Course Code: TH1HE164 UCAS Code: N300 Business Management (Financial Management) - Foundation Degree Duration2 Years Day/s of weekTuesday Wednesday or Thursday Time09:00 - 16:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 University Centre 2 Years / £8,750 per year Apply now 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 2 Years / £9,000 per year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary From financial decision making to managing finance and portfolios, the Foundation Degree Business Management (Financial Management) provides the specialist skill set you need to build a career in this rewarding and highly versatile sector. To give you an even better head start, the course has been co-created with employers and delivers ‘hands-on’ experience. A dynamic curriculum not only builds financial management expertise, but also develops solid leadership skills to take your career to the next level. Course Detail Though the course is delivered in Blackpool, it’s actually awarded by Lancaster University, providing graduates with a UK top 10 university qualification. And, as if that wasn’t enough, the course also gives you a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification (allowing you to eventually gain coveted Chartered Manager status). As well as a detailed focus on financial management, the course also offers students a broad introduction to other key areas of business management from human resources to marketing. You will learn the principles of contemporary management theories as well as develop the practical and analytical skills necessary to become an effective and efficient manager in any aspect of business. You will be taught by our friendly, professional teaching team, all of whom benefit from extensive management experience to support your future success. But don’t just take our word for it: our student satisfaction rate is a phenomenal 100% and many of our graduates are now enjoying work with blue-chip companies across the UK. Entry requirements A minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline: MMP from Extended Diploma or DM from Diploma in appropriate discipline Mathematic and English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above Full Access to HE Diploma with Merits in Level 3 subjects Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. Qualification Obtained FdA Business Management (Financial Management) What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Operational Leadership TH4MD274 No Managing People TH4MD275 No Marketing TH4MD276 No Managing Finance TH4MD277 No Dynamic Business Environment TH4MD278 No Introduction to Academic Study Lml TH4MD299 No Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Work Based Research Project TH5MD285 No Leadership Practice TH5MD286 No Professional Skills Development TH5MD287 No Managing Teams TH5MD288 No Financial Decision Making TH5MD294 No Financial Portfolio Management TH5MD295 No Industry Placement and Field Trips This programme features a mandatory 96-hour work placement, providing experiential work-based learning under the direction of an employer and an academic supervisor. Your work placement will allow you to develop an understanding of the key factors associated with working in industry as well as evidence key transferable skills gained in a work setting. During your placement you will be expected to undertake a task or project negotiated between you, your tutor and your placement employer and set in the context of work and industry. This course has no field trips. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 64% 69% 0% Exam 30% 20% 0% Practical 6% 11% 0% Assessment Methods Coursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exam Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 288 288 0 Independent 912 816 0 Placement 0 96 0 Total 1200 1200 0 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment All equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec BSM-FM-2018.pdf Adobe PDF, 229.93 KB Career Options and Progression Successful completion of this foundation degree will allow you to ‘top up’ your qualification to a full honours degree with our one-year BA (Hons) Management (Financial Management). There is huge demand for well-qualified management graduates and a specialism in financial management would make you eligible to gravitate into high profile roles such as financial manager, accounts supervisor, internal auditor, compliance manager, retail banker and insurance account manager, all of which offer well-paid positions with excellent opportunities for progression. Our graduates find rewarding employment all over the world as well as locally, with leading companies such as BAE, Tesco, NHS, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Transport and the Federation of Small Business. Some graduates also go on to set up their own businesses. Some graduates decide to progress to teacher training, whilst others pursue professional qualifications in areas such as accountancy and postgraduate study on Masters programmes.