BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

The Foundation Year for De Broc’s BA Business Management incorporates academic and professional learning, giving applicants the chance to improve their knowledge of business and its related skills.
Next start date:
September 2018
Study mode:
Full-time on campus
Campus:
London Bloomsbury
Fees:
£6,165 (UK/EU) £9,750 (Int.) per year

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Pre-Sessional English Programme at London Bloomsbury
We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to our London Bloomsbury students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our undergraduate courses. See below for further information.

The Foundation Year provides students with an understanding of the key aspects of business and management, along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate business programmes at level 4, 5 and 6.

If you wish to apply for the Foundation Year route, please apply for the BA Business Management and select the four year course option. If your application is successful your first year will be the Foundation Year. 

Why this course?

The Foundation Year is not a stand-alone programme, as there is no award associated with it; instead, it is an integral part of the four undergraduate business programmes.

This year-long programme of study is designed to provide you with the appropriate study skills and knowledge to prepare you for undergraduate study.

Who is this course for?

All students who apply for our undergraduate programmes and meet the admissions criteria for the foundation year. They will then be admitted to that year, and if successful progress onto their named award. 

How will you learn?

As well as the curriculum and our learning and teaching strategy, we use guest lectures and ‘live’ workshops to promote independent learning and increase your employability skills.

Lecture and tutorial discussion will focus on case studies, and you will be required to adopt a critical, reflective approach in group activities and assessment exercises.

Course structure

Programme structure, levels, and credits
All 20 credits, level 3 and delivered over 2 semesters.

Numeracy Skills for Business

This module focuses on basic numeracy skills to develop your business mathematical knowledge, encouraging your confidence and appreciation of the subject. It will help you acquire a range of mathematical skills, particularly those that can be applied in the context of business environments.

It also enables you to analyse problems logically, recognise when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, and select an appropriate method to solve the problem. This module provides you with the mathematical knowledge necessary for business studies at undergraduate level.

Academic and Report Writing

This is a basic literacy skills module, designed to prepare you for academic study as well as enabling you to develop the skills that employers value in graduates.  

Introduction to Finance

The module gives you a basic understanding of a wide range of important financial accounting, financial management, and management accounting techniques that are relevant to businesses in today's competitive financial environment.

You will examine fundamental finance concepts and learn how to analyse and use published financial statements, giving you a basis for the Year 1 accounting and finance module. 

Introduction to Management

With this module, you will gain a foundation in management and will understand the issues faced by contemporary business organisations. It addresses important theories of management, the management process, and how it is affected by different contexts, cultures, and settings.

The module sets the scene for later modules in the management subject area; providing a strong foundation while covering the complexities and risks involved in management practice.

Introduction to Human Resource Management

The module gives you a good grounding in human resource management and its role in organisations. It introduces key practices and policies used in the management of people, including staff selection, performance management, and rewards and compensation.

The module will explore the main theories and concepts of human resource management, as well as examining how it can affect issues such as performance, leadership, and motivation. You will also learn about organisational structures and organisational change. 

Introduction to Marketing

You will explore the importance of marketing and its key concepts with this module, learning about how the practise of marketing influences competitiveness through the use of marketing principles and techniques. You will also learn how to analyse situations to meet organisational and marketing objectives.

The module explores the influence of the customer, the importance of market research, and the need for an integrated marketing mix to achieve marketing objectives.

More technical topics such as segmentation, targeting and positioning, strategic planning, and the application of marketing tools will also be explored along with the importance of a strong brand and a unique product offering.

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements:

  • 32 UCAS points from the equivalent of one A Level or 40 UCAS points from the equivalent of two A Levels.
  • 5 GCSEs at A-C including English, and Grade D or above in Maths or equivalent qualifications.
  • For international students, we require an English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Non-standard entry route A:

Where students have obtained the necessary UCAS points but do not possess 5 GCSEs at A-C, the provision of English and Maths equivalencies will be acceptable in addition to a completed CV document providing supplementary information.

Non-standard entry route B:

In order to consider students who come from a non-traditional background, applicants with no formal qualifications will be invited in-centre to complete an in-house numeracy test in addition to an English and business acumen test, as well as a formal interview. They will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV and 1 reference.

For more information about non-standard criteria please contact admissions@debroc.ac.uk

We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

See pre-sessional English section below.

Pre-sessional English

We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our full time undergraduate courses.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their English language skills in a supportive learning environment whilst developing their academic study skills in the areas of writing academic assignments, preparing examinations, giving presentations and participating in seminars and reading research articles.

All pre-sessional English courses will be offered on a full time basis through a seven or twelve week program at our London Bloomsbury campus. Students will be able to meet their future course leaders and be introduced to the facilities and resources specific to their main degree programmes as well as develop their understanding of University systems, services and facilities.

Who the course is aimed at

The University of Law Pre-sessional programme is designed to help students reach the required IELTS level for their main degree studies.

