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Take your learning further with our distance learning Business and Management BA (Hons).  

If you have a Level 4 qualification in a related subject – such as a Higher National Certificate, Higher Apprenticeship, Certificate in Higher Education or equivalent – our flexible course will allow you to top up your studies and fast-track to a BA (Hons) degree.  

From Managing People to Judgement and Decision Making, Digital Business to Strategy, you’ll study modules that have been handpicked to build on your existing business knowledge and develop key transferable skills. By graduation, you’ll be empowered to take the next step in your career, armed with a qualification that will supercharge your CV and a skill set that will help you stand out to employers.  

We strive to produce responsible business leaders who can contribute to the creation of a more inclusive, more sustainable society. Throughout, you’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international business operates, as well as the impact that commercial leaders can have on society.  

Plus, you’ll be free to study whenever and where you want and pay for your fees in module-by-module instalments. 

It’s time to manage your future and help us create a better tomorrow.

If you have a question about the course, please visit our FAQs page.

Take your learning further with our distance learning Business and Management BA (Hons).  

If you have a Level 4 qualification in a related subject – such as a Higher National Certificate, Higher Apprenticeship, Certificate in Higher Education or equivalent – our flexible course will allow you to top up your studies and fast-track to a BA (Hons) degree.  

From Managing People to Judgement and Decision Making, Digital Business to Strategy, you’ll study modules that have been handpicked to build on your existing business knowledge and develop key transferable skills. By graduation, you’ll be empowered to take the next step in your career, armed with a qualification that will supercharge your CV and a skill set that will help you stand out to employers.  

We strive to produce responsible business leaders who can contribute to the creation of a more inclusive, more sustainable society. Throughout, you’ll explore the cultural and ethical contexts in which international business operates, as well as the impact that commercial leaders can have on society.  

Plus, you’ll be free to study whenever and where you want and pay for your fees in module-by-module instalments. 

It’s time to manage your future and help us create a better tomorrow.

If you have a question about the course, please visit our FAQs page.

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years Distance Learning

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
Upcoming Intakes - Academic Year 2020/21: April 21, July 21. Academic Year 2021/22: Oct 21, Jan 22

Fee Information

Related Courses

Looking for a Business and Management undergraduate degree but not sure this one is right for you? Discover our related courses below.

Our flexible, online business management course is open to those with a Level 4 qualification in a business or management related subject. This includes a Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), Higher Apprenticeship or equivalent. With a recommended study time of 15 hours a week, it is perfect if you are looking to balance your learning alongside other commitments.  

This course is designed for people who are employed, or have access to organisational experience. During each of the nine 20-credit modules you will study, you will be encouraged to tailor your projects and assessments to your current role or any future one you aspire to. At the end of the course, you will also complete a 60-credit Professional Project, in which you will be able to draw on both the  theories you have learnt and your practical experience. We will support you to apply theory to practice throughout the course, so you can benefit from your developed skill set and knowledge even before graduation. 

You will be on track to top up your qualification and graduate with a BA in Business and Management in a little over three years, part-time. However, there is the opportunity to take a little longer if you need to. 

 

We have designed this business course in partnership with online experts to make sure you get the most interactive and engaging experience possible.  You’ll be free to study the course your way, while still benefiting from our excellent teaching and research. 

You’ll access your learning through our eLearning portal, Blackboard Ultra. This offers 24/7 access to an extensive range of online learning materials (from online readings to videos), in-course communication tools (including discussion forums) and advice and support services. You’ll also have regular assessments to help keep you on track and enjoy access to over half a million books and e-books through our online University Library Services

For each module, you will have a number of assessments and tasks. The format of these may vary, but you will be able to complete all of them through Blackboard Ultra. 

You’ll be part of a supportive and engaging online community. During each module, you’ll participate in interactive seminars with tutors, group tasks with other students and more. You’ll even have a personal Student Success Advisor on hand to support you from day one through to graduation. Whether you need pastoral guidance, help with assessments or advice about fees, they will be with you at every step.

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business education in the UK. We were the first Business School in Europe to secure double accreditation in both Business and Accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – a mark of excellence which places us in an elite group of business schools worldwide. 

