Bachelor of Arts

BA International Business Management (Top Up)

If you already have an HND or equivalent qualification at Merit Level, and have an interest in developing your knowledge of business management, then this course can give you the boost to transform your qualification into an undergraduate degree and build up a strong foundation of business management skills.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum of 240 QCF credits from an HND, or equivalent (75 credits at Merit level)

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

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London Bloomsbury and Online

Next start date

May 2021

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This course is a one year top up course for students with an HND or equivalent qualification at merit level, enabling you to stand out in the job market.

Commercially experienced tutors teach the latest business skills in workshop style sessions, more aligned to working in business than a crowded lecture hall.

We have been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Course Details

Full-time one year BA (Hons) International Business Management Top Up

This course is designed as a top up degree for international students who have an HND or equivalent qualification at Merit Level, and have an interest in developing knowledge of business management.

We have designed the course to have a strong focus on employability. Throughout your studies you will be provided with the intellectual building blocks required for a career in a rapidly changing work environment. We maintain a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development, helping you to progress in the areas that are most important to you and your ambitions. We also provide you with lots of exposure to the world of work and its current demands. Through work experience with professional bodies and employers, as well as giving you the chance to get involved in entrepreneurial activities, it’s our mission to make sure that you complete your course and feel empowered and confident in starting your career.

While studying this course you’ll have the opportunity to become a knowledgeable, competent and effective business manager and leader, able to sustain a successful career in business management. After graduating you’ll have a variety of business management careers available to you, including roles such as management consultant, business analyst or operations manager. If you would like to continue your studies after graduating, you could consider a postgraduate option such as a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) or an MSc in Business Management.

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Whether it’s face to face or online, our law and business programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.

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Course Structure

  • Business Communication Skills
  • Professional Skills for Global Managers
  • Strategic Management
  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Choose two*:

  • Global Leadership
  • Effective Managerial Decision Making
  • Financial Risk Management
  • International Digital Marketing


*All elective modules are subject to availability. Please note you can only select each elective once.

Course Start Dates

  • BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top Up)
    • Full-time: Online
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top Up)
    • Full-time: London Bloomsbury and Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top Up)
    • Full-time: Online
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top Up)
    • Full-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.



Assessments may consist of individual in-class tests, individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects and exams.


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

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

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


Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.

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Sep 2021 fees:

UK students per year: £9,250

International students per year: £14,150

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.




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

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