My lecturers are amazing. They explain how you can use your skills when you get into a job, why you’re studying it, and how everything (you learn) has a purpose.
My lecturers are amazing. They explain how you can use your skills when you get into a job, why you’re studying it, and how everything (you learn) has a purpose.Chloe
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Get the skills you need to become a confident business manager. Our course offers an alternative route to higher education and will build your knowledge from day one.
Good business management is at the centre of every successful organisation. Our Business Management with Foundation Year course has a strong practical element, and allows you to build your knowledge and understanding of organisations and how they are managed. A foundation year helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject or you need a grounding in a new subject area.
You'll study fundamental areas of business, finance, HR, marketing and operations, and the macro and micro environments in which they operate including cultural, social and ethical issues.
Our course will open your eyes to different organisations and external environments, so you can understand how they operate and are managed.
During the foundation year, you'll learn about key areas of business and will develop the skills needed to study at degree level.
Throughout the degree, you'll develop your business and management skills while being exposed to scenarios and real-world problems that will make you think outside the box.
Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points, although those without formal qualifications may be considered on an individual basis, however these students should still apply through UCAS.
Business School students are also required to have GCSE mathematics at Grade C or equivalent.
During the foundation year, you'll study six core modules: Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Marketing; Contemporary Issues in Law; Individual Project; Communication and Academic Skills for HE and Personal and Career Development. This foundation will prepare you to start the degree course where you'll gain significant experience in four core areas of business:
The first year will introduce you to the key elements of business management through a diverse range of core modules that focus on finance, accounting, economics, marketing and managing people. In Year 2, you'll delve into project management, employability skills and leadership as well as selecting optional modules.
In the final year, you'll study business from a strategic perspective, developing your finance and management skills and abilities to help you carve you career in business.
Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.
Our teaching team will share with you their expert knowledge, experience and research insights during stimulating lectures, seminars and practical workshops.
You'll be taught over two semesters each year, taking three modules per semester. Typically, you'll have around 12 contact hours per week, depending on your module choices, in addition to independent learning.
Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and you'll also be supported by your academic personal tutor.
Between Years 2 and 3 you'll have the opportunity to gain work experience on a year-long placement with an external organisation.
Your final year project will be based on a live brief from a relevant industry.
All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.
When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you'll continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars. Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.
Christ Church Business School is special for a number of reasons, not least of which is the really good links we have with businesses. It's a supportive place to study business; we work well with you, and you work well with us.Julian GloverSenior Lecturer, Christ Church Business School
You'll be assessed by a number of methods including essays, reports, business simulations, presentations, reflective logs, computer based assessments, examinations, and case studies. Some modules include group assessments to help you become familiar with working as a team; often a key aspect of professional and graduate level work.
The nature of the assessment depends on the modules you take. This mixture is intended to build individual knowledge and skills in the application of theory and best practice to realistic business scenarios. It also provides valuable experience in the importance of effective teamwork and leadership in achieving goals.
Combining academic study and practical assessments, this degree will equip you to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Our graduates have moved on to very exciting and challenging jobs in the private as well as public sector, in the UK and abroad, in roles as diverse as project management, logistics, banking, production management and teaching. Their employers include Google, Apple, KPMG, HSBC and the NHS. This degree also provides an ideal basis for continued study at Masters level in a range of business-related disciplines.
of our Business Management students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course
The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this course are:
|UK / EU||Overseas|
|Full-time - Foundation Year 0||£7,050||£9,910|
|Full-time - years 1-3 *||£9,250||£13,000|
Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.
* The tuition fees of £9,250 / £13,000 / £4,625 relate to 2020/21 only. Please read the 2020/21 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2020/21 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.
Christ Church Business School recognises the importance of professional body accreditation, to ensure that not only do we deliver well researched courses, but our students meet the professional expectations of prospective employers and have the opportunity to gain professional body qualifications. This includes modules accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM). Our Project Management module was the first from a university to gain accreditation and exemption for its teaching and assessment. The Business School has accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and students enrolling on to this programme automatically gain student membership of the CMI.
We work with industry stakeholders aligned to further enhance our teaching programme, research and knowledge exchange. Some stakeholders come in as guest lecturers and we also have masterclasses by visiting professors who are chosen for their expertise in business and management. These established links have helped some of our students to secure placements.A Business School Advisory Board has been established, which includes representatives from across the private and public sector. This encourages employer engagement as the Board engages in discussion about technical content of the curriculum and the development of wider employability skills, the provision of work placement opportunities, guest speakers, live case studies, and workplace visits.
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