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Business and Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September / January

Overview Updated 26/03/2020

This programme covers key aspects of business and management practice and theory with particular emphasis on the development of individual and group skills. You can select your modules to meet your individual interests and career aspirations, such as marketing, finance, human resources and topical business modules. Business and Management covers the key aspects of practice and theory in this sector, which aims to produce graduates with enquiring minds.

Course

Highlights

  • Top up to a full UK honours degree in 1 yr full-time
  • Pre-sessional English courses are available to develop your English
  • Start dates in September and January
  • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.

Additional

Information

Top-up

Prepare to move on to Masters level study and boost your career prospects by topping-up your Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma to a full UK honours degree.
Pre-sessional English courses will develop your English, ready for your Top-Up.

Course Details

You can choose from a range of pathways to match your previous course, interests and career aspirations. The course aims to build upon prior academic work in marketing, finance, human resources or business in general, enabling HND students to top up to a UK honours degree in a further year of study. Our Business and Management Top-up offers a modular curriculum which enables you to experience a wide range of learning and teaching.

If your English is below IELTS 6.0 our Pre-sessional English courses will help you bridge the gap in readiness for your Top-Up programme.

Read more

Jinhua Luo's top-up experience

A stepping stone to a UK Masters

“My teacher is great and helps international students. Studying a Top-Up degree means it will be easier to apply for a Masters in the U.K. Studying and living in Northampton gave me a chance to adapt to UK study and life.” [Read more]

Careers

Career Opportunities

Many graduates from the Business and Management Top-up go into managerial and administrative roles in both the public and private sector, depending on their chosen specialisms. Studying this course provides a solid grounding for students to then progress into postgraduate study.

Students graduating from this course can choose to progress onto a postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcomed from students with a HND (Edexcel, ABE, NCC) or Foundation Degree in Business (or overseas equivalent).

If you have completed the ATHE Extended Diploma you will be able to progress onto the BA Business and Management (Top-up). If you have completed the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management you may be eligible if you can demonstrate that you have appropriate work experience and/or prior study.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Business Project (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS4002
    Core Module Y
  • Strategic Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS3005
    Core Module Y
  • Social Responsibility of Business (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS3001
    Core Module N
  • Global Business Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS3003
    Core Module N
  • International Money and Finance (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC3007
    Core Module N
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC3015
    Core Module N
  • Principles of Marketing Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT3017
    Core Module N
  • Supply Chain Operations Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: BSO3008
    Core Module N
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRM3007
    Core Module N
  • Organisational Change (20 Credits)
    Module code: HRM3008
    Core Module N
  • Strategic Management of the Digital Organisation (20 Credits)
    Module code: BSO3017
    Core Module N
  • The Political Economy of China (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECN3002
    Core Module N
  • Developing Cross-Cultural Capability (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS3011
    Core Module N

Facilities &

Special Features

  • enables students with HND (or equivalent qualifications) to top up to an honours degree in one year
  • the full-time route offers a wide range of choices in vocational areas such as marketing, human resources management and accounting

Postgraduate Opportunities

Move up to a Masters

Our postgraduate courses enhance the skills you have already learnt and give you a CV to catch the eye of employers. Have you considered:

MBA or MBA with placement

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGY MSc

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT MSc

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MA

PROJECT MANAGEMENT MSc

BUSINESS ANALYTICS MSc

Graduate Discount Schemes Discounts for alumni and new students

Discounts for alumni and new students

Whether you are an international, home or EU student, we offer generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

Our International Scholarships page has details of the International Graduate Scholarship offering up to 50% for alumni of the University and the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

The Graduate Discount Scheme page has information about the 20% discount for Home and EU graduates.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
Distance Learning £5,100

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Distance Learning £5,000

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £13,750
Distance Learning £5,100

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,750
Distance Learning: £5,000 (full course fee, Home/EU and international)

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Distance Learning

Distance learning is an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various online courses which work flexibly around your requirements.

