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BA (Hons) - Business Management (Top Up)

If you already have a good foundation of business and management from your Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent qualification, and you are interested in extending your studies to obtain a full degree, this is for you. In this one-year programme you are offered the same opportunities as our current Business Management students and have the opportunity to specialise in areas of interest for your career pathway.

We facilitate a journey that allows you to understand and construct what society will look like in the future. It is through this lens, will you be able to be world-leading in your skills development and implementation.

Looking beyond the horizon, you will be the manager of a workforce of jobs that do not yet exist, and this programme engages you in management fundamentals in dealing with today’s complex and preparing for tomorrow’s changing business landscape.


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Course Overview

This is the opportunity to be fully immersed in an international experience. Joined by some of our partner institution students, you will study alongside students from all over the world, presenting the opportunity to develop your personal and Business network.

You will study modules equivalent to 120 credits and have the opportunity to be presented with an honours degree in Business Management.

The Cumbria Business School places its priority on ‘lived experiences’. This philosophy shapes our approach to teaching and Learning. With excellent guest speakers, passionate and dedicated lecturers, unique field trips, and purposeful European residentials, we offer you an unmatched, breathtaking opportunity. We welcome you to ‘Aspiremus Efficiamus’.

On this course you will...

  • Professional, passionate, and dedicated academic, who use your interests to shape the delivery of academic sessions.
  • A dedicated Business society focussed on offering 'enhancement' experiences with a view to developing your 'becoming'.
  • Our strong links with the industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities.
  • Highest ratio of contact time per student from academic tutors from all universities in the northwest of England.

Course Structure

What you will learn

Our degrees offer the opportunity to participate in optional modules that will contribute towards final classification.

Year one

This one year of study is the opportunity to share your brand. This is the space of confirming your position in the world of Business, the starting point of your legacy.

Here, you will develop your comprehensive understanding of the internationalisation of business and the intricacies of strategic analysis.
You will also complete a dissertation, an independently researched project that you submit in your final year, allowing you to apply your research and analysis skills to a management or marketing topic of your choice.

  • Applied Digital Marketing for Sustainable Businesses
  • Business Psychology
  • Coaching, Mentoring, and Empowering
  • International Marketing
  • Career Management
  • Global to Local Business Futures
  • Capstone Project

Attend an Open Day at Cumbria

An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

Take the next step towards achieving your dreams.
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