This ‘top-up’ degree builds on your existing qualifications. The full-time route is available to international students and the accelerated 12-month part-time route is suitable for UK/EU students who have a HND, FD or equivalent. This is a versatile business degree and you take core units in: corporate financial management; crosscultural management; and professional and academic development. The professional and academic development unit is case-study based and enables you to apply your knowledge to real-life business issues. If you are enrolled on one of the specialist routes (finance, human resource management, information technology, international business or marketing) your three optional units are chosen from the relevant subject. If you are enrolled on the generalist route, you choose any three optional units.
Year of entry 2013
Length 1 year, full-time top-up course (advanced entry) for international students. · 1 year, part-time top-up course (advanced entry) for UK/EU students.
UCAS code(s) N200
Fees UK and EU full-time students: £8,000 · Non-EU full-time international students: £10,000
International fee band 1 · More information
Location The new £75m Business School at our All Saints campus, Manchester
Department Business School
This one year top-up course consists of three core units and three elective units.You will cover corporate financial management, cross cultural management and develop your professional and academic profile.
Options available for electives span all areas of the Business School, from marketing to human resources and finance. By selecting the appropriate units, your option scan lead to a specialised career focus and a named degree award, for example BA (Hons) Business Administration with Marketing.
Throughout the Business Administration top- up you will study three core units: Corporate Financial Management, Cross Cultural Management and Professional and Academic Development. You will then choose three route specific electives to suit which degree title you wish to graduate in.
You can choose your three electives from a large choice of options offered across the whole Business School. Careful selection of your options can lead to specialised career focus and a named degree award, e.g. BA (Hons) Business Administration with Human Resource Management.
The Professional and Academic Development unit will enable you to enhance your academic skills and apply those skills via case study work linking theoretical study to practical application and theory and the real world of business. All case studies are based on real-life business issues.
As part of our drive to deliver the very highest quality programmes we are reviewing our undergraduate courses to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. Some of the details given here may not yet reflect these improvements and information will be updated as it becomes available.
Examinations and coursework, including group work.
92%* of business, management and marketing graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.
Graduates with broad-based degrees in business and management or specialist business degrees are well positioned to apply for a range of opportunities in the private or public sector.
Previous graduates have gone into employment in a wide range of management positions in industry, management commerce, banking, finance, manufacturing and the public sector while many others have entered graduate training schemes with international companies such as IBM, Credit Suisse and BMW.
Those with good language skills have often chosen to develop their career outside the UK and now live and work in Europe, Asia or South America.
Alternatively you may choose to use your skills to launch your own business or consultancy.
Our business incubator, Innospace, can help you to develop your business ideas and provide practical support to get your company up and running.
*Source: DLHE survey 2010 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
HND, Foundation Degree or completed stage 2 or a similar undergraduate degree. UK students with these qualifications, must apply for the part-time study option for this course, which takes 12 months. Part-time applications must be made using theUniversity's application form www.mmu.ac.uk/applicationform">download an application form
GCSE grade C (or alternative) in English language and Mathematics
A relevant Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course.
There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.