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

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

Subject Area Business

Attendance Full-Time


This innovative and practical BA (Hons) Business Management (Leadership) is built around the combination of theory and practice of management within the workplace.
The overall aim of the new BA (Hons) Business Management (Leadership) is to promote opportunities to develop individual management and business acumen. The BA (Hons) Business Management (Leadership) 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 (Leadership) was developed in conjunction with local employers and previous students. The course will add value by assisting in developing individuals’ enhanced self-awareness and self-knowledge which will allow them to acquire an integrated and strategic view of management within organisations. It explores 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 firm 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: September 2020. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Start Date: September 2020. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Work Ready Guarantee

As part of our work ready guarantee the BA (Hons) Business Management programmes includes the embedding of CMI award and certificate into the programme. Students who complete the BA (Hons) Business Management award can also complete, The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 certificate in Management and Leadership. The new BA (Hons) programme now has the BA (Hons) modules mapped to CMI modules and assessments.

The CMI level 6 certificates allows students to gain a 12 month membership which allows student to gain professional recognition as well as improve management skills.

Our BA (Hons) programme includes key staff holdings such as an associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, External Examiners at Post Graduate levels for two UK universities and an associate of the CIPD which can all support our students and allow them to gain an understanding of various organisational bodies.

Another work ready initiative we run is '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 the students the opportunity to undertake research or research-like activities within your leadership discipline and across the college.

You are also given an 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. They 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 Leadership 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 Leadership Degree aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to work successfully in a range of leadership related 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 (Leadership)

How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

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


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

Course Content

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

Learners will learn how to develop their skills and knowledge by using relevant finance tools and theories and make appropriate recommendations.

Learners will also evaluate a range of finance theories and tools and justify innovation solutions to organisational finance problems using finance analysis

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: Strategic Leadership and 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 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 firm, 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 via work-based learning and e-learning. Learning takes place in classrooms, lecture theatres and the IT teaching suite. You will also participate in lectures, group work and self-directed study. You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers developing skills in public speaking and increasing self-confidence.
You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including written practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study.


Assessment Methods

The assessment methods are designed to facilitate learning and a range of methods will be utilised throughout the programme, which will guide 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 as essays, assignments, reports, presentations, case study presentations (both written and spoken), reflective journal and examinations; the latter to include both written and spoken (Viva Voce).

Progression Opportunities

Students can pursue a career in teaching and progress to study onto a Master's or PGCE qualification.

Career Opportunities

Many of our graduates are now working within a management or leadership role for organisations such as Santander, Marks and Spencer, Smiths, John Lewis and many other local NE enterprises

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.
• English language test 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, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.