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  • UCAS code(s): N104
  • Level(s) of study: Foundation degree
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: NTU at Mansfield
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Course duration: Two years full-time
  • * This course is now closed for entry for 2020, please ring our Clearing Hotline 0115 848 6000 to speak to one of our team to discuss current vacancies. *
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Find out more about our Foundation Degree in Business

What you'll study

Taught in Mansfield, this course is an innovative programme of study which has been designed in conjunction with local employers. This ensures that you are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge required to operate in today’s challenging business and management environments.

This is the ideal choice if you want to keep your options open and shape your career aspirations during your studies

On completion of the foundation degree you will be eligible to top-up to degree level study in Business.

  • Year One

    • Business Development and Operations
    • Foundations of Marketing
    • Essentials of Managing and Organising
    • Finance and Budgeting for Business
    • Data Analysis for Managers
    • Personal and Academic Development
  • Year Two

    • Business Development in a Digital World
    • Marketing for Managers
    • Managing People and Organisations
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Research Methods and Analytics for Managers
    • Employment and Enterprise

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Further information on what you'll study

During your studies you will learn about the key facilities within business such as operations, HR, marketing, accounting and finance to provide you with a comprehensive overview of how each of these functions impact real-world businesses across the globe.

Students will develop their knowledge of the core theoretical concepts relevant to the subject, apply theory to practice in organisational settings and relate practice to theory, learning relevant disciplinary methods and skills. Students will experience the professional world and gain insight into business practices and behaviours. Developing the skills for reflection is a key element through both years so that students reflect upon and further develop their knowledge, skills and attributes.

Students will be expected to undertake some work or work-like experience during their studies.

How you’re taught

Covid-19 Planning

We will be adopting a range of blended teaching and learning techniques including online and face-to-face (where practical) to ensure that students can meet their learning outcomes in full. We will respond proactively to any national or local policy changes (including lock down) to ensure student safety as our primary concern whilst continuing to focus on offering a comprehensive student academic experience and will work flexibly with our students to ensure they are not disadvantaged by Covid-19.

Assessment methods

Each module on the course is assessed in a variety of ways including reports, essays, group work, presentations, research projects and written examinations.

Contact hours

A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:

On average you will receive minimum 12 - 15 hours of teaching per week from a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops.  You will be expected to increase your understanding of the subject area through additional independent study each week.

Further information on how you're taught

Teaching on the course will be from a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops.  You will be expected to increase your understanding of the subject area through independent study for each module.

You will also be involved in a variety of practical work such as individual and group presentations, student-led seminars, role play and project work.

You will also have a number of tutor sessions during each year, which will allow you to:

  • discuss your personal and professional development
  • discuss and gain feedback about your work
  • ask questions about the projects you are working on
  • raise any difficulties you are experiencing relating to your work, personal circumstances or your University experience.

You'll also use our virtual learning environment, NOW, which is a flexible web-based system that gives you 24-hour access to module learning materials and reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – DDE, excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – MPP; or
  • 64 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C/4.

NTU may admit a student with advanced standing beyond the beginning of a course, through an assessment of that student's prior learning, whether it is certificated or uncertificated. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available to these prospective students, such as recognising experiential learning or transferring to a similar course at another institution, otherwise known as credit transfer.

All prospective students who wish to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning should initially contact the central Admissions and Enquiries Team who will be able to support you through the process.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please call us on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or complete our enquiry form.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

To celebrate the launch of our courses in Mansfield, we are offering a Mansfield Scholarship Award to all students enrolling on a Nottingham Trent University Foundation Degree course starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The award will be for £925 per year and will be offset against the course fee on enrolment.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418