Equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree, this BA (Hons) Business Innovation & Management (top-up) course enables you to build upon an existing qualification such as a foundation degree or an HND. Taught at the Business School for the Creative Industries, you’ll join us at level 6 with your previous knowledge and accredited learning, achieving a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice. In the Marketing Strategy and Planning unit, you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of tactical decision-making, while learning how to capture and create customer value at a strategic level. As ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility come to inform the way consumers think about businesses, we introduce the concept of business ethics and develop your ability to examine their relevance to business objectives and responsibilities. In the Entrepreneurship and Creativity unit, you’ll get an overall insight into enterprise as you investigate the factors that underpin successful entrepreneurial activities and explore issues related to individuals, as well as small and family businesses. Your final project will allow you to develop your independent enquiry skills as you complete a sustained research investigation into an area you’re interested in. Overall, the course will develop your ability to weigh up ethical and intellectual considerations and build on your commitment to becoming a business professional. Throughout the year, the focus will be on learning through activities that enable you to practice, exhibit and develop your confidence in enterprise.
During this top-up year you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project. You’ll cover areas such as business strategy, marketing strategy and planning, enterprise sustainability and business ethics, entrepreneurship and creativity, and business research.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The majority of our courses require a portfolio and we consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades. This means that whilst we have a standard entry criteria of 112 UCAS tariff points (64 UCAS points for 4 year courses) and a minimum of four GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade A*-C and/or 4-9 including English, this should be used as a guide to what we accept. The average tariff that our students achieve is significantly higher than this standard entry criteria but we also occasionally make offers which are lower to students with a strong portfolio, and those who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or have completed A-Levels, Extended Diplomas (BTEC and UAL), Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Access to Higher Education, Scottish Highers, and IB Diploma. We will consider other Level 3 qualifications on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. You can also check how many tariff points you have achieved using the UCAS Tariff calculator: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|