This is a vocationally relevant course designed to equip you for a career in business and management.
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.
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.
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.
You'll also have a solid foundation on which to proceed to more specialist studies.
This top-up course is delivered fully online and will take between 12 and 24 months 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.
If there is any question regarding the authorship of any submitted assessments, we reserve the right to require students to undertake an online viva.
What you study
- International Business
- International Marketing
- Strategic Management in a Global Context
- Managerial Finance
- Organisational Change Management
- Operations 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.
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.
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
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