Course summary

This course offers you the opportunity to complete a BA honours degree following on from HND Business in similar programmes. The Business course will allow you to embed your learning about business into real world contexts whilst also supporting your developing academic knowledge and understanding of theories and models of business practice.

Key facts


BA (Hons)

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1 year

Mode of study


Awarding institution

Bishop Grosseteste University

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Course details

About this course

In the BA (Hons) Business degree (Top-Up), students will develop on their existing knowledge and understanding of business. Focusing on preparing students for world of work, modules in this top up programme will require a critical exploration of international entrepreneurship and enterprise, enterprise risk management, leadership for a changing world and organisational culture, design and development. We want students to develop real world experiences and in the second semester of this top up programme they are encouraged to take ownership of their own learning through the opportunity to design and manage their own business related projects focused on an area of interest that they have; this can be locally, nationally or internationally.

What you will study

Students on this course currently study some or all of the following modules:

This module is offered to develop an understanding and awareness of how entrepreneurs create and manage ventures across national borders and cultures. The world is now the potential marketplace and resource base for any entrepreneur and this module aims to develop an appreciation of the key opportunities and challenges that this rapidly changing landscape offers.

This module will introduce student to the psychology and sociology of organisations, and the important organisational foundation stones needed to build resilient and sustainable organisations. The rationale for this module is to enable you to think more critically about how culture, development and design affects an organisation’s ability to be resilient and sustainable during challenging economic times.

This module aims to provide multiple perspectives on corporate strategy and the place of understanding and managing risk in strategic business thinking. It will introduce a range of contemporary issues associated with the formulation and implementation of corporate and business strategies with an emphasis on identifying and implementing strategic change within the organisation, building dynamic capabilities and developing coherent strategies.

The current and future geo-political landscape of leadership will be considered in order to extend and challenge your understanding of competing leadership paradigms. Drawing on cutting edge theory and research into the behaviours, attitudes and practice that will inform the creative, dynamic and ethical leadership of the future, you will explore your own innovative capabilities in order to practically understand how self-leadership and the leading of others is connected to the development of professional competences.

Within contemporary business contexts, individuals are increasingly required to provide employers, or similarly in the case of self start-ups, with a set of highly adaptable, marketable and transferrable skills. This module builds on two previous project based learning modules at levels four and five to provide you with knowledge, understanding and a set of skills to help meet these needs.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification in Business or a similar programme.

Further information

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In accordance with University conditions, students are entitled to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, RP(C)L, based on relevant credit at another HE institution or credit Awarded for Experiential Learning, (RP(E)L).

How you will be taught

Please note that due to COVID-19 our delivery methods may be subject to change in 2021. You will be informed of any changes at the earliest opportunity.

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Careers & Further study

A BA (Hons) Business degree aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to develop a career, locally, nationally or internationally, in the business sector. Potential destinations could include retail, public sector management, or project management. Some graduates might choose to start up their own venture as a result of this programme and our enterprise area, BG Futures, could help to support that process.

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Studying at BGU is a student-centred experience. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere as part of an intimate campus community. You will know every member of staff personally and feel confident approaching them for help and advice, and staff members will recognise you, not just by sight, but as an individual with unique talents and interests.

We will be there to support you, personally and academically, from induction to graduation.

Fees & Finance

A lot of student finance information is available from numerous sources, but it is sometimes confusing and contradictory. That’s why at BGU we try to give you all the information and support we can to help to throughout the process. Our Student Advice team are experts in helping you sort out the funding arrangements for your studies, offering a range of services to guide you through all aspects of student finance step by step.

Click here to find information about fees, loans and support which will help to make the whole process a little easier to understand.

Undergraduate course applicants must apply via UCAS using the relevant UCAS code. For 2022 entry, the application fee is £22 for a single choice, or £26.50 for more than one choice. For all applicants, there are full instructions at UCAS to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate.