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Are you hoping to upgrade your existing qualifications to a full UK honours degree? This intensive business administration top-up programme is specifically designed to help you build on what you’ve already learned from past study or work with businesses. Students cover a range of relevant topics including human resources, marketing, management and business academia - developing a sought-after set of practical business administration skills.
Southampton Solent’s intensive business administration top-up is perfectly suited to students who are looking to upgrade their existing qualifications and earn a full honours degree in just one year. Students will focus on core business functions, gaining a transferable skillset that can be applied in a broad range of business environments.
The academic experience on this degree centres on first hand advice and real examples of business scenarios. Studying a broad range of industries and roles is advantageous, as it help students to decide where their specialisms lie and which industry they might like to pursue employment in.
The course team maintain strong relationships with local and national businesses. These relationships have previously led to live assessment briefs, work experience placements and guest lectures. Exercises like this ensure that students are kept up to date with the latest industry developments.
Students are also guided as they write a dissertation, carrying out in-depth research into a relevant business area. Students use the analytics skills learnt throughout the course to inform this research, and are encouraged to focus on an area that they think they might like to work in after graduation.
Year one: CORE UNITS *Strategy for Management and Marketing *Business Finance Management *Cross-cultural Management *HR Management *Academic and Professional Development *Business Consultancy Project.
How 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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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|HND (BTEC)||M||Pass a relevant HND with an overall mark of 55% or Merit profile|
Pass GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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