City College Plymouth has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This Foundation Degree is designed to help you become a qualified, employment-ready graduate, who can play a leading role in a wide range of business-related careers. The range of subjects covered has a clear emphasis on developing your management skills and knowledge relevant to the world of work – as well as making practical links between theory and the demands of modern day management.
This includes employer involvement and preparation for progression to bachelor’s degree(s) with honours. This clear and planned integration within a single award, underpinned by work-based learning, makes the award distinctive. Once you have completed the 2 years at the college, you then have 6 different progression routes at the University of Plymouth.
You will have the opportunity to work with international business in Europe’s economic centre, Berlin. As part of an intercultural partnership between City College and German college, OSZ Burowirkshaft 1, this fully funded 12 day exchange will equip you with the knowledge and experience you need to work in the global business environment.
The course includes the following subjects:
Organisational behaviour- structure, culture, leadership, management, teams – roles and group development, personality, change management, Employability skills- this module enables learners to research issues relating to real working environment, Marketing- 4Ps or 7Ps, marketing plans and processes and marketing communications, Managing knowledge and information- data, information and knowledge management, rational and intuitive decision making and IT systems, Economic environment- macro and micro economics- balance of payments, global economy, inflation, interest rates, fiscal and monetary policies, demand and supply, business environment, Business finance- cash flow, profit and loss, balance sheets, ratios, budgeting and costing.
Project management- phases of project planning, critical paths, risk management, Gantt chart, project deliverables and work breakdown structure and project triangle, Developing research practice- qualitative and quantitative methods, surveys, interviews, focus groups, forecasting, regression, correlation etc., Managing people- performance management, recruitment and selection, training and development, E-business for management decision making, Operations management- product and process design, 5 performance objectives, capacity management, inventory and supply chain management, quality planning and control, failure prevention, Six Sigma, lean, Enterprise and innovation- business strategy, PEST LEE & SWOT, Porter’s 5 Forces, value chain and enterprise within business.
Assessment will be through a combination of individual reports, presentations, group work, seminar-led sessions, case studies, tests and research projects.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International applicants will be asked to complete a fee assessment. This allows us to confirm an applicant's nationality, immigration status and residency to correctly assess fee status. Applicant's will be asked to include copies of the relevant pages of their passport, any letters from the Home Office confirming immigration status in the UK and any other relevant documentation (copy of visa stamps, marriage certificate, etc.).
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Four GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above including English and Maths
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7,450||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7,450||Year 1|