If you already have (or expect to achieve) a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree (FdA) in a related subject area, you can top-up your existing qualification to a BA (Honours) in Business Studies. This course is ideal if you are looking for a career at management level, as you'll be able to build on your employability and business skills and have plenty of opportunity to see the principles of business management in practice. This BA (Hons) top-up degree is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University. About the course This course seeks to develop your existing knowledge, skills and experience and enhance your understanding of the global business environment. It is expected that you will have prior knowledge of a wide range of business topics. You may choose, to some degree, to specialise in an area of personal interest through research and assessments within certain modules. The course is vocational and rooted in an awareness of the practice of business management. This is underpinned by an understanding of the central and contemporary business theories that inform your understanding of the business world and your role in it. The course places a strong emphasis on getting you ready for the workplace and your future career. Skills developed are those which employers tell us they are keen to see in graduates: including presentation skills; report writing; problem-solving and analytical skills. On leaving the course, you'll be ready to embark on your business career or move it to the next level. Course modules include:
- academic research skills
- business enterprise management
- business ethics
- strategic business decision-making
- research project
- business in the economic environment
- global marketing
Students will study the following subjects: academic research skills; contemporary issues in business; business ethics; strategic business decision-making; dissertation; business in the economic environment; international marketing. Assessment is by a variety of methods including: case studies; examinations, assignments and a dissertation.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]
|UCAS Tariff||Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).|
Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).
Additional entry requirements
Applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview.
Applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio of their recent work.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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