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BA (Hons) (top-up) in Business and Management Practice

Key course information

Business, Finance and Management


2 years

University Level

7570.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Chippenham campus, this programme is suitable for those who are or wish to become professional managers. It is suitable for professional managers from all sectors: private, public and third sector and all sizes of organisation.The programme will benefit individuals who are at the start of their career as well as existing managers who may already have developed practical experience but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.The aim of the programme is to enable graduates to develop an analytical and evidence-based approach to key aspects of business and management in today’s complex international context.Through active learning and enquiry, students exercise initiative and personal responsibility in order to develop the ability to learn independently and to engage in critical enquiry and personal development.A broad awareness of organisational life including knowledge of the business and commercial environments within which all organisations function underpins students’ ability to make decisions in complex and unpredictable contexts.

What will I learn?

Modules covered are likely to include:

• Managing Quality and Risk
• Managing Marketing Activities
• Developing Self and Others
• Work Based Project OR Dissertation
• Strategic Futures, Insight and Design
• Leading and Managing Change

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed an appropriate programme to be eligible to apply for this programme. These include:

• A Foundation Degree in Business and Management Practice awarded by Oxford Brookes University successfully gaining 240 CATS credits.
• A Foundation Degree in Business and Management or related disciplines in Business awarded by another university successfully gaining 240 CATS credits subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.
• A Higher National Diploma from another institution successfully gaining 240 CATS credits with Merit Profile at level 5 of the Business and Management QAA Benchmark statements subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.

Please also note that students who have completed 240 CATS credits at levels 4 and 5 at another institution within or outside the U.K. may be considered subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University and may be required to pass one or two bridging modules at the college before they can enter this final year.

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable by achieving a score in a recognised test such as IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the Reading and Writing components and a minimum of 5.5 in Listening and Speaking components (the IELTS qualification should not be more than two years old at time of application).

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment across the programme includes written assignments including reports, case studies and presentations.

The emphasis is on assessment via coursework however you may have to complete short in class tests and / or examinations to support completion of criteria and to test your understanding within classes.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme via the UCAS website.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is O66.

The UCAS course code for this programme is N108.

The cost of this programme is £7,570 per year (£9,270 for international students).

There may be additional costs for educational trips and visits. However, these are to be confirmed.

You may be required to purchase additional books as identified by your individual lecturers.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Business, Finance and Management

Career Opportunities

  • Business Partner
  • HR Advisor
  • Data Analyst

  • Accountant
  • Budgeting Analyst
  • Accounting Clerk

  • Business Development Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Manager

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