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BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)

University of Derby
Program overview
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2021

January 2022

September 2022

January 2023
University of Derby

Program description

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)

Join one of the best business management degrees in the UK — we've been ranked in the Top 20 for two years running (Guardian University Guide 2021).

This course builds on and embellishes the knowledge you’ve already gained on your HND or foundation degree in business with a further study stage to give you a full honours degree in BA (Hons) Business Management.

From the get-go, you'll be thinking about how to apply what you're learning, through topical case studies, business simulations and real consultancy projects.

Covering global and strategic management issues, you’ll study the specialist areas of management and leadership and marketing.

You can also select optional modules that cover areas to suit your own interests and career aims.*

You'll benefit from the inside perspectives of guest speakers from industry and professional bodies.

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Admission requirements

  • You need to have an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject.
  • You need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English at grade 4/C or above.
  • When you apply, please send us a transcript of the modules you have already studied so that we can make sure that the HND or foundation degree is compatible with the top-up programme.

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)

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Program content

Core Modules

  • Global Business and Strategy
  • Developing Leadership and Management
  • The Business Consultancy Project

Optional Modules

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Economics of Sustainable Business Growth
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • The Lean Business Venture
  • Comparative International HRM
  • Managing the Evolving Employment Relationship
  • International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Brand Impact and Popular Culture
  • Marketing Across Cultures

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Our teaching methods will be varied, interactive and engaging. You will take part in:

  • formal lectures, sometimes involving guest speakers
  • tutor-led and student-led seminars
  • one-to-one and small group tutorials
  • self-directed study

Tuition fees


  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,045 per year


  • UK/EU students: £1,155 per 20 credit module

Continuing studies

On completion, you could go straight to a Masters degree, which is just one more year of full-time study, and you’ll be eligible for an alumni fee discount as a Derby graduate.

Career opportunities

By the end of the course you will have sound business acumen and a wide range of practical skills. This astute business focus and depth of insight offered by this course means you emerge prepared for a career in a variety of areas, such as operations manager, business analyst, business development manager, HR officer and many, many more.

Because this is such a broad degree,lots of different job roles will be open to you, in areas such as project management, analysis, consultancy, accountancy, operations, human resource management, marketing, sales, logistics and finance. Previous students have gone on to work for prominent employers including Deloitte, PwC, Capita, the BBC, DHL, Barclays, Tata, Mott MacDonald and IBM while others have set up their own businesses.

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University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby

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