Business Innovation & Management (top-up)

BA (Hons) - UCA Epsom - 2019


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Our BA (Hons) Business Innovation & Management top-up degree is designed to hone your business and management skills specifically for the creative industries.

Equivalent to Year 3 of a BA undergraduate degree, you will join us at level 6 with your previous knowledge and accredited prior experiential learning.

Based at our Epsom campus as part of our Business School portfolio, BA Business Innovation & Management allows you to advance your professional practice of business management and pursue your passion for a creative subject at the same time. You’ll benefit from the exceptional teaching staff and resources that UCA has to offer and you’ll be studying just a stone’s throw away from London.

This business course is ideal if you’re looking to carve a career in the creative industries, start up your own creative business, or progress onto further study at postgraduate level. You will gain an appreciation of the global economy and cultural diversity, and the impact of diversity on business and marketing strategies and planning. As a Business Innovation & Management graduate you will have a qualification that will be recognised and valued by employers all over the world.

Throughout the programme you’ll be developed into a work-ready graduate, equipped with a range of enterprising and employability skills suitable for a wide range of positions. The course will foster your intellectual and ethical development and encourage your personal commitment to the end of becoming a business professional. It will also develop your core behaviours through learning activities that enable you to practise, exhibit and develop confidence in enterprise.

Length of study:

One year full-time

Campus:

UCA Epsom

Start month:

September

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Entry year(s):

2019

Entry requirements:

240 credits of prior learning

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UCAS code:

N100

UCAS institution code:

C93

UCAS campus code:

E

Next event

20 Feb 2019

Open Day - all campuses

Course details

  • Year 1 (equivalent in level to year 3 of BA course)

    During this top-up year you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project.

    Business Strategy
    You will learn, in this unit, to develop knowledge and understanding of the terminology of strategy and its relevance to strategic decision making in organisations. You will learn the fundamental decisions made in the field of strategy covering three strategic dimensions i.e. strategy process, strategy content and strategy context.

    Marketing Strategy and Planning
    The ‘strategy’ is what it is you want to achieve the ‘plan’ is how you are going to do it. In this unit you will learn capturing and creating customer value at strategic level. You will gain fundamental understanding of marketing concepts and your insights gained in differentiating the role of marketing manager in domestic and international marketing decision making (Global Marketing), as well as the practical knowledge and skills of marketing process.

    Enterprise Sustainability and Business Ethics
    Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility can bring significant benefits to a business and as sustainability now forms part of the everyday consciousness of the consumer its presence will be permanent. We will present you with the concept of business ethics and develop your abilities to examine its relevance when considering business objectives and responsibilities.

    Entrepreneurship and Creativity
    This unit provides an overall insight into entrepreneurship and the creative approaches to the study of entrepreneurship. You will investigate the factors, which underpin successful entrepreneurship activities for small and medium sized organisations. You will also explore issues related to individuals and enterprise entrepreneurial mint-set, as well as small and family businesses.

    Business Research
    This unit aims to develop your skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to the course you’re studying and your professional development. You will be expected to addresses the elements that make up formal research including research proposal, research methodologies, action planning, carrying out research itself and presenting both primary and secondary findings.

    Final Business Project
    Your Final Business Project allows you to develop your skillset of independent enquiry enabling you to undertake a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to your area of interest and professional development.

  • Fees

    Find out all about the fees for studying with us, as well as the grants, loans and other financial support you may be entitled to:

Business School

The first of its kind in the UK, our new Business School for the Creative Industries builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

Facilities

Business facilities include: dedicated studios and study areas, digital media suites equipped with Macs and PCs, programmed with specialist software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and After Effects and a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

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Course connections

On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities

  • Careers

    Completing our BA Business Innovation and Management (top-up) will enable to pursue a career in: 

    • Graduate Schemes
    • Postgraduate Study
    • Buyer
    • Entrepreneur
    • Junior Manager.
  • Further study

    Your training on this course will prepare you for a wide range of postgraduate courses. We offer postgraduate opportunities in our Business School and we will help you find the correct course for you and support you in your application should further study be for you.

    Find out more about UCA's Business School

How to apply - 2019 entry

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When to apply:

If applying via UCAS the application deadline is the 15 January. If applying directly to us, you can apply throughout the year but we recommend you apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas.

More information:

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Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

The standard entry requirements* for this course are:

240 credits of appropriate prior learning must be achieved (120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) and minimum of 55% overall must be achieved (normally a 2:2 or above) or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area.

And/or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

In recognition that you may already have a relevant professional qualification, or appropriate working experience in the relevant industries, APEL may be accepted for entry on to the course. This will be based on the partnership articulations and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

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Your portfolio

This course doesn’t require a portfolio. We may invite you for an Applicant Day and interview so you can visit us, meet the course team and other applicants, and take a tour of all our facilities. Students from diverse educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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