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Business Management (Financial Management) - BA Hons Degree - Topup*


This one-year top-up degree is designed for students who have already successfully completed the Business Management (Financial Management) - Foundation Degree.  You will enhance you existing knowledge base and further develop a range of management and leadership skills to support your future career.

What's more, you will also be accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) with its Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management as part of this programme and have the opportunity to become a Chartered Manager, a qualification that is widely recognised and respected by the UK's leading employers.

  • Course code TH1HE169
  • UCAS code N340
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Day/s of week
  • Time 09:00 - 16:00

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
09 Sep 2024
University Centre
1 Year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

There is huge demand for well-qualified management graduates and a specialism in financial management would make you eligible to gravitate into high profile roles such as financial manager, accounts supervisor, internal auditor, compliance manager, retail banker and insurance account manager, all of which offer well-paid positions with excellent opportunities for progression.



Other study options

Some graduates decide to progress to teacher training, whilst others pursue professional qualifications in areas such as accountancy and postgraduate study on Masters programmes.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates find rewarding employment all over the world as well as locally, with leading companies such as Tesco, NHS, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Transport and the Federation of Small Business. Some graduates also go on to set up their own businesses.

Key information

Entry Requirements

Only applicants that have successfully completed the Business Management - Foundation Degree, validated by Lancaster University, with Blackpool and The Fylde College are eligible to apply to this course.

This programme looks at expanding your existing managerial knowledge to encompass the needs of the international business community as well as developing an in-depth insight into the impact financial strategies have on the broader business environment.

A dissertation module will allow you to pursue your own area of interest and will encourage you to refine your research techniques and critical thinking skills as well as honing your ability to express often complex arguments in accessible and well-ordered language.

Qualification obtained

BA (Hons) in Business Management (Financial Management)

Fees and funding

Please visit our finance page for more information on tuition fees and available financial support.

Extra costs and equipment

You will not be required to purchase any additional equipment to undertake this programme as the college has resources available to students. However, there may be some opportunities that will not be a requirement of the programme but will be available to students at an additional cost.


Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institute: N/A

Awarding Body: Lancaster University

Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS)

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

There are no work placements and no field trips on this course.

  • Modules at level 6

    Module title Code Credits Optional
    International Business Perspectives TH6MD263 20 No
    Developing Performance TH6MD264 20 No
    Dissertation TH6MD265 40 No
    Digital Business and New Technologies TH6MD266 20 No
    Strategic Financial Management Decision Making TH6MD270 20 No

Programme Specification

Download our Programme Specification for this course.

How will I learn?

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Learning Methods

Learning Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Scheduled 0 0 304
Independent 0 0 876
Placement 0 0 20
Total 0 0 1200

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Method Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Coursework 0% 0% 74%
Exam 0% 0% 10%
Practical 0% 0% 16%