Business & Computing

Business with Digital Technology - Foundation Degree

Start Date: 18th September 2017
Course Code: C01494 NAF1A

  • Higher Education
  • Full-time
  • Newtownabbey

Essentials

Duration: 2 years Full-time
Number of weeks: 33
Start date: 18th September 2017
End date: 13th June 2018
Day: Mon-Wed
Time: TBC
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2017/2018 Academic Year:

£2500 Click here to view payment options available


Course Content

The Foundation Degree in Business with Digital Technology is validated by Ulster University. It has been specifically designed to meet the needs of employers and recognises the need for strong IT skills for the growth of todays’ economy. A particular emphasis of this course is to prepare managers and business leaders to be able to manage and interpret information, communication and technology in business. This course is designed to produce talented business leaders with the skills and expertise to enable local businesses to compete and succeed in international markets. Students will be required to complete a total of eleven modules over the two/three year period:


Year 1
• Developments in Marketing
• Introduction to Accounting
• Management within Organisations
• Business and the Economy
• Creative Web Development
• Online Business Information Systems

Year 2
• International Business
• Managing People & Human Resources
• Work Based Learning (PPD, academic skills and research)
• E-Business
• Social Media and Creative Marketing


Course Aims

The general aims of the Foundation Degree in Business with Digital Technology are to:

  • Provide relevant information and learning activities that are directly related to current business management and IT issues.
  • Encourage students to become qualified professionals who will critically evaluate and improve upon current business practice.
  • Develop personal and people management skills so that students can identify and achieve their optimum career goals and become independent and proactive learners.
  • Create opportunities for students to progress to employment in business and IT roles or to progress to other higher education courses.

Special Features

Foundation Degrees require a significant period in work placement. This is evaluated and assessed by a research project based on a work place problem or improvement. This is a good opportunity for students to gain meaningful industrial experience and create opportunities for future employment.


Assessment Methods

Performance in all modules will be assessed by coursework, examinations and a research project.


University Connections

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To be eligible to apply for this programme, applicants must have:

(1) A suitable Level 3 qualification, for example a BTEC National Diploma or Certificate or a BTEC Extended Diploma , or suitable subjects at GCE A-level.
(2) Applicants should have a minimum of 72 UCAS points, but entry requirements may be enhanced depending on demand and other factors.
(3) Applicants must also have at least 4 GCSE grades at C or above to include Mathematics and English.  (Essential Skills is acceptable only as an alternative to GCSE English)

Applicants who do not possess these entry requirements may be considered on the basis of their general education and experience using the College’s APEL procedures. Final selection will be by interview.

Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria.


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The Foundation Degree with Business and Digital Technology will allow progression to part time Ulster University BSc (Hons) in Business (also delivered at the Northern Regional College) and a number of full time BSc (Hons) in Business with Specialisms (pathways chosen will be dependent on bridging modules completed).


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Newtownabbey
400 Shore Road
Newtownabbey
BT37 9RS
028 9085 5000
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Contact

Julie Powell

This course is also available in other NRC campuses: