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Business Management (Leadership) - BA Hons Degree - Topup


This one-year top-up programme is designed for students who have already successfully completed our Business Management (Leadership) - Foundation Degree.  Building on your existing knowledge base, the honours programme will expand your understanding of management theories and business cultures to give you a greater insight into how human behaviours impact the wider business environment.

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 widely respected qualification in the UK's business community.

  • Course code TH1HE167
  • UCAS code N210
  • 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

Leadership skills are required in most business areas so this programme really does open up a world of opportunity. More specifically, however, your specialist skill set would be of particular benefit in roles such as trainee graduate manager, project manager, operations manager, business development manager, quality control manager and change manager, all of which attract good salaries and great career progression opportunities.

Other study options

Other graduates have progressed to teacher training, undertaken professional qualifications or furthered their studies at postgraduate level with a master's degree.

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 have even gone on to set up their own businesses.

Key information

Entry Requirements

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

In particular, this BA honours top-up programme will focus on giving you the skills to operate in the global marketplace by giving you an insight into international business practice.

It will also develop your abilities to improve employee performance in the workplace by giving you an understanding of the techniques and approaches necessary to mentor and direct your team.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your own research interests in the dissertation module which will allow you to explore a topic in-depth and refine both your critical thinking and your ability to express complex ideas in a considered and accessible format.

Qualification obtained

BA (Hons) in Business Management (Leadership)

Fees and funding

Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course.

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 Institution: 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
    Approaches to Managing Strategically TH6MD267 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 MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 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%