BA (Hons) Business & Management Top-Up (Awarded by Newman University)

This course is awarded by Newman University. This course is for those who have already achieved a HND, foundation degree or equivalent qualification in a business subject and wish to gain a full honours degree in business and management. You will build on your existing knowledge and develop real competence and critical judgement in a business context so you can progress within the industry.
Subject:Business & Finance
Duration:1 Year(s)
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About the course

Learning and Teaching This course is normally a one year full-time programme based at our Digbeth campus. A variety of learning and teaching opportunities will be available on your course, approximately 30% of your learning will include lectures, tutorials and classroom based learning, supplemented by workshop activities. Studying can include individual and group working. Higher education courses also require students to undertake independent study and so approximately 70% of your studies will be through independent learning, research, reading and completing assessments. Independent study can also include working in the library or joining a study workshop at the College where you can gain support on study skills. Assessment Most of your assessments are course work based, you will have one group assignment and only one exam. Presentations may be included and this could be in person or be set as a pre-recorded video that you submit for marking. Assessments are designed to develop skills and reflect aspects of industry and so could be for example a live project, a case study, report, and specific sector based documentation such as plans or project. The modules you will study are:
• Strategic Management (20 credits)
• Leadership in the 21st Century (20 credits)
• Dissertation (40 credits)
• The Global Economy (20 credits)
• Digital Marketing (20 credits) The overall qualification will be graded using undergraduate degree classifications: First class, 2:1, 2:2, 3rd class, B.A. Without honours

You will study for 120 credits at Level 6 on this course. Each unit has a value of 20 credits with the exception of the Dissertation module which has a value of 40 credits. The modules to be studied are:
• Strategic Management The management of strategy involves coping with uncertainty, change and complexity. This module will provide students with the necessary managerial tools and techniques required in order to undertake a strategic analysis & review of the organisational environment. Through the use of horizon scanning and environment analysis tools, students will be able to develop a suitable plan to lead an organisation into the future.
• Leadership in the 21st Century This module encourages students to consider leadership in a global context, both in terms of individual and organisational perspectives. Students will apply a range of leadership theories and models to both of these aspects of leadership within an ethical framework. In doing so, leadership will be considered in terms of the power and influence of the individual; and then in an organisational context, including values-based leadership and corporate social responsibility. With this in mind, it is anticipated the module will encourage students to approach leadership issues within the changing social context of the 21st century through a critical lens.
• Dissertation This 40-credit module provides students with the opportunity to select an area of particular interest to them within the field of business management, and to design, plan, and execute an in-depth research project in their chosen area, using a context-theory-access-measurement framework. Whilst submission is not due until the end of the second term, the module will be launched at the beginning of the first term, where students will attend a series of research methodology and methods workshops and tutorials. Students will be required to submit a Topic Registration Form early in the first term, as part of a fo

What do I need?

You will need to be aged 18 years or over on or before 31 August of the academic year the course commences. You will need a merit profile (a minimum of 50% of module grades at merit or above), normally in either a foundation degree or HNC/HND or equivalent with a strong business content. For qualifications gained at an overseas institution, they must be attained at a level deemed equivalent to the above and applicants must be able to converse in the English language at IELTS Level 6.0 or above. For non-business qualifications, professional qualifications and those learners with significant work experience, applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are welcomed in accordance with the Newman University admissions policy specified in section two of the Newman University Academic Regulations (Newman 2017: 3). Acceptance of applications for RPL will depend on individual students presenting an evidenced portfolio of their learning. Applications must evidence the learning outcomes and competencies for which RPL is sought.

Where can I progress next?

This course prepares you for the next steps in your professional and academic career. You could progress onto postgraduate study in business and management such as a Master's degree or seek employment in a business management role or graduate scheme. Higher level skills will be a key requirement for employment in the future. As the world becomes increasingly 'technology dependent', it is anticipated that the range of businesses emerging around STEM will grow, meaning that business and financial services will be extremely important to the UK economy. By 2030, the UK will have a talent deficit of between 600,000 and 1.2 million workers for both the financial and business services sector and the technology, media and telecommunications sector, together with a deficit of up to 600,000 workers for the manufacturing sector (Korn Ferry, 2018)

BA (Hons) Business & Management Top-Up (Awarded by Newman University)
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BA (Hons) Business & Management Top-Up (Awarded by Newman University)
Digbeth Campus
Start date:
16 September 2024
Study mode:
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