BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT WITH FOUNDATION YEAR

Buckinghamshire New University

STUDY MODE
Full-Time
LEVEL OF COURSE
Level 6
LEARNERS
360 credits
ATTENDANCE
1200 notional hours
BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year
BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

COURSE OVERVIEW

Mont Rose College of the Management & Sciences offers BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University.

AWARDING BODY   BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW UNIVERSITY
Level of Course Level -6. Bachelors degree with honours
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 360 credits
Mode and Length of Study 4 years Full Time
UCAS Code MR01
Attendance Full-time student is required to attend 21 hours per week in term time
Workload A full time student will study 120 credits in an academic year, which is therefore equated to 1200 notional hours
Exemption No exemption is allowed for this programme

POTENTIAL STUDENT PROFILE / CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

What the award is about and who the programme is aimed at:

The programme is designed for students who see themselves as future business professionals in any industry (private / public / voluntary). The programme provides various opportunities to develop knowledge and expertise required to be a successful manager in the industry. This course would suit students who are interested in developing business knowledge and management skills, who want a choice of subjects and want opportunities for work experience, study abroad and enterprise. In levels 5 and 6 of the programme, the students will be able to choose topics that specialise in the management areas that they want to study in more depth.

The degree will be of interest to 18 year old school-leavers who have previously studied business at GCSE or A level or equivalent. Students of history, psychology, sociology, media, digital technology and English will also find many aspects of the programme of relevance to these subjects. Mature students without formal qualifications, but with appropriate work experience, are also eligible to apply.

Why students should choose this award:

Students joining this programme will be joining a dynamic School and Department within the University and will be working with a team of highly experienced and professional academics and practitioners. A key feature of the programme is to blend both academic study and skills development in order to enhance the employability of our graduates.

In order to enable students to develop broad knowledge in the desired area, we offer a wide range of option choices at levels 5 and 6, with an emphasis on applying the knowledge developed in real life situations through case studies or working in and with real organisations. The course is designed to allow the addition of more electives in the future. The course also aims to develop an individual’s entrepreneurial capabilities and offers opportunities for students to develop and launch business ideas, as well as providing flexible opportunities for undertaking work experience.

Additionally, students acquire a wide range of skills and competences useful for dealing competently with real-life, practical problems. The course will focus on the ability to think critically and will, therefore, enable students to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems.

Opportunities available for students after completion of the award:

On completion of the programme, students will be able to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in general management or developing their own business. The programme provides a broad background in the area of business management, which offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest for post-graduate study, either full time or part time whilst working, should the graduate wish to follow this route. Overall, this is a flexible business programme allowing students to prepare themselves for a professional role that suits their skills and interests.

PROGRAMME AIMS

The following has been designed as part of the general aims for all undergraduate programmes offered by the Business Management Department.

The main educational aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide all students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core functions of business and management
  • Develop the intellectual skills necessary to contribute to effective business practice and problem solving
  • Develop subject related practical skills
  • Prepare students for graduate employment, research, further study and lifelong learning by developing their intellectual, practical and key (transferable) skills
  • Enhance the employability of graduates through the blend of academic study and skills development. The course aims to develop enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and offers students opportunities to link their studies with work experience, internships and study abroad.
BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Programme Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding
On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key business foundation disciplines, such as business environment, accounting and finance, operations, marketing, business information systems and people and organisation behaviour;
  • Evaluate and critique the range of activities within the key business functional areas and their interrelationship and interconnectedness;
  • Analyse theories and concepts of strategic management, leadership and innovation within a changing environment.

C. Practical Skills
On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Actively engage in business and marketing briefs and activities that encourage enterprise and entrepreneurial capability.

B.Intellectual/Cognitive Skills
On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Create, evaluate and assess options to enable effective problem solving and decision-making, using appropriate qualitative, quantitative and ICT techniques and skills;
  • Deal critically with organisational issues and be able to produce solutions and action plans.

D. Key/Transferable Skills
On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Research information about complex business situations and apply qualitative and quantitative techniques to it, in a project context, using ICT as appropriate.
  • Critically evaluate information, arguments and concepts.

