OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
BA (Hons) Business Management (1 Year Top-up)
This course is designed for holders of a HND in Business or equivalent qualification. Students can obtain a full honours degree in one year.
You will learn how to analyse an industry and understand how it is structured, the basis of its competition, how its supply chain works and how a company can develop a competitive strategy to succeed.
You will also develop skills in writing business reports, delivering clear and concise ideas through presentations, and thinking critically and creatively.
The course equips graduates for an entry-level position in a wide range of areas within the business world.
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This degree is a natural choice for applicants who want a wide-ranging qualification that gives them a good-grounding in business and management fundamentals. We aim to give students a solid understanding of the nature of entrepreneurial opportunity, so that they can become self-starters when it comes to developing businesses. But equally, we aim to equip them with the skills to be able to bring innovation, creativity and strategic thinking to organisations that they may choose to work for. The range of careers open to our business and management graduates is hence as wide as their own imaginations can take them.
In practice there are a wide range of career opportunities for BA (Hons) Business Management graduates, including both public and private sector employment opportunities in specific vocational areas such as marketing, IT, HRM planning, and accountancy and managerial trainee posts. Graduates can progress into becoming human resource managers, operations managers, brand managers and business development managers among many other career pathways.
We have September start dates for this course. There are two semesters each year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester, enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, presentations and examinations.
1 year full-time
September or January
The University of Northampton
UK/EU 2017/18: £6,150
Total course fee: £6,150
EEA and Swiss nationals 2017/18*: £12,000
Total course fee: £12,000
International 2017/18: £12,000
Total course fee: £12,000
Please note that international students, who require a Tier 4 VISA will not be permitted to work during their studies.
* Scholarships are available
UK/EU - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/scholarships
EEA - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/eea-scholarships
Students complete one of the following Level 6 option modules:
Cross Cultural Management is an optional module available at Level 6 that delves into the global nature of modern organisations. It explores the requirement for successful managers to both understand the various cultural differences across markets and spheres of activity and to adopt flexible methods of thinking and behaviour when managing staff and other stakeholders. This module aims to explore the theory base surrounding cross-cultural management and to critically examine the various management frameworks available to management.
Consumer Behaviour is an optional module available at Level 6. Consumer buying behaviour is a complex activity, which is influenced by many environmental factors, and which places the consumer at the centre of the marketing mix. As a result, it is not entirely a rational decision making process, as it is made even more complex by the growing levels of interaction and interlinkages of attitudes, perceptions, behaviour and culture of conflicting consumer segments. This module examines the process of consumer buying behaviour as it becomes more and more complex and explores the necessity for marketers to become more proactive in dealing with the complex behaviour exhibited by consumers.
Upon graduation your degree will be classified as follows:
1st Class Honours
Upper Second Class Honours (2.1)
Lower Second Class Honours (2.2)
Third Class Honours
Your degree classification is based upon your performance in ALL modules.
University of Northampton Academic Regulations
The BA (Hons) Business Management is awarded by the University of Northampton, and is governed by the University's Academic Regulations. Most of the University’s degrees are made up of 20-credit modules and therefore some of the Regulations apply differently to the BA (Hons) Business Management because it consists of 30-credit modules:
1. Accumulated Failure (Regulation 3.7.2)
If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail modules to the value of 90 credits, you will be withdrawn from further study.
2. Condonement (Regulation 3.7.12)
You must pass every module in order to successfully complete your degree.
3. Maximum number of credits that can be studied in each academic year (Regulation 3.3.2)
If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail a module your studies will continue into an additional academic year.
You can find the University's Academic Regulations here.
*Evening and weekend sessions are subject to demand. If evening and weekend sessions are not available, we will accommodate you with the most suitable alternative mode of delivery.
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