BA (Hons) Business Enterprise, Creation and Management (Top-Up)
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Response to Covid-19: As a result of Covid-19 and social distancing requirements, we are intending to teach this course using a mix of on-campus and online teaching. For students unable to travel due to travel restrictions in place in their country, students will be able to start online and join us when travel to London is possible. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.
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.
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.
Teaching on this programme is delivered through lectures, seminars and practicals, totalling between 14-16 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, around 32 hours per week.
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.
You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry experience to demonstrate how the theories you will learn translate in to real life situations.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
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 Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, International Management, Financial Management or Marketing Management as part of your Business Masters. For those wanting to experience 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
Applicants should have the following:
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.
Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.
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.
All modules are core.
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 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.
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.
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.
This course is eligible for student finance through Student Finance England. For more information, please visit our dates & fees page.
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 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
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.
If you are unable to apply online, then you can download a PDF application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Undergraduate (Top Up) degrees
UK/Home Fee: £9,250
International Fee: £15,500 (20/21)
HND/Foundation Degree with GCSE Maths and English language at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above
IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element less than 5.5 or equivalent
Coursework and projects
January, May, SeptemberNext application deadline