This four-year course is ideal for candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year Business Management degree or do not feel fully prepared to commence a university course immediately.
In this course the preparatory foundation year helps the students to identify their strengths and developmental needs, the areas which are then comprehensively worked on as the student proceeds with the course.
Employers constantly remain on the lookout for graduates who are not just academically qualified but also work-ready with strong management & leadership skills. This course thus is meticulously curated to impart the students with the knowledge & skills required to be strong leaders.
In the foundation year, the student is thoroughly prepared for the degree course. The focus is placed on helping the student develop subject knowledge & the full range of study skills required to complete the degree.
In year 1, students learn about the fundamentals which serve to form the required base for the study of business management. Core modules include finance, marketing, contemporary business environments, HR, leadership, and management skills.
In year 2, students gain a more strategic understanding of business issues and get to examine some of the current challenges facing business managers.
In the final year, students are expected to integrate, apply and evaluate the knowledge gained through their dissertation or consultancy project. With the modern-day business environment constantly in a state of flux, there is an ever-increasing emphasis on leadership skills.
The dissertation or the consultancy project remains the key focus in the final year, aiding the students to earn specialisation in their area of interest. Its value gets underlined at the time of graduation, allowing the students to showcase their particular areas of expertise at job interviews.
The course lays emphasis on boosting students’ critical faculties to enable them to better assess complex real-life problems. To further that objective, the course provides practical exercises to apply the acquired understanding in real-world scenarios.
Each module is worth a specific number of credits (generally either 15 or 30 for the undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover the key subjects, while the optional modules allow the students to choose from a range of options. In a full-time course, the students are required to take up modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules the students can opt for is dependent on the number of compulsory modules at each level.
Modules are revised periodically to reflect the latest developments in the subject area. The typical topics studied are enlisted in the different tabs here.
We Make You Business Ready
This BA (Hons) with Foundation Year course has been designed with particular emphasis on the students who might otherwise miss the opportunity to study for a business degree due to their inability to meet minimum entry-level requirements for any UK University degree or too occupied at their profession.
To enhance the employability of the graduates, the course at Oxford Business College (OBC), adopts an optimum blend of theoretical & practical approaches. It emphasises developing key components of emotional & creative intelligence to help the students gain an edge in the employment market. These skills assume extra importance in the present-day world driven by technology & Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The faculty chosen for the programme comes with a wide range of experience & industry links, the benefit of which is reaped by the students. Class sizes are small and intimate to provide the learners one-to-one teaching & support. The OBC also lecturers provide students with insights on the impact of technology on businesses to empower them to leverage technology to boost innovations & improvements in the organisations they get associated with.