About this Course
This programme will give you a solid foundation in business and management theory, as well as the opportunity to develop the practical skills and analytical techniques used in different sectors. Graduate and you’ll be more than ready for the professional workplace and the challenges of the business world. During the course you’ll study and practise all the main areas of management, including human resources, marketing, accounting and finance, and information management. Modules on contemporary issues such as globalisation, sustainability and social and demographic change will put it all into context – as will content looking at commercial strategy and behaviour.
You can personalise your studies with a wide range of specialist modules, so there’s every opportunity to prepare for a specific industry sector, job or profession. Key figures from international industry and business advise us on course content – so you can be certain you’re gaining the skills employers expect.
This module examines theories of leadership and practical leadership skills, along with the values and behaviours necessary to manage and lead projects, situations, self and teams. You will critically assess your leadership practice or potential for leadership.
Managing finance is a core element of any business activity. This module is designed for people with a non-financial background, covering issues such as budgets, budgetary control, and applying financial data to make decisions. It then goes on to focus on financial forecasting to increase income for new projects and maintain competitive advantage.
This module addresses strategy and examines an organisation within its strategic and competitive context. You will consider the strategic options open to an organisation and evaluate the practical impact of strategic choices, especially on people, resources and systems.
This final project module enables you to build on your learning throughout the course to carry out an in-depth project dealing with an issue that is relevant to you and your work.
Following on from your Work Based Major Project, this module is designed to measure the impact of your work. Having completed your project, you will assess its impact, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your recommendations and gather feedback from colleagues, peers and academics.
In this final module, you will assess your progress through the course, evaluate your practical and leadership skills and plan your future personal and career development.
72 UCAS tariff points.
Required subject(s): 2 A levels in related subjects or a BTEC/Access or a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject.
GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Level 5 Diploma in Business