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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    Duration:

    4 years

    UCAS code:

    N205

    Location(s):

    Canterbury
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    Overview

    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 enables you to build your knowledge and understanding of organisations and how they are managed. The 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.

    Why Study Business Management with Foundation Year?

    Our course will introduce you 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.

    You'll develop your communication and critical thinking skills through a range of coursework, helping you to become a confident and innovative manager of the future.

      All about the course

      During the foundation year, you'll study six core modules: Contemporary Issues in Accounting; Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Marketing; Contemporary Issues in Law; Individual Project; Communication; Communication and Academic Skills for HE and Personal and Career Development.

      The Foundation Year also gives you experience of applying what you study to the solution of real-world problems. In this way, it gives you the necessary skills for further academic study, inquiry and problem-solving, and helps you become an independent learner.

      Entry requirements

      Qualification type

      Grades

      A Levels EEE
      BTEC PPP
      Access Pass 45 Credits
      International Baccalaureate 24 points
      Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 32 UCAS points minimum

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      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.

      More information about entry requirements.

      32
      UCAS Points

      Module information

      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.

      Core/optional modules

      How you’ll learn

      We are committed to your development as a skilled and inquiring student, ethically engaged with the world and its future, and aim to use a variety of methods and approaches tailored to your individual needs in order to achieve this. The modules in the first semester employ a mix of lectures, tutorials, and online material provided via our virtual learning environment (VLE), as well as student-centred workshops and learning exercises. This provides you with a wide range of differentiated activities, and plenty of regular 1:1 feedback and support throughout the first Semester. Building on this, teaching in the second semester uses also includes individual supervision specifically to support your ‘Individual Project’. Study on all these modules is supported by the Communication and Academic Skills for HE module. In this way, basic skills learned and developed in semester 1 are integrated and further developed in semester 2, with appropriate individualised support and scaffolding provided throughout. At the end of this process, you should be a more independent, self-confident learner ready to embark on degree level study at Level 4.

      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

      How you’ll be assessed

      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.

      Your future career

      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.

      Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18

      of our Business Management students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course

      Fees

      The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time - Foundation Year 0 £9,250 £14,500
      Full-time - years 1-3 * £9,250 £14,500
      Part-time £4,625 N/A

      Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      * The tuition fees of £9,250 / £14,500 / £4,625 relate to 2022/23 only. Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

      **Home (UK) Fees

      The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

      In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

      ***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

      Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

      Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Bursaries

      To celebrate 60 years of transforming lives through education new cash bursary and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting a degree in September 2022. See full details.

      Professional accreditation

      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.

      Industry links

      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.

      Regulated by the Office for Students

      The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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      Duration:

      4 years

      UCAS code:

      N205

      Location(s):

      Canterbury
      Apply via UCAS

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