Business Management (Top-Up) at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Gain and test valuable skills in our strategy business simulator
  • Undertake project and consultancy-based work with professionals from a variety of specialisms
  • The University of Winchester Business School is a United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion
In a fast-moving and complex global economy, the role of management has never been more exciting and challenging. Whether you envisage life at a FTSE 100 company, or want to run your own start-up, at Winchester we’ll equip you to be a confident, responsible and innovative leader of the future able to meet the shifting demands of the contemporary business world. Our Business Management (top up) programme is designed to build on your past experience, usually gained through study leading to a Foundation degree (2 years of Level 4 and 5 study) or a Higher National Diploma (HND), with a merit profile. Applicants will be required to provide detailed module information confirming Learning Outcomes of previous study as part of the admissions process. In the course of a year, you consider the complexities and ethical implications of business strategies and emerging issues confronting organisations in an era of increasing globalisation and ethical, social and environmental concern. Study is strategic in nature to allow you to further develop critical thinking skills. The programme is closely linked to industry and you learn through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning, to include project and consultancy-based work with professionals from a variety of specialisms. An integral part of your learning at this level is the Extended Independent Study. You act as a consultant and undertake research that responds to the challenges faced by a business or industry, alternatively you can define and resolve your own research problem. Both options provide the opportunity to demonstrate the ability for self-directed study. Alternatively, you may complete the taught module, Researching Contemporary Management Issues, resulting in your own research paper. Optional modules include Project Management, Business Ethics, Strategic Brand Management and Managing Change. You gain a broad range of business knowledge and skills which enable you to pursue a career in a diverse range of organisational sectors, from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations. Our graduates have gone onto successful careers in management and leadership roles, strategic planning, project management, business development, product development, finance, human resources and marketing.


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Professional bodies

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

  • Principles for Responsible Management Education

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence. Applicants will be required to provide detailed module information confirming Learning Outcomes of previous study.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Business Management (Top-Up) at University of Winchester - UCAS