Foundation Year in Management Science

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A Foundation Year is a one-year program that prepares students for full-time undergraduate study. The program is available at many universities, and it introduces individuals to a variety of subjects and preps them for more rigorous college coursework.

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Business, Organisation, Finance and Management Foundation Year

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Law, Economics and Accounting, as well as the most popular degree course in the UK, Business and Management. [+]

Best Course Studies in Management Science 2017. The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Law, Economics and Accounting, as well as the most popular degree course in the UK, Business and Management. Why take the Business, Organisation, Finance and Management foundation year? The Business, Organisation, Finance and Management course opens up many doors in terms of degree choice, postgraduate training, and career choices. The year provides students with an understanding of how organisations think and work, how they are managed, and how businesses develop strategies, handle risk, and take decisions. Taking a foundation year is one of the best ways to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd when you go to university. Studying within ORA’s Oxbridge-style tutorials, our dedication to small class sizes means that students receive regular, personalised feedback from their expert tutors. Outcomes After successfully taking the Business, Organisation, Finance and Management foundation year: You will be ready to start university in the UK or another English-speaking country You will have made UK university applications and received assistance in getting offers You will have improved your IELTS score ready for university entry You will have improved your study skills, including exam technique and ICT skills You will have gained an understanding of subjects allied to business, organisation, finance and management appropriate to your choice of undergraduate degree Modules In each Foundation course, students have 25 hours of contact time per week. There is, in addition, timetabled and supervised guided study time, when students are expected to be completing coursework or revising for exams, as well as timetabled self-study time. All students study compulsory modules: Introduction to Business and Enterprise EFL for Academic Purposes (introductory) * EFL for Academic Purposes (advanced) *(Students on the six-month fast-track programme do not take the introductory EFL course) Academic Modules Having studied the Introductory module, students then choose three more module options from the following: Economics Maths Ethics Accounting Business, Organisation and Management UK and European Law Mind, Brain and Behaviour (Please note that additional modules may become available during the year, and that not all modules run every year; to check that your chosen modules will be on offer, please contact us). English Language Modules These modules cover all the core skills in the study of English as a foreign or second language. They enable students to improve their language skills rapidly, while incorporating the study of English grammar to ensure that standards of accuracy are maintained as students progress. Additionally, exam preparation classes help students achieve the highest IELTS level of which they are capable when they come to sit the exam. The ORA approach to English language teaching on the University Foundation programme is to make sure students become familiar with the requirements of an academic degree course. The modules cover not only the spoken language competencies that universities require, but also teach students the norms of essay, report, and other document writing in Anglophone universities, which may be different from those in their home countries, so that students are prepared for every aspect of the writing skills that they will need at university. Additional support Our dedicated team advises students on the often complicated process of getting a place at a UK university, from choosing which universities to apply to, all the way up to admission. For students who are unfamiliar with the UCAS system and with UK universities generally, this advice is invaluable in simplifying and explaining the process so that students can get the offers they need and deserve. We cover the following: Choosing your university Writing a personal statement University entrance exams Interview practice Academic writing skills English presentation skills Debate and discussion Academic research skills Note-taking and note-making Examination technique Start dates: January and September Entry requirement: 12 years schooling, Age 17 on entry, 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above, at least IELTS 5.5 (IELTS 6.0 in the case of fast-track students). [-]

Business and Management - International Foundation Year full-time

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The International Foundation Year will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language... [+]

