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

The Business and Management (International Route) Top-up degree is a one-year full time programme of study designed designed for international students with a business or management-related HND or associate degree (or equivalent).

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1 Year Full Time

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have an HND (EDEXCEL/SQA) at Grade C or Pass, or an Associate Degree (or Junior College Diploma) at 65%-70% from a recognised institution. The qualification should be in Business (or related).

Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no component below 5.5.

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Course content

One of the central elements of the University of Chichester’s vision is student experience: we pride ourselves in providing an educational experience designed for and around the student. Consistent with this philosophy, the BA (Hons) Business and Management (International Route) is designed to provide an excellent learning experience customised to facilitate learning and personal development for international students wishing to continue their studies at final year honours level in the UK in parallel with further development of their academic English skills.

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 (International Route) 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

Our facilities

The BA (Hons) Business and Management (International Route) from the Business School at the University of Chichester capitalises on more than 10 years of specialist business and management education, and has the following features:

  • Delivered in the supportive learning environment that we take pride in offering our students. We have a track record of students significantly improving their academic performance during their studies with us;
  • No large classes, but workshop based, interactive and developmental activities in a small group learning environment;
  • State of the art learning facilities

Where this can take you

The programme focuses on developing academic and communication skills that are required to perform successfully at the postgraduate level. Students will develop their business knowledge, cultural awareness, language ability, and ability to conduct independent research projects.

The BA (Hons) Business and Management (International Route) can be used to apply to business postgraduate degrees in any UK universities but also, under certain academic conditions, will provide students with a guaranteed admission to our MSc International Business and Finance. Students with at least an upper second class degree (2:1) earned in the BA (Hons) Business and Management (International Route) are guaranteed admission to one of our postgraduate programme and will qualify for a bursary.

Course accreditations

Indicative modules

The learning focus of the BA (Hons) Business and Management (International Route) 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.  

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

With the University of Chichester BA (Hons) Business and Management (International Route) ‘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

The assessment modes for the BA (Hons) Business and Management (International Route) take the following forms:



Business in Context


Business Modelling


Academic English 1


International Business Communication


Academic English 2


Business Research Portfolio 

Semester 1 1 1 1 2 2
Credits 15 15 15 15 15 45
Assessment models

Coursework 40%

Examination 60%

Poster presentation & supporting documentation 100%

Portfolio of written tasks 60%

Group discussion 40%

Written leaflet 25%

Oral presentation 35%

Written report 40%

Essay 50%

Examination 50%

Portfolio of tasks 100%


Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

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