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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.

Units

Level

Credit

Strategic Marketing

6

30

Managing Innovation in Business

6

30

Leading and Managing Change

6

30

Corporate Strategy and Governance

6

30

Total credits

 

120

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

+ Assessment

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills.

The following assessment activities are used on this programme:

  • Essays
  • Research Proposals and Impact Assessments
  • Case Studies and Scenarios

In addition, students will be expected to undertake formative assessments, including presentations, guided learning tasks, and seminar participation.

+ Entry Requirements

  • a pass in an BTEC HND; or
  • a Foundation Degree; or
  • a recognised UK or overseas equivalent; or
  • other level 5 qualification in a related field 
  • There will also be the standard English language requirements of IELTS 6 or equivalent

+ Admissions Process

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

Step 1: Apply

Step 2: Upload Documents

All applicants must upload the following documents on the portal:

  • Examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable)Your
  • CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A 400-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the College and how this will help your future career aspirations
  • Photo (Passport style picture)

Note: If you are not able to submit the documents online you can bring them into the college and a staff member can do it on your behalf.

Step 3: Arrange an Interview

  • 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)
  • Arrange an appointment to visit DGHE to present certain original documents and attend an interview. You can do this via email admissions@dghe.ac.uk or via telephone 02032200347
  • Applications can also be submitted in person at our DGHE campus. Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Note: All applicants must present original examination transcripts on the interview day.

Step 4: Accepting your Offer

  • Selection will be in the light of previous qualifications, past experience, and future aspirations
  • If you are successful in the interview, you will then need to submit your UCAS application. At this time, we will also write a reference on your behalf and notify our collaborative partner (i.e. the university) that we are happy to accept you.
  • The university, on receipt of the application, will then make you an ‘Offer ’. This will be ‘unconditional’ if you have completed your HND (or equivalent) or ‘conditional’ if you are still waiting for results.

Note: The university acceptance process could take up to 3 weeks so we will appreciate your patience.

+ Recognition

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).

+ Course Specification

Once you have been approved by DGHE Admissions, you can apply through UCAS by visiting the UCAS website.

UCAS course Information

Course code: IHDG

Institution code: B94

Campus Name: David Game College

Campus code: E

Course Duration: One year, full time

Course Delivery: Two days per week

Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University

Start Date: 30th September 2019

Application Deadline: Mid-September (although late applications may also be considered)

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Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses must be made through UCAS. If you haven’t started a UCAS application yet, and only want to apply to HND in Healthcare Practice for England, you can apply directly to us using our direct application form/portal and we will process your UCAS application for you.

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