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BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up)


The BA (Hons) Top-up Business and Management Degree is ideal for those who have studied a business or management related subject to Level 5, for example in business or administration, and wish to further their academic qualifications and/or professional experience.

This flexible honours level programme will allow you to link your study to your professional practice, enhancing your employability and career prospects.

As befitting a high level of study, much of the work undertaken is project-based around your individual vocational situation.

This course is validated by Birmingham City University.

Note: We are planning to formally revalidate this course during 2017-18 to ensure currency is maintained, so there will be some changes as part of this updating. We will keep all applicants informed. 


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Entry requirements

Please note: the university is planning to re-validate this course. If you register an interest, we will contact you.

You will be expected to have successfully completed a minimum of one of the following:

  • At least 240 credits on a relevant foundation degree with a profile of merit or 50%.
  • At least 240 credits on a relevant HND, with a merit profile.
  • Other relevant Level 5 qualification (normally 240 credits at merit grade, or equivalent).

We normally also require three GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above, to include English language and maths: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

Start dates and fees

Course fees are payable for each year of all university-level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support that may be available to you, please visit the finance and funding page, or contact a member of the HE team at the college.

Provisional timetables will be discussed at interview, and confirmed in the final joining instructions which all students will receive in July.

Additional costs: Every student is different, but as a rough guide you should allow for the following costs of study, on top of basic stationery and IT costs, per year:

Essential: Between £100-£300 on books. Up to £100 on visits, conferences, etc.

How to apply

All full-time course applications are made through UCAS, ''clicking'' on apply below will take you to the UCAS website.

All Part-time course applications are through the college website.

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
12:30 - 21:00
TBC1 yr(s)1010D1038£7000.00Apply
09/09/2019Wed, Thu
17:00 - 21:00
TBC1 yr(s)1010D1042£7000.00Apply

How long is the course?

This is a one-year full-time course. Attendance is normally eight hours over two evenings per week or one afternoon and one evening per week, with occasional all day events. You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside the classroom.


How will I be assessed?

Some assessment will be work-related and provide you with an opportunity to reflect on and apply your knowledge and skills effectively to employment-related situations. You will also complete a consultancy project as part of this award.

What does the course lead to?

Those seeking employment may choose to apply for a broad range of management positions in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Industries as diverse as chemicals, utilities, fashion, health, grocery and construction all require functional managers with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues. Some employers still offer graduate schemes too.

What will I study?

You will study eight of the following modules:

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Managing in a Mixed Economy
  • Managing Capability
  • Management of International Business
  • Small Enterprise Management
  • Innovation and Change
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Work-Related Learning
  • Project Management
  • Effective Negotiation

Module titles subject to change.

What can I go on to study?

  • Upon successful completion you may wish to progress to a relevant Master’s degree at an institution, subject to entry requirements.

How do I apply?

Please complete our online application form, paying particular attention to previous qualifications and the personal statement. If you experience any difficulty, please contact the Vision University Centre on 01623 627191 ext: 8996, or email the HE team at

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