BA Business and Enterprise (online)

Undergraduate, Distance Learning

This online course has a strong work-based component which will give you the skills and confidence to progress your business career.

  • Napier code:

    36257BD

  • Course type:

    Distance Learning

  • Duration:

    1 calendar year (start in January, May or September)

  • Award:

    BA

  • Location:

    Distance learning

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Course introduction

The BA Business and Enterprise course offers a top-up degree for those currently in work with relevant experience and vocational qualifications but no degree. It provides an opportunity to progress directly into the third year of a degree course and lasts one year.

With flexible study options and practical content, the course develops your business, management and enterprise skills and enhances your career opportunities.



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This course is delivered completely online, giving you the opportunity to make a real difference in your career with a minimum of disruption to your work and personal life.

A BA Top-Up is the equivalent of the final year of a full-time Bachelors degree, delivered by us straight to your screen via our flexible online learning environment.

The course involves a combination of assessments and independent study. Assessments are practical and applied, including work-place assignments and case studies.

With work-based learning as a core element, this course will benefit both you and your employer. The practical nature of this course has resulted in many of our students gaining promotion on completion of the degree.

This course will increase your confidence in business and personal development as well as your earning potential. Throughout the course, you’ll have access to experienced teaching staff, many of whom are practitioners in the industry, to assist you in your studies.

For the award of BA you must successfully pass all four modules, giving a total of 120 credits. All modules are 20 credits, except where indicated.

What you study

  • Work Based Learning (60 credits)
  • Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise
  • Business Growth Issues
  • Business Processes

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Following graduation you’ll be well placed to seek employment with a wide range of private, public and third sector employers in roles such as:

  • Middle/senior management positions
  • Training
  • Consultancy
  • Business Development


Minimum year 3

Students would normally be in employment and have one of the following qualifications: 

  • SVQ at Level 4 (SCQF 8): Management 
  • Institute of Leadership & SVQ Level 4 (SCQF 8) 
  • Diploma in Management SVQ Level 4 (SCQF 8) 
Where professionally qualified staff are seeking entry to the programme, recognition will be given to RPL and related experience. 

Other qualifications which can be mapped on to the SCQF 8 at SVQ or NQF level 4 will also be accepted at the discretion of the programme team.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses (except Veterinary Nursing).

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
All Students £650* £650*
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 120 credits, therefore the total cost is currently £3,900.
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
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