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OVERVIEW In the immensely competitive business environment, corporations are constantly seeking recruits with the knowledge and skills to solve complex problems and help achieve strategic success. Our Business Management foundation degree will equip you with all the essentials to put you in prime position for meeting this industry demand, paving your way to an accomplished career in business. This course has been developed in close partnership with industry experts and professional bodies including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA), ensuring your learning is up-to-date and optimised for employment in the sector. You will be armed with core business management skills and an understanding of the international business environment, as well as a sound grounding in digital marketing, change and transformation, business analytics, finance and supply chain. As part of our business course, you will learn through a combination of real-world simulations and workshops, supported by cutting-edge practical training facilities including our Financial Trading Suite. You’ll also have the chance to gain extensive industry experience on a paid 48-week placement, while you will gain an additional CMI qualification on completion of the course. What’s more, if you have entrepreneurial ambitions, we offer a wealth of support for student start-ups to get you up and running. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Industry approved – Complete our CMI-accredited business management course and get a Level 5 award in Leadership, with membership of the CMI and BGA throughout your foundation degree and access to a wealth of additional learning resources
- Work placement – Boost your work-ready skills and industry experience on an optional 48-week paid placement, with no tuition fees during your placement year
- Practical application – Develop a variety of practical skills working and studying in our Financial Trading Suite and Digital Creative Studio on campus
- Enrichment – Learn from experts through real-world simulations, workshops and guest lectures
- Business owner
- Business manager
- Management consultant
- Sales executive
- Business graduate
- Graduate assistant
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
- The People Perspective
- Business Agility in Context
- Essentials of Marketing
- Finance for Managers
- Business Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Developing Your Personal Brand
- Digital Marketing and Campaign Planning
- Value-Based Leadership
- Big Data for Business Insights
- Accounting and Finance for Managers
- Developing Collaborative Relationships
- Brand and Media Management
- E-Commerce and Customer Experience Design
- Social Enterprise
- Project Management
- Sales Management
Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk TEACHING Example of a typical teaching week (up to 14 contact hours):
- Large group teaching – 5 hours
- Smaller group teaching – 7 hours
- Tutorials – 2 hours
- Graduate Advantage – 1 hour
- Subject related workshops – 1 hour
- Coursework – 78%
- Practical assessment – 22%
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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