Nelson and Colne College
41 week course
£8250 Full-time or £4125 Part-time
20+ Places Remaining
Course Overview

This is a programme leading to foundation degrees (university second year equivalent qualifications) awarded by Liverpool John Moores University with the following titles.

FdA in Sustainable Business Management
FdA in Sustainable Business Management and Economics
FdA in Sustainable Business Management and Finance

All pathways provide a broad-based grounding in sustainable business. Each named pathway has a focus on the skills needed to by the specialism in its title, and the Sustainable Business Management pathway allows students to mix and match modules from the other pathways to suit their own preferences or employment needs.

All awards are available through full- or part-time study and timetables are designed to minimise the number of times that a student would need to travel to College.

Students without a relevant qualification at level 4 will first complete the HNC Sustainable Business Management and then progress to complete the FdA. Students with an HNC Sustainable Business Management would complete the level 5 modules only.

It is not necessary to select your pathway at the time of application, this can be selected later in discussions with the programme team.

The full-time fee for this programme is £7725 per year. Part-time fees are charged in proportion to the volume of study undertaken, if this programme is taken over four years the fee would be £4120 per year.

What will I learn?

The modules for the FdA Sustainable Business Management are:

Level 4:

Mandatory modules:
• The Business Environment
• Marketing Principles
• Accounting and Finance Principles
• Business Project

In addition to the mandatory modules, students will take two options from the following list:
• Entrepreneurial Small Business Management
• Business Law
• Introduction to Microeconomics
• Introduction to Macroeconomics
• Economic schools of thought
• Financial Accounting
• Management and HRM
• Enterprise and Commercialisation

Level 5:

Mandatory modules:
• Business Research Project
• Work-based Learning
• Organisations, Culture and Behaviour
• 21st Century Business Strategy

In addition to the mandatory modules, students will take two options from the following list:
• The Modern Consumer
• Ethical Brand Management
• Responsible Growth
• Paying for the state: tax, the individual and business
• Economics of Public Policy
• International Trade
• Macroeconomic Policy
• Transparency in Finance
• Responsible Management Accounting

Candidates should note that the College reserves the right to update the programme periodically and that the offer of option modules is dependent on staff availability and students numbers.

How will the course be assessed?

Most assessment is by a mixture of written assignments, practical work, presentations and online tests. There are no formal examinations at level 4 but two modules at level 5 contain 90 minute written examinations


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