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UCEN Manchester

Business Management

UCAS Code: NN12

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

All organisations need people with strong business skills. At the end of your course, you’ll be equipped with the skills they need – a business professional with a global mind-set, confident, able to lead teams, managing operations, develop strategies, aware of key sustainability challenges and making leadership decisions.
You will learn how to spot opportunities, adapt to change, assess impact on stakeholders, and understand when and how to take risks. You’ll gain a broad understanding of the business world, together with fundamental skills like team-working and problem-solving.

Later, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you most.

In your second year you have the opportunity to specialise with 30 credits worth of units in either Management, Human Resource Management or Marketing.

Modules

Year 1 Modules: Dynamic Business Environment (30 Credits), Finance and Accounting Information for Managers (30 Credits), Understanding and Managing People (30 Credits), Ideas, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (30 Credits). Year 2 Modules:Responsible Enterprise (30 Credits), Marketing and Operations (30 Credits), Managing Effective Organisations (30 Credits), Optional Units, Work Based Learning (Procedures, Policy and Practices) (30 Credits). Examples of student assessments are practical work (organising activities), written assignments (reports, essays), presentations, examinations and case study analysis. A work-based project involving a work placement is a compulsory element. Assignments can be set in groups or on an individual basis.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through two assignments per module and scheduled across two main submission points in the year (January and May).

Assignment tasks are based around industry scenarios and are practical in many of the modules. Development of self-reflection, awareness and evaluation of own skills are built into tasks to enable students to reflect and develop their skills further. Some assessments also include elements of self and peer group assessments. All assessments are marked out of 100%.

• Formative assessment (developmental) takes a wide variety of forms e.g. seminars; regular weekly tutorials; interaction in class; peer feedback on in-class presentations; workshop activity with feedback; on-line quizzes; tutor feedback on group and project work; and regular final assessment monitoring with guidance to improve. Examples of final assessments include:
• Role plays e.g. interviewing, appraisals
• Work based research on a chosen topic e.g. Managing and implementing change within the customer service department of M&S
• Examinations e.g. multiple choice & essay style
• Academic business reports e.g. Investigation of the culture of an organisation
• Business presentations e.g. Business proposals, Financial analysis
• Business meetings e.g. Discussions of environmental sustainability
• Essay’s e.g. Comparing & contrasting management philosophies
• Portfolios e.g. compilation of practical skills developed in management functions
• Personal Development Plan e.g. file identifying personal skills development and areas to improve

The Uni


Course location:

Openshaw Campus

Department:

Business (BCCI)

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