Business Management in Practice - BA (Hons) [Part 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 Part-Time


This new innovative programme focusing on professional management allows you to gain a full BA (Hons) degree in three years. This programme is  aimed specifically at students who are considering an academic qualification and/or Business Management in Practice role within business, or progressing through an organisation

The course involves a high level of personal learning and many of the assessments are set in the context of the students’ area of interest. There is potential to work with professionals from industry who will set live briefs; you will act as business consultants and help recommend solutions to the issues the businesses are facing, as part of this you will be required to set up a LinkedIn profile, helping you to network. As part of the course will be expected to carry out independent research and group research to help support you in your studies

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 3 Years
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is for anyone who wishes to study professional management and would like to progress as a professional manager within their industry, it would also appeal to new managers would like guidance on how to develop and grow as a professional manager.

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Business Management in Practice.

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

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

Year 1

Operational Management
Introduction to Economics
Professional Effectiveness 1
Principles of Finance
Project Management
Work Based Case Study 1

Year 2
Digital Businesses and New Technologies
Sales and Marketing Development
Professional Effectiveness 2
Leadership, Innovation and Change
Managing People and Talent
Work Based Case Study 2

Year 3

Business Ethics & Sustainability
Strategic Management & Leadership
Business Management in a Global Context.
Enterprise skills
Work Base Project/Dissertation

Learning Methods

You learn in small groups and will be assigned a coach to help support you on your journey with us, both your coach and peers will form a very important part of your learning journey.
Assessment is done through a continuous process and formative and summative assessment will be done through the academic year. Key points in the year will require submission of particular pieces of work. You will be assessment in a variety of practical ways including evidence based assessment, reflections, poster presentations, essays, client engagement, leadership of workshops and discussions.

There will be an expectation that you will be expected to be reflective in your learning and through the process of developing your business idea, you will be expected to function both on an individual basis and in a team

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including, presentations, posters, essays, exams.

Progression Opportunities

MBA or a PGCE in Education

Career Opportunities

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional management within your organisation or to progress academically onto our MBA Business Management programme. Employers are keen to hire professional managers with a professional acumen and value graduates who have developed these skills.

Entry Requirements

Mature students (age 21) will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points at A-level, BTEC QCF Subsidiary, 90 Credit, National or Extended Diploma; Merits in Level 3 Access to HE Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship.
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C in GCSE Maths & English Language or the Level 2 equivalents.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 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). 

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.