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UCFB

Football Business & Finance with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: FBFF

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Finance

The global football industry attracts some of the most powerful and recognisable brands in the world, such as Nike, BMW, Samsung, Budweiser, Coca Cola and McDonald’s. In contrast, many clubs and organisations struggle to break even and meet their responsibilities of paying creditors and the tax authorities. This degree therefore is essential to produce commercially astute business and finance graduates for this ever-expanding industry.

Your studies will focus on the core functions of football business management and will be supplemented by the financial pathway, whose modules introduce you to the principles of financial accounting, management accounting and require you to integrate theory with practice.

The degree programme integrates the core functions of business management with financial accounting in the context of football and sport organisations and governing bodies. The degree monitors the intense media coverage of contemporary football issues to apply relevant themes to enhance the student learning experience. You will be taught in lectures and participate in seminar debates, with support from UCFB’s virtual learning environment to fully encompass the academic experience. The interconnected facets of football business are applied across a diverse range of assessment strategies to provide you with a contextual insight of how sources of finance affect an organisation’s performance, and how that performance affects an organisation’s bottom line. This degree will prepare you for a career in commercial business and finance, both inside and outside the sector.

Throughout all three years of study, core business modules are supplemented by finance modules which require you to understand and apply the fundamentals of accounting terminology such as balance sheets, cash flow, gearing ratios, return on investment, net present value and consolidated accounts. You will have a comprehensive set of transferable skills to provide you with a competitive edge in business. The final year contains a range of elective modules which allows you freedom to pursue a new area that interests you the most, providing you with greater flexibility upon graduation.

The foundation year will provide students with an understanding of a range of concepts and models related to understanding and managing people, work and behaviour in national and international football related organisations, including the influence of marketing, sources of finance for different commercial purposes and political landscape of the game.

Modules

Foundation Year Modules: Preparing for Success in Higher Education; Employability and Enterprise; Managing Football Operations and People; Study Project

Year 1 Modules: Understanding Football Business; An Introduction to Marketing; Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance; Understanding Football Fans & Customers

Year 2 Modules: Intermediate Financial Accounting; Intermediate Management Accounting; International Football Business; Analysis Research Methods

Year 3 Modules: Corporate Reporting; International Finance; Research Project; Strategic Management

Assessment methods

This programme is predominantly assessed through coursework, however students will also be expected to undertake a number of written exams and will also be assessed through practical examinations for certain elements of the programme.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.

The Uni


Course locations:

UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB Wembley

Department:

Foundations

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67%
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Finance

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Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

54%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
58%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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