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Business Studies BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree (Level 6) - Part-time


Course outline

If you already have a knowledge of business and are looking for a career at management level, you’ll build on your employability and business skills and have plenty of opportunity to see the principles of business management in practice.

This course seeks to develop your existing knowledge, skills and experience and enhance your understanding of the business environment. You may choose, to some degree, to specialise in your area of interest through research and assessments within certain modules.

The course is vocational and rooted in an awareness of the practice of business management. This is underpinned by an understanding of the central and contemporary business theories that will inform your understanding of the business world and your role in it.

You will study the following subjects:

  • Academic research skills
  • Business enterprise management
  • Business ethics
  • Strategic business decision-making
  • Research project
  • Business in the economic environment
  • Global marketing

The modules listed above may be subject to change. The course places a strong emphasis on getting you ready for the workplace and your career ahead. You’ll develop the skills that employers are looking for in business graduates ranging from presentation skills, report writing, problem solving to analytical skills.

On leaving the course you’ll be ready to embark on your business career or move it to the next level.

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Location Date Fees / reductions
Location to be confirmed
Due to the COVID-19 crisis this course will start at another college campus and may move to the City Hub later in the year.

Start: 28th September 2020

Tuition fee: £3,375

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000407 / Q002214


Business Studies BA (Hons) Degree


2 years

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

You should possess or expect to achieve one of the following in a related subject area:

  • Foundation degree (FdA)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.


Assessment is via a range of methods including portfolio building, presentation, examinations, assignments and case studies.


Graduates of this programme have obtained careers in a range of management positions in large or small organisations in a variety of business sectors, and have joined a number of graduate training schemes.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in a wide variety of sectors with employers from KPMG to The Aspinal Foundation, and Nottinghamshire Police to Paul Smith.

Alternatively, you could progress to postgraduate study in a range of subjects.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

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Nottingham College has the highest student satisfaction rates of colleges in the East Midlands

- 2018/19 National Student Survey

Student case study: Laureen - Business

Studying alongside her busy family life and working as a bank administrator, Laureen worked hard to graduate with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies.

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