BA (Hons) Business and Management (International Top Up Route)

This is a one-year, full-time Top-up programme is designed for international students with a business or management-related HND or associate degree (or equivalent). 

Course content

The programme enables students to adjust to studying in the UK and gain a full business related honours degree, with the skills and knowledge required for further postgraduate study.

On successful completion, students will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Business and Management (International Route) degree and will be able to apply to UK universities for a business postgraduate degree.

Students achieving a 2nd class honours will be guaranteed entry to the University of Chichester MSc International Business programmes, with bursaries available for students achieving a 2:1 or above.

This degree integrates English language development and study skills and includes a project module to prepare for master’s level study.

The BA (Hons) Business and Management Top-up has the following features:

  • Extensive language development and language support, to help you achieve the required English level for postgraduate studies or future employment in the UK
  • Friendly and supportive learning environment, with your own personal tutor to guide you through your studies
  • High quality teaching by skilled academics who are experts in their field, with real industry experience
  • Small class sizes, with workshop-based interactive activities to help develop your understanding and improve your English language
  • State-of-the-art learning facilities within a comfortable and attractive environment
  • Guaranteed admission to our postgraduate programmes for students achieving 2:2 or above
  • Bursaries available for our postgraduate business programmes for students who achieve a 2:1 or above

Indicative modules

The learning focus of the BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up) combines study skills, academic English, research skills, and business practice. 

Term 1

  • Academic English (I)
  • Business in Context
  • Business Modelling
  • English for International Business Communication

Term 2

  • Academic English (II)
  • Business Project    
Term 1 (15 weeks) October start Term 2 (15 weeks) International
English and
Business in Context (15 credits) Business Project (45 credits)
Business Modelling (15 credits)
English for International Business Communication (15 credits)
Academic English (I) (15 credits) Academic English (II) (15 credits)

The business project is designed to prepare students for the demands of a postgraduate dissertation.

It includes a taught introduction to business research with independent research work.  

Teaching and Assessment

With the University of Chichester BA (Hons) Business and Management Top-up you will:

  • Develop the academic and communication skills needed to perform successfully at postgraduate level or in a business role where English is required
  • Gain business knowledge and cultural awareness
  • Learn to conduct independent research projects