- Foundation Degree
- Subject Area
- Business, Professional & Trade Union Education
- Age Group
- Degree Courses
(Full Time - 2 years)
If you are determined to pursue a career in business and marketing then the Foundation Degree in Business and Marketing is for you. It is designed to produce graduates who will follow a wide range of marketing careers in commercial and public sector organisations. The course balances both practical business and marketing skills with academic analytical rigour. The programme provides challenging, comprehensive learning experiences and develops students’ intellectual, communication and practical abilities for example in formal investigative and analytical reports, scenario-based marketing management role plays, 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 who are presently employed and wish to progress further in their present role. You will be encouraged to become an independent thinker and develop key graduate marketing management and employability skills necessary for today’s dynamic and ever changing organisations. The marketing subject specific skills and business models learnt are directly transferable to future academic study and employment. The transferable practical academic and vocational skills are taught, practised and tracked through a highly effective structured approach to a Personal Development Plan that includes skills development
If you’d like to enrol on our Foundation Degree in Business and Marketing, you’ll need to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, with two of them to in English Language and Maths, and 160 UCAS Tariff Points.
You don’t need to have any experience in either business or marketing, but if you’re a mature applicant with knowledge and skill in these areas, or you’ve passed a recognised Access programme, our admissions team will invite you for an interview to check your suitability for the course.
How will I be assessed?
Throughout the two year course, there will be a number of different assignments and exams to help focus your skills and prepare you for the working world. At the end of each module, you’ll be given one or two different tasks to complete.
These could include mock business meetings or interviews, presenting a proposal, or conducting an academic business report. We’ll also check on your progress at regular intervals during each module, with workshops, group projects, online quizzes and tutor feedback to help make sure you have all the support you need.
Continuing Your Journey
When you’ve completed a foundation degree course with us, you’ll find there are a number of steps you can take next, depending on the direction you’d like your career to go.Careers page
Many of our students choose to continue their studies with us; if you’ve got an average of 55% or more in your final year, you may want to top up your degree to a BA (Hons) in a related business area. You could then continue to a master’s level qualification.
Alternatively, you’ll have a number of great skills that will prepare you for a career in both the business and marketing sectors. Whether you’d like to be a Marketing Executive or a Management Consultant, take a look at just some of the possible career options for you.
Fees, Finance & Funding
The fees (if applicable) for this 2 year, full-time foundation degree are currently £7,000.Fees, finance and funding page
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.
Got a question?
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.Make an enquiry
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