Business and Management UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College)


Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University

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

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Openshaw Campus

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years

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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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

The Manchester College is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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