Course Details

  • The Foundation Degree in Business and Management is aimed at individuals who are keen to establish a career, or further progress their existing career in the field of business and management. The programme covers the key areas of business and management common to business organisations. The programme features a substantial vocational element and industry experience, equipping students with knowledge and understanding of the demands of business and enabling them to make an immediate contribution in employment. Students study a combination of core business subjects and specialist subjects and there is a clear emphasis on developing skills relevant to the world of work and making practical links between theory and the demands of modern day management.

    The programme provides challenging, comprehensive learning experiences and develops students’ intellectual, communication and practical abilities for example in investigative and analytical reports, scenario-based management role plays and employment-related presentations.

    This makes it ideal for those students’ who wish to either begin their careers from the start of the course or those that are presently employed and wish to progress further in their present role.

  • You don’t have to have any specific business experience to study for a foundation degree in Business and Management, but you will need at least 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (including both English Language and Maths) and 160 UCAS Tariff Points.

    If you’re returning to education, our application team will happily look at any relevant Access programmes you’ve completed, and they can also take into account any work experience and existing knowledge and skill in the industry, often via an informal interview at the college.

  • Each module on this foundation degree is assessed in a different way, via both assignments at the end of every stage and regular monitoring throughout the whole course.

    You might find yourself completing a research project of your choice into the practices of another business, or you may be presenting your own proposals and analysis. From online quizzes to role-playing interviews, there will be a number of different ways for you to demonstrate the skills you’ve learnt.

  • After qualifying with a Level 5 Foundation Degree, you’ll have a number of different avenues open in front of you and could take whichever one is best suited to your personal skill or interests.

    You might want to convert your qualification into a bachelor’s degree with a related top up course in business or management at The Manchester College. We have a number of options to choose from.

    Or you might be ready to start or advance your career, jumping straight into a new job or taking a promotion at work. You’ll be well qualified in a variety of fields, including account or administration management, business analysis, or management consultancy, with lots of different career paths you could follow.

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  • The fee (if applicable) for this 2 year, full-time foundation degree is currently £7,000.

    You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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