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BA (Hons) Business and Management Progression Route (Level 6)

Modern organisations are looking for business professionals who not only have relevant knowledge and skills, but who are ready to join their teams and make a difference.  This one-year degree top-up course will extend your business knowledge and practical business skills and enable you to convert your HND into a full Bachelor's degree

With the skills you develop during this top-up degree course, you'll be ready - and qualified - to take on the challenges of any modern workplace.

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Course overview

On this Level 6 top-up degree course, you will further develop your understanding of the theory and practice of modern business. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunities and support needed to develop the core skills you need to excel in business.

The modules of the course will introduce you to key concepts in organisational strategy, leadership and management.  The practical work and assessments throughout the course focus on what you’d encounter in the professional world: pitching, presenting, reporting, managing groups and leading projects.

As a business professional, you’ll need to be ahead of the game with your understanding and analysis of the latest thinking around the subject of management.  For this reason, a dedicated module on New Trends in Management will ensure your knowledge is current.

You’ll gain valuable skills and knowledge that you can apply in a wide range of situations in any sector. As a graduate of Business and Management, your career options will be wide and diverse, including opportunities at both large and small organisations, in the private or public sectors, and even starting and managing your own business.

Intakes
September, January, June

Duration
1 year

Awarding Institution
Bath Spa University

Awarded Degree
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Fees
£9,250 per year

Year 1

Leadership and Management (20 credits)
Organisational Strategy (20 credits)
Managing Sustainability (20 credits)
New Trends in Management (20 credits)
Business and Management Project (40 credits)

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, podcasts, exams, essays, videos and business reports.

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based upon feedback from an External Examiner. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from an external Higher Education Institution that acts as a safeguard to academic assessment standards.

Degree Programmes - Year 3 (Level 6) direct entry

Successful completion of the GBS HND Business, or Merit in an HND Business if undertaken elsewhere.

Process required:

Application form

Personal interview

Funding your study

All students can access student finance. 

Tuition Fee Loans

A Tuition Fee Loan covers the cost of your tuition fees. This is paid directly to your awarding institution (in this case Bath Spa University). Loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full- and part-time learners can apply.

Maintenance Loans

If you are eligible, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan to cover living expenses. This loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. Maintenance Loans has are repaid after you finish your course and your earnings are above £26,575 per year. For more information, please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

Maintenance Grants

You can also apply for a Maintenance Grant to help with living costs. Maintenance Grants are paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay them back, but any funds you get will reduce the size of the Maintenance Loan you could receive, should you also wish to apply for one.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

For more information please click here for course fees or call us +44 (0)20 3011 2638

Year 1

Leadership and Management (20 credits)
Organisational Strategy (20 credits)
Managing Sustainability (20 credits)
New Trends in Management (20 credits)
Business and Management Project (40 credits)

Enroling for January 2022

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What our students say

It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make
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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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