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

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

Overview Updated 28/11/2018

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

  • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
  • Top up your qualification to a complete a BA (Hons).

Additional

Information

Top-up

Boost your career prospects by topping-up your Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma to a full honours degree.

Course Details

You can follow a range of pathways, therefore, tailoring your study depending upon your previous course, individual interests and career aspirations. The course aims to build upon prior academic work in marketing, finance, human resources or business generally enabling HND students to top up to an 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.

Read more

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.

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 full-time, part-time or distance learning postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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 an 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

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ACC3015
    Core Module N
  • Business Project (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS4002
    Core Module Y
  • Social Responsibility of Business (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS3001
    Core Module N
  • The Political Economy of China (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ECN3002
    Core Module N
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HRM3007
    Core Module N
  • Strategic Management​ (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS3005
    Core Module Y
  • Business Dissertation (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS4001
    Core Module N
  • Global Business Development (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS3003
    Core Module N
  • International Money and Finance (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ACC3007
    Core Module N
  • Principles of Marketing Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: MKT3017
    Core Module N
  • Supply Chain Operations Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BSO3008
    Core Module N
  • Organisational Change (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HRM3008
    Core Module N
  • Strategic Information Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS3013
    Core Module N
  • Business Communication (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LEI3006
    Core Module N
  • Developing Cross-Cultural Capability (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS3011
    Core Module N
  • Business Project (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS4002DL
    Core Module Y
  • Strategic Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BUS3005DL
    Core Module Y
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ACC3015DL
    Core Module Y
  • Principles of Marketing Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: MKT3017DL
    Core Module Y
  • Supply Chain Operations Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: BSO3008DL
    Core Module Y
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HRM3007DL
    Core Module Y

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

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

MBA

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

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

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

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,000
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Distance Learning: £4,900 (full course fee, home and international)

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)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,200
Distance Learning: £4,900  (full course fee, Home/EU and international)

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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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Updated 28/11/2018

  • 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

    • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.
    • Top up your qualification to a complete a BA (Hons).
  • You can follow a range of pathways, therefore, tailoring your study depending upon your previous course, individual interests and career aspirations. The course aims to build upon prior academic work in marketing, finance, human resources or business generally enabling HND students to top up to an 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.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Top-up

    Boost your career prospects by topping-up your Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma to a full honours degree.

    • 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.

    • 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 full-time, part-time or distance learning postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.

  • Applications are welcomed from students with an 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
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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

    • Accounting and Finance for Managers (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ACC3015
      Core Module N
    • Business Project (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS4002
      Core Module Y
    • Social Responsibility of Business (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS3001
      Core Module N
    • The Political Economy of China (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ECN3002
      Core Module N
    • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HRM3007
      Core Module N
    • Strategic Management​ (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS3005
      Core Module Y
    • Business Dissertation (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS4001
      Core Module N
    • Global Business Development (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS3003
      Core Module N
    • International Money and Finance (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ACC3007
      Core Module N
    • Principles of Marketing Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: MKT3017
      Core Module N
    • Supply Chain Operations Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BSO3008
      Core Module N
    • Organisational Change (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HRM3008
      Core Module N
    • Strategic Information Systems (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS3013
      Core Module N
    • Business Communication (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LEI3006
      Core Module N
    • Developing Cross-Cultural Capability (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS3011
      Core Module N
    • Business Project (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS4002DL
      Core Module Y
    • Strategic Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BUS3005DL
      Core Module Y
    • Accounting and Finance for Managers (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ACC3015DL
      Core Module Y
    • Principles of Marketing Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: MKT3017DL
      Core Module Y
    • Supply Chain Operations Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: BSO3008DL
      Core Module Y
    • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HRM3007DL
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      MBA

    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • 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.

  • 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

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,000
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Distance Learning: £4,900 (full course fee, home and international)

    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)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,200
    Distance Learning: £4,900  (full course fee, Home/EU and international)

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  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