This programme covers key aspects of business and management practice and theory with particular emphasis on the development of individual and group skills. You can select your modules to meet your individual interests and career aspirations, such as marketing, finance, human resources and topical business modules. Business and Management covers the key aspects of practice and theory in this sector, which aims to produce graduates with enquiring minds.
You can follow a range of pathways, therefore, tailoring your study depending upon your previous course, individual interests and career aspirations. The course aims to build upon prior academic work in marketing, finance, human resources or business generally enabling HND students to top up to an honours degree in a further year of study. Our Business and Management Top-up offers a modular curriculum which enables you to experience a wide range of learning and teaching.
The course attracts students from a range of countries, enabling you to engage in well-grounded discussions about global business strategies. Student feedback is very positive and complimentary about the caring and supportive approach to diverse student groups. Teamwork and sharing of good practice is strong in the business area.
Graduates find that they have the knowledge and skills required for starting careers in business/management or going on to postgraduate study.
You will study a module on strategic management and complete a business dissertation or a project based upon independent research in a topic of your choice. This independent study is conducted throughout stage three of the course where optional modules must also be studied. You can choose modules from the fields of business and economics, accounting and finance, human resource management and organisational behaviour, marketing and entrepreneurship and information systems.
January start: If you start this course in January you will study all compulsory modules. This intensive course allows you to gain a BA (Hons) in nine months and allows you to progress onto a MA/MSc in the same year.
September start: If you start this course in September you will progress with the compulsory modules and choose from optional modules that allow you to pursue your academic interests.
Methods of Learning
Assessments for the Business and Management Top-up involve a variety of individual and group-based assessments, presentations, examinations and extended independent work. We place particular emphasis upon developing your skills in independent study.
EU and International Scholarships
We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.
The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000. This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…
The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…
The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…
Applications are welcomed from students with a HND (Edexcel, ABE, NCC) or Foundation Degree in Business (or overseas equivalent).
If you have completed the ATHE Extended Diploma you will be able to progress onto the BA Business and Management (Top-up). If you have completed the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management you may be eligible if you can demonstrate that you have appropriate work experience and/or prior study.
English Language Requirements
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
|Number of Staff||1,611|
|Number of Students||11,984|
|Number of International Students||1000|
|Graduation Employment Rate||95%|
|Student Satisfaction Rate||89%|
|Academic Programs Offered||Undergraduate and Postgraduate|
|Mode of Programs Offered||Full time, Part time and Distance|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Average Tuition Fee for International Fee||GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000|
|Proficiency Test for English Language||IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, Funds and Loans|
For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.
The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:
University of Northampton Undergraduate Courses
|BA and BSc Degrees||GBP 12,900|
|BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy||GBP 13,900|
|BSc Nursing||GBP 15,750|
|Sandwich / placement Year||GBP 1,000|
University of Northampton Graduate Courses
|MA or MSc Degrees||GBP 13,750|
Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:
|Type of Expenditure||Cost (in GBP, per week)|
|Accommodation (includes basic facilities)||130 to 300|
|Food||36 to 52|
|Mobile phone||4 to 14|
|Books and supplies||Around 11|
|Clothing and personal care||16 to 26|
Basic Admission Requirements
The outcomes of the English proficiency tests taken by all of the international applicants. IELTS, TOEFL iBT, and Pearson PTE are acceptable tests. The minimal IELTS scores needed to get admitted are as follows:
|Academic Programs||Minimum Score|
|Undergraduate||6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section|
|Postgraduate||6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section|
|Research||7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section|
|Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average)||MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK||£850 to £1,050 a month|
|Entrance Exams in UK||TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590|
|Work and Study in UK||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in UK||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in UK||£348|
|Student Visa in UK||Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.|
|Intakes in UK||There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.|
|Top Job Sectors in UK||IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.|
|Economy in UK||Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal|
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