Overview A Top-up BA (Hons) in Business or Business Management opens up many doors to management positions throughout the United Kingdom. In order to make sure you will be able to cope with the highly-volatile world of business, such a top-up course is essential whether you’re planning on starting your own business or taking over an existing one.  In order to be a successful business manager, you will need to have acquired a number of different skills and such a programme can help you substantially improve your entrepreneurial skills and decision-making capabilities. Strategic thinking, problem-solving and communication are also part of the focus for this programme. Course length: 1 year Start dates: January, April, August, September

The modern business landscape is remarkably complex and new opportunities are constantly emerging. Here are some of the most common employers of business specialists:

      • Multinational companies
      • Specialist consultancies
      • Small and medium-sized enterprises
      • City firms

In turn, these are some of the best job prospects you can access upon completing the course:

      • Hotel Manager, Business Manager
      • Sales Manager, Marketing Executive
      • Tour Manager, Travel Agency Manager, Travel Consultant
      • Business Development Executive
      • Event Organiser, Operations Manager


 And more;

–        The (Top-Up) course is designed for applicants with a Level 5 qualification, such as a Higher National Diploma or other equivalents, or have completed the second year of a relevant degree

–        Applicants must have a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits in any Business and/or Management related areas

–        Overseas learners must demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of English language

–        Applicants must attend an interview with a member of the admission team

–        Applicants must bring the original certificates at the moment of registration

The structure of Business and Business Management courses can differ quite a lot depending on the exact university where you’re studying, but generally you can expect to complete modules in the following areas:

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • International Management
  • Managing Innovation in Business
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Corporate Strategy and Governance
  • Managing SMEs
  • International Trade, Finance and Investment


Every university imposes its own assessment methods and criteria in business courses, but there are a few general guidelines that you need to be familiar with. Assessments strategies are designed in such a way that students achieve the ideal learning outcomes and develop both their knowledge and their skills. 

Consequently, business courses make use of essays, case studies, research proposals, impact assessments, presentations and work portfolios. Most courses will give students regular opportunities to showcase their knowledge in one way or another. It also makes it easier for students and tutors to track their progress. Blended learning is currently gaining momentum in business and business management programmes.


Students who complete a Level 6 course can choose to continue their educational path at the postgraduate level. The most common option is that of pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), which usually gives students substantially better job prospects. You can also opt for additional educational opportunities if you wish to specialise in accounting and finance, consultancy, retail and sales, media, marketing or human resources.

Self-Funding The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about. Government Funds – Student Finance England          If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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