BA (Hons) Business Management: Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2019
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
  • Centre Location
  • Course Description

    Every business wants to be successful, and future employers will benefit from your commercial acumen, organisational nous and practical management skills. So give your job prospects a boost, and sign up to enhance your profile as a business person.

    The BA (Hons) top-up offers Foundation Degree graduates the chance to top-up their qualification to Honours Degree.

    The course follows a modular structure and takes your learning and skills to a further level. 

    Modules include:
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Financial Management
    • Strategic Management and Leadership
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
    • Management of Change
    • Management Research Project

  • Teaching and Assessment

    The course is assessed by means of coursework and/or tests and exams. Continuous assessment processes mean that individual and group assignments count towards your final grade, as do projects and formal written exams.

    In addition to attending timetabled classes, you should expect to spend between ten and 15 hours per week outside College hours on directed reading and working on assignments. 

  • Progression Opportunities

    Following the successful completion of the BA (Hons) Business Management you may be able to progress to postgraduate business studies at a relevant institution.

  • Career Progression

    This course opens the door to a variety of interesting jobs, in a range of industries. You could work in the private or public sectors, specialising in administration, management, personnel, marketing or finance. You may choose to set up your own business or join a graduate trainee scheme with a national employer. Our graduates have gone on to do all of these things - and more, besides.



    In 2014, there were 42,734 Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals in the South West – earning an average annual salary of £30,155.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or Equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

    Applicants with English as their second language must have minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.