Display a range of personal and interpersonal skills, including the capacity for continuous learning, taking initiatives, performing to deadlines, communicating effectively and persuasively, skills which are necessary to enter a career in business or undertake further study.

  • COURSE CONTENTS

    Description

    Programme Structure:

    Foundation Year:

    • FY001 - Preparing for Success at University
    • FY002 - Employbility and Enterprise
    • FY003 - Project
    • FY021 - Introduction to Business Studies

    Level – 4:

    • MG406 - Marketing
    • MG405 - People & Organisations
    • BM413 - Business Environment
    • BM414 - Financial Decision Making
    • MG408 - Graduate Challenge
    • MG410 - Career Viewpoint

    Level – 5:

    • BM520 - Operations and Project Management
    • BM518 - Enterprise Projects
    • MG522 - Selling and Sales Management
    • BM526 - Economic Analysis

    Students should choose two of the following 15 credit options:

    • BM523 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance
    • MG513 - B2B and Service Marketing
    • MG515 - The Media Business
    • BM521 - Small Business
    • BM524 - Cross Cultural Management
    • BM525 - Business Analytics
    • MG520 - Future of Work

    Level -6:

    • BM621 - Enterprise and New Business
    • BM622 - Strategic Decision Making
    • BM625 - Business Information Systems
    • BM624 - Managing Innovation in Business
    • MG614 - International Marketing Management
    • MG622 - Strategic Human Resource Management
  • TEACHING & LEARNING

    Learning, Teaching and Assessment Methods to achieve the Programme Learning Outcomes

    Throughout the award the objective is to develop the knowledge, skills and analytical ability of students to enable them to enter successful careers in business organisations. This objective is met by a combination of lecture inputs, workshops, self-study and directed research and investigation. Students are required to work both individually and in groups. The assessment tasks include individual assignments, group work, examinations, enterprise activities and project work in a combination designed to assess and meet the stated aims and the required learning outcomes.

    The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and there is a progressive development of knowledge and skills. During the Foundation Year, students will be exposed to a variety of summative and formative assessments whilst developing the academic skills to be a successful student at university; course content and Learning Outcomes strongly relate to students developing their knowledge and understanding of the subjects being studied and assessed. At level 4, students are expected to describe, explain and review concepts, theories and models; at level 5 students apply, analyse and evaluate; and at level 6 independent learning is more embedded and students develop depth of understanding via critical analysis and evaluation. At level 4, all students are provided with a foundation across all business areas, whilst at levels 5 and 6 the assessment strategies within the specialist modules provide more challenging opportunities for developing critical analysis and evaluation through problem solving, case studies and the dissertation.

    Formative assessment is a key feature of the programme enabling early feedback to be given on progress and to help students improve performance. Assessment at all levels is by coursework, practical tasks and examination, with some modules being assessed by 100% coursework. The course is designed to give students opportunities to undertake work based learning and enterprise activities which can form part of the learning and assessment of the programme.

    Subject Benchmark Statement:

    General Business and Management

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

    It is expected that applicants to the 4-year programme will be at least 18 years of age, and have undertaken either further study or work experience for at least 2 years beyond the compulsory secondary education (Level 2). They will possess a lower UCAS Tariff score than that required to join Level 4 of the 3-year BA (Hons) Degree programme, but will normally have achieved 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification. Mature Students with no recent or advanced level qualifications, will be assessed for entry based on their work experience and may be subject to interview.

    Applicants will normally be interviewed, particularly where reassurance is required with regards to their motivations, ambitions and abilities, and in order to establish their potential to be a successful student at this level.

    Start Date

    New intake each: January / April/ September

    Total Course Duration

    4 years

  • BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW QUALIFICATIONS

    On completion of the programme, students will be able to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in general management or developing their own business. The programme provides a broad background in the area of business management, which offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest for post-graduate study, either full time or part time whilst working, should the graduate wish to follow this route. Overall, this is a flexible business programme allowing students to prepare themselves for a professional role that suits their skills and interests.

  • TUITION FEE

    The tuition fee is 6,165 per annum. Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company. This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or T:+44 20 8556 5009.

  • HOW TO APPLY

    Please apply through UCAS and for assistance, contact via email, our Admissions Department, admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or, by post to

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