Continue your studies in the dynamic field of business with our BA (Hons) in Business Management Top-up degree. This one-year course is suitable for students with a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject who would like to gain a full honours degree. This course starts each January and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
The world of business can be both fast-passed and varied, with high levels of responsibility and opportunities for rapid career progression. By studying this top-up degree, you will be equipped with a combination of practical and applied skills alongside industry know-how, so you can graduate with the ability and confidence to progress in the business sector.
Several lecturers for this course have been involved in research, lecturing and consultancy work in the UK and overseas in South-East Asia, Western and Eastern Europe. We also have strong links with industry, commerce and professional bodies such as CIM, CIMA and CIPD and this is reflected in the course content.
This course will give you the skills needed to evaluate a business situation, identify problems, and recommend solutions, with the ability to provide insightful, reflective and analytical content. This, combined with your previous knowledge and experience, will enhance your employability in a variety of business-related work environments.
This course has been designed for students who want to turn their Foundation Degree or equivalent HE Level 5 in a relevant subject into a full honours degree. It is also suitable for those who have taken time out of education and are looking to return to their academic studies.
It may also be possible for you to join this course following relevant professional qualifications and/or experience in the workplace.
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Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.
To prepare you for working in the business sector, modules will be taught in a variety of ways. This includes lecture-based presentations and workshops, alongside creating Individual and group project work. The programme is studied over one academic year and is full-time.
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the need for sustainable development within business operations and explores the impact of global changes in organisational policy making. Students will be able to investigate the application of sustainable development in specific organisational contexts. It aims to equip students with knowledge of global sustainability trends and effective business responses.
This module will enable students to recognise the impact of digital technologies on business. It aims to develop an understanding of digital channels and digital communication and their links to achieving business objectives. The module will enable students to gain practical skills and knowledge to work in the growing digital sector by allowing them to research digital marketing practices and use digital skills in a business context.
This module focuses on developing increased awareness of international business management in a global market place. The module will provide students with an understanding of theories and trends that shape the international business environment. It aims to explore the existing political, cultural and legal differences among countries leading to the analysis of the operational/entry strategies of international business corporations with special reference to emerging markets.
This module introduces students to the main concepts of project management including general project management principles, methodologies and the tools and techniques. This module will allow students to examine project management as a management tool and its use in industry. Students will be able to get an understanding of theory and practice of project management using PRINCE2 methodology as a framework of study.
The module aims to provide a sound knowledge of policies, practice and issues in international human resource management. This module will help students to critically analyse the principles and practice which influence the development and implementation of International Human Resource Management including cross-cultural issues. The students will be encouraged to research the internationalisation of organisations and explore the subsequent implications for the management of HR.
The Final year project is the most significant step in personal development that the student will undertake during the course. It demonstrates independent research, intellectual application and time management. It gives the student an opportunity to study in an area of potential relevance to prospective employers and is considered by many to be the ultimate standard of an honours degree.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an Honours degree and progress further in your career. Your Tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
On successful completion of this course, you may progress onto a Masters’ qualification or onto professional business programmes such as CIPD, CIM, CIMA.
There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisors to discover which career routes are best for you.
This course will provide you with a combination of vocational and applied skills alongside academic knowledge, so you will be suited to a range of roles and working environments when you graduate. These can include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
Applications are considered on an individual basis, and we recommend that you apply even if you are not sure that you meet the criteria above.
If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with our applications. IELTS 6.5 is required to be accepted onto this course.
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