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BA Hons

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top up)

Business & Management

Key Facts

Level 6
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2023
1 Year
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This route allows those who currently hold a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a related subject direct entry into the final year of the BA Hons Business and Management programme to obtain a full honours degree.

This top-up course prepares you for the working world by covering a range of topics that are common to business. The course allows students who currently hold a foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in a Business Management subject to complete further study to top-up their qualifications and obtain a full honours degree.

The course is assignment-based and covers a variety of topics commonly encountered by the business professional. Small class sizes and a high level of tutor support help ease you through this degree course. Our students have said they have enjoyed their time at the College thoroughly and would recommend the College to anyone looking at progressing with their education.

Course Features

Course Structure

Modules studied can include:

  • Dissertation or Work Based Project
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Information Management
  • Innovation and Change
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Strategic Marketing

This is a taught course where you will participate in a range of learning activities including lectures, classroom presentations, research tasks, group work, exhibitions, workshops, tutorials and self-directed activities.  Lecturers are educated to Masters Level or above with industry experience to support their teaching.

Through these sessions you'll develop the knowledge and skills to support your assignment work. You will normally have about 10 hours of taught classes per week and will be expected to complete another 10 hours per week self-directed study.

Entry Requirements

Full time: Foundation degree or HND in a business related subject.  with a good profile of attainment and reference. OR Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course.

All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview and must have satisfactory levels of English and Maths, and must be aspiring to working a business environment, and maybe required to produce a written piece of work to support their application.

Students will need an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy to enable them to meet the requirements of independent study at this level. In the absence of formal qualifications, students must be able to demonstrate appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy through our screening process. Students without formal qualifications will be able to complete an APL application where they have relevant experience.

Fees & Funding

These fees relate to 2022/23 - Full-time Fee: £6,950.00 per year.

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit:  

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Course Costs Included in the fees

Many courses carry additional costs for items such as books or personal equipment.

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

Additional costs might include travel to and from business events and other visits linked to course modules. Examples include visits to Business networking events in Leeds and Huddersfield. Travel costs vary but are normally around £5-£10 per visit.

Although pc’s are available for use during college/library open hours, students may find it beneficial to invest in their own laptop / tablet / chromebook etc to work on assignments at home and make notes.

The following costs should be used as a guide only. 

Printing and photocopying costs: There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits. 

Library overdue charges: Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony: When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

The everyday costs of studying at University Centre at Wakefield College that apply to all students include:

  • Travel: costs associated with travelling to and from campus. This could be bus or train fares, costs associated with running a car including car parking charges.
  • Consumables: folders, pads, pens.
  • Printing/photocopying: most written assignments are submitted via Turnitin but there are occasions where you may be required to submit work in a printed format e.g. dissertation. There are on campus printing/photocopy facilities across college and binding and additional services in the college library.
  • Subsistence: the campus has food outlets where students can purchase meals, drinks and snacks. Water dispensers are available around the campus for students to refill reusable bottles at no cost.
Bursaries and scholarships

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:


The skills you gain on a business and management studies degree will allow you to start contributing to your employer’s organisation quickly and effectively

Job Options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

This course can be used as a platform for further study at level 7 Masters at other local and national universities.

Employability is at the core of the higher education provision at the College. There is a clear strategic aim to enhance student employability opportunities in the area. The College is proud of the extent to which employers have been involved in the design and development of programmes and how employability is embedded.
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