Business and Management - International Foundation Year full-time The International Foundation Year will provide you with an introduction to key concepts and theories in Business and Management. In addition, you will develop your language and communication skills so you are prepared for degree-level study. You will also learn how to use resources, understand and evaluate academic theories in English and discuss ideas using academic language. About the course The International Foundation Year covers language, academic skills and Business and Management modules. You will develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (IELTS 6.0 equivalent). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars and other key academic study skills. Subject classes will focus on a range of areas within Business and Management including financial and legal frameworks, business organisation, current issues in business and ICT and statistics. Special features A combination of language, skills and subject knowledge. Three intakes a year: September, January and May/June. Option to join our International Society, make friends and visit places of interest around the UK. What you will study You will study two Language and Skills modules which include the following: Reading – understanding academic texts, using ideas from reading; Writing – different types of university assignment, grammar, vocabulary, structuring and organising writing; Speaking – presenting your ideas in seminars and discussions, group and individual presentations, communicating with staff and other students; Listening – understanding lectures and taking notes, following seminar discussions; Finding and using resources in the library and online; Referencing, synthesis and avoiding plagiarism; Preparing and submitting university assignments; Dealing with feedback; Time management; Using the University Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle); Communicating with tutors. In addition you will study four Business and Management modules: - ICT and Statistics for Business - Current Issues in Business - Financial and Legal Frameworks - Business Management in Organisations. Entry requirements High School Leaving Certificate You must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as recognised by the UK Border Agency. These include tests such as IELTS and PTE Academic. If you have a different qualification, please contact the Admissions team for advice. [-]

FdA Events Management

New College Durham
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This course is designed to help you progress within the event industry. There is an ever increasing range of employment opportunities and career prospects for well qualified and motivated people. This course is designed to develop student’s knowledge and understanding of the event industry, together with developing knowledge of specialist areas within the industry. [+]

