Looking to stand out from the crowd and progress even further as a manager? Our foundation degree course can help - and you can continue to work while you study.
If you're new to a management role, our course will help you to develop a raft of new skills. We'll look at managing people, marketing, finance, planning and strategy, decision making, leadership and sustainability.
As well as studying the theories behind management and leadership, we focus on developing relevant, practical knowledge that you can put to use straight away in your work.
Our foundation degree (FdA) is designed to be completed in 30 months while you're working, and you'll typically set aside about ten to 15 hours per week for study. Once you've completed the FdA, you might choose to 'top-up' to a full BA (Hons) Management.
Our specialist distance learning tutors will guide you through the course, making sure that you're learning things that are relevant to your career. You can study online from a place that suits you: you'll simply need a PC and internet access. You'll also have use of our facilities, including an extensive digital library.
Our course has been designed for new managers; it will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to make an increased contribution at work. One of the features of this course is a work-based project that gives you the chance to focus on a topic that's relevant to you and your employer, and to make recommendations for improvements.
We'll assess you in a number of ways including presentations, reports and written assignments. You won't have to sit any exams.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
Important additional notes
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Distance learning, part-time undergraduate (4 years)
May 2018, September 2018, January 2019
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2019, September 2018
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