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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**This course is accredited by University of Birmingham, one of the world’s leading academic institutions, and is backed by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Developed in close partnership with industry experts, it will give you the business knowledge and work experience required to advance in management positions throughout the enterprising service sector or set up your own business. **Who’s the course for?**Business Enterprise is a great fit for students who would like to understand more about essential business and management skills including analysis, communication, decision-making and planning. You will also study the full range of business functions from research to marketing, and human resources to law.We encourage students to choose from a wide range of module options (everything from sales management to advertising and website design) so they can develop specialisms. Entrepreneurial flair is encouraged.**Why should I study the course?**- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Complete our CMI-accredited course and receive a Level 5 award in Leadership, with CMI membership and access to learning resources throughout your degree- **PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT** – Enhance your work-ready skills with an optional 48-week paid placement, with our past students having worked for the likes of BMW and trading companies- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – From Creative Communications to Advertising Psychology, tailor your course to match your career aims through our optional modules- **ENRICHMENT** – Learn from the experts through real-world simulations, guest lectures and workshops, as well as practical learning in our Financial Trading Suite**Great. Tell me some more**You will learn how to apply the latest business enterprise theory to practice by undertaking live projects in commercial environments for local industry partners. You will learn about the business environment as a whole and gain a thorough understanding of both traditional and contemporary business functions and practices. You will learn how to evaluate the success of business activities through a range of innovative assessments including e-debates, academic posters, action plans and management reports.Teaching is delivered via a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops, “real world” simulations and guest lecturers.**What skills will I gain?**You will feel at home in the contemporary business environment and gain a thorough understanding of management functions and practices. You will acquire a strong working knowledge of how key business functions work together and learn how to project manage and start a business. There are opportunities to devise your own business start-up plans in the final year of the course, as an alternative to an academic research project.**What about the future?**The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in the business sector. Future jobs could include:- Business development- Product development- Business enterprise- Sales and marketing- Small business consultationOn successful completion of foundation degree, you could decide to take the final year of the BA (Hons) degree.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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