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BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Rhos-on-Sea, Dolgellau
  • Study Mode:
    Part-time
  • Course Length:

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

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BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up)

Degrees (Higher Education)

Part Time

If you are applying to study part-time you can apply directly to the campus of your choice.

Dolgellau
Rhos-on-Sea

Full Time

There are two ways to apply to study for a full-time higher education course - either through UCAS or directly to the college.

Applying through UCAS:
You cannot apply for this course through UCAS.

Applying to College:
If you only want to study at the college, or if you already have the qualifications/experience to meet the requirements for your course, you should apply directly to the campus of your choice.

Dolgellau
Rhos-on-Sea

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.

Modules include:

  • Dissertation
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Developing People and Organisations
  • New Venture Creation and Management

Additional information

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

Entry Criteria

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.

Where students take a break from their studies following completion of their Foundation Degree, applications for direct entry should be made via the Credit Transfer process.

Language requirements:

  • GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C/4 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).

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

If your qualifications do not meet the entry requirements listed above, we would still encourage you to apply for the course you're interested in, as many of our courses will consider learners based on their previous work and skills experience rather than their qualifications.

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 over two days per week

Fees

Visit our course fees page for information on full and part-time degree course fees.

Financial Support

Visit our financial support page for information on the range of support available.

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

Contact

For specific course enquiries, please contact:

Contact (Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor):

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

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

Contact (Coleg Llandrillo):

David Kirkby (Programme Leader): kirkby1d@gllm.ac.uk

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

For general enquiries about our degrees, please contact: degrees@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.

Level 6

Dissertation
The aim and purpose of this module is to propose and undertake a contextualised research dissertation which will support the development of a range of academic and transferable skills including critical thinking, specialist knowledge and understanding through research, planning and time management, analysis and evaluation of both primary and secondary research, summary and presentation of data, structured writing, decision making and justification and the discussion and application of theory.

Strategic Management
This module aims to develop an appreciation of the contemporary 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

Business Information Systems
The module aims to develop the student’s critical awareness of the range of issues that are brought into play when organisations consider how to manage and use data. It also 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.

Developing People and Organisations
This module will analyse organisations in terms of organisational and people development.

It will facilitate the analysis of new ideas and implementation of such via company research.

The value of organisation development practices and interventions and their effect on business

performance will be assessed and evaluated. The module shall consider the significance of creating a challenging organisational learning strategy and encourage critical awareness of how contemporary organisations implement a culture of organisational learning and development.

New Venture Creation and Management
This module examines definitions of small businesses and their place in the economy and society. The role of the entrepreneur in a small firm’s growth potential is considered together with the importance of small growth firms to the economy. Models of business start-up and development are examined, the management of the growth process, the suitability of various sources of finance is analysed, including consideration of both debt and equity funding. New trends in types of business start-up are analysed in addition to recognition of the role and importance of the individual within an enterprise and focus on the challenges faced by managers as they evolve into leaders.

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.

Level 6

Dissertation
The aim and purpose of this module is to propose and undertake a contextualised research dissertation which will support the development of a range of academic and transferable skills including critical thinking, specialist knowledge and understanding through research, planning and time management, analysis and evaluation of both primary and secondary research, summary and presentation of data, structured writing, decision making and justification and the discussion and application of theory.

Strategic Management
This module aims to develop an appreciation of the contemporary 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

Business Information Systems
The module aims to develop the student’s critical awareness of the range of issues that are brought into play when organisations consider how to manage and use data. It also 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.

Developing People and Organisations
This module will analyse organisations in terms of organisational and people development.

It will facilitate the analysis of new ideas and implementation of such via company research.

The value of organisation development practices and interventions and their effect on business

performance will be assessed and evaluated. The module shall consider the significance of creating a challenging organisational learning strategy and encourage critical awareness of how contemporary organisations implement a culture of organisational learning and development.

New Venture Creation and Management
This module examines definitions of small businesses and their place in the economy and society. The role of the entrepreneur in a small firm’s growth potential is considered together with the importance of small growth firms to the economy. Models of business start-up and development are examined, the management of the growth process, the suitability of various sources of finance is analysed, including consideration of both debt and equity funding. New trends in types of business start-up are analysed in addition to recognition of the role and importance of the individual within an enterprise and focus on the challenges faced by managers as they evolve into leaders.

Other details

Course type: Degrees (Higher Education)

Level: 6

Programme Area:

  • Business and Management

Awarding Body: Bangor University

Bilingual:

n/a

Business and Management

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Awarding Body