BA (Hons) Business Enterprise, Creation and Management (Top-Up)*
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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 like-minded 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.
*Please note this programme is currently under review and modular content is likely to change in line with industry and academic developments. Please refer to this course page for the most up-to-date information.
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.
Response to Covid-19: our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.
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.
If you pass with a minimum of a 2:2 and would like to continue your studies, you may be eligible to progress on to one of our postgraduate business degrees at the London Campus. These programmes include the opportunity for you to specialise in either
For those wanting to experience a study in a different city, you may also be eligible to progress on to one of our Masters programmes at our main campus in Newcastle.
From your lecturers
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.
If you have IELTS 5.5 – 6.0, you may be eligible to join our Pre-Sessional English before starting this programme.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.
Please note that if your qualifications are not in English, we might need certified translations in order to proceed with your application.
All modules are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.
In this module you will study areas of academic skills which have been identified as useful to you, this includes academic English writing but also includes computer skills. This module will develop your skills in critical thinking and reflection, develop your ability to undertake a critical review of existing literature on a contemporary issue within the business and management disciplines as well as be able to write a critical literature review.
In the first of our formal taught modules, you will be introduced to research and the reason why it is carried out. This will include a 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 practice.
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.
In this module, the financial constraints and regulations are discussed and students are supported to develop analytical skills to extract a snapshot of the financial situation of a company. This includes using financial ratios to extract the performance details of a company.
This module uses traditional strategic theory to allow you 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.
Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject-specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject.
The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing as well as to develop your use and application of language and communication skills to a higher level.
The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2022/23. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.
Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.
The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £150 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.
Your tuition fees cover far more than your time in class with our expert academics, it covers the cost of providing you with excellent services and student experience.
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.
If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.
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.
Once you’re ready to apply, if you are a UK or Home 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/Home students
To apply through UCAS, you will need to use the following codes:
Institute UCAS code: N77
Course UCAS code: N190
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.
For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:
You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.
UCAS code N190
UK/Home Fee: £9,250
International Fee: £16,500
HND/Foundation Degree with GCSE Maths and English language at grade 4 (previously grade C)
IELTS 6.0, with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent
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January, May, SeptemberNext application deadline