Key Facts

  • Starting
    12 Sep 2024
    Kingston Hall Road Centre
    1 Year
    Study Mode
    Full Time
    Start Date
    Sep 2024
    Level 6


    £ 7,775
BA (Hons) Business (Top-up)

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Validated by Kingston University, this course is suitable for HND Business (and associated subjects) students wishing to top up to a full degree. Delivered through a combination of core and optional modules, this is an ideal route into junior management roles or as a gateway into post graduate education.

  • Introductory Course Info HE

  • Entry Requirements

    HND in Business or joint Business award such as Business & Finance or Business & Computing (dependent upon module match). Applicants must possess a level 5 qualification, such as an HND or FdA in a relevant area in order to be considered for this course. Maths and English GCSEs at grade C/4 or above are also required.

    Applicants' previous life experiences both personally and professionally will be considered in assessing their suitability for the course.

    Additional requirements

    References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.

  • Course Content

    Award: BA (Hons) Business (Top-up)

    UCAS Code: KC22

    Institutional Code: K82

    Location of study: Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road

    Awarding body: Kingston University

    Course duration: 1 year (full time)

    Academic year dates: Full-time course: September 2023 - May 2024

    Days of the week: You will be expected to attend for 4 days a week, one day per week will be free for studies and part-time work commitments. The timetable will also be dependent on the two optional modules that are selected. Timetable TBC.

    Course leader: Alan Garofall, 020 8268 2919, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Progression Next Steps

    Typically, graduates of the Business programme enter junior management roles within a range of organisations, from multinational to SMEs, public, private and not-for-profit, or progress through to postgraduate education.

  • Additional Information

    Overall Workload Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity. Assessment comprises a variety of methods including coursework, group work, practical activities, presentations, written reports, essays and examinations.

    Academic Support: Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:

    • Study Skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
    • Written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
    • Academic Writing (including how to reference)
    • Research Skills (in conjunction with the library)
    • Critical thinking and understanding arguments
    • Revision, Assessment and Examination Skills (including time management)

    Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

    Work placements: No specific credited workplace learning, however if you would like to undertake a work placement as part of the course, our Careers staff will work with you to try to identify a suitable opportunity and location for your work placement in the UK. Please note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs. Further details on the likelihood of securing a placement, its impact on your course duration, and whether or not it will be paid are available from the Careers Advisory Service.

  • International Students

    Suitable applicants requiring Student Route will be contacted by our International and Compliance Officer, who will guide you through the process. These are the courses available for Tier 4 students.

  • Teaching and Learning

    You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.

    Teaching You are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will have access to computer labs and library facilities throughout your course.

    Independent Learning When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for any examinations.

    Assessment The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written assignments and a range of coursework assessments such as assignment reports, online tests, presentations and written tests. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. All assessments are spread across the year to make the workload manageable.

    The course will comprise of the following modules:

    • Strategic Management - core 30 credits
    • Management, Leadership and Change - core 30 credits
    • Financial and Managerial Decision Making - optional 30 credits
    • Retailing Management - optional 30 credits
    • Digital Marketing - Optional 30 credits
    • Business Law - optional 30 credits