Confidently climb the corporate ladder with our practical Business Management (Top-Up) degree
Navigate the corporate world with our hands-on Business Management (Top-Up) degree. You will focus on contemporary approaches and critical skills, covering topics like:
- digital business
- ethical issues.
Our Business Management (Top-Up) BA is designed by industry professionals who understand that employers seek graduates who:
- can apply ideas to practical situations
- maintain the best professional management and ethical standards.
This undergraduate top-up programme is designed for those with a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma, or equivalent qualification. You may also join if you wish to transfer to St Mary’s during the final year of your undergraduate degree.
Learn in the capital
We are only 30 minutes from central London. Therefore, you’ll have opportunities to explore a diverse hub for business. We also have connections with large companies and small businesses in the local area.
You can attend business talks led by guest speakers to enhance your employability and understanding of the industry.
A supportive community
Our campus feels like a community. Your lecturers learn your name and are here to support your needs. Our student, Lauren, tells us that our academics are “really helpful and […] always on hand when help is needed, both in lectures and tutorials”.
During your business management (top-up) course, you can complete specific modules to achieve a Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) (subject to CMI moderation).
Work placements: build professional experience
You can also undertake a work placement to:
- develop practical skills
- apply theory to real-world scenarios
- understand a globalised business environment
- build your network.
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You will learn what makes business tick, including the financial and economic aspects of business, how to manage people, and how to organise for success.
You will learn how to manage the long-term future of a business by studying changes taking place in the business world, in societies, markets, finances, economies, technology, political intervention and legal or ethical requirements.
You will also discover how to develop and implement strategy to meet requirements and the processes behind completing in-depth research projects investigating the different choices your business needs to make.
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.
240 UK credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), a foundation degree (FdA/ FdSc), or equivalent international qualification in Business Management or a related subject, or
240 UK credits from years one and two of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in Business Management or a related subject at a different institution.
We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).
For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references, and your motivation for study.
International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent).
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Fees & funding
*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government's review of Higher Education Funding.
Information about tuition fees, student loans, and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.
Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.
For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage.
Find out more about our range of scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students .
A guide to your living costs has been created by our Student Funding Team.
Accommodation costs vary depending on whether you opt for an en suite room and on-site catering. Take a look at our accommodation options and the prices you can expect to pay.
How the degree is taught
Contact time - 39%
Independent study - 61%
*Contact time includes 17% of guided learning
You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.
As well as highly interactive lectures, you’ll receive presentations from leading researchers and top management professionals and practitioners. Seminars will deepen your understanding of the skills you’ll need to be an effective manager. Individual tutorials offer further support in learning the subject matter on a one-to-one basis.
These approaches are supplemented by an online virtual learning environment where you can find additional learning materials.
Class sizes in year one lectures can be up to 190 students. In year two and three, lectures will be around 70 students as optional modules are chosen. Seminar groups are typically around 30-35 students.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways that test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree.
The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises as well as traditional exam-based assessments and coursework. Wherever possible, you’ll be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.
We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within 15 working days.
Our Business Management (Top-Up) degree will help you develop essential transferrable skills, such as teamwork, critical thinking, and time management.
Contact our Career Services at email@example.com for further information on work and postgraduate opportunities.
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Business Management (Top up) BA (Hons) include:
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