BA Business Management with Marketing (Online)

Undergraduate, Distance Learning

Build on your previous business-related skills and experience on this online course, preparing you for a career in the dynamic business environment.

  • Napier code:

    36137BD

  • Course type:

    Distance Learning

  • Duration:

    1 - 2 years

  • Award:

    BA

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Course introduction

Our BA Business Management with Marketing top-up course provides you with a broad foundation in business and helps you develop skills across a number of business disciplines to complement your previous studies and prepare for a career in business.

This top-up course is delivered fully online meaning you can study at a pace and place that suits you. It is particularly aimed at those who already have a broad business-related HND, associate degree or equivalent.

On completion of the course you’ll be well placed to seek employment with a range of private, public and third sector employers.


Students at Craiglockhart campus

This Business Management with Marketing course is offered as a BA top-up and is designed to equip you for a career in business and management. 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 online learning environment.

Building on your previous experience and skills, you’ll develop your understanding of the theories and concepts of business and management and the ability to apply these in practical business situations.

You’ll also gain an understanding of modern marketing practices, including international issues in direct and digital marketing.

The course develops critical, analytical, creative and reflective approaches to business and its environment, further enhancing your employability and leadership skills.

The international perspective developed through the materials will provide you with the background to better understand and succeed in the increasingly global environment faced by all organisations.

This top-up course is delivered fully online and will take between one and two years to complete. You’ll study six modules in total, with a maximum of two modules at a time over each trimester. The online materials have been designed to support you to study at a place and pace which suits your needs.

Engaging in the online learning materials and participating in the online discussions will enable you to exchange knowledge with fellow participants. While you’ll manage your own learning, you'll be provided with guidance on how best to work with the online materials and the importance of reflection in order to meet the course objectives.

In addition to the module materials, you’ll receive full support from module leaders, the programme leader, full access to our online library support, as well as being able to contact our dedicated administration team, should you have any queries.

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

What you study 

  • Organisational Change Management 
  • Strategic Management in a Global Context 
  • International Business
  • Direct and Digital Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Managerial Finance

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.

On successful completion of the course you’ll be well placed to enter employment in management related positions and management trainee posts in both public and private sectors. 

Graduates have secured employment in local authorities, retail management, financial services, media service providers and a wide range of other sectors.


Minimum year 3

240 SCQF credits/120 ECTS credits at SCQF Level 8 or equivalent in an appropriate business and management subject area (i.e. basic understanding of principles in financial accounting, marketing and operations).

Mature applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis taking into account RPL as appropriate.

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 2016/17 2017/18
All Students *£650 *£915
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 for students who commenced in 2016/17 and £5,490 for students commencing in 2017/18.
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Further information on online study