final year BA (Hons) Top-Up.

Applications are made through UCAS – code N20N.

The aim of the programme is to support and develop students for careers in the areas of Business and Management, in a way which explores each of these strands progressively, whilst maintaining a holistic view of business within various contexts.
The Business strand introduces students initially to the scope and functions of business and gradually develops their understanding of the internal and external environment in which businesses operate. The Management strand takes basic management concepts and theories to a contemporary and practical level and integrates organisational behaviour aspects with management and decision making.
Within their first year, students are introduced to areas such as criticality and academic writing, in addition to developing a portfolio to support their professional development. In the second year students focus on research skills and developing their skills of enquiry in preparation for their final year Business Project (work-based focused). This also helps prepare them for their honours year modules (e.g. dissertation) should they wish to progress on to the final year BA (Hons) Top-Up programme.

For anyone studying on a course that we offer in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, you are also eligible to apply for accommodation with the University throughout the duration of your studies. Visit www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/accommodation for more information.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules:
-Introduction to Marketing
-Business and Management Concepts
-Internal and External Customer Communications
-Personal Development (Double Module)
-Managing Business Operations
-Accounting for Business
-Digital Information for Business

Year 2 (Level 5) modules:
-Project Management
-Strategic Management
-Human Resource Management in Practice
-Business Project (Double Module)
-Managing Work Performance
-Business and Finance
-Developing Management Capabilities
This foundation degree prepares you to pursue a career in business in a variety of roles. You will gain practical management and communication skills, which are vital within a range of industries and sectors.

You may be able to progress on to a further year of study at Oxford Brookes University, or at one of our partner colleges, in order to 'top up' to a full honours degree.

Normally, students who achieve an average of 55% over the second year (Level 5 modules) of the foundation degree will be eligible for progression on to the BA (Hons) in Business and Management final (honours) year offered at Oxford Brookes University or the BA (Hons) in Business and Management at Abingdon & Witney College or Solihull College.

The BA Top Up programme offered in 2019/2020 will include the following modules:
-Managing Quality and Risk
-Dissertation or Work-based Research Project (double)
-Managing Marketing Activities
-Developing Self and Others
-Strategic Futures, Insight and Design (double)
-Leading and Managing Change
Entrants to the Foundation Degree programme should normally meet one of the following sets of requirements:

Three passes at GCSE (grades A*/9 – C/4) or O-level (grades A – C), normally including Mathematics and English Language:

PLUS
· a minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A Level;
OR
· a National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualification;
OR
· exceptionally, applicants who can demonstrate through an extended CV, references and interview, that they have the knowledge and abilities equivalent to those possessed by holders of the Level 3 qualification listed above may be admitted with dispensation from the requirement to possess those qualifications.

Potential students without level 3 qualifications should be advised that their future progression to higher-level study may be limited as a consequence of not holding the formal qualifications.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as: British Council IELTS - normally minimum Level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components.

As work-based learning is an integral part of a Foundation Degree, in addition to holding one of the above entry qualifications, applicants should normally have a current role in an appropriate workplace setting and provide a line manager’s letter of support and recommendation. The work environment may be voluntary or paid, full-time, part-time or work placement. It is the student’s responsibility to secure a role in order to complete the assessment on the programme. Failure to secure access to an appropriate work environment may mean that the student is unable to complete the programme.
Home/EU Tuition fee £7,570. International Tuition fee £9,270. All fees are payable to Oxford Brookes University at enrolment.

Student Support is available for this degree - see www.directgov.uk and follow the links to Student Finance. Please ask for information at interview. For further information, see also the Oxford Brookes University website: www.brookes.ac.uk.

Whilst all text books are available in the College and University libraries and online, students may wish to purchase their own copies. Prices of core-text books range from £15.00 - £55.00. Prices correct at the time of printing.

You can find information on our fees and on Student Finance at www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/info-centre/course-fees. Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the University and all college partners.

Applications are made through UCAS – code N20N.

16 - 18 Fee


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