Somerset College

FdA Business with Management

Study a course specifically designed to meet employers’ needs. Learn the skills you’ll need to excel in your first job and beyond. Earn a degree from one of the UK’s top three modern universities, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide. Rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, we’ve also won several national awards. After all, we’ve been providing progressive education using the best resources and facilities for more than 150 years. 

UCAS course code
Institution code
2 years
Start date
September 2014
Course type
Somerset College (Taunton)

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • SC1001 Elements of Business Finance

      This module introduces students to key aspects of financing a business, management accounting and to be able to use basic financial techniques in relation to costing, budgeting and pricing and investment.

    • SC1014 Introduction to Legal Environment

      An introduction to sources, legal personnel and court structures is provided. Elements of contract law, consumer law and the tort of negligence are developed.

    • SC1018 Managing Customer Relations

      This module introduces students to the key aspects of Managing Customer Relations in order to be able to analyse and use customer information as part of decision making and in order to add value to the organisation.

    • SC1006 Marketing Practice

      This module introduces students to the basic principles of marketing and their application in a business context.

    • SCOL1085B Professional Practice and the Workplace

      This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skills necessary for relevant employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles.

    • SC1017 The External Environment

      The module introduces students to the national and European business environment and considers a range of economic factors that affect decision making.

    • SC1005 The Organisational Environment

      This module considers how organisation behaviour and attitude influences the behaviour of individuals and groups at work. The module will use a range of theories and managerial approaches to analyse and explain human behaviour at work.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • SC2023 Applied Financial & Management Accounting

      This module develops a critical evaluation of costing information required by a business to aid decision making. This module also looks at financial statements of a range of different organisations in the context of the Regulatory Framework.

    • SC2015 Developing Marketing Practice

      This module develops and extends students' understanding of marketing through aspects of analysis, planning, implementation and control in relation to marketing activities in a business context.

    • SC2017 Introduction to Macro-Economics

      This module introduces students to the interaction between political/economic policies and how they effect the economy.

    • SC2022 Management & The Law

      The module further develops areas of law provided in year one, with emphasis on contract law, tort, legal personality and employment law.

    • SC2020 Managing Business Strategy

      This module examines the theory and practice of business strategic planning.

    • SC2006 Managing Human Resources

      This module provides an introduction to the concepts and practices of Human Resource Management. The module will provide students with an understanding of the principles and theories on which Human Resource Management is based and how this approach is applied to a range of personnel issues.

    Optional modules
    • SC2018 An Introduction to Project Management

    • SC2021 Financial Planning

      This aim of module is for students to develop an understanding of Management accounting.

    • SC2010 Management of Change

      To provide student with knowledge of the complexities that change management entails.

    • SC2012 Managing Training and Development

      This module provides an understanding of the role of training and development within an organisation and considers the importance of its operation and management in achieving organisational success.

    • SC2009 Preparing for Self Employment

      This module will provide the student with an understanding of the problems and opportunities in running a smaller enterprise; and further understand the importance of, and the manner in which, business plans are prepared.

    • SC2011 The Employee Relations Climate

      To give students an understanding and knowledge of the nature of the relationship between employers and management and employees. The course provides a good foundation of knowledge, but also helps the student to develop a range of skills, which are appropriate to the work of employee relations practitioners.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Fees & funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

Apply for this course on the UCAS website.

For more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with Somerset College

We know how important it is to land that first job after you graduate. We know you might want to learn in your local area. We know you may want to study a specialist degree – using unique facilities – that’s not available nationally. Which is why, through our Academic Partnerships, we collaborate with regional, national and international partners to create a hands-on learning experience that simply can’t be found on large university campuses. 

With 15 partner colleges and two partner institutions, the great work we’ve done with our partners won us the Queen’s Anniversary prize. And in 2005, we were awarded a £4.5 million grant to carry on the good work.

So, you get the best of both worlds. A supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by us. And, as well as the facilities and services your college provides, we’ll give you all the additional support and resources you need. You’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

One of our partners delivers this course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and full information on what student life is like there. 

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This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

Plymouth University open days

You are also very welcome to attend a Plymouth University open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Somerset College

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