BA Business Management (BA) top-up

Undergraduate, Online learning

Business Management (BA) top-up BA



Build on your business skills and experience on this online course which will equip you for a career in a dynamic business environment.

Overview

Our Business Management 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.

You may wish to combine your Business Management with a specialist theme as listed below:

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Mode of Study:

Online learning

Duration:

12-24 months

Start date:

JanSepMay


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Course details

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.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    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.

  • note and pen Assessments

    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.

Popular modules

What you study

  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Management in a Global Context
  • Managerial Finance
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Operations Management

Disclaimer

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

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.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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 admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
All Students 2018/19 2019/20
All Students £915 £915
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

*The cost above is for 20 credits and for students commencing in 2018/19 we are discounting this fee by 20% to £732. You can pay for this course flexibly on a module-by-module basis. This means you don’t have to pay the full course cost upfront. Each module is priced depending on the number of credits it is worth. This course comprises 120 credits so the total cost is £4,392. Individual modules can be purchased through our online store and must be paid in full when you enrol.

Careers

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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.

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