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BA (Hons) Business Management Level 6 Top-Up

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS N110

Course Length:

1 Year, Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020 UK fee: TBC

2020 International fee: TBC

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Minimum of an HND overall Merit Profile (or equivalent).

Student view

Luke Seward
BA (Hons) Business Studies
I chose to study a business degree at Chichester because the lectures are run in small workshop style sessions with more “facetime” with the lecturers, and I felt that I would learn more in this environment.

Course content

You will already have a good foundation of business and management from your Higher National Diploma (HND), or equivalent qualification.  For the Business Management top-up degree, you will be offered the same opportunities as our current students where you select a variety of practice-based topics to explore.

All Level 6 students undertake the Management Project module, which is a 45 credit module where you write a 10,500 word research dissertation on a business management topic of interest.  You also have a range of other modules to select and one important consideration is whether you would like to take a 10-week work placement to develop your employment skills, or take a range of different modules instead. 

In summary, the modules for level 6 are:

Core modules

  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Management Project (45 credits)
  • Marketing Communications, Strategic HRM or Corporate Finance (15 credits)

Optional modules

  • 10 Week Work Placement (30 credits)

Or, two from the following modules

  • Small Business Enterprise (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business (15 credits)
  • Business Ethics (15 credits)

More information about these modules are provided in ‘Indicative Modules’.

Our programmes aim to develop your confidence, resilience, critical thinking as well as helping you master a range of soft skills valued by graduate employers, such as teamwork, communication and time management.

Our facilities

Teaching at the Business School takes place at the Bognor Regis campus. This includes being taught in buildings such as The Dome and our brand-new Tech Park.

THE TECH PARK

Outside of the University of Chichester's Tech Park

The University of Chichester’s cutting-edge Tech Park aims to produce graduates that have enterprise skills, creativity, technical knowledge and are equipped to enter the graduate workforce. Our Engineering & Design and Creative & Digital Technologies departments are also based in this building and have access to brand new equipment, machines and studios.

THE DOME

Outside of The Dome at the University of Chichester's Bognor Regis Campus

The Dome is a historic Georgian building with a modern interior and facilities.  Much of our teaching is seminar style, so you’ll be learning in relatively small groups. On occasion we have some larger rooms, including a lecture theatre, to deliver bigger sessions. Because of this, you’ll benefit from a personalised experience where your lecturers will get to know you by name.

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE 

The University of Chichester's LRC at the Bognor Regis Campus

Our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at Bognor Regis is based at the heart of the campus. Here, you’ll find our Support and Information Zone (SIZ) desk where friendly and supportive staff will be able to assist with many aspects of University life including: general IT and library support; booking laptops and computers; queries relating to academic Registry or Finance; and arranging appointments to see a full range of dedicated student support services such as careers, academic skills service, Disability and Dyslexia, and more.

Our LRC provides ample space to collaborate and complete group work as well as somewhere for you to finish assignments and study quietly. You will have access to bookable PCs, laptops and Macs as well as the latest journals, books and online resources. We also have Moodle pages, were lecturers provide a wealth of information about the topics you will be studying to support your independent learning. When you need to take a break, Costa Coffee on the ground floor provides the perfect space to relax.

THE SURROUNDING AREA

Bognor Regis Beach

We have a relaxed, friendly, yet professional working environment all on a beautiful green campus but it doesn't stop there. Across the road is Hotham Park, a charming space to walk, relax and take part in seasonal events. We are also based a five-minute walk away from the beach, popular for swimming and watersports. Visit Love Bognor to discover more about Bognor Regis. 

Where this can take you

The Business School has excellent professional level graduate employment results, award winning modules and high student satisfaction.  Our practical approach to assessment, interactive teaching style with small group sizes means that our graduates develop strong employability and enterprise skills, so are well equipped to thrive in today’s global economy.

A key advantage of studying our Business Management top-up degree is that it does not confine you to a specific job, or business sector.  Employers will value the breadth of your experience and the employability skills you have developed, such as effective communication, team working, leadership, problem solving and creative thinking. 

Following your degree, you also have the opportunity to continue higher education by taking one of our master’s degrees:

  • MA Leadership and Management
  • MSc Digital Marketing
  • MSc International Business
  • Master of Business Administration

Work placements

Our Business Management degrees have a strong vocational focus which is enhanced further in our optional 10-week full time work placement module in the final semester of your degree, from January to March.  The placement provides you with the opportunity to implement skills and knowledge gained during studies into a real-world setting, allowing you to further develop your employability skills.