We have relationships with 16 professional business associations and institutions, including: AAT, ACCA, AIA, CILT UK, CIMA, CIM, CIPD, CIPFA, CIPS, CISI, CMI, ICAEW, IDM and ITT. 

Our heritage, networks and resources mean we are equipped to help our students to become research informed, cutting edge business leaders of tomorrow. 

The academics teaching on this business BA are not only research engaged, but also experienced business management practitioners. Their industry knowledge will help you to make sense of the international business and management theory explored throughout the course, and apply it to real world contexts and situations. 

Get to know some of the tutors you may learn from below or explore the rest of the department here.

 

Newcastle Business School strives to produce responsible business leaders with the expertise needed to create an inclusive and sustainable society. Our three main research areas will permeate every aspect of this course. 

Responsible Business 

We are at the forefront of sustainable entrepreneurship, business and management. As a signatory of the UN sponsored Principles of Responsible Management Education, we are committed to promoting these issues in our teaching, consulting and research. During this business degree, you will be encouraged to consider the cultural and ethical contexts in which international businesses operate, and the impact organisational decision making has on our wider society and environment.  

Digital Business 

During modules such as Digital Business, which draws on our research strengths in this area, you’ll explore how rapid technological innovation is leading to unprecedented advancements in the economy and society and gain the understanding needed to harness its potential. 

Strategic Innovation & Entrepreneurial Leadership 

We’re committed to investigating strategic entrepreneurial leadership and innovation. Throughout the course, designated study units on Innovation, Developing Personal Management Effectiveness and Strategy will assist you along the path to becoming a more creative, business change-maker. 

 

Our course has been designed to offer a holistic business education, developing both your “soft” and practical business skill set. Upon graduation, you’ll have the new skills, competencies and qualification needed to take the next step up – whether you wish to move into a more senior position in your current career, join a graduate scheme or even go on to study a Masters degree or MBA.   

Students who have studied other business management undergraduate degrees with us* have gone on to a wide range of careers including: 

  • Account Manager 
  • Accountant 
  • Business Analyst 
  • Data Analyst 
  • Digital Marketer 
  • Finance Manager 
  • Founder and Managing Director 
  • Graduate Management Trainee 
  • Graduate Scheme – Line Manager 
  • Graduate Trainee Bid Coordinator 
  • HR Administrator 
  • Marketing Team Leader 
  • Retail Manager 
  • Resources Manager 
  • Supply Chain Graduate 
  • Logistic Operator 

As a Northumbria University student, you’ll also be able to tap into our Careers and Employment Service, which offers a range of resources and support online.

*Positive destinations of graduates from Northumbria Business and Management courses, 2016-17, DLHE Graduate Outcomes

 

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Standard Entry:

A Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher Apprenticeship or Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), or equivalent UK/Overseas qualification, in a related subject.

Applicants with non-standard qualifications/work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants without formal qualifications but with appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply, and those with non-standard qualifications/work experience will also be considered.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Standard Entry:

A Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher Apprenticeship or Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), or equivalent UK/Overseas qualification, in a related subject.

Applicants with non-standard qualifications/work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants without formal qualifications but with appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply, and those with non-standard qualifications/work experience will also be considered.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications</s

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK/EU Fee: £9,000

Full International Fee: £9,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.


Our Application Process

Applying for this course is quick and easy, and can be done using our online applicant portal.

 

As part of the application process, you’ll need to upload a selection of important documents including:

  • A copy of the certificate or transcript for the highest level of educational qualification you have achieved (if this was awarded in a language other than English, an official translation is required)
  • An updated CV/resume
  • Proof of your English Language proficiency (if English is your second language)
  • A 500 word personal statement

If you are a non standard applicant, you will also need to send us two professional / personal references on headed paper.

 

After receiving your application, our Applicant Services team will aim to respond to you as soon as possible.

 

You are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship, scholarships or funding.

 

Useful application advice:

Our decision making process

Application advice for disabled students

Applying as an international student

 

 

The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.

 

To start your application, simply select the month you would like to start your course.

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Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 276 4874.

Contact Details for Applicants:

DLstudentenquiries@northumbria.ac.uk

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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