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Business Management - Foundation Degree

Start Date: 18th September 2023
Code: PHFB01104

  • Higher Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. To register your interest contact admissions@nrc.ac.uk


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 18th September 2023
End date: 23rd May 2025

Course fees for each year.

  Year 1 Year 2 Total Fee
Fee £2700 £2700 £5400

Fees are payable annually.
The fees for year 2 may be subject to change.

Find out more about eligibility for reduced course fees, payment options and financial support available in our fees and funding page.

Course Content

This qualification provides the perfect foundation for your successful career in business management in the private or public sector. The Foundation Degree in Business Management focuses on developing your knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare you for a range of careers in business such as Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics. Learners are supported to be entrepreneurial in their outlook to reflect local and regional economic needs.

Core Modules

Modules focus on equipping Learners with the skills, knowledge and abilities to secure a management position in a business. The modules taken include:

  • Academic and Career Enhancement Skills
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Economics
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Behaviour and Change
  • Global Business Environment
  • Finance for Decision Making
  • Marketing Management
  • Work Based Learning.

There is a strong focus on industry engagement, with live projects and industry visits.

Additional Fee Information

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year. *The fees quoted are payable for each year.
Please Contact the Course Director to discuss, or view Ulster prospectus online.

Special Features

This course is validated by Ulster University.

Assessment Methods

Testing knowledge, understanding and application to industry will principally be through work-based assessment, practical reports, oral and written submissions and formal examinations.

Course Update

Please note that due to ongoing major campus construction projects courses at Ballymena, Coleraine and Ballymoney may be relocated to alternative suitable locations as required.

Range 64-72 UCAS points, four GCSE passes to include English and Maths at grade C (or equivalent), or equivalent approved qualification at Level 3. Refer to general entry requirements.

Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director or Admissions by 12th August, as an application deadline will apply. It is at the College's discretion to consider APEL enquiries after the dates stated.

In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to select candidates from those achieving the highest grades.

The programme offers progression to: Part time Ulster University BSc Hons in Business (delivered at Northern Regional College); Ulster University’s BSc (Hons) Business with Specialisms full-time or part-time at Magee College; or other degrees at Ulster University. More options are available through the UCAS or CAO system. A range of careers in business such as marketing, finance, administration, purchasing and management, with a specific emphasis on meeting local and regional needs.

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