Course Overview

The curriculum of BA (Hons) Business Management is designed to produce highly qualified, employment ready graduates who are able to play leading roles in a wide range of business management related careers.

You will develop skills that are directly relevant to your chosen sector.

This two year, part-time route is Stage Three of the degree course. To study on this course you must have completed a HND or equivalent qualification.


Course Structure

You will focus on Core Modules, in order to give you a broad overview and an idea of the pathway in which you want to specialise.

Modules Covered

Fixed Modules for the part-time top-up route are:

  • Dissertation
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Developing People in Organisations
  • Marketing Management.


Learning Methods

Throughout the progression of the course, you will be expected to take increasing levels of responsibility for your own academic progression. This allows you to maximise your academic potential, as well as preparing yourself for future employment. This said, we aim to provide a consistent support network to enable you to develop your learning potential. In short, you are expected to take responsibility for aspects of your learning, and we aim to take responsibility for facilitating this.

In addition, online resources such as Moodle and Skype will allow you to access tutors for correspondence, particularly during your Dissertation module.

Teaching Methods

A variety of teaching and learning methods have been integrated throughout the programme with an overall emphasis on active student participation. These include:

Action learning sets
On-line learning
Case Studies
Group Learning
Independent Learning
Peer-to-peer Learning
Teaching is primarily based on research literature, professional experience and significant use of debate and discussion.


You will be assessed with a range of formative and summative assignments, in order to ensure that your learning development is structured and consistent.

You will be assessed through a variety of academic tasks, including coursework assignments, case studies, presentations and research reports.

Entry Requirements

To enter this part-time top-up programme, you must be qualified in Business to HND level.

Non-standard applications will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at Higher Education level. Short-course and relevant work experience may be taken into account; you will also be expected to attend an interview, and possibly to complete a piece of written work as part of your application.

International students are additionally required to achieve a specified level on IELTS or equivalent. 

International students should call Registrar Services on  00 44 (0)1274 433008.

As a partner in the Higher Education Access Rewarding Transforming (HEART) partnership we have committed ourselves to a progression agreement for a range of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) awards. When applying please state that you are seeking progression from a CMI or an ILM award, providing exact details of the award achieved or pending achievement. 

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088503 (HE).
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees

Programme Specification