The combination of learning in both the classroom and the work place is designed to ensure that the acquisition and application of management skills is at the centre of this course. Lecturers are committed to supporting students through a varied programme of learning activities. Students are also helped in the development of skills identified as essential for success in the modern business environment. Students have a choice of attendance patterns depending on their work commitments.
This course integrates classroom and work-based learning. Assessments rely heavily on the application of understanding and skills in a work context. Examinations are not normally used. Part-time students are likely to be employed in an appropriate business sector. Full-time students are expected to find a suitable work placement, and assistance is available for this.
This course helps individuals working in the business sector to gain promotion and become confident with the decisions they make in the work place.
Following successful completion of this course, those students interested in progressing their studies further can enter the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Management.
Content and Modules
Modules are structured to have a large element of student centred learning, allowing students the opportunity to relate their experience to the subject matter.
Modules studied include:
Principles of Management
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Core knowledge and understanding is mainly acquired via lectures and seminars and directed independent study. The latter will normally make specific use of an individually accessed Key Text for that module as well as lecturer-designed course materials (booklet and/or web). Use will also be made of a range of accessible (e.g. library held) supplementary texts, articles, reports and other designated sources.
Hands on’ experience in computer-based workshops plays an important part in developing knowledge and understanding for a range of business and managerial functions. Similar active learning opportunities are also provided within a broad range of non-computer based seminars and workshops.
Team teaching in core modules will be used to support the multi-disciplinary delivery of the programme, wherever appropriate.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
Appreciate the relevance of a multi-disciplinary and multicultural approach to business and management at local, national and international levels.
Work effectively, both independently and within a team environment, making use of a range of interpersonal skills.
Communicate theories, findings and conclusions effectively in written, oral and visual form.
Apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques to the solution of business and management problems identified
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What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
Read full details of the included and additional costs for FdA Business Management.
Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.