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University of Central Lancashire

Business and Management (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: B678

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

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points at A2

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

64 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

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

64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Management studies

Business studies

**Course Overview**

- On our Business & Management Foundation Entry course, you’ll gain the awareness and skills to succeed in the dynamic, ever-changing world of business.

- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.

- We focus on practical learning and you’ll develop core business skills in key areas such as problem solving, decision making, team working and communications.

- You’ll understand how organisations operate and the importance of effective management. By the end of the programme, you’ll be an independent learner with the skills, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about your future career.

**Why study with us**

- Management Studies at the University is 1st in the North West and in the UK top 10 for overall student satisfaction - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

- Our course content is dynamic and it evolves as business issues change - you’ll gain the skills to succeed in a changing world.

- You’ll put theory into practice with the options of taking a one-year paid placement, short-term internships, or some volunteering.

**Further Information**

- The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook Buildings are in the middle of the Preston Campus. Learn and socialise here, with cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.

- The Business part of the degree provides concepts and techniques that are relevant to a wide range of business problems and situations. You’ll cover an overview of various contextual elements of Business Law, Economics and Finance and Human Resource Management.

- In your final year the focus is on exploring contemporary issues in business management, globalisation and strategy.

- The Management part of the degree provides an opportunity to learn about the range of ideas, models and theories that underpin contemporary management. First, you’ll learn management theory. Then you’ll concentrate on managing change and research skills and explore strategic management.

Modules

Year 1: Managing Business Information (Year long), Skills for HE (Year long), Business in Context (Semester 1), Introduction to Enterprise Skills (Semester 1). Choose two from: Accounting and Economics (Semester 2), Managing People and Organisations (Semester 2), Marketing and Retail (Semester 2)

Year 2: Core modules; Management and Organizational Behaviour, Business and Management Project Essentials, Introduction to Business Functions, The Business Environment. Plus one of the following option modules: Principles of Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, Business Economics

Year 3: Core modules; Global Environment of Business, Work, Organisation and Change, Career Planning, Project and Operations Management, Research Methods. Plus one of the following option modules: Principles of Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, Business Economics

Year 4: Optional 48-week work placement. Core modules: Management Strategy, Contemporary Issues in Business, Dissertation or Management Report, Management Analysis Project or Professional Development. Plus two of the following option modules: E-Marketing, Management Consultancy Skills, Learning and Development, Evaluating HRM, Coaching and Mentoring, International Management, International Finance

There is a 48-week work placement in the third year for those taking the Sandwich route.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Central Lancashire

Burnley Campus

Department:

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

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.

88%
high
Management studies
94%
high
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.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

90%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

Business studies

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
B

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.

Management 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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
49%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Public services and other associate professionals

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Business and management

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

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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