Overview

Do you have plans to create your own business or work in a SME? Have you completed a Foundation Degree or BTEC HND in a vocational discipline and want to develop your business, management and leadership skills, whilst gaining a valuable degree qualification? Are you looking to study with likeminded entrepreneurial and career focused students and be taught by academic and practitioner based tutors in small classes and via one to one tutorials? Then this could be the programme for you.

Key facts

  • Top-Up your Level 5 qualification to a highly practical undergraduate degree in 1 year
  • Develop your skills required to set-up and manage your own business or work within a SME across a range of sectors
  • Newcastle Business School is one of only 1% of the world’s business schools to hold the prestigious double AACSB accreditation
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Course information

UCAS code N190
Level of study: Undergraduate (Top Up) degrees
Fee: £9,250* (UK/EU) £12,500 (International)
Entry requirements: HND/Foundation Degree with GCSE Maths and English language at grade C or above
English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element less than 5.5 or equivalent
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 1 year
Assessment methods: Coursework and projects
Scholarship or bursaries: Available
Student finance: Available
Payment plan: Available
Starts: January, May, September
Next application deadline: 18 September 2017
About this course

What will I study?

This highly practical degree assesses your performance through a range of tasks directly related to creating, working in and managing an SME.

This centres on developing your skills and knowledge in the areas of management leadership, innovation, creativity, marketing, human resource management, finance, strategy and business planning.

We also spend a significant amount of time developing your own personal competence as a learner, leader and entrepreneur.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You are assessed via a range of practical tasks aimed at developing your understanding of, and competence in, key areas of Business Planning, Strategic Management, HRM, Marketing, Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management.  All assessment is coursework and project based rather than examinations.

Careers

This programme is all about developing your ability to create and run your own successful business or work in an SME in a range of sectors. All the skills acquired on this programme are in high demand by employers looking for resourceful and creative managers, providing you with a broad range of options on completion.

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Applicants should have the following:

Academic requirements

  • A HND /Foundation Degree or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths and English language at grade C or above

Students seeking to join the course as either direct or alternative applicants should seek approval of their HND or Foundation Degree before applying on UCAS. A list of modules is required as part of this approval process.

English language requirements

Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent

If you have IELTS 5.5 – 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre-Sessional English before starting this programme.

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All modules are core.

In this component you will be made familiar with the course modules and your fellow classmates, this will include some minor tasks to introduce the programme area to you in detail.

In this component you will study areas of academic which have been identified as useful to you. This includes academic English writing but further it includes computer skills.

In this the first of our formal taught module you will be introduced to research and the reason why it is carried out. This will include critical literature review as applied to a research framework. It will also allow you to fully understand how as a student you prefer to learn and how this can be of use to you in the future.

This module prepares students to develop their leadership style against the backdrop of academic leadership theories. Modern management and Entrepreneurship require a high level of leadership understanding to get the best from oneself and others.

This module will develop your creative process but in an applied way. Working in a group you will identify an innovative product or service and create a sales pitch to be delivered to a panel. This is consolidated by marketing theory and practise.

This module is a report upon a given situation of business often the students own business, to allow the full range of skills developed while studying the programme to be used and a comprehensive report generated. There is also a poster presentation in this module.

In this module the financial constraints and regulations are discussed and students are supported to develop analytical skills to extract a snap shot of the financial situation of a company. This includes using financial rations to extract the performance details of a company.

This module uses traditional strategic theory to allow students to produce integrated plans for SME to achieve performance goals and to realistically develop plans for future growth within the business community. This of course includes plans for expansion in both home and international markets.

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Tuition fee 2017/18

  • UK/EU students: £9,250*
  • International students: £12,500

* The Government have announced that it will raise the cap for undergraduate fees in line with inflation, and therefore the UK/EU tuition fee for the 2017 academic year will increase from £9,000 to £9,250 in line with forecast inflation.  This is assuming that the relevant regulations are passed by Parliament.  The fees for your first year of study will therefore be £9,250, or a lower amount as set by Parliament.

Scholarships and bursaries for international students

Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this Top-Up programme.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.

Scholarships and bursaries

Payment plans for self-funded students

If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.

Payment plans

How to find out more

Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process and to ask any other questions you may have.

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How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, if you are a UK or EU student, you will need to apply via UCAS. If you are an international student, you apply to us directly following the below instructions.

UCAS applications – UK/EU students

To apply through UCAS, you will need to use the following codes:

Institute UCAS code: N77
Course UCAS code: N190

Find out more about applying through UCAS here >

Direct applications – international students

We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol onto your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.

You can apply online to study the BA (Hons) Business Enterprise, Creation and Management (Top-Up). This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

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If you are unable to apply online, then you can download a PDF application form and email it to london.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk.

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Supporting documents

For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Personal email address must be included on the application form
  • Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not English)
  • Passport – copy of personal details page
  • Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
  • Reference
  • Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable

You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.

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“I chose to study at Northumbria University London because it offers a great university experience in the heart of London. The business school was the main attraction for me as it is among the top 1% of business schools with AACSB double accreditation.”

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MSc Business with International Management

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Dates and fees
Dates and fees

Dates and fees

We run multiple start dates throughout the year depending on your chosen course. Check our application deadlines, tuition fees and details of the payment plans we offer here.

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