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.
Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
Top up your qualification to a complete a BA (Hons).
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
Full-time – For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops and usually 20 hours per week. We recommend that you spend ten hours per week in self-directed study time.
Part-time – If you are studying this course as a part-time option taught study will be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops and usually ten hours per week. We recommend that you spend five hours per week in self-directed study time.
Distance Learning – You can also study this course via distance learning, you can study one module per semester over 24 months, or two modules per semester over 12 months.
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.
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Duration : 1 Years
Intake : Sep
Level : Undergraduate
Tuition & fees : £ 12,750
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)
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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:
IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
for study at undergraduate level
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.