Business Administration - BA (Hons) Top up


Approved by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Start:
September
Location:
University Centre
Level:
6
Institution code:
H65
UCAS code:
N101

Course Details

The qualification is designed to provide undergraduates with opportunities to enhance and improve their business skills. The one year top-up course is ideal for those who have successfully completed a business related Foundation Degree and who are hoping to boost their career prospects or progress into business management.

The course will enable undergraduates to strengthen their area of specialisation, or to extend the breadth of their knowledge in the main business functions. It has been designed to develop a student’s knowledge and understanding of business as a whole and the year will focus on enhancing and expanding the core skills and expertise required to progress in the world of work with confidence and self-assurance.

Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to visit local businesses to enhance their understanding and perception of their studies. Visiting academics and employers will further enrich their experience on the course.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, workshops, research seminars, group work, project work and guest speakers.

Guest speakers from different areas of business will conduct workshops and Q&A sessions. Students will be involved in the performance of lab experiments and research activities.

Assessment will be via a combination of coursework, exams and presentations.

Three compulsory modules form the foundation of undergraduate studies:

  • Business Strategy
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Personal and Professional Development for Business

A further three modules will be studied throughout this course:

  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Contemporary Retail Marketing
  • Enterprise in Practice
  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Marketing
  • Learning and Development
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
Entry year. One year full time or two years part time.
All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Management within industry
  • Own business
  • Teaching
  • Consultancy
  • Business development – home / overseas
  • Director

Primary contact:
Karen Grant
Email: karen.grant@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Yvonne Yule
Email: yvonne.yule@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.

They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.