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

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code


  • Level


  • Duration

    Full Time: 1 Year
    Part Time: 2 Years

  • Starting

    September, January

  • UK Fees 24/25

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credits

  • International Fees 24/25

    Full Time: £16,500

  • Location

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

+44 (0)1604 893981


Our Global Business Management course provides an outlook on contemporary business management, and will equip you for a business world facing global competition, economic uncertainties, and changing markets. You will acquire new perspectives in the fields of strategic management and global business while developing your leadership and cross-cultural management skills. This programme takes a practical approach where you will apply business and management theories and concepts to a range of real-world contexts. You will be an analytical and innovative thinker who values responsible business practices, and skilled to work in various industries, become entrepreneurs, or continue to postgraduate study.

This programme is available to study on campus with a September or January start. Please note that the Distance Learning route of this programme will no longer run from September 2024 onwards.

Updated 19/03/2024


  • Top-Up to a full UK Honours degree in 1 year
  • Pre-sessional English courses are available to improve your English language skills
  • Start dates in September and January
  • Personal Tutor for all students on the programme
  • Whilst studying this course with us, you will be able to undertake in a visit to a business company appropriate for your course. A typical company visit includes presentation by the company covering its history, market, strategy, and operations, followed by a tour of the company, and Q&A session.

Course Content

  • This programme enables learners to develop an interdisciplinary perspective of the opportunities and challenges presented by the global business landscape. You will acquire the conceptual knowledge and applied understanding of global business management, along with the personal and professional skills needed to work in diverse international organisations, locations, and scenarios. Teaching on this programme is delivered by a team with significant experience in the industry and academia, and learners are encouraged to think like decision-makers, managers, and entrepreneurs.

    Course Modules

    From September 2024 there will be 6 modules in the programme, these are as follows:

    Semester 1:
    • Module code: BUS3026 – Academic and Employability Skills (20 Credits)  Status: Compulsory
    • Module code: BUS3028 – Global Strategic Management (20 Credits) Status: Compulsory
    • Module code: BUS3022 – Social Responsibility in Practice (20 Credits) Status: Compulsory
    Semester 2:
    • Module code: BUS3027 – Global Business and Investment (20 Credits)  Status: Compulsory
    • Module code: BUS3029 – Operating in Emerging Markets (20 Credits) Status: Compulsory
    • Module code: BUS4012 – Business Project (20 Credits) Status: Compulsory
  • Applications are welcomed from students with an HND (Edexcel, ABE, NCC) or Foundation Degree (FdA) in Business (or overseas equivalent) or ATHE extended diploma/ ATHE Level 5 diploma, or OTHM Level 5 in Business Management. Ordinary Degrees (in a business subject) from Scotland (SCQF 360 credits) can also be accepted.

    If you are a Home / UK student, for more information on how to make an application, please visit our Home how to apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our International how to apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All international and EU students applying for this course must meet the following English language requirement:

    IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands.

    Please visit our English language requirements page.

  • 2024/25 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 2024/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credits
    • International Full Time: £16,500

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2024. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2023/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credits
    • International Full Time: £14,750
    • Distance Learning Full Time: £5,550
    • Distance Learning Part Time: £925 per 20 credits
  • How will I learn?

    Full-time – This programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, workshops, individual supervision, and independent study.

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessments involve a variety of authentic, employability-enhancing tasks that graduates are likely to perform in their future careers. These are based on tasks close to real-life practice, such as business pitch, business meeting simulation, group presentation, poster, market entry report, management report, and strategy analysis report.

    Assessment support and drop-in sessions are held for every module on this programme.

Careers and Employability

The analytical and problem-solving skills developed during the programme will help learners to seek employment in global organisations, domestic organisations seeking global expansion, or global roles in any industry or not-for-profit sector. Prospective roles include business analyst, management consultant, trainee manager, export/import manager, international trade agent, emerging markets consultant, etc.

Master’s Opportunities

On completion of your BA Global Business Management (Top-Up) degree, you will have the opportunity to study further in higher education by undertaking a master’s degree.

Some of our industry relevant courses include:


Campus Facilities

As a BA Global Business Management (Top-Up) degree student you will have access to the many of the on-campus facilities, study spaces, and services.

Senate Building

The main reception for the University and additional teaching spaces.


Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is at the heart of the campus and home to the student information desk.