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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Business Management

Level 5
Full-Time/Part-Time
23/24
EXC50041
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Overview

This qualification provides the perfect foundation for your successful career in business management in the private or public sector. The Foundation Degree in Business Management focuses on developing your knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare you for a range of careers in business such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics. Learners are supported to be entrepreneurial in their outlook to reflect local and regional economic needs.

The course will allow students the opportunity to study a range of modules relevant to Business Management including accounting, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, organisational behaviour and change, economics, global business environment, finance for decision making, marketing management. Work based learning will be part of the course in Year 2 when a 3-month work placement in industry will allow the students to complete a problem-solving project based on the work place that they are working in. Furthermore students will learn academic and career enhancement skills which will support successful study on the course. There is a strong focus on industry engagement, with live projects and industry visits. The course will involve students attending lectures and seminars with lecturing staff together with a weekly tutorial session with the course director.

Learning will be through a blended approach where learning is supported via the College VLE.

Modules focus on equipping Learners with the skills, knowledge and abilities to secure a management position in a business. The modules taken include:

  • Academic and Career Enhancement Skills
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Economics
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Behaviour and Change
  • Global Business Environment
  • Finance for Decision Making
  • Marketing Management
  • Work Based Learning
  • There is a strong focus on industry engagement, with live projects and industry visits.

    Range 64-72 UCAS points, four GCSE passes to include English and Maths at grade C (or equivalent), or equivalent approved qualification at Level 3. Refer to general entry requirements.

    Where an applicant does not hold the formal academic requirements for entry to the programme but can demonstrate relevant experiential learning across a range of industries, they may apply for admission through the College Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process. In such cases, contact the Course Director for the programme who will advise further.

    Any applicant whose first language is not English or who has not achieved a grade C in a recent GCSE in English Language should demonstrate their competence in written and spoken English at IELTS – Academic 6.0, with minimum 5.5 in all four elements of the test. Trinity ISE - Pass at Level 3 (with a Pass in each component) also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Honours Degree Top-up, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma.

    Testing knowledge, understanding and application to industry will principally be through work-based assessment, practical reports, oral and written submissions and formal examinations.

    The programme offers progression to: Part- time Ulster University BSc Hons in Business Studies (delivered at South West College); Ulster University’s BSc (Hons) Business with Specialisms Full-time or part-time at Magee College; or other degrees at Ulster University. More options are available through the UCAS or CAO system. A range of careers in business such as marketing, finance, administration, purchasing and management, with a specific emphasis on meeting local and regional needs.

    You may be required to purchase course textbooks and incur additional costs for field trips, printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.


    Please Contact the Course Director to discuss, or view Ulster prospectus online

    2023/24 Fees: Full-time tuition fees £2,700 (payable for each year). For 2024/25 fees, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy on the College website.

    6 Available Sessions

    *The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

    Enniskillen

    Full-Time

    P5041EF10A

    Session Code

    2 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    19

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    23/24

    Academic Year

    11/09/2023

    Start Date

    Subject to Timetable

    Day/s

    Stephen.Crawford@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee £2,700.00

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

    Dungannon

    Full-Time

    P5050DF10A

    Session Code

    2 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    19

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    23/24

    Academic Year

    11/09/2023

    Start Date

    Subject to Timetable

    Day/s

    marina.malcolm@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee £2,700.00

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

    Omagh

    Full-Time

    P5050OF10A

    Session Code

    2 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    17

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    23/24

    Academic Year

    11/09/2023

    Start Date

    09:00-20:00

    Time

    Subject to Timetable

    Day/s

    Avis.Brunt@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee £2,700.00

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

    Dungannon

    Part-Time

    P5050DP10A

    Session Code

    3 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    7

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    23/24

    Academic Year

    13/09/2023

    Start Date

    09:00-17:00

    Time

    Wednesday

    Day/s

    marina.malcolm@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee £1,060.00

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

    Enniskillen

    Part-Time

    P5041EP10A

    Session Code

    3 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    7

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    23/24

    Academic Year

    14/09/2023

    Start Date

    09:00-17:00

    Time

    Thursday

    Day/s

    Stephen.Crawford@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee £1,060.00

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

    Omagh

    Part-Time

    P5050OP10A

    Session Code

    3 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    10

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    23/24

    Academic Year

    14/09/2023

    Start Date

    09:00-17:00

    Time

    Thursday

    Day/s

    Avis.Brunt@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee £1,060.00

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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