BA hons in Business Management

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Level 6
BA (Hons) in Business Administration (Top-Up)
Awarded by: University of Hertfordshire

This Level 6 direct entry course provides a robust foundation in the field of business and its fundamental disciplines. Delivered through an online platform by Hertfordshire Business School and UH Online (the University’s center for online distance learning), this programme offers you the flexibility to align your studies with your work and other personal commitments.

We recognise that many learners have different qualification journeys and may have different kinds of achievement which can contribute to a successful application alongside the 120 RQF credits at Level 5 or 6 through ABE.

Learners who do not have the standard entry requirements can also apply for the BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up Year)  if they have: 120 credits at Level 4 (from either ABE or another valid awarding organisation)  And  a further 120 RQF credits at either Level 5 or 6 from ABE.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enrol on the Top-up, you typically need to have successfully achieved an ABE L5 or L6 120 credit diplomas from the current (RQF) syllabus.  You will also need evidence of the necessary English language capability. 

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The 2+1 Route

If your ultimate goal is to earn a degree from the UK, iQualify UK (an Authorized ABE Centre) opens the door to an exclusive opportunity through our collaborative 2+1 route qualification with ABE. Through our partnership with ABE, you can gain eligibility for the University of Hertfordshire (UH), renowned as the UK’s premier business-facing university and a standout institution in the field. Upon successful completion of an ABE Level 4 and 5 Diploma, you can seamlessly transition into the UH BA (Hons) Business Administration (top-up) program.

This programme is conducted online, delivered and accredited by UH, with support from ABE and iQualify UK. It offers a swift and cost-effective pathway to a degree programme from a prestigious UK university. Moreover, the course is thoughtfully designed to offer flexibility, enabling you to tailor your studies around your work and other commitments. This exclusive opportunity is specifically tailored for ABE students, and typically involves three key steps:

The 2+1 Route - Course Structure
Level 4 Diploma in Business Management – Modules:

  • Dynamic Business Environments
  • Enterprising Organizations
  • Employability and Self-development
  • Finance for Managers
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Project Management
  • Dynamic and Collaborative Teams

BA (Hons) in Business Administration – Modules:

  • Business Strategy 
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management 
  • International Human Resource Management 
  • Leadership and Organisations 
  • Business and Commercial Awareness 
  • Global Marketing, Ethics and Culture 
  • Issues in the Global Economy
  • Digital Economy

Level 5 Diploma in Business Management – Modules:

Four Compulsory units:

  • Managing Agile Organizations and People
  • Innovation and Business Performance
  • Effective Financial Management
  • International Business Economics and Markets

Plus two of the following optional units:

  • Operations Management
  • Analytical Decision-making
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships

Other Global Progression Arrangements

In addition to this, there are numerous other institutions around the world which we have progression agreements with ABE, offering admission to ABE qualified students.

Use the following links to explore other global opportunities after attaining an ABE level 5 or 6 qualification.   
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How do I enrol?

To enrol in this program, your initial requirement is the successful completion of both your ABE Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas, which will accumulate a total of 240 credits.

When can I join?

Intakes are September, January and May deadlines as follows;

January 2024 intake: application deadline 15 November 2023

May 2024 intake: application deadline 15 April 2024

What is the course length?

Part-time, three consecutive semesters (12 months). 

How will I study?

This course will be delivered online. Online distance learning gives you the flexibility of when and where to study. However, interacting with other students and tutors is still important, so this flexibility is combined with online discussions, podcasts and synchronised sessions, where possible. To keep you on track, assessments are also scheduled at specific times.

What if i still have questions?

No worries! Our main priority is to ensure that you feel completely assured about registering for the course and commencing your studies. Therefore, please feel free to contact our team of educational experts at +44 (0)20 3743 1808, and they will make every effort to assist you.

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