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Nottingham College

Business Studies BA (Hons) Top-up

UCAS Code: N101

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Business studies

If you already have (or expect to achieve) a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree (FdA) in a related subject area, you can top-up your existing qualification to a BA (Honours) in Business Studies. This course is ideal if you are looking for a career at management level, as you'll be able to build on your employability and business skills and have plenty of opportunity to see the principles of business management in practice. This BA (Hons) top-up degree is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University.

**About the course**

This course seeks to develop your existing knowledge, skills and experience and enhance your understanding of the global business environment. It is expected that you will have prior knowledge of a wide range of business topics.

You may choose, to some degree, to specialise in an area of personal interest through research and assessments within certain modules.

The course is vocational and rooted in an awareness of the practice of business management. This is underpinned by an understanding of the central and contemporary business theories that inform your understanding of the business world and your role in it.

The course places a strong emphasis on getting you ready for the workplace and your future career. Skills developed are those which employers tell us they are keen to see in graduates: including presentation skills; report writing; problem-solving and analytical skills. On leaving the course, you'll be ready to embark on your business career or move it to the next level.

**Course modules include:**

- academic research skills

- business enterprise management

- business ethics

- strategic business decision-making

- research project

- business in the economic environment

- global marketing

**Assessment**

Assessment is via a range of methods including portfolio building, presentation, examinations, assignments and case studies.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and progression**

Past graduates of this programme have obtained managerial positions in large or small organisations in a variety of business sectors and have joined a number of graduate training schemes. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in a wide variety of sectors from KPMG to the Aspinal Foundation, and Nottinghamshire Police to Paul Smith.

Alternatively, graduates can progress to postgraduate study in a range of subjects.

Modules

Students will study the following subjects: academic research skills; contemporary issues in business; business ethics; strategic business decision-making; dissertation; business in the economic environment; international marketing. Assessment is by a variety of methods including: case studies; examinations, assignments and a dissertation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

Business, Finance and Law

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