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BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

In the modern world of complex, fast-paced and increasingly international business, management skills are essential to realising your potential in the workplace. The BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up) course ensures business students have the relevant skills needed to lead change in a dynamic and competitive environment. The one-year course is ideal for those either seeking to start their own business, to be a manager in a national or international setting or for those that are keen to advance into Postgraduate level study.

Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience that enhances the delivery of the course allowing for the practical application in today’s ever-changing business climate. The course will provide all students with the relevant knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive employment market.

The objectives of the BA (Hons) Business Management are as follows:

  • Provide all students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core functions of business and management
  • Critically evaluate and plan for a range of contemporary business and management scenarios
  • Develop the intellectual skills necessary to contribute to effective business practice and problem-solving
  • Prepare students for graduate employment, research, further study and lifelong learning by developing their intellectual, practical and key (transferable) skills
  • Enhance the employability of graduates through the blend of academic study and skills development.
  • Develop enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

Course Structure

On this programme, you will develop a good understanding of the nature of business management. The course will focus on the ability to think critically and will, therefore, enable students to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems.




Strategic Marketing



Managing Innovation in Business



Leading and Managing Change



Corporate Strategy and Governance



Total credits



Note: The BA (Hons) is awarded on completion of a minimum of 120 credits


The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills. Independent learning is embedded within the programme and students develop a depth of understanding via synthesis, critical analysis and evaluation.

Assessments are by coursework and examination with the majority of modules being assessed by coursework only. A mixture of formative and summative assessment is used.

Formative assessment, and the timely follow-up by tutors with good practice feedback is used to monitor student progress and also help the student to plan, practice and prepare for the summative assignments.

Entry Requirements

  • a Pass in a relevant HND; or
  • a Foundation Degree; or
  • a recognised UK degree or overseas equivalent; or
  • other level 5 qualification with a good level of Business content is required
  • There will also be the standard English language requirements of IELTS 6 or equivalent

Admissions Process

The College will ensure that entry requirements are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

  • All applicants must complete an application form
  • Applicants will be subject to a personal interview where possible either by a member of the admissions team or approved agency (where this is not possible acceptance will be based on the information contained in the application form and any supporting documents)
  • Applicants must provide two references in support of their suitability for the programme
  • Selection will be in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations
  • Educational and employment references will be taken up wherever possible
  • All applicants must present original examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable).


The successful completion of the Top-Up degree will allow candidates to develop their careers further with recognised professional bodies, specifically with the Chartered Institute of Management.

Career Progression

BA (Hons) opens the door to a range of business-related positions across a broad range of industry sectors whether in City firms, multinational companies, specialist consultancies or small and medium-sized enterprises. On successful completion of the course, students will be well placed to enter employment in management related positions and management trainee posts in both public and private sectors. Graduates will be able to start their own businesses or progress in their current careers to a management position.

Additionally, students may wish to pursue a further academic qualification to study at post graduate level, which includes pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Apply Direct to DGHE

You can apply directly to DGHE by completing our application form.

Applications can also be submitted in person at our DGHE campus

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Originals of your qualifications
  • Your CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport

Apply through UCAS

You can apply through UCAS by visiting the UCAS website.

UCAS course Information

Ucas code information:

Course code: DGBM

Institution code: B94

Campus Name: David Game College

Campus code: E

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