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BA (Hons)
Business Management (Top-up)

Add value to your existing qualification or experience with our Business Management Top-Up. Whether you’re already working in industry or have a foundation degree from somewhere else, you can still join our ranks and gain a full degree in one year.

Qualification: BA (Hons)

Credits: 120

Study mode: Part-time

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: One year

Start date: September

Is this course for me?

A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent) and a foundation degree in Business Management, HND/HNC in Business (ideally with a merit profile) or equivalent qualifications. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

It’s aimed at students who already have a job or good experience. As a part time course, it can fit around your life and give you the flexibility to complete this course the way you want to.

Business Management prepares you for your future career, opening many doors to management roles throughout the UK and abroad. The world of business can be full of surprises, so we make sure you'll cope with almost any challenge that gets in your way.

Gather a cluster of skills to take with you into your career
Whether you plan to start your own business or take the reins of an existing one, you’ll need to be well-equipped with a number of skills. We run modules that cover human resources, finance, strategy, marketing and operations management.

While on this course, you’ll improve your entrepreneurial skills and become more confident in making crucial decisions. We make sure that you develop as a person, gaining new abilities in strategic thinking, problem solving and communication.

Make your mark on the world of business
Business and management is important today because it provides the majority of employment in the UK. To ensure future success, companies are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified managers. Having this degree will help you stand out in front of employers.

While you’re studying with us, many businesses ask our students to help with live projects. Before you even graduate, you’ll be known by businesses in the area and have many connections to make the most of when looking for work.

Attendance and Personal Study

You will be expected to allocate approximately 12 hours a week for self-directed study.

We have a bustling business department with lots of expertise. All our business courses cross over, with some modules being shared across the degrees. We believe in breaking down barriers and giving our students every opportunity to expand their network while with us. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and around-the-clock support.

Being so close to London gives us some amazing industry links, and gives you the chance to gain experience with business. Our focus on real world experience gives you that competitive edge when heading into employment.

Make the most of our industry links
Our focus on recreating the industry on campus gives a boost to your employability. Some of the companies we have worked with include Initials, Jargon PR, Medico, Mindshare, Primal, Scannappeal and Simpler PR.

We have a strong practical element to our business courses with live briefs that our friends in the industry trust our students with. We’ve had students consulting major companies and helping start ups to get their businesses on the move.

Learn about Business from well-seasoned experts in management
Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience. They’ll help you mix theory with practice, informing your teaching with their knowledge.

Many of our lecturers have their own businesses – and bring insights from their experience.

We also attract many guest speakers, including former students. We make sure that you’ll always know about the latest trends in the world of business.

We run Bizfest every year, where successful business leaders come to Bucks to share their thoughts on business ventures and the future of their industries.

Year One

  • Managing Innovation in Business
  • Corporate Strategy and Governance
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Leading and Managing Change

What are the entry requirements?

A foundation degree in Business Management, HND/HNC in Business (ideally with a merit profile) or equivalent qualifications. We also require you to hold GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
We are currently reviewing our fees for this course.

Most courses will involve some additional costs  that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details, visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Fees for September 2016 to August 2017 entry
Part-time Home and EU: £4,700 per year. 

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

Further information
Find out more about our fees and funding.

Questions about fees?
Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit

What are my career prospects?

When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with a broad understanding of business practice and have developed a range of personal skills that will support you throughout your career.

This qualification opens doors to management in just about every sector. You’ll discover career opportunities across a wide range of business organisations, including prestigious international companies. You may even start your own enterprise. Additionally, there are opportunities to continue your studies with a range of academic and professional postgraduate courses.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and a good leader.

We encourage work placements for our students, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in a work background. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.

We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.