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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Business Management (HLA)

Level 5
Part-Time
24/25
EXC50041HLA
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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 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, digital transformation, finance for decision making, leading and managing people. Work based learning will be part of the course in Year 3 allowing the students to complete a problem-solving project based on the workplace 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 & Global Environment
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Behaviour and Change
  • Digital Transformation
  • Finance for Decision Making
  • Leading & Managing People
  • Work Based Learning I and II
  • There is a strong focus on industry engagement, with live projects and industry visits.

    Range 72 UCAS points, four GCSE passes to include English and Maths at grade C (or equivalent), ‘A’ Levels or an approved qualification at Level 3 or via the College’s APEL process. 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. To be eligible to commence study on this HLA Pathway, applicants must have secured full-time paid employment in a relevant business sector.

    Course International Entry Requirements:

    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.

    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.

    Work Based Learning module is an integral part of this course, providing students with on-the-job training that provides valuable employability skills for their current and future career.

    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 £100 or more per year.

    3 Available Sessions

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

    Dungannon

    Part-Time

    P5050DP10B

    Session Code

    3 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    7

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    24/25

    Academic Year

    11/09/2024

    Start Date

    Subject to Timetable

    Day/s

    marina.malcolm@swc.ac.uk, Noreen.McGirr@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee N/A

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

    Omagh

    Part-Time

    P5050OP10B

    Session Code

    3 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    7

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    24/25

    Academic Year

    11/09/2024

    Start Date

    09:00-17:00

    Time

    Subject to Timetable

    Day/s

    Avis.Brunt@swc.ac.uk, Noreen.McGirr@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee N/A

    Total Concessionary Fee N/A

    Full Fee Breakdown

    **Concession Fee Breakdown

    Fees Payable Each Year

    **Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

    Enniskillen

    Part-Time

    P5050EP10B

    Session Code

    3 Year(s)

    Duration

    Higher Education

    Mode of Study

    7

    Hours per Week

    30

    Number of Weeks

    Interview Required

    24/25

    Academic Year

    12/09/2024

    Start Date

    09:00-17:00

    Time

    Subject to Timetable

    Day/s

    Noreen.McGirr@swc.ac.uk, Stephen.Crawford@swc.ac.uk

    Coordinator(s)

    Total Annual Fee N/A

    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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