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BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)

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The BA (Hons Business Management (Top-up) degree programme is a level 6 qualification that aims to provide you, the student, with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be ready for life in industry. 

Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)

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Entry Requirements

You must be over 18 years old and have either of the following:

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business 

A Foundation Degree in Business Level 5 qualification in a related area.

And you must have achieved GCSE Maths and English or equivalent Numeracy and Literacy qualifications at Level 2.

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Tuition Fees:
£9,250 Per Year

You can choose to pay your tuition up-front or take out a tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England which currently defers payment until you start earning £25,000 per year.

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Modules are delivered using a range of assessments to develop your skills both academically and within the workplace. An example of the modules you will study are:

  • Dissertation 
  • Responsible Business
  • Business Strategy 
  • Strategic Career Development
  • Leading Innovation
  • Equality, Diversity, Inclusion at work

 Within your academic year you will study six modules across two semesters. One module will require you to produce a written dissertation.

You will be taught by academics that have relevant industry experience and subject specialisms that will help support your learning journey.

When studying this course you will develop transferable, employable, organisational and  managerial skills such as;

  • The ability to apply methods and techniques to a range of problems.
  • Devise and sustain arguments. 
  • The ability to critically evaluate.
  • Communicate information, ideas and problems relevant to the intended audience. 
  • Make judgments to achieve a solution or identify a range of solutions. 
  • Develop transferable skills and qualities necessary for employment.
  • Exercising initiative and personal responsibility 
  • Decision making in complex and unpredictable contexts. 
  • A learning ability to undertake appropriate further training 

The BA (Hons)  Business Management (Top-up) degree programme is a level 6 qualification. A 2:2 Honours level pass will allow you entry onto a range of related Postgraduate or Masters degree programmes, including Accounting and Finance Management, Economics, Management and Human Resources and Marketing. such as:

  • Diploma in Education Teacher Training.
  • PGCE teacher training course.
  • MSc Accounting and Finance.
  • MSc Financial Economics.
  • MBA Plus Supply Chain Management.
  • MSc Marketing.

The Business sector covers a vast range of occupations and professions, the BA (Hons) Business Management programme is the ideal qualification to give you a broad awareness of the business environment. 

A sample of career opportunities cover a wide range of business and management roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors. 

Some typical employment opportunities could include 

  • Human Resources Manager.
  • Digital Marketing Executive.
  • Business Consultant.
  • Project manager.
  • Finance manager.
  • Finance assistant or executive.
  • Business Development Manager.

Alternatively, you could enter the workplace on a graduate scheme across a vast range of sectors.

What’s included in your tuition fee?

By choosing to study at OLC you are making a big financial commitment. It’s important that you understand exactly what your fees cover and what additional costs you will need to budget for.


  • Lectures, seminars,tutorials and 121 support
  • Compulsory field trips
  • Access to specialist software and equipment (where relevant)
  • Healthcare uniforms (where relevant)
  • Occupational health check (where relevant)
  • Library
  • Computer access
  • Support and wellbeing services
  • Course administration
  • Graduation ceremony

* The availability of some of these items may be impacted by local and national social distancing restrictions placed on the College from time to time. As such, there may be times when we are unable to provide some or all of the services and facilities listed here.

Not included

  • Textbooks
  • Printing
  • Optional course activities
  • Optional field trips
  • Personal computer, laptop or tablet
  • Stationery
  • Attendance at conferences/festivals
  • Graduation gown hire and photography
  • Personal membership of professional bodies
  • Accommodation fees
  • Living expenses
  • Student immigration and visa costs
  • Optional conference/festival fees
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check (where relevant)
  • Travel expenses for work experience,placements and social events

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