BA (Hons) Management with Business (Topup)

Start Date
Course Course
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

The BA (Hons) Management (Top-up) is a one year, full time course for students who wish to top up their existing foundation degree to a full Bachelor of Arts qualification. You will study subjects such as international management and marketing, as well as organisational psychology in sport, in order to give you a well rounded knowledge of your field. You will also undertake a major business project.

Key Units

Semester 1

  • Strategic International Management
  • International Marketing
  • Minor Project

Semester 2

  • Major Project: Business
  • Organisational Psychology in Business

Formal methods of teaching will include lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. This work will be enhanced by access to the wider range of technological and support facilities available within the college, and from external speakers.

In addition, active/participative learning will cover simulation, role play, presentations, case studies, project work, practical activities, visits and workshops, all of which will build upon the experience and practice of the student, and afford opportunities for self-reflection. 

Entry Requirements

  • Foundation Degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject
  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent)

In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate a genuine interest and passion for their subject; along with motivation, confidence and creativity.

Mature applicants will be considered on an individual basis and references, experience and skills will be taken into consideration.

Applicants who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of 6, with a minimum score of 5.5 in all skill areas.

Where does this Lead

The course also aims to equip students for further academic study, so you would be well placed to progress onto a Masters level course at higher education institutions offering research/taught degree programmes.

Future Opportunities

Successful completion of the course should enable graduates to enter employment within the Business Management industry.

Tell Me More

Validated by The Open University, this one year BA (Hons) top-up degree is an exciting course which aims to develop multi-skilled and resourceful graduates who have developed detailed specialist knowledge and a broad ranging understanding of the global, national, regional and local business environment.

Graduates will be aware of the impact of management decisions and have a variety of skills to enable them to function within the global management.

The course year comprises of two semesters. In the first semester (September to January), students will study three, 20 credit core modules.  In the second semester (January to May) students will study one 20 credit module and a 40 credit final major project. Some lectures and other sessions with be shared with students studying on other pathways - the BA (Hons) Management with Events and the BA (Hons) Management with Sport top-up courses - which will contextualise and strengthen learning.

From 2021/22, university level course fees at The Sheffield College will be £7,500 per year

Course Handbooks
Please click on a link below to download the course handbook for this qualification and other associated documents.
Information regarding OU Regulations can be found here

Course Composition
Students can expect to spend approx. 15 hours per week in structured study, spending a maximum of 3 days per week in college. Students are expected to spend a similar amount of time in self-directed study.

Please note that study days and timetables will be confirmed over the summer and will be made available to applicants as soon as possible.

Teaching Staff
You will be taught by staff who have extensive experience and/or who are currently working professionally in their area of business, as a well as educationally by lecturers, thus combining theory and practice in order to develop a deeper awareness of the current sector, its trends and professional requirements. 

How to Apply
Applications for this course should be made through UCAS.
UCAS course application code: N1R3
College institution code: S22

Further Information
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here

For further queries please email the University Centre via leaving your name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, you can call the college on 0114 260 2600.

The Sheffield College is a registered provider with the Office for Students.

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