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Blackburn College

Business

UCAS Code: N102

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Business studies

In this Foundation Degree in Business you will study all of the major elements of a traditional business degree such as Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Business, Law and IT. You will study over a two year period if you study the course full time. This course should appeal to you if you need to fit studying around other commitments or if you are looking to take your first step into higher education after a gap of study. You will have the opportunity to top up your foundation degree to honours level once you have successfully completed this course.

Modules

All students take a total of 120 credits per level.

Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Business Environment: Economic Context
?Principle of Human Resource Management
?Understanding Organisations
?Introduction to Finance
?Research Methods
?The Reflective Practitioner
?Business Law
?Digital Business

Level 5 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include:
?Quantitive Techniques
?Business Operations and Quality
?Entrepreneurship
?Business Marketing
?Business Finance
?Management and Leadership
?Word Based Learning
?Research Project

Assessment methods

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You will be assessed by:
?Reports
?Presentations
?Professional dialogue
?Case study reports
?Reflective portfolios
?Examinations
?Assignments
?Research projects

The Uni


Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

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