Best Course Studies in Management Science 2017. The event industry is a growth area that spans local, national and international activities in a diverse range of fields such as business conferences, major sporting events and regionally based tourism events such as the food festivals and Christmas markets. This course is designed to help you progress within the event industry. There is an ever increasing range of employment opportunities and career prospects for well qualified and motivated people. This course is designed to develop student’s knowledge and understanding of the event industry, together with developing knowledge of specialist areas within the industry. Employability is a key component of the course as it enables you to develop new skills and learn about developments within event management. We have a wide range of links with industry both local, national and internationally and we work hard to ensure that these are reflected in the course in visits, guest speakers, work placements and any other opportunities to ensure the ‘real world’ is brought into sessions. You will develop your skills in diverse aspects such as IT, communication, time management, team work, research and problem solving skills as well as an opportunity to explore the diverse and global event industry. Level: 4 and 5 Credit Value: 120 Awarded by: New College Durham Location: New College Durham Course Learning Outcomes: 4.1 Examine the industry, the nature of organisations within the industry and the wider environment that the sector operates in. 4.2 Understand and apply management principles and practice within the sector. 4.3 Understand the nature and importance of transferable skills and qualities necessary for employment in the sector. 4.4 Appreciate the different methods of communication required to work in the industry 5.1 1Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the established principles and practice of management in the chosen sector. 5.2 Effectively apply underlying concepts and principles associated with management 5.3 Understand the skills and abilities for management and appreciate new competences that will enable you to assume significant responsibility within organisations. 5.4 Evaluate the skills associated with management practice including those requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision making. Aim/Objectives: The overall aim of the programme is: To meet the employment and academic needs of the sector with appropriately trained and qualified potential employees for operational, technical and managerial levels as well as allowing students the opportunity to progress to an appropriate Level 6 top up Degree Educational Objectives: At the end of the programme student will be able to demonstrate at Foundation Degree level that they have: Knowledge of the principles and practices of the sectors. Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of business management. An understanding of the environment in which organisations in the sector operate. Acquired a range of skills relevant to their professional and academic achievement Analysed the principles that apply to selected specialist fields of study applicable to the sector. Examined the principles of management in a work based environment Managed a research based project Practiced the professional skills required of employees in the sector working towards higher technical and managerial roles. Modules studied Level 4 PPD1 WRL1 Introduction to Event Management Sales and Marketing in Event Management Financial Management in Event Management Organisational Behaviour in Event Management Level 5 PPD 2 WRL2 Health and Safety, Security and Risk Management for Events Logistical Planning for Events Running a Live Event Enterprise Project Teaching and Learning: A wide range of teaching and learning methods appropriate to the nature of the student profile will be used across the modules. At Level 4, the teaching and learning strategies used include formal lectures, group activities, case studies, discussion and role-play. These place emphasis on the development of knowledge, understanding and analysis, and tutors will encourage the application of these to the workplace through the use of work related examples and case studies. At Level 5, the teaching and learning strategies used by tutors will continue to develop the higher order intellectual skill of analysis but the focus will be on the development of evaluation and synthesis, through the use of a variety of mechanisms, particularly through the use of an Research Project. Independent learning will be encouraged and supported by the use of NCD Online to enable students to enhance their classroom learning, their wider reading and access to information. At Level 4, these activities will be more tutor led and at Level 5 students will be expected to undertake more independent learning. In addition at Level 5, students will undertake an event related work placement. The student profile will consist of students both in recent education and those involved in any of the sectors, some of whom may have been away from formal learning for a period of time. Therefore, the Foundation Degree incorporates features to support students specifically throughout the programme. A key part of professional and personal development is the undertaking of a range of self-assessment activities at the start of the programme to allow the individual student, with help from the course team, to plan their learning. The teaching team will draw on the results of these initial activities to ensure all learning styles are captured. The activities involved in completing the Personal and Professional Development are designed to encourage students to take an active role in both their learning and their professional development, and the exercises and reflections contained within will enable learners to understand and link their own self-development to the module specific outcomes and content. The portfolio will be completed in various stages throughout both levels of the course. Students will participate in one to one and group tutorials, and wider learning will be supported by guest speakers from industry related organisations. A student can normally expect to receive a variety of learning mechanisms including taught sessions, academic tutorials, pastoral tutorials, academic workshops, guided study, learning content via the virtual learning environment NCD Online, educational visits (including international), guest speakers, the College’s Business Society activities, work placement and support in the work place. All students will complete generic modules at Level 4 and then follow the Event Management pathway at Level 5. Contact time / Independent Learning: Learning time includes both contact time and private, independent study. The typical student is expected to undertake 200 hours of learning time to achieve the learning required for 20 credits. Other contact time is for both academic and pastoral support. Assessment Formative assessment is integral to the learning experience of the students on this programme (as indicated in the individual module specifications), for example, at Level 4 in the ‘Understanding People in Organisations’ module, formative assessment will include role-play, discussion and a written report which gives students a taste of the expectations and requirements for overall module success. Also at Level 4 in the ‘Financial Management’ module, formative assessment will include mock examinations in preparation for the summative examination, as well as developing examination techniques. At Level 5, a range of summative assessment methods including research projects, group tasks, presentations and written reports are used to provide a varied and robust process. The variation of summative assessment methods at both Levels 4 and 5 were chosen by the course team to reflect the range of practical skills which students will need to demonstrate within the workplace. Assessment of the modules will also be used as vehicles to assess the various key/transferable skills. The inclusion of practical based assessment throughout the programme is in place to reflect the practical nature of many of the jobs to which graduates may progress. The assessments used will be internally moderated by the course team and then verified by the External Examiner before being issued to students in order to ensure clarity, and coverage of all module learning outcomes. Students are provided with an assessment schedule to allow them to plan their study around work and home commitments. A sample of work is second marked internally and then submitted to the External Examiner to verify and check for fairness and consistency. The course team recognises that assessment is an integral component of student development and so students will be provided with individual written and oral feedback which includes areas for development. Student self-reflection within their Personal and Professional Development (PPD) portfolio encourages them to consider the feedback and what they can do to improve their own performance. Entry Criteria To gain entry to the programme, a student must satisfy the standard or non-standard entry requirements to the course. Candidates with non-standard entry requirements will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience and attainment of skills, which demonstrate an ability to study at this level. Given the wide experience of potential applicants to this course, applications for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Experiential Learning (APEL) are welcomed in accordance with the College FDAP Academic Regulations. However, these must be discussed as part of the admissions process, as once a student is registered to a progamme APL/APEL may not be considered for approval. Standard Entry criteria: At least 3 GCSE passes at Grade C or above, including Maths & English or appropriate Key/Functional Skills, and A minimum of 80 UCAS Credits/or industrial experience and either key or functional skill English at Level 2 What if I don'’t hold these qualifications? Non-standard entry criteria: Students with non-standard qualifications will be required to complete a written assessment activity. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL): If you have previously studied on a similar award and have gained higher education credit at an equivalent level it may be possible to take this into account to gain exemptions from one or more modules. Progression opportunities A Foundation Degree constitutes the first two Levels (4 & 5) of a higher education qualification. Students may wish to progress to a Level 6 award as a ‘top up’ to their qualification: ordinarily progression would be direct to an Honours Degree and the first two Levels would be accepted as accreditation of prior learning (APL). Some higher educational institutions however may require additional study prior to progression onto their Level 6 qualification to ensure the student has the relevant knowledge and skills to enter that named award. The following is a guide to awards identified at the time of this course being validated, as suitable higher qualifications that students may wish to apply to for progression opportunities: Internal progression BA (Hons) in Event Management at New College Durham External progression At the time of writing, a range of Level 6 top up degrees were available, examples are: Events Management related: University of Cumbria, University of Central Lancashire, Loughborough College, Manchester Metropolitan University, Newcastle College, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Staffordshire. [-]

