Business and Management (Top up) BA (Hons)





About the course

This is a one-year top-up course for students who have a Foundation degree or HND equivalent.

This final year course provides students who want to develop their management and business-planning knowledge and skills with an advanced, practical business education.

It supports entry and progression in management careers in industry, commerce or the public sector and provides access to Masters and professional courses in specific are as such as Finance, HRM and marketing.



Business and Management (Top up) - BA (Hons) - University Campus Oldham (Study Centre)

  • Course is subject to approval

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code -
  • Campus Location - University Campus Oldham (Study Centre)
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Attendance - Full time | Part-time day | Part-time evening | Part-time day and evening




Why choose this course?

  • Learn in a supportive, multi-cultural environment, on a course designed to help you become familiar with UK-style higher education, especially if you come from another country
  • Study advanced topics in business, including research methods, strategic management and applied e-Business, with additional study options in marketing and financial management or English language
  • Develop your knowledge of management and business concepts, skills and practice
  • Gain access to Masters courses in Finance, HRM and Marketing, and/or professional qualifications, eg Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Management Institute (CMI), CIPD, ACCA, CIMA
  • Benefit from support from the Business School and the careers department, with opportunities to attend careers conferences and meet local and national employers



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?



Discover the Department of Strategy & Management

We are daring to be different. This vision is founded on this difference. The imaginative new futures for business education, research and practice will be co-created with our staff, students and other stakeholders and will deliver not only academic impact but also a practice impact in our classrooms and communities alike. This vision reflects our existing School strengths, strategic space opportunities in the crowded and overly competitive and branded business school market and provides staff good opportunity to create a business school that is different. In sum, we will use this vision to drive excellence, change, growth and investment within the School.

Discover the facilities, see examples of students’ work, read about graduate successes, browse courses, view staff profiles and much more.



How will I be assessed?

The assessment on this course takes a variety of forms, including essays, research proposals and exams. Many of the assessments are focused on employability thus tend to be based on real case studies, project work and other employability-focused activities.


Assessment tasks are designed to give an appropriate level of support and challenge at each stage of the programme. Initially, there will be close involvement with the tutor and a gradual introduction of more complex tasks designed to test and confirm autonomous working and self-directed investigations.

Entry requirements

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Employability skills, including key transferable skills such as presentation and communication skills, are embedded into all units. Practice-based learning, including industry case studies, mentoring and business simulations are used in several units to enhance students opportunities to apply learning to real-world scenarios. External speakers and visits to relevant organisations are used as a vehicle for applying learning and developing employability.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply

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