What will I learn?
Our Business Management IFP is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to progress on to Business-related degree courses at university, including Management and International Management courses. You'll also be supported to develop your communication and team-working skills, which will be vital for your undergraduate degree studies, as well as throughout your career.
How will I learn?
You will be taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, which is the same type of teaching you can expect at undergraduate level in the UK.
Lectures are where all students on a module are together (this can be up to 100 students on the IFP), and the academic tutor introduces the topic of study. Seminars are much smaller groups (typically no more than 15 students), where you have the opportunity to explore a subject in more detail with your academic tutor and classmates. In your seminars, you will be expected to engage in discussions and debates around the subject matter.
How will I be assessed?
Across your modules you will be assessed through a range of methods including essays, reports, presentations and examinations.
The modules on this programme have been developed to give you a thorough preparation for a range of related undergraduate degrees.
Foundations of Business
On the Foundations of Business module you will investigate and understand the structure, aims and objectives of a range of business entities. Businesses must understand and be able to respond to a diverse range of external influences that could impact their organisation’s success, so you will analyse the environment in which businesses operate. You’ll look at key aspects of marketing, operations, financial planning, management and leadership as relevant to running a business.
No longer is any nation’s economy isolated from developments that take place in other economies. Understanding the ongoing developments abroad and their impact on the domestic economy and business environment is an important aspect of modern global economics. With emphasis on the business environment in different countries, our Global Economy module will introduce you to the basics of international trade, international finance and development economics. Designed for students with a global outlook and international aspirations, this module offers preparation for a wider range of degree-level courses including Management, and International Management.
This module will provide you with the mathematical competence necessary for subsequent degree-level study in Management or Business, by developing your awareness of the mathematical tools for modelling the characteristics of business decisions. By the end of the module, you will be able to choose and apply fundamental mathematics tools to a variety of business situations, and apply probability concepts to uncertain management contexts.
Our Inquiry and Research Skills for Business is a core module on this course, and is delivered in two parts to complement your other modules. The first part of this module looks at developing core research and inquiry skills including academic searching, using sources, teamwork, reflection and problem based learning inquiries. The second part of the module allows you to put everything you have learnt into practice through a research based project.
All students will also study an English for Academic Purposes module. This module is not about developing your conversational or everyday English skills; instead, it will develop your Academic English skills. You will consider how academic essays should be written, including looking at appropriate referencing and paraphrasing, as well as thinking about how presentations should be delivered in an academic context.
Those students who require additional support to improve their IELTS scores will also study one of our IELTS modules. Students joining the course as native speakers or with an IELTS of 7.0 with 6.5 in components will not be required to take an IELTS module.
Please note that given the interval between the publication of these modules and enrolment, some of the information may change. You can find out more by reading our terms and conditions.
Students on this course would typically be looking to progress to a range of Business related degrees such as Management and International Management.
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