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Manage your future. Join our Business and Management BA (Hons) top up degree.

If you already have a Level 5 qualification - for example a Foundation or Associate Degree, Higher National Diploma (HND), Advanced Diploma or equivalent - in a business or management subject, this top-up course will allow you to finish your degree and gain a BA (Hons) while studying part time, online.

Covering everything from Project Management to Strategy, Entrepreneurial Leadership to Digital and Data Driven Marketing, you'll explore key themes that will enhance your practical, business-based and management skills. As well as this, during each module, you’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international business operates and come to understand the impact that commercial leaders, and their decisions, have on society. 

Our top up degree is designed to be flexible. You’ll be able to study whenever and wherever it suits you, while still having access to our great teaching and online research facilities. Plus, you'll be able to pay for your fees in module-by-module instalments, spreading the cost out over the duration of your studies.

If you have a question about the course, please visit our FAQs page.

 

Manage your future. Join our Business and Management BA (Hons) top up degree.

If you already have a Level 5 qualification - for example a Foundation or Associate Degree, Higher National Diploma (HND), Advanced Diploma or equivalent - in a business or management subject, this top-up course will allow you to finish your degree and gain a BA (Hons) while studying part time, online.

Covering everything from Project Management to Strategy, Entrepreneurial Leadership to Digital and Data Driven Marketing, you'll explore key themes that will enhance your practical, business-based and management skills. As well as this, during each module, you’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international business operates and come to understand the impact that commercial leaders, and their decisions, have on society. 

Our top up degree is designed to be flexible. You’ll be able to study whenever and wherever it suits you, while still having access to our great teaching and online research facilities. Plus, you'll be able to pay for your fees in module-by-module instalments, spreading the cost out over the duration of your studies.

If you have a question about the course, please visit our FAQs page.

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
18 Months Distance Learning

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
Academic Year 2019/20: July 20. Academic Year 2020/21: October 20, January 21, April 21, July 21

Fee Information

Our top up qualification is ideal for anyone with a Level 5 qualification (such as an HND, NVQ, Associate or Foundation Degree) in a business or management related subject. You'll be able to build on your previous experience, and gain a degree that will boost your educational profile and help you achieve your dream leadership role.

You’ll study six 20-credit modules, each lasting ten weeks, achieving a BA (Hons) in around 18 months. Plus, our Business and Management course is designed to be flexible; with a recommended study time of 15 hours a week, it is ideal if you are a working professional looking to balance your learning alongside other commitments.

 

 

We’ve designed this Business and Management BA (Hons) in partnership with online experts to make sure you get the most flexible, interactive and engaging experience possible.  As a distance learner, you’ll be free to study the course your way, while still benefiting from our excellent teaching and research.

The recommended study time for the course is 15 hours a week.

You’ll access your learning through our eLearning portal, Blackboard Ultra. This offers 24/7 access to an extensive range of online learning materials (from online readings to videos), in-course communication tools (including discussion forums) and advice and support services. You’ll also have regular assessments to help keep you on track and enjoy access to over half a million books and e-books through our online University Library Services

For each module, you will have a number of assessments and tasks. The format of these may vary, but you will be able to complete all of them through Blackboard Ultra.

You’ll be part of a supportive and engaging online community. During each module, you’ll participate in interactive seminars with tutors, group tasks with other students and more. You’ll even have a personal Student Success Advisor on hand to support you from day one through to graduation. Whether you need pastoral guidance, help with assessments or advice about fees, they will be with you at every step.

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We were the first Business School in Europe to secure double accreditation in both Business and Accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – a mark of excellence which places us in an elite group of business schools worldwide.

We have relationships with 16 professional business associations and institutions, including: AAT, ACCA, AIA, CILT UK, CIMA, CIM, CIPD, CIPFA, CIPS, CISI, CMI, ICAEW, IDM and ITT.

Our heritage, networks and resources mean we are equipped to help our students to become research informed, cutting edge business leaders of tomorrow.

The academics teaching on this BA (Hons) top up course are not only research engaged, but also experienced business practitioners. Their industry knowledge will help you to make sense of the international business and management theory explored throughout the course, and apply it to real world contexts and situations.

Get to know some of the tutors you may learn from below or explore the rest of the department here.

 

 

Newcastle Business School strives to produce responsible business leaders with the expertise needed to create an inclusive and sustainable society. Our three main research areas will permeate every aspect of this course.

Responsible Business

We are at the forefront of sustainable entrepreneurship, business and management. As a signatory of the UN sponsored Principles of Responsible Management Education, we are committed to promoting these issues in our teaching, consulting and research. You’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international businesses operate, and come to understand the impact organisational decision making has on our wider society and environment. 

Digital Business

Over the duration of your BA (Hons), you’ll explore in-depth how rapid technological innovation is leading to unprecedented advancements for business, the economy and society. Designated modules on Digital and Data Driven Marketing will ensure that you’re ahead of the game and ready to harness its potential. 

Strategic Innovation & Entrepreneurial Leadership

We’re committed to investigating strategic entrepreneurial leadership and innovation. Throughout the course, designated study units on Strategy and Entrepreneurial Leadership will assist you along the path to becoming a more creative, effective business leader.

We have handpicked our modules to ensure they develop both your “soft skills” and practical business based competencies – helping you to stand out in the commercial market.

Upon graduation from this top up degree, you’ll have gained the skills, and qualification, needed to take the next step in your career – whether that’s into a more senior position in your current organisation, a leadership role elsewhere or enrolling on a graduate scheme or programme.

You’ll be able to put your new skills and knowledge into practice even before graduation, making a difference to your workplace performance. We will support you to apply the theories you learn to real world situations and tailor your projects and assessments to your current role.

As a Northumbria University student, you’ll also be able to tap into our Careers and Employment Service, which offers a range of resources and support online.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

BTEC HND/Foundation degree in a related discipline or equivalent UK/Overseas qualifications.

We will usually expect a merit at BTEC HND level.

If you have taken a Foundation Degree we will be looking for performance to commendation level or 60% average.

Applicants holding a relevant business and management qualification in addition to a DipHE or Level 5 qualification such as Certificate, Diploma or NVQ will also be considered.

International qualifications:
If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

 

English Language requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications<

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

BTEC HND/Foundation degree, or equivalent

in a related subject.

We will usually expect a pass at BTEC HND level.

If you have taken a Foundation Degree we will be looking for performance to commendation level or 60% average

Applicants holding a relevant business and management qualification in addition to a DipHE, or Level 5 qualification such as Certificate, Diploma or NVQ will also be considered.

 

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

 

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £4,500

International Fee in Year 1: £4,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* It is anticipated that fees for 21/22 will be £9,250. EU fees status will be confirmed following confirmation from Government


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

Our Application Process

Applying for this course is quick and easy, and can be done using our online applicant portal.

 

As part of the application process, you’ll need to upload a selection of important documents including:

  • A copy of the certificate or transcript for the highest level of educational qualification you have achieved (if this was awarded in a language other than English, an official translation is required)
  • An updated CV/resume
  • Proof of your English Language proficiency (if English is your second language)
  • A 500 word personal statement

If you are a non standard applicant, you will also need to send us two professional / personal references on headed paper.

 

After receiving your application, our Applicant Services team will aim to respond to you as soon as possible.

 

You are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship, scholarships or funding.

 

Useful application advice:

Our decision making process

Application advice for disabled students

Applying as an international student

 

 

The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.

 

To start your application, simply select the month you would like to start your course.

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Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 276 4874.

Contact Details for Applicants:

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