Our programmes of study encompass a wide range of methods of learning, teaching and assessment to help you gain the skills you will need for your working life.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

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Updated 26/03/2020

  • This programme covers key aspects of business and management practice and theory with particular emphasis on the development of individual and group skills. You can select your modules to meet your individual interests and career aspirations, such as marketing, finance, human resources and topical business modules. Business and Management covers the key aspects of practice and theory in this sector, which aims to produce graduates with enquiring minds.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Top up to a full UK honours degree in 1 yr full-time
    • Pre-sessional English courses are available to develop your English
    • Start dates in September and January
    • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
  • You can choose from a range of pathways to match your previous course, interests and career aspirations. The course aims to build upon prior academic work in marketing, finance, human resources or business in general, enabling HND students to top up to a UK honours degree in a further year of study. Our Business and Management Top-up offers a modular curriculum which enables you to experience a wide range of learning and teaching.

    If your English is below IELTS 6.0 our Pre-sessional English courses will help you bridge the gap in readiness for your Top-Up programme.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Top-up

    Prepare to move on to Masters level study and boost your career prospects by topping-up your Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma to a full UK honours degree.
    Pre-sessional English courses will develop your English, ready for your Top-Up.

    • A stepping stone to a UK Masters

      “My teacher is great and helps international students. Studying a Top-Up degree means it will be easier to apply for a Masters in the U.K. Studying and living in Northampton gave me a chance to adapt to UK study and life.” [Read more]

    • Career Opportunities

      Many graduates from the Business and Management Top-up go into managerial and administrative roles in both the public and private sector, depending on their chosen specialisms. Studying this course provides a solid grounding for students to then progress into postgraduate study.

      Students graduating from this course can choose to progress onto a postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Applications are welcomed from students with a HND (Edexcel, ABE, NCC) or Foundation Degree in Business (or overseas equivalent).

    If you have completed the ATHE Extended Diploma you will be able to progress onto the BA Business and Management (Top-up). If you have completed the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management you may be eligible if you can demonstrate that you have appropriate work experience and/or prior study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Business Project (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS4002
      Core Module Y
    • Strategic Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS3005
      Core Module Y
    • Social Responsibility of Business (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS3001
      Core Module N
    • Global Business Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS3003
      Core Module N
    • International Money and Finance (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC3007
      Core Module N
    • Accounting and Finance for Managers (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC3015
      Core Module N
    • Principles of Marketing Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT3017
      Core Module N
    • Supply Chain Operations Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: BSO3008
      Core Module N
    • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRM3007
      Core Module N
    • Organisational Change (20 Credits)
      Module code: HRM3008
      Core Module N
    • Strategic Management of the Digital Organisation (20 Credits)
      Module code: BSO3017
      Core Module N
    • The Political Economy of China (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECN3002
      Core Module N
    • Developing Cross-Cultural Capability (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS3011
      Core Module N

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • enables students with HND (or equivalent qualifications) to top up to an honours degree in one year
    • the full-time route offers a wide range of choices in vocational areas such as marketing, human resources management and accounting
    • Move up to a Masters

      Our postgraduate courses enhance the skills you have already learnt and give you a CV to catch the eye of employers. Have you considered:

      MBA or MBA with placement

      INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGY MSc

      INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT MSc

      HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MA

      PROJECT MANAGEMENT MSc

      BUSINESS ANALYTICS MSc

    • Discounts for alumni and new students

      Whether you are an international, home or EU student, we offer generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

      Our International Scholarships page has details of the International Graduate Scholarship offering up to 50% for alumni of the University and the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

      The Graduate Discount Scheme page has information about the 20% discount for Home and EU graduates.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    Distance Learning £5,100

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Distance Learning £5,000

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £13,750
    Distance Learning £5,100

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,750
    Distance Learning: £5,000 (full course fee, Home/EU and international)

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Distance learning is an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various online courses which work flexibly around your requirements.

    Our programmes of study encompass a wide range of methods of learning, teaching and assessment to help you gain the skills you will need for your working life.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour