Business Innovation & Management (top-up)

BA (Hons) - UCA Epsom - 2019, 2020


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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, this course enables you to 'top-up' an existing qualification such as a Foundation degree or an HND. You'll join us at level 6 with your previous knowledge and accredited learning, achieving a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice.

You'll develop knowledge and understanding of tactical decision making, whilst learning how to capture and create customer value at a strategic level.

Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility now form part of the everyday consciousness of the consumer. We will present you with the concept of business ethics and develop your abilities to examine its relevance when considering business objectives and responsibilities.

We will provide an overall insight into enterprise. You will investigate the factors which underpin successful entrepreneurial activities to individuals as well as small and family businesses.

Your final project will allow you to develop your skillset of independent enquiry, enabling you to undertake a sustained research investigation or direct relevance to your area of interest.

The course will foster your intellectual and ethical development and encourage your personal commitment to become a business professional. It will also develop your core behaviours through learning activities that enable you to practice, exhibit and develop confidence in enterprise.

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.

Length of study:

One year full-time

Campus:

UCA Epsom

Start month:

September

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Entry year(s):

2019, 2020

Entry requirements:

240 credits of prior learning

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UCAS code:

N100

UCAS institution code:

C93

UCAS campus code:

E

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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
    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 and additional course costs

    Tuition fees
    The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:

    • UK and EU students - £9,250 
    • International students - £15,500 (standard fee)
    • International students - £14,880 (full early payment fee)

    The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.

    Additional course costs
    In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2019 entry.

    Further information
    Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

    These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

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

UK/EU applications

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International applications

If you are applying for more than one course in the UK please apply via UCAS, to apply direct to UCA please use the links below:

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Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa

If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or admissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

We are still accepting applications for 2019 entry - get your application in now.
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.

For more information visit our how to apply pages

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

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the UCA International College

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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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