Our undergraduate programmes combine academic excellence with opportunities to develop Business skills. You will gain a UK undergraduate degree awarded by Newman University and develop skills for future Business related careers.
2 D-grade passes at A level (48 points) or equivalent qualifications, for example NVQ level 3, BTEC National Diploma, Access to Higher Education Diploma, AVCE, 60 credits at OCN Level 3.
English Language ability at GCSE grade C / 5 or above. Students without such certification will be required to sit the Cambridge Proficiency Test and achieve a level B2.
Applications from mature students over the age of 21 without qualifications may be accepted. Students may be asked to do the foundation year if on the basis of the College’s interview and Initial Student Evaluation (ISE) process, it considers the foundation year to be necessary. The College’s ISE requires applicants to attend the College in order to complete a series of written exercises under exam conditions. This provides senior academic staff with responsibility for admissions with evidence of an applicant’s baseline academic ability, particularly where an applicant is applying as a mature student on the basis of experience rather than previous academic qualifications. In addition to the College’s ISE students must also demonstrate that they have English at B2 level (as described above).
RPL/RPEL: Applicants to the programme may be eligible for RPL/RPEL if they have previous study or experience. For RPL, applicants may be offered the opportunity to enter directly onto the second or third year with a Foundation Degree, CertHe, DipHe or a number of modules of an undergraduate degree programme at another institution. On submission of certificate and transcripts of qualifications gained, compatibility of the learning outcomes of a previous programme of study with that of CRC will be assessed. For RPEL, students must submit evidence detailing their activities which will be mapped against module learning outcomes.
Aims of the Programme:
The programme aims to enable students to:
• Develop criticality of knowledge and understanding of business and management studies and experience of applyng that knowledge to professional practice, in a self-reflexive way.
• Develop leadership and management skills required for graduate employment in a range of management contexts as well as related skills in areas such as collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal communication.
• Develop critical skills in research, management and synthesis of information and the capacity to critically analyse information from a range of academic sources, enabling further study at postgraduate level.
Programme Structure and Requirements:
This programme will be delivered in full-time, part-time, blended and distance learning modes as set out below:
Full-time study mode
Term 1 – 10 weeks – 2 x 20 credit modules = 40 credits
Term 2 – 10 weeks – 2 x 20 credit modules = 40 credits
Term 3 – 10 weeks – 2 x 20 credit modules = 40 credits
Part-time study mode
Term 1 – 10 weeks – 1 or 2 x 20 credit modules = 20-40 credits
Term 2 – 10 weeks – 1 or 2 x 20 credit modules = 20-40 credits
Term 3 – 10 weeks – 1 or 2 x 20 credit modules = 20-40 credits
It should be noted that the maximum credit value for part-time study in any given academic year is 80 credits.
Blended learning mode
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the College had already invested significantly in provision for online teaching and learning. This has been further developed and blended learning now forms and important part of the College’s overall learning, teaching and assessment strategy. Blended learning consists of students combining elements of in-person attendance with distance learning. Normally, there is a minimum of onsite attendance for one third of the contact hours specified in the module data set, with provision of up to two-thirds online. For the online elements of blended learning, the same approaches (outlined below) that are used in the distance learning mode apply.
Distance learning mode
The College’s distance learning pedagogical approach comprises the following: Allocation of a personal tutor who will be focused on students engaging in online learning and provision of written and video materials specifically tailored to online delivery (i.e. videos that include all of the key information that would be communicated in a typical face-to-face lecture but that are divided into shorter segments and are interspersed with other tasks such as reading and formative work). Students are allocated to group with other distance learning students and are brought together for online small group tutorials using video conferencing and collaboration software, such as Zoom / Microsoft Teams. Student co-produced work is uploaded to dedicated VLE pages that are specifically designed for distance/online learning.
All students will undertake a common programme in year 1, at the end of which students will pursue their chosen pathway. There are three pathways: Business and Management; Business and Entrepreneurship; and Business, Accounting and Finance.
The pathway modules are set out below; some modules are common to more than one pathway.
|Business and Management
||Business and Entrepreneurship
||Business, Accounting and Finance
|Business Strategy and Sustainability
||Markets,Business Models and Finance
||Markets,Business Models and Finance
|Marketing Strategy and Management
||Marketing Strategy and Management
|Management Accounting for Decision-Makers
||Management Accounting for Decision-Makers
||Management Accounting for Finance Specialists
||New Enterprise Creation
||Auditing and Assurance
|Operations and Project Management
||Small Business Mangement
|Technology and the Future of Work
||Developing Individuals,Teams and Orgnisations
To obtain the award title for their chosen pathway, students are required to undertake six pathway modules (60 credits of pathway modules at Level 5 and 60 credits of pathway modules at Level 6). For a variety of reasons, students may decide to change pathways or may not undertake all six pathway modules. In such situations, they will be eligible to be awarded a BA (Hons) Business as a generic award.