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Swansea University

Applied Business Management

UCAS Code: 627L

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: All applicants must have GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths or Numeracy at grade C or above.

We will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 32-33 or higher.

BTEC (18 units) grades of DDM or equivalent.

3 A Level grades B or above. We do not require A-levels in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance. We do not however consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Business studies

Management studies

Strategic management

In choosing Coleg Cambria’s Foundation Degree/ BSC Honours Degree in Applied Business Management (developed and accredited by Swansea University) you will study a broad spectrum of business and management topics (such as marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy and human resource management) as well as offering a range of cutting-edge specialist optional modules. All modules are taught by our leading business tutors who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge and regularly train business leaders from across Wales. Cambria has outstanding connections with many businesses and business leaders throughout North Wales, with guest business speakers, presentations and opportunities to network. We are an experienced provider of apprenticeship routes, including for business management. You will study in our brand new HE Business Management Centre.

This programme will be awarded by Swansea University and delivered by Coleg Cambria.

Modules

You will study 4 modules in year 1 (Finance, Accounting & Analytics, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Operations Management 1), and a further 4 in year 2 (Business Management 1, Operations Management 2, Organisational project 1 and Leadership & International Human Resource Management). Prince2 Foundation is also offered as an optional extra on year 2; this project management qualification is a valuable asset to employers.

Successful completion of all modules in Years 1 and 2 will enable students to achieve a Foundation Degree (the FdSc in Applied Business Management). Completion of the FdSc will allow progression onto the BSc Applied Business Management in Year 3 where you will study 3 modules (Business Management 2, Project Management & Delivery and Organisational Project 2).

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed through examinations and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised.

The Uni


Course location:

Coleg Cambria - Northop

Department:

School of Management

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
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Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
46%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
25%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Business, research and administrative professionals
25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business & administrative studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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