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Business and Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

If you are the holder of a HND (or equivalent UK or international qualification), this programme will allow you to gain an honours degree in just one year.
The programme covers key aspects of business and management practice and theory and emphasises the development of individual and group skills. You can follow a range of pathways to meet your individual interests and career aspirations including marketing, finance, human resources and topical business modules like Social Responsibility of Business. 

This programme allows students with a higher education Diploma (or equivalent level 5 qualification) in business-related subjects to engage in an exciting one year programme of development in entrepreneurship.

You will also be interested in this programme if you wish to engage in consultancy or postgraduate studies. 

Distance learning is also available, you can study one module per semester over 24 months, or two modules per semester over 12 months.

Features: Full-time route offers a wide range of option choices in vocational areas studied previously such as marketing, human resources management and accounting.

Career opportunities: Many graduates go into managerial and administrative roles in both the public and private sector, depending on their chosen specialisations. Others, particularly those from overseas, use the course as a bridge into postgraduate study.


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One year full-time, or part-time as a distance learning course.
  • Standard entry requirements apply. Applications are welcomed from students with a HND, Foundation Degree, or ABE Advanced Diploma, ICM Advanced Diploma or NCC Advanced Diploma in Business or overseas equivalent.
  • If English is not your first language you must provide evidence that you will be able to study at degree level. You will be required to show that your use of English is equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall or TOEFL 550/213. For information regarding English language requirements, please see our IELTS page.

Individuals who have completed the ATHE Extended Diploma will able to progress onto the BA Business and Management (Top Up). Those who have completed the ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management may be eligible if they can demonstrate that they have appropriate work experience and/or prior study.