Looking to stand out from the crowd and progress even further as a manager? Our foundation degree course can help - and you can continue to work while you study.
If you're new to a management role, our course will help you to develop a raft of new skills. We'll look at managing people, marketing, finance, planning and strategy, decision making, leadership and sustainability.
As well as studying the theories behind management and leadership, we focus on developing relevant, practical knowledge that you can put to use straight away in your work.
Our foundation degree (FdA) is designed to be completed in 30 months while you're working, and you'll typically set aside about ten to 15 hours per week for study. Once you've completed the FdA, you might choose to 'top-up' to a full BA (Hons) Management.
Our specialist distance learning tutors will guide you through the course, making sure that you're learning things that are relevant to your career. You can study online from a place that suits you: you'll simply need a PC and internet access. You'll also have use of our facilities, including an extensive digital library.
Our course has been designed for new managers; it will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to make an increased contribution at work. One of the features of this course is a work-based project that gives you the chance to focus on a topic that's relevant to you and your employer, and to make recommendations for improvements.
We'll assess you in a number of ways including presentations, reports and written assignments. You won't have to sit any exams.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
UK students (and EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021) can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
You can pay your tuition fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes EU students starting a course before 1 August 2021.
Government funding includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning from September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
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