BA Business Management (West Lothian College)

Undergraduate, Part-time

Based at West Lothian College, this course is designed to help you progress from further to higher education and equip you for a career in business.

  • Napier code:

    38602BD

  • Course type:

    Part-time

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Award:

    BA

  • Location:

    West Lothian College

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Course introduction

Our business management courses provide you with a broad foundation in business and help you develop skills across a number of business disciplines to prepare you for the dynamic global business environment.

Based at West Lothian College, this course offers you the opportunity to qualify for a BA degree.

It has been specially designed for you to progress easily from further to higher education and top up your qualification to Bachelor level at West Lothian College, with the option to continue to Honours at the Business School at Edinburgh Napier.

This is a part-time course which can be tailored to suit your needs.


Students at Craiglockhart campus

Aimed at students who have an HND in a business or management related subject, this course offers you excellent employability skills including professional presentation, team working, leadership, communication and problem solving.

This is a part-time course based at West Lothian College. With the support and guidance of our tutors you'll develop an individualised programme of study that best suits you.

Two modules are offered per trimester in each year of study. You may choose to study one or two modules depending on your circumstances.

You’ll enter directly into Level 3 of the degree. Upon successful completion of Level 3, you’ll be eligible for a Bachelors degree. You may choose to transfer to the Business School to complete Year 4 where, upon successful completion, you will be eligible for an Honours degree.

You’ll have the opportunity to choose the direction of your studies, through a range of options from business, finance, marketing and more

Although you’ll be studying at West Lothian College, you will officially be enrolled as a student of Edinburgh Napier University.

You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.

What you study

Below is an indication of the modules you could study:

Level 3

  • International Business
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Strategic Management in a Global Context
  • International Marketing
  • Business and Management Challenges
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management

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.

The broad scope of this course means you are not restricted by an industry or sector. Possible areas include:

  • graduate training schemes
  • financial services
  • sales and marketing
  • human resources


Minimum year 3

HND

Pass in a related subject with grade C at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

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 onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

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 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £305 £305
England Wales and Northern Ireland *£1,125 *£1,157
Overseas £1,992 £2,060
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Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.

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