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Course summary

If you already have a good foundation of business and management from your Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent qualification, and you are interested in extending your studies to obtain a full degree, this business management top-up course is for you. In this one-year programme you are offered the same opportunities as our current business management students and have the opportunity to specialise in areas of interest for your career pathway. We facilitate a journey that allows you to understand and construct what society will look like in the future. It is through this lens that will you be able to be world-leading in your skills development and implementation. Looking beyond the horizon, you will be the manager of a workforce of jobs that do not yet exist, and this course will engage you in management fundamentals to deal with today’s complex - and prepare for tomorrow’s changing - business landscape. Course Overview This is the opportunity to be fully immersed in an international experience. Joined by some of our partner institution students, you will study alongside students from all over the world, presenting the opportunity to develop your personal and Business network. You will study modules equivalent to 120 credits and have the opportunity to be presented with an honours degree in Business Management. The Cumbria Business School places its priority on ‘lived experiences’. This philosophy shapes our approach to teaching and Learning. With excellent guest speakers, passionate and dedicated lecturers, unique field trips, and purposeful European residentials, we offer you an unmatched, breathtaking opportunity. We welcome you to ‘Aspiremus Efficiamus’. On this course you will...

  • Learn from professional, passionate, and dedicated academics, who use your interests to shape the delivery of academic sessions.
  • Have the opportunity to be part of a dedicated Business society focussed on offering 'enhancement' experiences with a view to developing your 'becoming'.
  • Enhance your career prospects. Our strong links with the industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities.
  • Study at a university with the highest ratio of contact time per student from academic tutors from all universities in the northwest of England.
What you will learn Our degrees offer the opportunity to participate in optional modules that will contribute towards final classification. Year One This one year of study is the opportunity to share your brand. This is the space of confirming your position in the world of Business, the starting point of your legacy. Here, you will develop your comprehensive understanding of the internationalisation of business and the intricacies of strategic analysis. You will also complete a dissertation, an independently researched project that you submit in your final year, allowing you to apply your research and analysis skills to a management or marketing topic of your choice.
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Empowering
  • International Marketing
  • Career Management
  • Global to Local Business Futures
  • Applied Digital Marketing
  • Capstone Project
  • Business Psychology

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree, DipHe or HND in a relevant subject

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Business Management Top Up at University of Cumbria - UCAS