FdA Business Management

New College Durham
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Durham + 1 more

The recently re-developed Foundation Degree in Business & Management has been designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in a wide range of business careers or for progression onto an honours top-up degree programme. [+]

The recently re-developed Foundation Degree in Business & Management has been designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in a wide range of business careers or for progression onto an honours top-up degree programme. Level: Level 4 & 5 Credit Value: 120 Awarded by: New College Durham Venue: New College Durham Studying The programme aim is to meet the complex and organic needs of the business sector by providing appropriately trained, qualified and certified staff at supervisory levels with the requisite knowledge and understanding of business organisations from a variety of sectors. It aims to develop students to be able to work across various functions of the business. Upon completion students will be able to demonstrate innovative thinking coupled with cognitive and intellectual competencies specific to business management, and ethical practice. Modules Level 4 Personal Professional Development (M) Innovation (M) Managing People (M) Business Environment (M) Sales and Marketing (O) Leading People (O) Events management (O) Level 5 Personal Professional Development 2 (M) Work Related Learning (M) Entrepreneurship (M) Business Finance (M) Logistics and Supply Chain Management (O) Developing Collaborative Relationships (O) Digital Technologies (O) Teaching & assessment If students feel they need any additional learning support during their programme this can be arranged through the College Learning Support Service. PLC referrals can be made by the course team or requested by the student, this also applies to the academic support tutor. Placement During level 5 students are expected to undertake work placement, in the first instance this should be arranged by the student with support from tutors. All students will complete work placement as part of their Work Related Learning modules and reflect on their development as part of their experiences. Industry links The programme has been designed inline with industry intelligence. All modules have been approved by employers and where possible visits/guest speakers will be arrange to enhance learning experiences. Entry Criteria 3 GCSE passes at Grade C or above, including Maths and English or equivalent Minimum of 32 UCAS Tariff Points (80 UCAS on previous tariff) Level 3 Accredited Business Qualification An Access to Higher Education course (which includes a business related programme). Students studying the part time provision must be in suitable relevant full time employment. IELTS score of 5.5 Additional entry criteria Students with non-standard qualifications are welcome to apply. This includes students with qualifications in non-business management-related areas at level 3 and those students without level 3 qualifications but with employer references that can support an application with any relevant working experience. Students will be asked to attend an interview to determine suitability for the programme. Progression opportunities On successful completion of this programme, you will have the opportunity to progress directly onto the BA (Hons) Management (Top-up) programme at New College Durham, or a similar top-up degree at another college or university. [-]