BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)

Key Details

  • Available at
    Dolgellau, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
    6
  • Study Mode
    Part-time
  • Programme Area
    Business and Management
  • Course Length

    Full-time: 1 year OR Part-time: 2 years. Also available on a modular basis.

  • Course Type
    Degrees (HE)
  • Awarding Body
    Bangor University
  • Bilingual
    n/a

Course Description

Would you like to get the skills and qualifications needed to start a successful career in the business world? This course provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Business Management, and to develop skills relevant to a range of business organisations.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Fees

Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

Additional Costs Additional costs may be associated with the following: During the programme, students may be encouraged to become members of professional bodies that may have additional costs. As part of the programme, external visits may also take place that may require a financial contribution from the student which students should budget approximately £50 for this. These details are given as guidance, and further costs could be incurred depending on opportunities.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Start date

September

Entry Criteria

Language requirements:

  • GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C or above.
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been taught and assessed in Welsh or English, or
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Level 6 or above, English fluency to IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5).

Academic Requirements Direct entry onto this level 6 Bachelor Degree (Hons) top up year will be for those progressing students from the GLlM FdA Business Management, after successful completion of the foundation degree. Entry onto level 6 from alternate institutions and programmes will be considered on an individual basis in line with GLlM credit transfer policy, based on previous successful study of 240 credits, 120 credits per level 4 and 5 in a compatible qualification (within the time frame outlined in the policy). Or by supporting their application with the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL), in accordance with GLlM regulations and policy. All places are subject to a satisfactory interview.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops and practical work
  • Tutorials
  • Guest speakers
  • Student-centred learning
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Timetable

Full-time: 1 year, typically one long day (9.00am – 9.00pm), or two shorter days

Contact (Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor):

Catrin Edwards (Programme Leader): edward4c@gllm.ac.uk

Iola Jones (Administration): jones9i@gllm.ac.uk

Contact (Coleg Llandrillo):

Osian Jones (Programme Leader): jones1o@gllm.ac.uk

Celine Rea (Administration): rea1c@gllm.ac.uk

Assessment

The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Dissertation
  • Research Proposal
  • Exam
  • Essays
  • Reports

Feedback

Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.

Progression

Completion of this course leads to career opportunities in a wide-range of business organisations. Students will also have the option of pursuing further qualifications on postgraduate or professional courses.

For those studying in order to develop in their existing profession, this course can lead to increased career options within your organisation or field.

Campus Information Dolgellau

The level 6 BA (Hons) in Business Management, continues to build on skills developed during level 4 and 5 foundation degree. It is designed to develop student knowledge and skills in business management practice. The broad curriculum from foundation degree to the BA (Hons) degree covers all the main business disciplines and focuses on contemporary issues. The level 6 course will give you the appropriate opportunity to continue to develop skills whilst applying these to resolve various problems encountered by businesses, including skills of analysis and interpretation which will be useful in subsequent career or future study. Students will be able to analyse and evaluate the different options open to organisations, and will understand the process of creating a business strategy, reflecting on the contexts in which organisations work and appreciate how uncertain external factors affect strategic direction. On completion of the course students will know about planning and controlling business activities, and will have the ability to apply business-specific tools to a wide range of scenarios and problems. Modules (Level 6) Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory) In the dissertation module, students will research a topic that interests them. After proposing a title and conducting a literature review for the research proposal, students will put together a dissertation/research project. (Research Proposal 10%, Dissertation 90%) Strategic Management (20 credits, compulsory) This module aims to develop an appreciation of the 21st century internal and external environmental issues which affect strategic decision making within organisations. It will explore and develop evaluative skills in the use of frameworks as a tool for strategic decision making within business environments. (Exam 50%, Essay 50%) New Venture Creation and Management (20 credits, compulsory) This module examines definitions of small businesses and their place in the economy and society. (Essay 40%, Report 60%) Developing People and Organisations (20 credits, compulsory) This module aims to consolidate knowledge of organisational structures and behaviour and encourage students to develop an understanding of the significance of modern organisational development. (Essay 60%, Report 40%) Information and Knowledge Management (20 credits, compulsory) The module evaluates how to manage and use data. It aims to identify and consider the management issues that arise from the development and implementation of data capture, data collection, data and knowledge management and the impact of how it informs and improves strategy and planning, providing the organisation with competitive advantage. (Essay 50%, Report 50%)

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

The level 6 BA (Hons) in Business Management, continues to build on skills developed during level 4 and 5 foundation degree. It is designed to develop student knowledge and skills in business management practice. The broad curriculum from foundation degree to the BA (Hons) degree covers all the main business disciplines and focuses on contemporary issues. The level 6 course will give you the appropriate opportunity to continue to develop skills whilst applying these to resolve various problems encountered by businesses, including skills of analysis and interpretation which will be useful in subsequent career or future study. Students will be able to analyse and evaluate the different options open to organisations, and will understand the process of creating a business strategy, reflecting on the contexts in which organisations work and appreciate how uncertain external factors affect strategic direction. On completion of the course students will know about planning and controlling business activities, and will have the ability to apply business-specific tools to a wide range of scenarios and problems. Modules (Level 6) Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory) In the dissertation module, students will research a topic that interests them. After proposing a title and conducting a literature review for the research proposal, students will put together a dissertation/research project. (Research Proposal 10%, Dissertation 90%) Strategic Management (20 credits, compulsory) This module aims to develop an appreciation of the 21st century internal and external environmental issues which affect strategic decision making within organisations. It will explore and develop evaluative skills in the use of frameworks as a tool for strategic decision making within business environments. (Exam 50%, Essay 50%) New Venture Creation and Management (20 credits, compulsory) This module examines definitions of small businesses and their place in the economy and society. (Essay 40%, Report 60%) Developing People and Organisations (20 credits, compulsory) This module aims to consolidate knowledge of organisational structures and behaviour and encourage students to develop an understanding of the significance of modern organisational development. (Essay 60%, Report 40%) Information and Knowledge Management (20 credits, compulsory) The module evaluates how to manage and use data. It aims to identify and consider the management issues that arise from the development and implementation of data capture, data collection, data and knowledge management and the impact of how it informs and improves strategy and planning, providing the organisation with competitive advantage. (Essay 50%, Report 50%)

Would you like to apply for this course?

Part Time

Applications are made through the college.

Rhos-on-Sea

Awarding Body