Whilst on placement you will also work on the 45 credit Management Project module, which focusses on investigating management issues within the organisation.  Many placement students are offered full time jobs even before their results are published and students often comment that the placement was “extremely beneficial to finding employment opportunities straight after completion of the course”.

A large proportion of placements are in London and the South East, however some students have travelled overseas for their placements including Bahrain, India, Singapore and Australia.

PLACEMENT OFFICE

Unique from most other universities, the Business School has a dedicated Placement Office to support students and businesses seeking placements. They ensure placements are at the appropriate level and suitable for your degree routes.  Whilst you are ultimately responsible for finding your own placement, the Placement Office has many business contacts and repeat organisations seeking placement students. 

TYPES OF PLACEMENT

There are a wide range of organisations that students can find placement opportunities and some recent examples include the following:

  • Accounting and Finance: Rolls Royce Motorcars and Cap Gemini
  • Business Management: Nissan Motorcars and Gatwick Diamond Initiative
  • Business and Marketing: Rolls Royce Motorcars, Bentley Motorcars and The Dreyfuss Group
  • Events Management: Shangri-la Hotel, The Shard and Rugby Players Association
  • Human Resource Management: Condair and Hays Recruitment
  • Marketing:  Brandwatch, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota Motorcars and TUI
  • IT Management for Business: Cap Gemini, Debenhams, Accenture and Eaton

For further details please contact Ricky Jayes, Student Employability Adviser for the Business School. 

Indicative modules

Management Project

The module has a crucial role within the programme of study in that it provides the opportunity for students to research an area of particular interest within an appropriate business, public sector or third sector context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to the professional and intellectual development of students. Students are prepared for the project through the Business Research module (BML201) in level 5 where they are introduced to different approaches to research. Students will also be familiar with different types of research associated with disciplines studied previously in their chosen pathway.

The project provides a vehicle for students to demonstrate the extent to which they have managed the final transition from a tutor-led approach to student centred learning. The issue is chosen, investigated and published by the student, with the support of a supervisor. It enables students to demonstrate their capacity for sustained independent thought, learning and critical reflection in a major piece of work.

The subject chosen will normally be concerned with the investigation of one or more management issues within the context of a public or private sector organisation. For students undertaking the 10 week work placement the project will usually be set in the context of the host organisation. For students remaining in the university it is expected that students will approach and identify a suitable organisation as a focus for their project. The university has a range of external contacts that may require specific projects but it is within the nature of the module, even in these cases, that students must approach the organisation and agree suitable terms of reference. Another context for the management project is to pursue research in a range of organisations or identify specific groups of people to study in relation to a management issue.

Whilst the topic might well be one that is of interest the end product must have findings that are generalisable and capable of broad application. A library based dissertation may also be acceptable, but it must consider the management implications of the study, and cannot be purely literature based.

 

Business Strategy

​The module encourages learners to think critically about business strategy. It is designed for students that may have little or no personal experience of strategic management, whom may not go directly into roles that require strategic management skills. The Business Strategy module aims to deliver strategic management for non-strategic managers. Learning and teaching take a student-centric orientation, to pull together core themes from business and management disciplines covered in previous modules. Learners will design business strategies, based upon tools and models, to analyse the strategic context. Consideration is given to the effectiveness of corporate vision, the application of strategic tools, models and concepts (such as value chains and approaches to segmentation), the processes of strategy, and critical success factors in the delivery of competitive advantage and customer value.

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Teaching and assessment

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to enable you to become a confident and enterprising graduate.  It is focused on seeking to support your ambitions, in parallel with ensuring that the needs of employers are met.  With this in mind, key features of our approach to learning and assessment include the following:

  • In place of the more traditional large group lecture method to teaching undergraduate students adopted by most University Business Schools, our approach involves tutors working with relatively small numbers of students at a time.  As well as providing an excellent environment for supporting you in the development of your subject expertise, it also helps you to develop a wide range of soft skills, such as teamwork, communication and time management. These attributes are highly valued by graduate employers. 
  • Opportunities to work with organisations on current commercial/business problems and projects.  These experiences are used to provide the basis for assessments that enable you to apply your learning within authentic commercial situations.

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