UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College)

Business and Management UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University


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The Foundation Degree in Business and Management is aimed at individuals who are keen to establish a career, or further progress their existing career in the field of business and management. The programme covers the key areas of business and management common to business organisations. The programme features a substantial vocational element and industry experience, equipping students with knowledge and understanding of the demands of business, and enabling them to make an immediate contribution in employment. Students study a combination of core business subjects and specialist subjects, and there is a clear emphasis on developing skills relevant to the world of work and making practical links between theory and the demands of modern day management.
The programme provides challenging, comprehensive learning experiences and develops students’ intellectual, communication and practical abilities for example in investigative and analytical reports, scenario based management role plays and employment related presentations
This makes it ideal for those students’ who wish to either begin their careers from the start of the course or those that are presently employed and wish to progress further in their present role.

On successful completion of a FdA Business and Management, students will be able to:

• Apply critical thinking to practical and theoretical problems
• Communicate effectively using a range of media
• Apply ethical and sustainable principles to problem-solving in Business and Management
• Apply professional and commercial awareness to real life situations.
• Evaluate situations in Business and Management using subject specific knowledge and skills.

Course details


Year 1 Modules: Dynamic Business Environment (30 Credits), Finance and Accounting Information for Managers (30 Credits), Understanding and Managing People (30 Credits), Ideas, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (30 Credits). Year 2 Modules:Responsible Enterprise (30 Credits), Marketing and Operations (30 Credits), Managing Effective Organisations (30 Credits), Optional Units, Work Based Learning (Procedures, Policy and Practices) (30 Credits). Examples of student assessments are practical work (organising activities), written assignments (reports, essays), presentations, examinations and case study analysis. A work-based project involving a work placement is a compulsory element. Assignments can be set in groups or on an individual basis.

Assessment method

The course is assessed through two assignments per module and scheduled across two main submission points in the year (January and May).

Assignment tasks are based around industry scenarios and are practical in many of the modules. Development of self-reflection, awareness and evaluation of own skills are built into tasks to enable students to reflect and develop their skills further. Some assessments also include elements of self and peer group assessments. All assessments are marked out of 100%.

• Formative assessment (developmental) takes a wide variety of forms e.g. seminars; regular weekly tutorials; interaction in class; peer feedback on in-class presentations; workshop activity with feedback; on-line quizzes; tutor feedback on group and project work; and regular final assessment monitoring with guidance to improve. Examples of final assessments include:
• Role plays e.g. interviewing, appraisals
• Work based research on a chosen topic e.g. Managing and implementing change within the customer service department of M&S
• Examinations e.g. multiple choice & essay style
• Academic business reports e.g. Investigation of the culture of an organisation
• Business presentations e.g. Business proposals, Financial analysis
• Business meetings e.g. Discussions of environmental sustainability
• Essay’s e.g. Comparing & contrasting management philosophies
• Portfolios e.g. compilation of practical skills developed in management functions
• Personal Development Plan e.g. file identifying personal skills development and areas to improve

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code NN12
Institution code M10
Campus name Openshaw Campus
Campus code 7

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

3 GCSE’s English Language and Mathematics A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded)

Pass in Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3

Pass in other business related qualifications of NVQ level 3; VCTC

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College)
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

Clearing contact details

UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

Additional information

Monday-Thursday= 8.30am -4.30am Friday= 8.30am -4.00am August 15th= 7.30am-6.00pm

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UCEN Manchester Admissions Department

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