Business Management (West Lothian College) BA

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


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.

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Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as full-time)


2 years

Start date:


Course details

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.

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    How you’ll be taught

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

Popular modules

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 is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for Business Management (West Lothian College)?

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.

The University does not sponsor students to study on part-time programmes in the UK under the Student Visa route. International Applicants must therefore have other valid immigration leave to study on this programme.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the undergraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

Minimum Year 3


  • Pass HND in Business, Administration and IT, Human Resource Management or Marketing with grades CC at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).


  • Successfully complete CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership at Level 8


  • Successfully complete ILM Certificate/Diploma in Leadership and Management at Level 5/SCQF Level 9


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.

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

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
Students from 2024/25 2025/26
Scotland *£305 *£tba
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland *£1,157 *£tba
Overseas and EU *£2,785 *£tba
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.

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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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
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