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Business Management (Top-Up)

Full Time Course

Award Bachelor of Arts
Course Title BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)
UCAS Code NN12
Award Level 6
Start Dates September 2020
Study Mode Full Time - 1 year
Awarding Body University of Derby
UK Student £6165


You will build on and develop the knowledge you've already gained on your HND or foundation degree in business with a further stage of study which results in a full honours degree - BA (Hons) Business Management.

Covering global and strategic management issues, you'll study the specialist areas of management and leadership. The module Issues in Global Business and Strategic Concepts is a case study of current business issues. It takes a discussion approach and is very practical. You'll be looking at where things are going wrong, what could be done, what would you do?

Throughout the course you'll be using current case studies and examples, and will also benefit from guest lectures from industry speakers and professional bodies. We'll prepare you for the workplace as you develop the skills employers are looking for in their graduate employees, from report writing and analysis through to presentation skills.

Why choose this course?

  • Top up your HND or foundation degree in business to a full honours degree.
  • You will be prepared for a career in an international and dynamic business management environment.
  • Not only will you learn about business, we will prepare you for the workplace through developing your teamwork skills, presentation and report writing skills, and CV preparation and interview techniques.
  • Our lecturers and tutors are always available to help and support you throughout your studies.

Assessment                                                                       

You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials. There are also in-class tests and computer-based assessments.

Teaching & Learning                                                      

We take a ‘scaffolded’ approach to learning, so you will have full support in the early stages of your course and can gradually move towards stronger understanding and greater independence. It is a smooth transition to ease your way into both HE-level study and business management practice.

Through your contact with tutors – as well as your participation in College events – you will become more attuned to professional behaviour and will build your skills in critical thinking, creativity and self-reliance before immersing yourself in the wider business community.

The course incorporates formal lectures, sometimes involving guest speakers; tutor-led and student-led seminars; one-to-one and small group tutorials; work experience projects; work-related learning and self-directed study.  By stage three, you are expected to be more in charge of your own learning, with module tutors advising and directing your studies.

As a partner student you will be granted access to the University’s online learning environment ‘University of Derby Online (UDo)’. From within UDo you will be able to access the University’s Library (including an extensive range of eBooks, eJournals, audio and video resources), course resources related to your programme and your grades.

Entry Requirements

  • Higher National Diploma in Business Management or business related major
  • Foundation Degree in Business Management or business related major

Note: All applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby

What you will cover

Year 3

  •   6EC 513 Global Business and Strategy
  •   6GN 502 International Entrepreneurship
  •   6HR 510 Developing Leadership and Management
  •   6IM 511 Business Consultancy Project
  •   6MK 503 Marketing Across Cultures

Careers and employability

  • This degree gives you an excellent grounding in business, and you'll be ready for a career in a variety of areas. You could be an operations manager, business analyst, business development manager, HR officer.
  • Past students now work for a wide range of companies from multinationals like Barclays and Shell, to small independent businesses. Some have even set up their own company on graduation.
  • On completion you could choose to progress straight on to a masters degree which is just one more year of full time study, and you'll be eligible for a 10% fee discount as a Derby graduate.

Professional Recognition

How to Apply

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