BA hons in Business Management

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

Delivered online by Hertfordshire Business School and UH Online (the University’s centre for online distance learning), this Business Administration (Top Up) (Hons) (Online) course from University of Hertfordshire gives you the flexibility of fitting study around your work and other commitments.
Entry Requirements
The University of Hertfordshire (UoH) welcomes students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on this page provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study the Top-Up year. However, UoH has a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.  

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2024/25 - Direct Entry Requirements:
  • HND in Business with 240 credits with a merit grade and a maximum of two
    passes at Level 5 OR
  • ABE Level 4 and 5 Diploma with 240 credits OR
  • equivalent qualifications/experience to be assessed by the admissions tutor.


About University of Hertfordshire (UH):
The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. It is a large campus university, with over 25,000 students. The university was founded in 1952 as Hatfield Technical College, and it was granted university status in 1992.
University Ranking:
The University of Hertfordshire is ranked 73rd in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2023 and 85th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2023. It is also ranked 601-800 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. The university offers over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including a wide range of business, engineering, and creative arts courses.
Why choose this course?
  • Good business administration is a balancing act that requires a range of skills and knowledge. Master this and you’ll be in demand at organisations around the globe!
  • Develop a strong core of in-demand business skills such as administration, marketing and finance alongside other professional skills, including time management, presentations and communication.
  • Engage in stimulating class discussions with an international perspective as you learn from students and teachers from all over the world.
  • No matter which pathway you select, you’ll receive guidance and assistance to strive for high levels of personal and professional achievement.
Professional Accreditations:
The course is benchmarked against the following quality frameworks for business educators.
  • QAA benchmark statements for General Business and Management (2015)
  • Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies (2014)
  • SEEC Credit Level Descriptors for Further and Higher Education (2016)
  • 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
    YEAR 1
    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
    YEAR 3
    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
    YEAR 2
    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
    Course Overview:
    Your Future Career:
    Get noticed in the global postgraduate job market with a diverse range of abilities supported by practical hands-on knowledge. Understand how to analyse and evaluate the management issues facing modern businesses. UH graduates can be found in a wide range of careers, with many in senior positions in the UK and throughout the world.

    Possible roles of employment include:
    Graduates from the course (and its predecessor) have landed successful roles in BMW, OPPO, MultiVision Consulting, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, The Doctors Laboratory, KPMG, Ocado and Tesco as well as gone on to run their own successful businesses. This generalist business course provides you with a wide range of skills and knowledge that can be applied to various management and leadership roles. Enhance your learning by gaining work experience through placement and experiencing a new culture with the study abroad programme.

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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.

    What you'll study
    In your final year, choose from a large variety of options to expand your knowledge and explore specialist areas. These include modules in business strategy, leadership, global business, creative problem-solving, cross-cultural trends, digital economy, project planning and business ethics. 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 online synchronised sessions, where possible. To keep you on track, assessments are also scheduled at specific times.
    Assessment Method
    No formal examinations – Assessment is 100% coursework;
    Course length
    Part-time, 3 consecutive semesters (12 months).
    What if I Need Support?
    • All study materials are delivered online by the university.
    • Students receive UH Online support throughout their academic journey.
    • Students are normally supported through e-books and e-materials, as appropriate
    • University of Hertfordshire Online (UHO) will provide be providing online induction material to assist  student in starting the programme and settling into it.
    • The technical support will also be offered directly by UHO.
    Supporting documents required:
    • Copies of your educational certificates (including results achieved for each subject)
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)
    • English language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent – you should have a score of 6.0 overall if presenting an IELTS test)
    • An SOP – A substantial personal statement about why you want to study this programme, what you hope to gain from the course and where you see your future development taking your career.
    • A clear passport copy (photo page of your passport)
    • One academic or professional reference.

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