Business Innovation & Management (top-up)

BA (Hons) - UCA Epsom - 2018, 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


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Entry year(s):

2018, 2019

Entry requirements:

240 credits of prior learning

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Next event

15 Sep 2018 UCA Open Day

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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
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    Marketing Strategy and Planning
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    Enterprise Sustainability and Business Ethics
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    Entrepreneurship and Creativity
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    Business Research
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    Final Business Project
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  • Fees

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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.


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.

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.

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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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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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