Business Management - 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  N200


The overall aim of the new BA Honours programme is to promote opportunities to develop individual management and business acumen. The programme was developed in conjunction with local employers and previous students. The programme will add value by assisting in developing individuals’ enhanced self-awareness and self-knowledge which will allow you 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.
Our BA (Hons) Business Management degree has been developed in partnership with some leading industry organisations such Handlesbanken, SFEDI solutions and PNE to name but a few. You will benefit from these industry partners with a range of work experience and industry expertise from our range of guest speaker lectures.

Our BA (Hons) Business Management will develop you so you have the skills, knowledge and experience to enter the exciting and challenging environment of business, make you ready for the workplace and provide you with the practical and work related competencies necessary for employment.

This course runs on the following dates:

If you would like to apply for this course starting in January 2018 you can complete the application form.

Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Work Guarantee

Students whom also 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.

As part of our work ready guarantee the BA (Hons) Business Management programmes includes the embedding of the 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 5 certificate allows you to gain a 12 month membership which enhances professional recognition as well as improving 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 you 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 you 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.

Who the course is for

This BA (Hons) Business Management degree is suitable for those individuals wishing to study towards a degree and pursue a career in the business sector, or progress onto a teacher training qualification. This BA (Hons) Business Management degree aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to work successfully in a range of management related roles. 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. The course may be studied part-time, please contact the course leader for details.

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Business Management

How to Apply

Apply for September 2018

If you would like to study a degree at Newcastle College this September you can register your interest here. A member of the team will then be in touch with you to discuss your options.

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

Year 1

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)
Students 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)
This module is designed to enable you to analyse and critically evaluate the use of financial resources of businesses of all sizes.

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. You will develop relevant vocational skills underpinned with theoretical knowledge in order to prepare you for rapidly evolving business settings. 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 Masters or PGCE qualification.

Career Opportunities

The course provides an ideal platform for you to secure employment on an appropriate graduate scheme on completion of your studies. The skills you develop as part of your course will allow you to seek employment in a wide range of studies.

Entry Requirements

A relevant Foundation Degree or the Level 5 equivalent (HND, Diploma in Higher Education).
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or the nationally recognised equivalent.

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). 

Course Costs


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.