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Bachelor of Arts

BA Business Management (Top Up) Online

Looking to boost your Business Qualification to Degree level?

If you’ve already embarked upon your business career and now looking to further your qualifications, the BA (Hons) Business Management Top Up will enhance your strategic business knowledge with the latest in international business and management trends. This one-year, online course is aimed at those seeking to excel within an international business career and is designed for international and UK students alike. This course is aimed at those who have already completed courses slightly below degree level such as a Business HND, Chinese 3 Year Diploma (Dazhuan) or equivalent qualification, e.g. 240 QCF credits.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum of 240 QCF credits from an HND, or equivalent

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

Full requirements

Duration options

1 year online

Next start date

September 2021

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All tutors are business professionals with real life work experience and are on hand to ensure success, responding to your queries within 48 hours.

This course has been developed to maximise your employability through developing the international business knowledge and skills you need to succeed on a global platform.

The format of this course provides you with the ultimate flexibility to study around your existing work and lifestyle commitments wherever you are around the world.

Course Details

BA (Hons) Business Management Top Up Online

This programme has been developed to maximise career opportunities within the sphere of international business. You’ll cover the key business principles of people management, finance, project management and strategic management. You’ll then explore an area of interest such as digital marketing, supply chain management or business law. Every module incorporates international business content with graduates well equipped to immediately apply their business knowledge within any geographical setting or culture. Studying alongside others from diverse backgrounds will further expose you to cultural and international themes.

The programme emphasizes employability and professional skills which are invaluable in the workplace and demanded by today’s business employer. Through a dedicated business game-like module, you will be exposed to the fundamental requirements of time management, decision making, team working, communication and influencing.

As an online student, for each module you’ll receive 8 weeks of curated study material which alongside the support of our subject matter experts are expected to incubate your learning aspirations. The content of modules empowers your learning experience with latest readings, interactive, creative and reflective activities and finally media such as videos and podcasts. Our learning narratives remain asynchronous to fit your learning style and personal schedule.

One Year Degree

Compulsory Modules

  • Corporate Finance (20)
  • Human Resource Management in Context (20)
  • Managing Projects (20)
  • Strategic Management (20)
  • Business Game (Skills and Employability) (20)

Elective Modules - Choose one:

  • Digital Marketing (20)
  • Legal Aspects of Management (20)
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Ideas (20)
  • Supply Chain Management in Practice (20)

Course Start Dates

  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)
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  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)
    • Part-time: Online
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)
    • Part-time: Online
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)
    • Part-time: Online

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.

Please note: These documents are still being developed, please check back at a later date to get a full breakdown of the dates for this course.




Assessment for our online programmes are designed to meet the academic and professional learning outcomes for each module. You can expect to prepare for and receive feedback on seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as assignments, projects, and exams. You are also particularly required to partake in group work and group assessments with their peers, which will form part of your summative grade.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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1 year full-time online £5,200 (UK/EU/International)



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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