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University Foundation Programme

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Data sheet

Study methodDistance learning
Academic level of the programmeLevel 4 (University Foundation, Pre-BA, 1st year of a UK University)
CreditsN/A
Subject areaBusiness Management
Programme typeComplete programme with number of modules
Programme duration400 hours
Number of modules included4
Award typeCertificate
Awarding bodyUK Online Academy
Taught languageEnglish
AssessmentTest
Course will start onevery Monday
NOT includedOnline one to one tutor, paper certificate, text books
Included30 min nline consultation in finding optimal education pathway
Free extrase-Certificate by email

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University Foundation Programme.

This programme gives you a basic grounding in management, financial and other concepts in a general business context. It will help you to be prepared for the university bachelor programme (BA degree) of a similar specialisation. 

You will need to complete any 6 modules from the list provided below. Be careful with modules selection as they need to match with your further studies.

Introduction to Business

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - business objectives, resources and accountability
  • - the structure and classification of business
  • - the external environment
  • - the scale and location of production, different production processes
  • - marketing strategy, marketing planning and market research
  • - accounting concepts and sources of finance
  • - HR planning
Introduction to Business Communication

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - the principles governing the communication process
  • - how to compose common types of business communication
  • - how to communicate orally and in writing
  • - non-verbal signals
  • - barriers to communication and how to overcome them
  • - how to summarise simple business information
  • - the role of computers and ICT
  • - communications structures within organisations
  • - common business and communications terms
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Introduction to Quantitative Methods

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - numeracy and business calculations
  • - algebraic methods
  • - graphs, charts and diagrams
  • - the use of statistical methods to supply business and management information
  • - the laws of probability
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Introduction to Marketing

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - the relationship between marketing and business
  • - the marketing mix
  • - the elements of marketing communications
  • - how to communicate in sales and marketing contexts
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Introduction to Accounting

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - the importance of effective accounting information systems
  • - accountancy terms and definitions
  • - the principles, purposes, concepts and techniques used in financial and management accounting
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Accounting for Financial Managers

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - the nature of financial accounting and the principles of double entry book-keeping
  • - how to prepare final accounts
  • - accounting rations for profitability and liquidity
  • - costing for materials, labour and overheads
  • - how costing principles can be used in decision making
  • - budgeting and budgetary control 
Understanding Entrepreneurship

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurs contribute to the economy
  • - the characteristics and skills of entrepreneurs
  • - barriers faced by entrepreneurs
  • - entrepreneurial motivations and influences
  • - innovation and creativity
  • - political and economic issues including business support processes 
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Enterprise Start-up

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - creativity and how to turn creative ideas into business opportunities
  • - key issues when starting a business
  • - self-assessment of personal skills and self-development
  • - staffing and management considerations
  • - the importance of a business plan when starting a business
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Business Plan for Enterprise Start-up

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - the introduction of a business plan for the benefit of interested parties
  • - how to plan the resource requirements of a business
  • - the financial information required for a business plan
  • - market research activities, marketing strategies, customer care and quality policies
  • - the implementation of a business plan, including risk assessment and legal compliance
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Managing People

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - principles of people management and leadership
  • - the internal and external environment for people management
  • - changing staff attitudes and expectations
  • - changing expectations of employers
  • - ‘hygiene’ and ‘motivator’ factors in employee motivation
  • - the role and nature of leadership
  • high performance working
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Introduction to Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Unit purpose and aim(s)

This unit aims to give you a sound understanding of:

  • - the structure of the international TTH industry
  • - patterns of demand for tourism
  • - impacts of tourism development
  • - the development of tourism destinations
  • - the tourism distribution system
  • - key tourist groups and their needs
  • - government interest and involvement
  • - future trends
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Why take this course?

This course will help you to be well prepared for study at your selected university bachelor degree programme.

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Our courses are designed to give you the skills you need to succeed and make a difference in the workplace.  It is also a great tool to facilitate your career progression.

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Our objective are to ensure you are not disadvantaged because of high prices and we endeavour to keep costs to a minimum.  

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As a UK Online Academy member you will be able to access a wealth of resources to support your studies. You will have free access to UK Online Academy’s Learning Centre. Check via this link a short introduction to the Learning Centre.

Flexible

You can study our programmes online with tutor or self-study. All our programmes share common units which allow you to explore several areas of business management and then decide to specialise if you wish to do so.

How it works?

Once you have joined us, you will be able to access the Members Area of UK Online Academy online learning platform. Here you can keep your personal details up to date, check on your account and access the following resources which are designed to help you comfortably achieve your qualification:

  • 1) Online course which will help you to prepare to study with a university. Course includes audio-video materials, reading materials, different activities and self-check tests.
  • 2) Induction course which will help you to understand how our distance learning system is working and you will be given a clear guidance how to study and how to pass the course.
  • 3) Learning Centre with wide range of materials to help in your studies.
  • 4) A comprehensive syllabus for every unit in your programme. This clearly breaks down the learning outcomes you will be assessed on.
  • 5) Lecture guides which offer tips from the examiner as to how the units should be taught and where the focus is for each learning outcome. Designed for tutors, lecture guides are incredibly useful for learners as they give an insight into how to approach each topic.
  • 6) Past question papers plus suggested answers. These are a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with the format of the formal test and, by practicing on past papers, you can identify where you need to focus your revision.
  • 7) Recommended reading lists.
  • 8) Study Manuals for selected units. They can be downloaded free in PDF format.
  • 9) Essential articles and information relating to your studies, which include:
    • - Research Skills
    • - Study Tips
    • - Plagiarism Policy
    • - Using the Harvard Referencing System
    • - Understanding command words
    • - Revise Tips

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