University of Derby

BSc (Hons) Management (Top-Up)

At A Glance

Course Title

BA (Hons) Management

Course Type

Top-Up (Final Year)

Course Level


Study Method

Distance Learning

Start Date

September / January / May

Course Duration

12 months

Awarded & Delivered By

University of Derby
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Course Description

This online BSc (Hons) Management (Top-Up) equips you with the expertise needed to lead, change and understand business and management on both a national and global perspective. This programme is designed for and with both learners and employers in mind. It will benefit learners who wish to pursue an enterprising Business and Management course to gain employment, enhance their career or achieve a qualification that recognises their experience.
This CMI-accredited online Business and Management course combines the latest research and thinking, with the philosophy that future leaders of industry need a sound and broad-based business education. Structured to reflect today’s ever changing business environment, it embeds key themes such as globalisation, sustainability, social change and stakeholder needs, allowing you to fully understand the factors affecting businesses.
Using innovative technologies that give you the opportunity to collaborate, discuss and debate issues in Business, Management and related fields, this course is designed to give you more confidence in your ability to lead a team, deal with complex situations and communicate effectively via written reports and presentations. While being taught by academics who are industry leaders with direct influence and knowledge of the industry you are entering, you will network with mature and experienced peers who share real life and professional experiences with one another.

Course Content

Applied research project is a major piece of independently researched work, providing an opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of a workplace management problem or issue that should normally have a strategic dimension which addresses organisational issues and provides a process for solving research related problems.
Wherever there are people, systems and organisations, there will be leadership and management. Primarily this module will be studying the concepts of leadership and management within the modern organisation with the context of the current business environment, modern employment law and a savvier employee base.
The module focuses on strategy and strategic management within the global context. You will learn about strategies that businesses can employ to identify opportunities, gain sustainable competitive advantages and grow. The module explores the effects of globalisation, the ways businesses can adapt in the changing global environment and respond to the emerging challenges and competition. It discusses theory, conceptual frameworks and principles and their application in real life. You will also explore some of the most important areas in strategic decision-making, including but not limited to production strategy, sustainability, innovation, change and risk management.
The aim of this module is to introduce key disruptive technologies, specifically those that leverage mobile telecommunications and the effects they have had and are having in existing and emerging business strategies. The ethical considerations in the use of mass data collection, profiling and cloud based resources.
The analysis of financial statements can tell us a great deal about the health of a company and its ability to deal with future challenges.
The module is designed to enable students to develop an appreciation of the role of marketing and the management of marketing functions in the modern organisation.

Study Method

The BSc (Top-Up) degree is studied 100% online through the University of Derby. About 20 hours of study per week to complete one 20-credit module over a 10-week trimester, is recommended. If you aim to study two modules in one trimester, 40 hours of study per week, is recommended. This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods, such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Course Fees

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Entry Requirements

  • Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Business Management with 240 credits, HND or equivalent qualification.

  • If you do not meet the entry requirements, please get in touch with us to find a customised pathway for you.

  • You can complete the Qualifi Level 4 Diploma and the Qualifi Level 5 Diploma to gain entry to this BA Top-Up course.

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