Develop essential knowledge and skills in a range of areas of business and management and prepare for a successful career with our brand-new foundation degree course in Peterborough.
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Business and management is an incredibly broad and varied field. By studying at ARU Peterborough, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to analyse and solve problems – and forge ahead in your career.
We’ll cover important aspects of business and management, including organisational structures objectives, and performance to enable you to add value quickly in a variety of business and managerial roles. The course will enable you to apply a commercial mind-set to sustainable business practice.
You’ll explore the strategic importance of human resource and people management, as well as contemporary issues such as globalisation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility, diversity, ethics, and risk management.
As well as looking at how businesses operate, our FdSc Business and Management degree has a strong focus on learning and development. You’ll acquire a comprehensive understanding of the way individuals – as well as organisations – learn, develop, and grow. As part of this we’ll discuss human resource development and performance improvement.
While studying with us, you’ll become adept at using communication and information technology effectively for business. You’ll also become familiar with standards of professional practice in a range of scenarios, for example as an employee advocate, HR practitioner or a consultant. While studying with us, you’ll become adept at using communication and information technology effectively for business. You’ll also become familiar with standards of professional practice in a range of scenarios, for example as an employee advocate, HR practitioner or a consultant.
One of the benefits of studying at ARU Peterborough is the opportunity to build strong networks with local employers, and work on real-world business challenges.
You’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing important transferable skills. These include complex problem solving, communicating your theories and findings, and applying a range of techniques to the solution of business and management problems.
As a graduate, you will be ready to apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace.
Our foundation degree also offers a progression route to our BSc (Hons) Business and Management.
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A Business and Management degree prepares you for careers in a range of industries, in the UK and internationally.
As a graduate, you’ll have a strong knowledge base and broad skillset, and feel confident about identifying solutions to business problems.
You may start your career in specialist, supervisory or first line management roles – and work in sectors as diverse as financial services, logistics, hospitality and construction.
At ARU Peterborough, our focus is on preparing you for the professional environment.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they can offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn, such as through work-based projects or live briefs.
Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path , secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.
Throughout the course, we’ll also encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to build your skills and experience in preparation for employment.
Our foundation degree also offers a progression route (with 50% or higher overall grade) to our BSc (Hons) Business and Management. 195 credits will be awarded on progression.
To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.
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