Course Details

  • This course aims to provide a challenging, broad business education, which balances theory and practice with personal development and the development of transferable and discipline specific skills in the field of business and management.

    The programme provides the basis for the progressive development of intellectual knowledge and understanding with vocational skills and competences that enhance student employability and develop creative, innovative students. It promotes work experience and real world practical business engagement with challenges, innovative assessment, employer engagement and action learning. The programme embraces the changing nature of the contemporary business environment and its impact on business processes, transactions and the role the individual plays as an enterprising leader. It seeks to prepare students for the diversity and complexity which accompanies a globally integrated and internationally-focused business environment.

    This award seeks to develop students who have a good grasp of the functions of business and their integrated nature. It seeks to develop this and prepare students for working in fast-paced organisations where change is rapid and the thinking needs to be creative and innovative. We want students to challenge the orthodoxy and be comfortable in situations when most managers would feel uncomfortable. Theory and practice are combined at all levels, collaborative working and flexibility of approach are very important.

  • As this is a Top Up BA degree course, you’ll need to have a foundation qualification at Level 5 or equivalent in a business-related area. This usually incudes 240 credits split evenly across Level 4 and Level 5. You should also have a strong motivation for business management!

    If you don’t have a foundation degree, you’ll need an HND or an international equivalent. If you are applying as an international student, we’ll request evidence of your competency with the English Language (usually an overall IELTS score of 6.0).

  • To ensure you’re prepared for the real business world, we use a variety of different assessment methods at the end of each unit, giving you experience and skill across a range of assignments.

    This includes tasks like working in a team on a group project, creating a personal portfolio, presenting a report to the class and solving problems set for you.

  • This qualification will give you all the real-world skills you need to succeed in business and you’ll have the knowledge and experience to start or continue a career across a number of different industries.

    You could find yourself in a specialist role as a Marketing Executive or a Business Analyst, or be working as a prominent Project Manager for an international corporation. Please take a look at just some of the career paths open to you.
    You’ll also have the qualifications needed to continue onto a master’s degree of your choice if you prefer.

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  • The fees (if applicable) for this 1 year, BA (Hons) Top Up degree are currently £5950.

    You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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