There is a strong emphasis on practical skills on this course, as well as building the required knowledge for a successful career in this area. You will learn about the underlying principles and techniques used in business and management to develop an understanding of contemporary issues in the business world. The course will be supplemented with industry visits and keynote speaker sessions.
Units studied include:
• Business and the Business Environment The aim of this unit is to give students background knowledge and understanding of business, of the functions of an organisation and of the wider business environments in which organisations operate.
• Human Resource Management This unit will give students the knowledge and skills associated with Human Resource (HR) occupational roles at either a generalist level, for example HR Assistant/HR Advisor/Business Partner, or more specialist roles in areas such as recruitment, talent acquisition and performance and reward management.
• Leadership and Management The aim of this unit is to help students to understand the difference between the function of a manager and the role of a leader. Students will consider the characteristics, behaviours and traits that support effective management and leadership.
• Marketing Processes and Planning This unit is designed to introduce students to the dynamic world of the marketing sector and the wealth of exciting career opportunities available to support their decision making in their career choices.
• Accounting principles The overall aim of this unit is to introduce fundamental accounting principles that underpin financial operations and support good and sustainable decision making in any organisation.
•Managing a Successful Business Project The skills of project management are highly sought after by employers in all areas of business, as the ability to plan, procure and execute a business project efficiently requires a range of specific skills in leadership, time management, problem solving, budgeting and communication. At Level 5
• Business strategy The aim of this unit is to develop students’ awareness of the different types of strategic approaches that could be used in an operational, tactical or strategic role for an organisation. This will be underpinned by a thorough knowledge and understanding of the theories, models and concepts t
You will need to be aged 18 years or over on or before 31 August of the academic year the course commences.
You will also need to have GCSE maths and English at Grade 4 or above. You will also need 64 UCAS points, including a full Level 3 qualification from one of the following:
• Two A Levels
• A BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma
• A BTEC National Certificate plus one other level 3 qualification to equal 64 UCAS points
• A Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Certificate of Education
• A recognised (Kitemarked) Access Course All applications must be made through UCAS using the Birmingham City University code (B25). To find out more about UCAS points, please visit Click here
You could progress onto: BA (Hons) Business and Management delivered at the college and awarded by Newman University, or the final year of a university degree programme in business and management in order to obtain a full honours degree.