Business Management (Finance) - BA (Hons) [Top Up] [Full Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Business

School Health, Childcare, Business and Science

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  2A12


Do you have the drive and passion needed to work in a diverse sector with a wide range of career opportunities? Then the BA (Hons) degree in Business Management (Finance) degree may just be for you!
This innovative and practical BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) is built around the combination of theory and practice of management within the workplace.
The overall aim of the new BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) is to promote opportunities to develop individual management and business acumen. The BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) is designed to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules which will equip you for employment within leadership and management roles.
The BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) was developed in conjunction with local employers and previous students. The course will add value by developing your self-awareness and self-knowledge which will allow you to acquire an integrated and strategic view of management within organisations. We will explore aspects of business, including: the factors that drive firms to develop and grow, the tools they use to market their offerings, the challenges of managing people, impact of digital technologies, the challenges of leading organisations and the promotion of the robust ethical standards that research has shown to be the foundation of enduring success in modern business.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Work Guarantee

As part of our work ready guarantee the BA (Hons) Business Management programme includes the embedding of the CMI award and certificate. As well as the BA (Hons) Business Management award you can also complete The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 award in Management and Leadership.  The CMI level 6 award allows you to gain a 12 month membership which you gain professional recognition as well as improve management skills.
The delivery team is highly qualified with additional roles such as an associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, External Examiners at Post Graduate level for UK universities and an associate of CIPD, all of which can support you and to gain an understanding of various professional bodies.
We run 'Student as Producer’ which redefines teaching in higher education through valuing and celebrating the outputs which students create during their time at Newcastle College. Being part of Student as Producer gives students the opportunity to undertake research or research-related activities.
You will receive a comprehensive induction as part of your programme that assists you in building a LinkedIn professional profile. This builds on your existing use of social media to professionalise your online media presence. You are supported to make new connections and encouraged to share professional contacts, particularly as part of your work/placement experiences.

Who the course is for

This BA (Hons) Business Management Finance Degree is suitable for those individuals wishing to study towards a degree and pursue a career in a business sector, or progress onto a teacher training qualification. This BA (Hons) Business Management finance Degree aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to work successfully in a range of leadership roles or to gain the knowledge and understanding to become a specialist teacher in the FE or HE sector. The emphasis of the programme is to make sure you are ready for the workplace and possess the practical and work related competencies, whilst still achieving the appropriate academic requirements of higher education

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance)

How to Apply


UCAS will begin to accept applications for 2018 entry from September 2017. Applications for 2018 entry will need to be made using the web-based on-line application system

When you apply, you will need the UCAS code for your chosen course (see the course listing in the prospectus). You will also need Newcastle College’s institution name and code.

The institution name is NCAST.
The institution code is N23.

If you have any problems with the online application, contact UCAS by phone: 0871 4680 468  or email:

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email

Course Content

Within this pathway you will develop methods to help you analyse leadership, management and organisational theories in a globalised world of business. You will also evaluate the relationship between individual personality, leadership and motivation and the effect this has on employee engagement.

Module: Entrepreneurship (20 Credits) You are provided with the fundamental tools and skills required for creating value as an entrepreneur in a small business. You will identify and assess your own skills as entrepreneurs, discuss the role of entrepreneurs in the economy and society, and assess your skills to develop a small business.

Module: Ethical Management (10 Credits) You will engage in critical debates on ethical issues through a combination of academic study and critical reflection. The skills developed will be relevant to ethical decision-making, problem solving and deeper consideration of issues within both social and personal responsibility.

Module: Financial Management (20 Credits) You will develop a critical understanding of a broad range of contemporary strategic leadership, management and organisational knowledge and use it to appreciate how to develop consistently competitive organisational strategies for an organisation in a globalised business environment.

Module: Management Research Methods (10 Credits) You will be given an introduction to research methods and provided you an overview of the quantitative and qualitative methodologies that are needed in order to successfully carry out a research project (assists Dissertation module).

Module: Strategy & Change (20 Credits) You will gain insights into the factors influencing the formulation and implementation of organisational strategy. These factors will encompass those external to the organisation, such as market structure and demographic changes, and those internal, such as style of leadership and organisation culture.

Module: Dissertation (40 Credits) You will develop skills in research and analysis, in the diagnosis of organisational problems, in the development of strategies to address such problems, and in techniques of data analysis and presentation.

Learning Methods

You will learn in a variety of ways including work-based learning and e-learning. Learning takes place in classrooms, lecture theatres and IT teaching suites. You will participate in lectures, group work and self-directed study to develop written practical assignments and work-based projects. You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers, developing skills in public speaking and increasing self-confidence.
We offer the opportunity to pursue your own interest in specialist areas with live projects via our strong employer links. These will give you the knowledge and practical experience employers are looking for and may provide real solutions to businesses.

Assessment Methods

The assessment methods are designed to facilitate learning and a range of methods will be utilised throughout the programme. These will guide you towards developing the academic skills necessary for studying at final honours degree level and to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme and modules.

Each module of study will have various assessed components, including coursework, essays, assignments, reports, presentations, case study presentations (both written and spoken) and reflective journals.

Progression Opportunities

Students can pursue a career in teaching with a PGCE qualification or progress to study on our MA or MBA programmes.

Career Opportunities

Previous graduates have secured employment with Balfour Beatty, Gateshead Council, Tesco, Winn solicitors, NHS and Starbucks. A number of students have also progressed into job roles as trainee teachers within further education. Some graduates choose to continue their education and this course provides an ideal platform for further study through our MA or MBA qualifications.

Entry Requirements

The entrance criteria for both the Full time and Part-time BA (Hons) Business Management course at Newcastle College require you to have at least a relevant foundation degree or equivalent to begin an Honours undergraduate degree programme. Applications for full time study will be taken via the UCAS website for all full time courses. Part time applications can be completed via the Newcastle College website.
For our mature students (21 years and over) recognition of prior learning is the process used to assess and formally recognise learning which has taken place in the past. Examples include: Experiences outside your formal education (e.g. work experience or any in-house company training) which is referred to as ‘Recognised Prior Learning’.
If it is relevant and current, some of this prior learning could count towards a Newcastle College degree, and students could be exempt from studying up to 50% of their modules.

English and Maths language requirements are as follows:
• GCSE English language or literature and Maths grade A-C.
• IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

Other English language tests are accepted.

Please see our international pages for entry requirements or for more information please contact the International Office for details.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.