As a graduate of the Global Business Management Top-Up programme, you will be enterprising and entrepreneurial in spirit. You will develop a global view of the challenges and opportunities in the world of global business. On completion of this programme, you will be able to cohesively integrate your knowledge of global business management and leadership in small, medium or large organisations. You will develop the knowledge, skills and aptitude to work across local, regional, national and international (especially cross-cultural) boundaries.
In this award, consideration is given to the functions of management, strategy, human resources management, entrepreneurship and marketing subject areas. You are encouraged to critically evaluate creative and sustainable solutions to contemporary global business issues. These are researched in association with work based projects that consider cultural, legal, ethical and professional practice across a range of international contexts. The use of sophisticated and authentic scenarios and employer led projects will enable you to refine your graduate employability skills and confidence. Finally, we approach the delivery of learning using examples from public, private and third stream organisational perspectives. Therefore, this programme of study equips you for careers in diverse international organisations.
This award provides an internationalisation of the curriculum including cross-cultural awareness and engagement, creating a rich setting for the interchange of ideas and academic concepts, and applying them to multinational and global settings.
The BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Top-Up) also addresses the University’s portfolio themes of Physical and mental health and wellbeing, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Environment and sustainability. This programme has also incorporated curriculum focus areas such as Creativity and leadership skills, Employability and graduate attributes, Partnerships with industry and community. The programme has been designed in consultation with industry professionals and employer’s participation. During the delivery of the programme, there will also be opportunity to include guest lectures from these specialists in their field.
You will work both individually and in groups. Working with a diverse range of team members provides authentic scenarios and challenges that you will face in your future career. Critically reflecting on how to work in such situations provides consolidation of learning and develops skills which will stay with you throughout your professional career.
Learning, teaching and assessment of this programme is designed to provide highly engaging means of enhancing the cohesion of your year group, drawing together the themes that emerge from the modules that make up the programme, and considerably augments your graduate-level employability. The emphasis is on building on your existing competencies to achieve graduate level skills and attributes.
Graduate prospects may include going on to pursue Masters studies, working for private, public or non-government organisations. Students who complete this programme will have the opportunity to hone their academic and transferable skills to be ready for a career change and/ or seek advancement in their chosen career.