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BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

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    Campus: David Game College - London

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    Duration: 1 year

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    Mode of Study: 2 days per week (Daytime or Evenings & Saturdays)*

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    Level of Study: Undergraduate

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    Next Start Date: 02 October 2023

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    Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University

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    UCAS code: DGBU

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    Intakes: March & October


In the modern world of complex, fast-paced and increasingly international business, management skills are essential to realising your potential in the workplace. The BA (Hons) Business Management (Top Up) course ensures business students have the relevant skills needed to lead change in a dynamic and competitive environment. The one-year course is ideal for those either seeking to start their own business, to be a manager in a national or international setting or for those that are keen to advance into Postgraduate level study.

Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience that enhances the delivery of the course allowing for the practical application in today’s ever-changing business climate. The course will provide all students with the relevant knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive employment market.

The objectives of the BA (Hons) Business Management are as follows:

  • Provide all students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core functions of business and management.
  • Critically evaluate and plan for a range of contemporary business and management scenarios.
  • Develop the intellectual skills necessary to contribute to effective business practice and problem-solving.
  • Prepare students for graduate employment, research, further study and lifelong learning by developing their intellectual, practical and key (transferable) skills.
  • Enhance the employability of graduates through the blend of academic study and skills development.
  • Develop enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

In this programme, you will develop a good understanding of the nature of business management. The course will focus on the ability to think critically and will, therefore, enable students to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems.


*This course is delivered two days per week or two evenings plus Saturday. In addition, learners are required to attend a personal tutor meeting twice per semester.

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Units Level Credits
Strategic Marketing 6 30
Managing Innovation in Business 6 30
Leading and Managing Change 6 30
Corporate Strategy and Governance 6 30
Total Credits 120

Note: The BA (Hons) is awarded on completion of a minimum of 120 credits

At DGHE, we review applications individually, considering each applicant’s unique circumstances. Whether you hold a UK qualification, possess work experience or have obtained qualifications from overseas, we are open to discussing your application and exploring potential pathways for admission.

Examples of accepted qualifications

  • a pass in a BTEC HND in a relevant field
  • or a Foundation Degree in a relevant field
  • or other Level 5 UK or Overseas qualifications in a related field

Non-standard qualifications & Mature applicants

  • We encourage mature students who are 21 years of age or older to apply. At DGHE, we value mature students’ diverse experiences and perspectives. While some entry requirements may still apply for this programme, we welcome applicants with relevant work experiences and carefully consider each one individually.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS 5.5 / 4/C in English GCSE / Functional Skills Level 2

Students who have studied in a country where English is not the primary language will be required to meet our English Language Requirements.

However, if you have previously studied a BTEC HND in an English-speaking country, you will be exempt from taking the English test when applying for a Top-up course.

The College will ensure that entry requirements are applied in accordance with institutional policy and that the admissions process will take the following format.

Step 1: Apply

All applicants must first create an online portal account with David Game Higher Education and complete the application form

Step 2: Upload Documents

All applicants must upload the following documents on the portal:

  • Examination transcripts (English translation where necessary), or notarised copies and English Language examination transcripts (where applicable)
  • Your CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A 400-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the College and how this will help your future career aspirations
  • Photo (Passport style picture)

Note: If you are not able to submit the documents online you can bring them into the college and a staff member can do it on your behalf. If requested, applicants must provide two references in support of their suitability for the programme.

Step 3: Arrange an Interview

  • An interview will be conducted with an Admissions Officer or by a member of the academic team. During the interview, the information contained within the application form will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate they have the necessary skills for successful completion of the course, evidence of motivation and the commitment to succeed. If the applicant lives overseas, the interview will be conducted via a video call or by telephone at a mutually convenient place/time.

Note: All applicants must present original examination transcripts on the interview day.

Step 4: Accepting your Offer

  • If the applicant is successful in the interview, the applicant will be sent a formal ‘Conditional Offer’ letter via email from the college. Successful applicants are also required to submit a UCAS application and the Head of Admissions will notify the collaborative partner (i.e. the university) about successful candidates.
  • The University, on receipt of the application, will send an ‘Offer’. This will be ‘unconditional’ if the applicants have met all the requirements.

Note: The university acceptance process could take up to 3 weeks so we will appreciate your patience.

Course code: DGBU

Institution code: B94

Campus Name: David Game College

Campus code: E

Course Duration: One year, full time

Course Delivery: Two days per week or; 2 evenings and Saturdays

Course Fees: £9250 (Loans available from Student Loan Company)

Awarding Body: Buckinghamshire New University

Note: UK/EU students may be eligible for study loans/grants from the Student Loans Company. This support can help finance both your studies and day-to-day living expenses (depending on the course level). You can find more information related to Student Finance and the necessary qualifications by visiting the corresponding links. For more information, please contact the admissions team at admissions@dghe.ac.uk or T: 0203 220 0347

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and that there is a development of knowledge and skills.

The following assessment activities are used on this programme:

  • Essays
  • Research Proposals and Impact Assessments
  • Case Studies and Scenarios

In addition, students will be expected to undertake formative assessments, including presentations, guided learning tasks, and seminar participation.

The successful completion of the Top-Up degree will allow candidates to develop their careers further with recognised professional bodies, specifically with the Chartered Institute of Management.

On successful completion of the Level 6 course, students are entitled to continue their studies at a post graduate level, which includes pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

BA (Hons) opens the door to a range of business-related positions across a broad range of industry sectors whether in City firms, multinational companies, specialist consultancies or small and medium-sized enterprises.

On successful completion of the course, students will be well placed to enter employment in management related positions and management trainee posts in both public and private sectors. Graduates will be able to start their own businesses or progress in their current careers to a management position.

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