University of Northampton

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)

At A Glance

Course Title

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up)

Course Type

Top-Up Degree (120 credits)

Course Level


Study Method

On Campus

Start Date

September / January

Course Duration

12 months

Awarded By

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Delivered By

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Course Description

The BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up) is delivered by the Bloomsbury Institute in London, and awarded by the University of Northampton. This programme covers key aspects of business and management practice and theory with particular emphasis on the development of individual and group skills.
In the first semester, you will learn the concepts and practice of strategy, enterprise and innovation, and explore critical issues in business management. In the second semester you will take one option module, that includes the option to take an internship. You will also complete a research project, supported by an academic supervisor.
If you hold a Level 5 Diploma or an HND (Higher National Diploma) in Business, or a related subject and you’d like to achieve a full honours degree in just a year, we’ve designed our Top-up BA (Hons) Business Management for you. You will complete the course over two semesters, taking two modules in each semester.



All students will have the chance to become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You can get access to hundreds of CMI learning materials to support your studies and career aspirations.

Working in the UK

International students studying with us can work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during the holidays. From 1 July 2021, all international students who have successfully achieved a degree with us can also apply for the new Graduate Route. Those on the Graduate route will be able to work or look for work after their studies for a maximum period of 2 years.

Course Content

  • Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation (30 credits)
  • Critical Issues in Business Management (30 credits)
  • Business Research Project (30 credits)

Students will choose one 30-credit module from:

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Cross Cultural Management (subject to demand)
  • Business Internship (more information below)

Business Internship

You will have the opportunity to take a 30-credit Business Internship module as a Level 6 option. We’ll help you with CV preparation and application writing as well as guidance on how to search for employment opportunities. You’ll need to complete around six weeks of full-time work experience that’s relevant to your degree, or the equivalent part time.

This is a great opportunity for you to develop the employability skills valued by all types of employers such as commercial awareness, teamworking and communication skills. You’ll also have to write a report on the company you do your Business Internship with, adding to the value you get from the experience.

Study Method

The BA in Business Management (Top-Up) degree is studied through Bloomsbury Institute London. Throughout your studies you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars. Expect to hear interesting talks, participate in debate and conversation and apply your knowledge in a practical way. Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentations and case studies.

Bloomsbury Institute London

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Bloomsbury Institute is a higher education institute offering top-up degrees in Business Management. Their academics and practitioners genuinely care about their subject and the students they teach. And they specifically prioritise face-to-face contact with lecturers and other students alongside online tools to support your learning.

Bloomsbury is a wonderful place to be. It’s in the heart of Central London, steeped in history and culture, a short walk to Covent Garden, Soho, the West End and Kings Cross, and connected to every part of the city by tube and bus. This means you’re connected to everything London has to offer, from free events and meet-ups to entertainment, culture, shopping and food.

You’ll be taught in the new, central London building, Cambridge House. Bloomsbury Institute uses a range of new and traditional assessment methods to allow you to explore and express your abilities. They are not just a way of assessing whether something has been learned, but an opportunity to develop skills that will equip you in your life outside of university.

Course Fees

Please get in touch with us to get the most up-to-date course fee for this programme.

Entry Requirements

  • You need to possess a completed Level 5 Diploma in Business, with 240 cumulative credits, or equivalent.
  • If you do not possess the above qualifications, we can provide a pathway for you, including exemptions for your academic achievements and work experience.
  • If you are an international student, you will need to pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) approved by the UKVI unless you are exempt

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This degree programme has intakes in September, January and May. Click the Enrol Now button and share your information so that one of our Academic Advisors will get in touch with you promptly.

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