Success in business is partly born out of great commercial ideas, but far more from having a detailed grasp of administration—knowing how to marshal the forces of marketing, production, talent, and finance—to realise them. This foundation degree explores the important disciplines of business. It will increase your general appreciation of the role of each in commercial environments and will help you define your own career path in business. A distinctive feature of the FdA Business is that its module assessments relate business disciplines such as human resource management, finance and marketing to real business case studies and situations. The finance module introduces important aspects of accounting for decision-making purposes. Its aim is to ensure you understand financial management and how that influences business performance. Closely related to finance, corporate strategy explores the theory and practice of strategic planning for business. You will consider how different planning models can be applied to different commercial contexts to achieve a range of outcomes. In the economics module you will look at wider external influences on commercial operations, including the national and European business environment and the many economic factors that affect decision making. A module on enterprise looks at ways of developing initial business ideas, researching markets, projecting financial requirements and the legal aspects of starting a business. In the marketing module you will investigate the principles that underpin the marketing process and how they apply in a business. The principles and theories of human resource management are also examined in a module focusing on the employer need for a flexible and talented workforce and the importance of training and staff development. And in a related module on organisational behaviour, you will use a range of theories and managerial approaches to analyse and explain human behaviour at work and how it can help achieve business outcomes. The course is as broad in scope as business itself, but also embeds key skills, such as researching and establishing conclusions, presenting ideas, and decision-making, all needed for higher education and essential in any business context.
-Finance - introduces key aspects of accounting for decision-making purposes. The aim is for students to gain an understanding of the management of finance within an organisation. -Economics - introduces students to the national and European business environment and considers a range of economic factors that affect decision making. -Enterprise - covers a range of business start-up concerns including initial business ideas, researching a market, finance and legal requirements. -Marketing - introduces basic principles of marketing and their application in a business context. Students will investigate the principles that underpin the marketing process and how they apply in a business. -Organisational Behaviour - uses a range of theories and managerial approaches to analyse and explain human behaviour at work. The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of how organisations manage employees to achieve a range of managerial objectives. -Human Resource Management - provides learners with the principles and theories of human resource management. The module will focus on the employer need for a flexible workforce and the importance of training and staff development. -Corporate Strategy - introduces the theory and practice of strategic planning. The emphasis is on the application of a range of planning models.
The method of assessment varies between modules reflecting the need to develop a range of different knowledge, understanding and skills, but typically you will encounter essay and case study questions, group reports, discussion and presentations, larger research projects, formal examinations and in-class tests.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
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