BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (TOP UP)
The BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up) is a level 6 higher education programme based on the philosophy that the management development of business professionals should be incremental. Therefore this course aims to build on the grounding in varied disciplines that will have been studied prior to admission.
The course encourages students to develop the skills and competences relevant to their roles as future managers in order to enhance employability, including interpersonal and transferable skills. To achieve this, the course is designed to enable students to identify and analyse appropriate techniques that are applicable in making management decisions at a strategic level as well as at tactical and operational levels. The course emphasises the requirements and challenges faced by business leaders and managers, taking into account the complex, dynamic and integrated nature of various factors which impinge upon management decisions. The course has no options and includes five taught modules: Entrepreneurship in Practice, The Business Professional, Leadership in Organisations, Innovation and the Sustainable Organisation, Global and Cross Cultural Marketing.
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University of East London
Top up- 1 year
Full-time (evenings optional)
UK/EU £9250 (SFE funding available)
University of East London
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The aims of this course are to:
- Provide learners with the opportunity to focus on contemporary issues facing the management of the varied business functions that exist in modern organisations.
- Provide an intellectually challenging environment to develop and apply their personal, professional, transferable, intellectual skills and research skills in order to enhance their employability and support their career advancement.
- Develop intellectual and practical skills in strategy formulation, planning and implementation which can enhance business impact in terms of strategic alignment.
- Encourage students to manage responsibly and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues affecting modern organisations.
- Encourage students to evaluate emerging and contemporary issues in the business environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of future career options as well as progress towards achieving them as an employee, owner manager or entrepreneur in business and/or the non-profit sector, or through further academic study
- Develop academically so that they have a detailed knowledge of Business Management practices, can critically evaluate that knowledge and finally apply it in complex situations which may be characterised by contested and contradictory information
- Develop relevant transferable and practical skills so that they can manage their own learning and are confident in applying these skills in real-life contexts
- Be able to analyse and evaluate structures, processes, contexts and strategies of an international business, and formulate strategies from an international perspective.
After successful completion of the programme students will be able to work in the banking, finance, accounting and associated industries. These include large international management and marketing consultancies, international retailers and fashion houses, research in tope rated universities in UK and around the world, and professional positions in other service industries.
Graduates on this programme may apply for exemptions from relevant professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Students on this programme may become student members of the Institute of Management.
Modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, group tutorials, workshops, practical sessions led by industry experts, seminars, revision and feedback sessions. The lecture sessions focus on the theoretical underpinnings of the course whereas group tutorials focus on the application and analysis of these using a variety of means including case studies, problem solving and simulations, which together stimulate healthy academic debates. Articles from various magazines and journals will be used in addition to directed reading from text books and online materials/webinars of relevance. The teaching and learning sessions for this course take place in well-equipped classrooms and IT Labs equipped with audio-visual support. The IT Labs are equipped with a wide range of software relevant to the students’ study all of which allow students to rehearse practical aspects of the syllabus and promote a simulated working environment.