BSc Business (Top Up)

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Successful completion of an HND or Foundation Degree or equivalent accreditation (240 CAT points); if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What will I learn?

Our Business top-up course will help you to achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree in Business. You will build on the knowledge and skills you have attained from previous study and expand your learning of business processes with imaginative and interesting lectures wide range of business careers.

You will use your problem solving approach to critically analyse the development and implementation of business tactics and strategies, with particular consideration to the constantly changing business environment. You will learn about a range of strategic concepts, tools and theories, and also improve your written and oral communication skills during report writing and presentations. Working industry case studies and examples will give you a real insight into the business world and will prepare you for a career in the business world.

This one year top-up course will to fine-tune your innovative approaches to business management operational systems. You will be able to explore traditional and modern methods of communication, learn how to manage an organisation, and put together a strategic plan. Optional modules include employment law or marketing, giving you the opportunity to focus on a business specialism, should you wish to peruse a particular career path in the industry.

Core modules

  • ST385H - Strategic Management
  • HR361H – Managing Organisations
  • OP318H - Operations and Systems Management
  • ML314H - Developing Academic and Professional Skills
  • DB311H - Dissertation or DB320H - Project

Optional modules There are a number of electives modules you can choose from: (offered subject to demand and availability of resources)


The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have graduated, you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to either, start your career, or further it with promotion, in this exciting industry. You may choose to specialise in a particular business function or role, or you could choose to enter into further study on MA programmes or complete a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Course code 16645
    Course name BSc (Hons) Business (Top Up)
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday
    Start date 02/10/18
    Duration 30 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 16645
    Course name BSc (Hons) Business (Top Up)
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday
    Start date 01/10/19
    Duration 30 week (s)

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Entry Level

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Vocational Level 1

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Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

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