Business Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

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Develop strong skills and knowledge in all areas of business. Study specialist modules that cover marketing strategy, human resources and management accounting. Start a rewarding career in management.

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Overview

BA (Hons) Business and Management is our most popular undergraduate business degree, and will give you a broad foundation in management, marketing, finance, operations and the world economy.

This course is for people who have an HND-level qualification and want to gain a full undergraduate degree in just one year.

Upcoming start dates
28 January 2019

Why us?

  • A contemporary set of business and management modules set in a regional, national and international context
  • A focus on the development of valuable transferable skills to enhance employability
  • A strongly vocational programme with enhanced business decision making as a key focus

Course structure

A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning, and your progress will be assessed by written exams, case studies, assignments, and reports.

Compared to HND level, you will be expected to work much more independently and take greater responsibility for your own learning.

 

Final year (national level 6):

  • Strategic Management Accounting (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management of Human Resources (20 credits)
  • Marketing Strategy (20 credits)
  • Managing Projects (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Developments in Business Management (20 credits)

 

Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.

The Reg Vardy Centre,
Sir Tom Cowie Campus,
Sunderland,
SR6 0DD

54.912052,-1.374524

  • You can access free Wi-Fi throughout the University campus, so you can work from anywhere. If you don't want to carry a laptop around, just use one of the University’s PCs or Apple Macs. We have hundreds of computers for you to use in the Murray Library, St Peter's Library, and the David Goldman Informatics Centre. If you ever have any technical problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

    IT provision
  • The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism.

    Added to this, you’ll benefit from a wide range of journals and periodicals in the St Peter’s Library, many of them in an online format. To help you make the most of the wealth of resources, there’s a full-time librarian who is dedicated to the Business and Tourism sections.

    Further resources are available at the main Murray Library, which has a total of over 430,000 books with many more available through the inter-library loan service.

    Library Services - business and tourism
  • The Student Learning Space is designed for business students, and it includes a boardroom as well as bookable areas to hold meetings and to meet with staff and clients from outside the University. There are also areas to facilitate group work and collaboration.

    Student Learning Space

Facilities

You’ll be based at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s on the banks of the River Wear. You’ll have access to excellent facilities including specialist collections of books and resources, as well as a brand new 'Student Learning Space'.

Entry requirements


  • Your qualification will need to be assessed by the course tutor to ensure the programme content meets the required learning outcomes for accreditation of prior learning from HND, Diploma, Foundation Degree or other NQF Level 5 qualification in a related subject



We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

Fees and finance

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/EU
  • £10,750 if you are an international student

If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

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Employment

When you graduate from this course you will have excellent skills and knowledge in all areas of business and management. You'll understanding how businesses create success, how to manage business operations, how to make informed decisions, and how to lead change in organisations.

You will be ready to step into a leadership or management role in a wide variety of industries across the world. Some of the sectors which employ our Business graduates include Technology (Microsoft, IBM), Consumer goods (P&G, Nike, Adidas), Banking (Lloyds TSB), Hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Starbucks) and government departments and agencies.

Guest speakers

Our invitations to guest speakers allow you to listen to people who are already in the type of management position that you may one day hold. Recent speakers include Maurice Duffy, CEO of Global Blackswan, Mike Johnson, CEO of Castrol and Executive Vice President of BP, Uday K. Dholakia, Senior Partner of Global Consulting, Neil Stephenson, CEO of ONYX, James Ramsbotham, CEO of the North East Chamber of Commerce, as well as other representatives from a number of our region’s largest employers.

Visiting speakers help you relate academic learning to the real experience of people who have already progressed in their careers. It’s all part of broadening your learning so that you’re prepared not just for exams but for life.

Student Business Society

The University supports student-led initiatives that help you gain practical experience of management. The Business Student Society organises events and guest speakers, as well as attending tours of various companies. With its professional approach, it’s a great way to put into practice the lessons about how to make organisations function effectively. There is something for every student who is studying a subject related to business.

  • The University is beautifully designed, with excellent facilities and spaces to relax.
    Antony Foulet, Business Management (Top-Up) graduate

    Antony Foulet

Meet our academics

Derek Harwood

Senior Lecturer

Sharp Cooper

Senior Lecturer

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