Who is this course for?
This course is for any individual wishing to follow a general degree level course in the area of Business and Management in order to improve their employment prospects and qualifications.
No enterprise can operate well without excellent commercial expertise. Whether you are a financier, statistician, accountant, marketeer, administrator, HR manager, or a manager of any other major function, you need business skills. There are many types of businesses, from multi-nationals to small start-ups, not-for-profit organisations, the public sector and charities and they all want to be successful. This programme introduces you to the complex environments within which business operates. As all business is about people, you will explore marketing, customer care and HR – all crucial to business success.
In your first year you will study modules in: • Business Finance • The Legal Environment • Organisational Aspects of Business • Marketing • Customer Relations Management • The External Environment • A professional Skills module enables you to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and compile a Personal Development Plan.
Second Year modules include: • Business Strategy • Introduction to Macro-Economics • Human Resources • Managing Training and Development • Management and the Law • Financial Planning • Developing Marketing Practice
Teaching and Assessment
80% continuous assessment, 20% tests. Continuous assessment including individual and group assignments, projects and formal examinations. In addition to attending time-tabled classes, you should expect to spend time outside college on directed reading and in-course assessments. As a guide this should be between 10 and 15 hours per week, although actual time spent will differ according to individual’s experience and the number of assignments at any one time.
Career & Progression Opportunities
For careers in management, personnel, marketing or finance. Past business students have gained employment as graduate trainees with national organisations. Alternatively you can apply to progress to the BA (Hons) Business Administration (top-up) course offered at this college.
National Diploma Business or similar (PPM) or A Levels (min. 120 points including 80 points at A2 level) or Advanced New Diploma (120 points minimum) or Access Certificate. We also require students to have GCSE English Language at grade C (or equivalent). Students whose first language is not English will be required to attain IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Level 6 with a score of 5 or more in the writing test. Note: Mature students without formal entry requirements are welcome to apply. All applicants are offered an interview and information session. This is a valuable opportunity for you to show and discuss your application and demonstrate your personal skills.
Full Time Fees: £6,695 per year for 2013/14 students (Part time study pro-rata).
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