UKCBC BA (Hons) Business and Management Top-Up Course

Course Overview

If you already have an HND or a foundation degree in business, you can achieve an honours degree in business and management with just one more year of study. Bath Spa University is a well-respected higher education institution based in the south-west of England. It has a reputation for its creative curriculum and high student satisfaction. Thanks to a new partnership between UKCBC and Bath Spa University, you can now study a business management top-up degree in London from UKCBC’s Holborn campus.

Details about the business management top-up degree to be delivered at UKCBC as a result of the partnership with Bath Spa University can be found below:

Course Details
TitleBA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up)
Awarding BodyBath Spa University
LevelBachelor of Arts - Level 6; final year of undergraduate degree
Duration1 Year
IntakeSeptember & February
ModeFull-Time
CampusSceptre House, 76-78 Red Lion Street, Holborn, London, WC1R 4NA

Why Opt for a Business Management Top-up Degree in London?

The practical focus of the HND course has provided students with a strong foundation of skills in and knowledge of the business environment. This one-year business degree top-up course extends this foundation, enabling application of skills in the private or public sector, charity or voluntary organisations or your own business. During the year you will explore business ventures, develop your learning and focus on the role of management, undertaking an in-depth business research project in your specialist area.

You’ll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your business knowledge and management skills. These include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer-based simulations, examinations, essays and business reports.

Support and teaching are provided in UKCBC’s unique style through dedicated and experienced lecturers in the classroom, along with the academic support team in the campus. The modules will be delivered through a mix of lectures, group seminars and tutorials, including industry visits and guest lectures. Throughout the year, UKCBC will continue to support you in becoming an independent and confident learner.

Course Modules

The course will build on many of the skills and theories students will have learnt during their HND. It will also support the development of applying academic theories to real-world events, leading to credible solutions and recommendations. UKCBC and Bath Spa University highlight the importance placed on thinking independently and confidently when students face the academic challenges of the top-up degree.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management – Theories and Practice (20 credits)
  • Organisational Strategy (20 credits)
  • Business & Management Project (40 credits)


Optional ModulesStudents are able to select 2 out of 3 of the following:

  • Leadership and Management (20 credits)
  • Enterprise: Creating Your Business (20 credits)
  • Managing Sustainability (20 credits)

Course Entry Requirements

As a potential student of the BA (Hons) Business Degree Top-up, you will be expected to have an interest in business and enterprise, be able to demonstrate your motivation for the subject and be required to meet the following academic criteria in order to join:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business, or
  • Foundation degree from a UK university in a business-related subject, or
  • Diploma in higher education from a UK university,
  • Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied their entry qualification in English must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to: IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections.
Course Fees
Tuition Fees£6,150