Business Management (Finance) - BA (Hons) [Part-Time] [Top up]

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

Subject Area Business

Attendance Part-Time


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 provide 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 or career progression within a wide range of finance and management roles.

The BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) was developed in liaison 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 different 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: September 2020. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

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, like many of our graduates, 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 finance 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


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

Course Content

Course Content

Within this pathway you will develop methods to help you analyse Finance, management and organisational theories in a globalised world of business. You will also evaluate the relationship between individual personality, human resource development 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 financial issues, 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 types of financial strategies 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

If you decide to continue your studies this course provides an ideal platform for further study through our MA and MBA qualifications. You may also wish to pursue a career in teaching with a PGCE qualification.

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.

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 (eg 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 score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band); other English language tests can be 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.