City College Plymouth

FdA Business Management

We are a College with a national reputation for promoting enterprise, employability and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Study in a friendly, supportive higher education community with dedicated and enthusiastic lecturers delivering courses designed with employers, ensuring that you graduate with industry-relevant skills and knowledge.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Organisational Behaviour (FPC1057)

    • Economic Environment for Business (FPC1059)

    • Marketing (FPC1062)

    • Employability Skills (FPC1065)

      This module enables learners to research issues relating to real working environments. The Work Placement provides an opportunity for learners to experience the work in the subject related industry

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Developing Research Practice (FPC2061)

    • Project Management (FPC2067)

    • Business Finance (CITY1141)

      The module introduces the student to key aspects of financial and management accounting in order to be able to prepare, use and understand financial information for decision-making purposes.

    Optional modules

    • Professional Accounting (FPC1041)

      An introduction to financial accounting which will provide both a theoretical and practical foundation for later accounting modules.

    • Fundamentals of Management and Financial Decision Making (FPC1055)

      This module develops understanding and evaluation of financial and management accounting information and techniques,

    • Managing Knowledge and Information (FPC1064)

      As we move more to an increasingly knowledge based economy, the ability to manage knowledge becomes a matter of competitive survival. This module looks at knowledge management from a human resource, information systems and practitioner perspective to aid planning and decision making.

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • E-Business for Management Decision Making (FPC2071)

    • Operations Management (FPC2072)

    Optional modules

    • Financial Accounting (FPC2022)

      A financial accounting and reporting module covering the UK reporting regulatory framework, interpretation of company reports, company auditing and group accounts.

    • Management Accounting for Decision Making (FPC2023)

      A management accounting module covering a range of tools and techniques that managers can use when making future decisions.

    • Enterprise and Innovation (FPC2060)

    • Managing People (FPC2065)

    • Management Accounting (FPC2068)

    • English for Academic Purposes (FPC2076)

      This module will provide international students (non-native speakers of English), studying at university level, with the opportunity to develop the language and skills needed for the use of English within an academic context.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and 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

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with City College Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, 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 the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

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

Please contact City College Plymouth to apply for this course:

City College Plymouth

Tel: +441752305300

Open days

Partner college open days

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.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth 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 City College Plymouth

Just one-and-a-half miles from the University of Plymouth, we’re one of the largest colleges in the South West, with two main sites linked by shuttle buses, with a dynamic Students’ Union and Student Liaison Team.
Plymouth students working on a group project