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Business and Management Top-up BA (Hons)

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Key Information

Start date:September

Institutional code:Please request via the HE Admissions Team 0161 344 8800

UCAS code:Please apply directly via the HE Admissions Team 0161 344 8800

Duration:1 year

Course type:Full time

Fees per year:£7500

Additional costs:Approximately £100 per academic year, to cover the costs of core text books and external visits.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is successful completion of a Foundation Degree or its equivalent as follows:

  • Foundation Degree in Business and Management or a related area
  • HND in Business or in a related area
  • 240 credits or equivalent of a recognised UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject
  • Normally require passes at GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent qualifications (such as Level 2 Functional Skills)

Applicants who do not hold one of the qualifications in the list above but do hold an equivalent professional qualification at Level 5 will be considered for admission to the programme.


BA (Hons) Business and Management validated by the University of Bedfordshire

This dynamic Business and Management top-up programme has been designed to prepare students for exciting graduate careers in a range of business disciplines. Utilising strong partnerships with local employers, it uses live projects and practical assignments to develop in students the management skills necessary to add graduate-level value in the work place. It responds directly to the demands of the local and regional economy, to prepare graduates to take advantage of increasing, highly skilled employment opportunities within Oldham and Greater Manchester. The programme contains a range of innovative units that will develop students’ abilities as independent learners and require them to work autonomously, within a group, and with business professionals.

Course content:

Business Consultancy Project
Leading Innovation & Change
Service Management in the Digital Age
Strategic Issues in Management
Specialist Project

Placements and employability:

One of the key elements in the design of this programme has been to facilitate development of transferable skills and knowledge and the ability to apply these in a workplace environment together with the attributes and behaviours expected of accounting and finance professionals. Input from employers in the form of workshops, live project briefs, case studies and professional profile preparation are integral to teaching and learning strategies. Through the varied group and individual assessments, students will develop important employability skills, whilst also developing their knowledge of potential career routes within accounting and finance. Employers and relevant professional bodies will be invited to contribute to specific career planning events to further enhance students’ employability.

Teaching and assessment methods:

The timetable consists of taught periods in seminars specific to each module and weekly group/individual tutorials. In addition to the timetabled contact time, students are required to engage in independent and group study and much of this work will be self-directed and initiated. Some of this involves working directly with employers and external partners, through consultancy and live projects.

The assessment methods have been designed to authentically measure students’ knowledge and abilities in work-like scenarios, including live projects and case studies. All modules require students to act with increasing independence and autonomy and to apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world professional context.

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