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Business Administration - BA (Hons) Top up

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: N101
  • Institutional code: H65


The qualification is designed to provide undergraduates with opportunities to enhance and improve their business skills. The one year top-up course is ideal for those who have successfully completed a business related Foundation Degree and who are hoping to boost their career prospects or progress into business management.

The course will enable undergraduates to strengthen their area of specialisation, or to extend the breadth of their knowledge in the main business functions. It has been designed to develop a student’s knowledge and understanding of business as a whole and the year will focus on enhancing and expanding the core skills and expertise required to progress in the world of work with confidence and self-assurance.

Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to visit local businesses to enhance their understanding and perception of their studies. Visiting academics and employers will further enrich their experience on the course.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, workshops, research seminars, group work, project work and guest speakers.

Guest speakers from different areas of business will conduct workshops and Q&A sessions. Students will be involved in the performance of lab experiments and research activities.

Assessment will be via a combination of coursework, exams and presentations.

What topics/modules are covered?

Three compulsory modules form the foundation of undergraduate studies:

  • Business Strategy
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Personal and Professional Development for Business

A further three modules will be studied throughout this course:

For 2017, these are likely to include:

  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Enterprise in Practice
  • International Marketing

For 2018, these further three modules may be in the areas of **:

  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Contemporary Retail Marketing
  • Enterprise in Practice
  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Marketing
  • Learning and Development
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

** The three modules will be selected by the Hugh Baird University Centre Programme Team and we will notify all potential students by 31st August prior to the start of the relevant academic year which modules will be included.


What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Management within industry
  • Own business
  • Teaching
  • Consultancy
  • Business development – home / overseas
  • Director

Duration

Entry year. One year full time or two years part time.

Contacts

Primary contact:
Karen Grant
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5554 or email: karen.grant@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Yvonne Yule
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5208 or email: yvonne.yule@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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