Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 1 year full-time
UCAS code: N252
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

Our Business Management Top-up course is aimed at individuals who have already completed a HND, HNC or Foundation Degree in a business-related subject.

Our Business Management top-up course prepares you for an exciting career in a fast-paced world, whether your ambitions lie in working for a multinational company or for yourself.

Designed for students who already hold a Foundation Degree or similar in Business, this course tops up your qualification to full degree status.

We work with employers to constantly update our degree to make sure you leave with the right skills for a successful career. All of our tutors have vast experience of working in a variety of industries and bring all of their knowledge into the classroom. We've introduced new topics to make sure you leave with skills like a creative approach to problem solving; powerful decision making; persuasive written and oral communication; ability to interpret and use financial data; self-reliance, initiative, teamworking skills and the ability to manage time, projects and resources.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Business Management

Course content

This year-long course will build upon your existing knowledge of the main areas of business. 

You'll learn how to apply problem solving and decision making to a range of business situations. Change management is a key part of all business today and we teach you about dealing with conflict and changing organisational cultures, to gain maximum effectiveness for the organisation. We also teach you economic principles and analytical skills, to make sure you know how to research markets, prepare reports and drive overall organisational success.

Just as the world of business is becoming more technologically adept, we make sure we are up-to-date in how we use technology to help you learn. Our courses use online learning platforms, interactive white boards, podcasts and social media, to make sure you leave with an awareness of all of the most hi-tech communication methods used in business.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course.

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Customer Experience Strategy (CX) Compulsory
Authentic Leadership Compulsory
Business Ethics Compulsory
Knowledge Exchange Project Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Customer Experience Strategy (CX) Compulsory
Change and Transformation Compulsory
Measuring Success Compulsory
Knowledge Exchange Project Compulsory

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Your tutors are experienced practitioners who will bring real-life experiences to your learning using the most up-to-date skills and technologies.