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Business Management

BA (Hons)

Access to our Business facilities

Including our Business School and Business Lounge

94% Employability

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2018

Received the Small Business Charter

from the Association of Business Schools

Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Part-time, accelerated top-up
1 Year
Start date:
9 September 2019
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This BA in Business Management is designed to introduce effective business and management skills which you can use in the workplace to support personal and organisational goals.

Our Business Management course prepares you for an exciting career in a fast-paced world, whether your ambitions lie in working for a multinational company, local business or for yourself. This award is for the top up route and is delivered part-time..

We constantly update our degree to make sure you leave with the right skills for a successful career. All our tutors have both industry experience and academic qualifications which they bring into the classroom.

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

Part-time study

The course is structured towards part time study over a full calendar year.

Course content

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.

On successful completion, you will leave with skills to help with rational thinking, decision making, persuasive written and oral communication, interpretation of data, self-reliance, teamworking, initiative taking, and the ability to manage time, projects and resources.

This course is a one year top-up degree for holders of a Business or Business Management HND, DipHE, FdA, CMI Cert/Dip, ILM Cert/Dip or equivalent overseas qualification. All applicants are individually assessed on their qualifications, skills and experience.

Holders of an HNC in Business or other equivalent will be considered based on other suitable qualifications and/or experience.



This course offers a wide range of career options in general management and will also act as a solid basis for a professional qualification like the Chartered Management Institute or the Institute of Leadership and Management. In recent years, graduates have entered marketing, human resource management, and operations management in the public and private sectors. Many have set up their own successful businesses.

Teaching and assessment


There will be a combination of lectures, guest speakers, tutorials, workshops, seminars and technology supported learning to complement and enhance traditional, face-to-face learning experience. Knowledge and skills will be developed through case-studies, role-plays, simulations, presentations, projects (work-based and academic), reflective personal development plans and the use of technology supported activities.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.


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.

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

Dr Tolu Olarewaju
Dr Tolu OlarewajuLecturer

Tolu currently lectures on a range of topics primarily focused around the areas of economics, business strategy, entrepreneurship and international business.

Tolu has industry experience both as a banker and an entrepreneur. He holds a BSc in Economics, MSc in International Economics, and a PhD in Management (Economics).

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For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£6,930 per year of study

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Our students

Ben & Michael Dyer
Business Management graduates

Our Business Management degree gave cousins Ben and Michael Dyer everything they were hoping for, from approachable, experienced lecturers, to accessing a huge network of businesses in the wider community.

Their business, The National Enterprise Challenge, launched in 2012 and now employs 10 staff. They've worked with Theo Paphitis (pictured) and Lord Sugar, and have recently won the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year award.


Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Part-time, accelerated top-up
9 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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