FdSc Business Management (Full-time) - 2019 Entry

Reasons to study Business Management

  • Gain a broad understanding of business and management issues relevant to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Acquire the leadership, operational and administration skills you need for a truly successful management career in business.
  • Develop and extend your critical thinking focussing on an aspect of business you are interested in.
UCAS Code: 45NN
Institution Code: S51
Start/End Date: September 2019 - June 2021
Duration: 2 years, full-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre Campus
2019 Tuition Fee: £7,750 per year
Entry Requirements: Minimum of 40 UCAS points
Course Contact: Paul Mushrow
Telephone: 01744 623212
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Validated By: University of Bolton

The FdSc Business Management degree course offers a broad programme, where you will study all aspects of business management, from industry specific modules in Marketing and Law to general principles of Project Management and the Business Environment.

Our highly experienced, dedicated team of lecturers will help you to develop your theoretical knowledge and understanding, alongside key skills for success in a range of business environments; skills including Leadership, Management, Customer Service and Professional Communications.

Developing a solid understanding of key business principles, the FdSc Business Management will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed for success in a range of positions in local, national and multi-national organisations.

Course in-depth - Year 1


BMP4101 (20 credits) Professional and Study Skills Development

This module introduces you to business management study, enabling you to understand, develop, apply and reflect on essential professional and study skills required for success. This includes planning and organisation, research and writing, presentation, time management, managing health and well-being and other practical skills which will help you to improve your success in business study and professional practice. You will also begin to explore strategies for lifelong learning, as part of your personal development planning.

BMP4102 (20 credits) Business Law

This module is designed as an introduction to the law as it relates to business operations and activities. The module will help you to understand the legal framework within which businesses operate and the legal implications of business activities. The module aims to develop your ability to identify and relate relevant legal rules to realistic business situations.

BMP4103 (20 credits) Understanding Contemporary Marketing Issues

This module is designed to introduce you to contemporary marketing theory and practice with specific emphasis on the importance of digital and social business channels in today's marketing environment. The module will help you to understand the role of marketing as a business orientation and a practical business function. This will include understanding the principles of the marketing process, the context of marketing operations, customer lifecycles, customer relationship management (CRM) and sustainable marketing practice. The module will help you to develop skills and knowledge to deal with the opportunities and issues associated with marketing products and services in a variety of business sectors.

BMP4104 (20 credits) People and Performance in Organisations

Understanding how to manage people in the workplace is key to organisational performance. This module serves to provide you with a practical understanding of the different aspects of Human Resource Management. You will learn about the different activities of Human Resource Managers in organisations including people resourcing, training and development, managing the employment relationship with emphasis on managing performance. The impact of external factors will also be considered. The module also incorporates Personal Tutoring with the emphasis on supporting you in the development of knowledge and skills, as part of personal development planning.

BMP4105 (20 credits) Understanding the Business Environment

The fast-changing world of business is one where firms need to be aware of, respond to, and anticipate changes. International and global aspects of these changes have become of growing importance. This module introduces you to economic concepts both on the Micro and Macro level. In doing so, you will develop your understanding of how economic concepts can be used in business, as well as in government decision-marking. Economic, technological, social, political and legal aspects of the business environment are examined as they affect firms, consumers and suppliers of inputs. The growing internationalisation of business is also explained with reference to such aspects.

BMP4106 (20 credits) Information Systems and Big Data Analysis

The aim of this module is to examine the business value in using Big Data and consider information management solutions. Different types of data are considered, together with the principles, challenges and techniques of big data analysis. The use of Big Data to support business objectives and functions will be examined, together with IT-based solutions.

* Please note this course is subject to validation.

Ref: Paul Mushrow



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Industry Experts

Lecturers and tutors have extensive experience in commercial industries.

Diverse Range of Topics

Explore a wide range of topics from marketing and accounting to management.

Employer Links

Work closely with local and regional employers on live briefs and projects. 

Flexible Qualification

A business qualification is adaptable across a wide range of sectors and industries.


Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Insight

You will take trips abroad and in the UK to gain first-hand experience of the industry.