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Business Innovation & Management (top-up) BA (Hons)

Business Innovation & Management (top-up) BA (Hons)

Course overview

Equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree, this BA (Hons) Business Innovation & Management (top-up) course enables you to build upon an existing qualification such as a foundation degree or an HND.

Taught at the Business School for the Creative Industries, 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.

In the Marketing Strategy and Planning unit, you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of tactical decision-making, while learning how to capture and create customer value at a strategic level.

As ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility come to inform the way consumers think about businesses, we introduce the concept of business ethics and develop your ability to examine their relevance to business objectives and responsibilities.

In the Entrepreneurship and Creativity unit, you’ll get an overall insight into enterprise as you investigate the factors that underpin successful entrepreneurial activities and explore issues related to individuals, as well as small and family businesses.

Your final project will allow you to develop your independent enquiry skills as you complete a sustained research investigation into an area you’re interested in.

Overall, the course will develop your ability to weigh up ethical and intellectual considerations and build on your commitment to becoming a business professional.

Throughout the year, the focus will be on learning through activities that enable you to practice, exhibit and develop your confidence in enterprise.

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Length of study 1 year full-time
Campus Epsom
Entry requirements 240 credits of prior learning
Course entry options Sept 2021, Sept 2022
UCAS institution code C93
UCAS code N100
Course details

Course details

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.

 

Tuition fees
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

  • UK students - £9,250 
  • EU students - £9,250 (see fee discount information)
  • International students - £16,950 (standard fee)
  • International students - £16,270 (full early payment fee)

The course fees for 2022 entry will be available here shortly.

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry. The details for 2022 entry will be available here in due course.

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.

Course specifications

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.

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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Business School Studios, UCA Epsom

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Business School Studios, UCA Epsom

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Library, UCA Epsom

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Digital media suite, UCA Epsom

Course Connections

Course Connections

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

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

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

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.

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

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

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

This course doesn’t require a portfolio. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course. Students from diverse educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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UK applications

International & EU applications

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 International Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892838 or internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

We are still accepting applications for 2021 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

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