FdSc Applied Business Management

  1. UCAS code:
    2yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
  3. 93% Graduate Employment

Course Overview

This programme will be awarded by Swansea University and delivered by Coleg Cambria at its new Management Centre at Northop. You will graduate from this programme with a strong grounding in both the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary business management. This includes an in-depth understanding and appreciation of issues relevant to businesses in which you will either be employed or on placement during your study. The Applied Business Management programme will equip you with the skills and tools needed to play a valuable part in delivering a sustainable, inclusive and innovative future economy. Residential accommodation is not available.

Key Features

In choosing Coleg Cambria’s Foundation Degree/ BSC Honours Degree in Applied Business Management (developed and accredited by Swansea University) you will study a broad spectrum of business and management topics (such as marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy and human resource management) as well as a range of cutting-edge specialist optional modules. All modules are taught by our leading business tutors who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge and regularly train business leaders from across Wales. Cambria has outstanding connections with many businesses and business leaders throughout North Wales, with guest business speakers, presentations and opportunities to network. We are an experienced provider of apprenticeship routes, including for business management. You will study in our brand new HE Business Management Centre.


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Undergraduate / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MNW1009Academic Year30Finance, Accounting & Analytics (Coleg Cambria)
MNW1010Academic Year30Human Resource Management (Coleg Cambria)
MNW1011Academic Year30Marketing (Coleg Cambria)
MNW1012Academic Year30Operations Management 1 (Coleg Cambria)

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Undergraduate / HEDip
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MNW2009Academic Year30Business Management 1 (Coleg Cambria)
MNW2010Academic Year30Operations Management 2 (Coleg Cambria)
MNW2011Academic Year30Organisational Project 1 (Coleg Cambria)
MNW2012Academic Year30Leadership and International Human Resource Management (Coleg Cambria)


This course is designed to allow you to study and work at the same time. It is aimed at anyone who wants to develop their business and management skills in a vocational context. It will give you the skills needed for a successful career in business and/or management. Whether you are employed and want to develop your business and management skills as well as gain a HE qualification; or whether you are progressing from a full time level 3 programme and want to gain a vocationally relevant HE qualification this programme is for you.

You will study 8 core modules in year 1 (Accounting for Business, Marketing, Personal Skills Development for Business, Managing People, Operations Management , Consumer Behaviour, Economics for Business, Quantitative Methods), and a further 8 in year 2 (Strategic Analysis, Project Management Skills, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Change Management Project, Professional Portfolio in Management, Business and Employment Law). Successful completion of all modules in Years 1 and 2 will enable students to achieve a Foundation Degree (The FdA in Applied Business Management). Completion of the FdA will allow progression onto the BSc Applied Business Management in Year 3 where you will study a further 9 modules (Final Year Project, Corporate Governance and Ethics, Social Media Marketing, Leadership, Innovation Management, Service Marketing , International Human Resource Management).

Entry Requirements

Offers will usually be made to students with predicted grades of: 
3 A Level grade B or above. We do not require A-level in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance. We do not however consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes. 

We will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 32-33 or higher. 
BTEC (18 units) grades of DDM or equivalent. 

In addition to this all applicants must have GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths or Numeracy at grade C or above. 

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent tests. 

Any assessment of prior learning (such as professional development awards or employment-based awards) which is at a higher education level but not awarded HE credits will be considered on a case by case basis by the Swansea University Admissions Team.

How To Apply

If you are a UK or EU student, you should apply here.

Students from outside the UK or EU should apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
FDSc Full-time £7,500 N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library.


For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk