University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Warwick

Business Enterprise Top-up

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Course summary

OVERVIEW Standing out in today’s competitive business world demands that creative spark. Firms need individuals with not only the core industry knowledge and skills, but also the entrepreneurial spirit and ability to innovate – qualities that are all the more vital for anyone who dreams of setting up their own business. Whether you want to advance in management positions or start your own company, our Business Enterprise top-up degree will expand upon your existing skill set to help you excel. Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), this final year top-up course gives you the chance to show your entrepreneurial edge by creating your own business plan, as well as allowing you to tailor your research towards a sector of the market that matches your career aims. Our business top-up degree is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a recognised professional management body. This means when you complete the course, you will also receive an industry-recognised Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management from the CMI, boosting your attractiveness to potential employers. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Industry approved – Complete our CMI-accredited business top-up course and receive a Level 5 award in Leadership, with CMI membership and access to learning resources throughout your studies
  • Specialise your studies – From Brand Management to Social Entrepreneurship, tailor your course to match your career aims through our optional modules
  • Business support – Want to set up your own business? Get expert guidance and input from our Enterprise Hive team to make your start-up idea a reality
  • Enrichment – Gain additional practical skills with opportunities to study in our Financial Trading Suite and Digital Creative Studio
FACILITIES Our business courses offer students opportunities to develop practical skills in our cutting-edge Financial Trading Suite. One of the largest among all UK universities and the first in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal, the suite features 21 workstations, large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information. You will also have the chance to develop new skills in our Digital Creative Studio, featuring state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology, audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets. If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS This course is dual-accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. We are an official partner of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards and an Enterprise Educators UK Member. PLACEMENTS We encourage students on our top-up course to gain work experience throughout your studies. Employers we have worked with include BMW (Germany), Grant Thornton (Cambridge), Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (USA), Bella Italia (Birmingham) and Top Cashback (Stafford). CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Business owner
  • Business development manager
  • Management consultant
  • Product manager
  • Business adviser
  • Sales executive
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Change Management
Plus one option from:
  • Financial Strategy
  • Brand Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Advertising and Media Management
  • International Marketing
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Plus one option from:
  • Research Project
- Entrepreneurial Project

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this top-up course:

  • Coursework – 70%
  • Practical assessment – 22%
  • Written examinations – 8%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

- **Transferring from another university** At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. - **What do I need to do?** To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> **https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply** Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected] EU/international students Academic: European and International qualifications studied in a relevant subject matter will also be considered applicants will need to have achieved 120 ECTS or equivalent (European Credit Transfer) If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email EU: [email protected] International: [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/top-up/business-and-marketing/business-enterprise-ba-(hons)-top-up.aspx


English language requirements

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For information about fees and funding please follow this link https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/
Business Enterprise Top-up at University College Birmingham - UCAS