We are accepting students on two routes:

  • London Bloomsbury students with offers for the four-year undergraduate business degrees (with an integrated Foundation Year): will be admitted to the programme with IELTS 5.0 overall and no less than 5.0 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 4.5 overall and no less than 4.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme). They will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS level of 5.5 overall and 5.5 in each component by the start of the BA programmes with Foundation Year beginning in September 2018.

  • London Bloomsbury students with offers for the three-year undergraduate business degrees: will be admitted to the Pre-sessional programme with IELTS 5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 5.0 overall and no less than 4.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme). They will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS level of 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component by, the start of the UG programmes beginning in September 2018.

Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable for Pre-Sessional English programmes.

Application

Apply for your course as per the normal application route, click here

Applicants who do not meet our English Language requirements will be contacted if eligible for the pre-sessional English language programme.

Applications will close prior to the start of the pre-sessional programme.

Non-tier 4 students can apply right up to the start of the pre-sessional programme. Tier-4 students have a deadline of 27 August 2018 for the September 2018 intake start date.

No late starts are permitted on a pre-sessional course.

Start dates

Seven-week programme:
Start date: 
18 June 2018
End date: 
7 September 2018

Twelve-week programme:
Start date: 
23 July 2018
End date: 
7 September 2018

Course content

The pre-sessional English language program will be held at our London Bloomsbury Campus over seven week or twelve weeks. You will be in class for 25 hours each week for both the seven and twelve week programmes.

Seven Week Programme

Week 1:
- Diagnostic testing/ needs analysis
- Communication and listening skills 
- General and academic reading skills
 - Academic listening and writing

Week 2:
- Communication and listening skills 
- Effective reading techniques
- Research reports and questionnaires
- Field Trip 1

Week 3:
- Seminar skills
- Referencing and citation
- Progress test (formative assessment)

Week 4:
- Presentation skills
- Summaries and paraphrase
- Academic essays

Week 5:
- Dealing with lectures
- Dealing with textbooks
- Critical reading

Week 6:  
- Assessment workshops
- Essay structures and analysis
- Presentation skills

Week 7:
- Field Trip 2
- Final assessments: presentation; reading, writing and listening tests

Twelve week programme

Week 1:
• Diagnostic testing/ needs analysis
• Communication and listening skills
• Vocabulary workshop

Week 2:
• Communication and listening skills
• Grammar workshop
• Starting to write
• Field Trip 1

Week 3:
• Vocabulary workshop
• Starting to write
• General reading skills

Week 4:
• Grammar workshop
• Developing your writing
• Progress test (formative assessment)

Week 5:
• General reading skills
• Communication and listening skills
• Developing your writing

Week 6:
• Communication and listening skills
• General and academic reading skills
• Academic listening and writing

Week 7:
• Communication and listening skills
• Effective reading techniques
• Research reports and questionnaires
• Field Trip 2

Week 8:
• Seminar skills
• Referencing and citation
• Progress test (formative assessment)

Week 9:
• Presentation skills
• Summaries and paraphrase
• Academic essays

Week 10:
• Dealing with lectures
• Dealing with textbooks
• Critical reading

Week 11:
• Assessment workshops
• Essay structures and analysis
• Presentation skills

Week 12:
• Field Trip 2
• Final assessments: presentation; reading, writing and listening tests   

 

Remember: You will need to achieve the required IELTS score to be able to continue your studies with the university.

We believe that our students should work hard but also have fun. We will take you on two field trips, to help you find your way around London and get to know other students. Our teaching and welfare teams will make sure you have the best possible experience, both inside the classroom and outside too!

For further information, contact our Admissions team on 0800 107 6766 or email admissions@debroc.ac.uk

 

Course Fees

Seven-week programme: £1,400

Twelve-week programme: £2,400

Please note that pre-sessional students who require a CAS will only have to make a pre-payment of the full pre-sessional course fee rather than the usual £3,000.

This fee is non-refundable. Fees include all learning materials and test fees.

How to apply for UCAS?

Please find below the codes for your UCAS Application form.

Programme codes:

  • Business Management with Foundation Year: N201 (Short form of course: BusMgt+Fnd)

Campus code: 9

Institution code: L17

Institution code name: LAW

You can find out more here.

There are no requirements to apply for the pre-sessional English course. Interested candidates should contact our Admissions team on 0800 107 6766.

Fees and funding

Our current fees for undergraduate degrees are:

UK/EU: £6,165 per annum
International: £9,750 per annum
Pre sessional English course: £1,400

Tuition fees may increase for every new academic year and for new course intakes dependent on government policy and to take into account inflation and other costs. Therefore, you may be charged different fees for subsequent years of your course. For more information click here to view our 2017 Fee Schedule and the Instalment Schedule applicable to your course.

Students will be able to apply to the UK Government for support to assist with covering the costs of the course, subject to meeting the individual eligibility requirements.

For more information about funding options, click here.