Business, Accounting & Management

FdA Business Management


Looking for a work-related qualification in business and management to study alongside your job? Whether you’re new to business, or already have experience, look no further. You gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in business management, including marketing, finance and people management.This course is delivered at Darlington College.

The emphasis is on developing skills relevant to the real world of work, and making practical links between theory and the demands of business management. You develop general skills in communication, teamworking, problem solving and analysis.

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What you study

Year 1 covers the main business functions plus a personal development module. In Year 2 you will focus on international business, operations and entrepreneurial skills.

How you learn

Lessons are delivered through a variety of methods including interactive presentations, lectures, group discussion and case studies. Self-study gives you the opportunity to cover a wider range of learning.

Where you study

This course is delivered at Darlington College (part-time only) (campus code 1, call 01325 503030) or Stockton Riverside College (part-time only) (campus code 3, call 01642 865400).

How you are assessed

You are assessed through a range of work-related assignments and work-based projects. All modules must be successfully completed to achieve the award.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist in a variety of business and management areas. Once you have completed the course successfully you can move to an honours degree.

We provide an environment that allows you to develop the ‘extra’ practical employability characteristics that will make you more interesting to employers in the job market in the years to come.

All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. We also offer extensive support for students to find and secure sandwich year placements which have been shown to make have significant positive impact on a student’s career prospects on graduation.

Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

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