BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)



12 months (Full-time/ Part- time)

Award by:

London Metropolitan University, UK

BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)

(Awarded by London Metropolitan University, UK)

This programme provides a broad, analytical and highly integrated programme for those who wish to study business management. Effective business management requires both theory and practice, and this course provides students with an opportunity to develop both their understanding of theory as well as its application in a wide variety of situations, as well as developing their practical skills. There is an emphasis on knowledge and understanding of business organisations, the business environment in which they operate and their management and the management of the people in them. The programme provides students with the skills and attributes that will enable them to compete and succeed in a wide range of fields that require management. Furthermore, the course is designed to prepare students to deal with contemporary issues and challenges in the world of business. It also reflects the breadth and depth of opportunities for learning, practice and employability.

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Programme aims:

  1. Leading Innovation MN6076SR (15 credits)
    This module is designed to provide students with a range of leadership theories and techniques to critically evaluate and develop their own personal leadership style. It will also enable them to evaluate contemporary innovation practices and organisations in a range of industries engaged. A range of innovation theories will assist them to critically evaluate contemporary innovation processes and organisations in a range of industries that innovate. Furthermore, students will achieve synergies between leadership and innovation in a range of contexts.
  2. The Practice of Management MN6098SR (15 credits)
    This module is designed to enable students to study and apply a range of management theories and techniques which will critically evaluate their personal development and management style. Students will also apply a range of management theories and techniques to critically analyse large PLCs. This module is based around two themes, which are Personal and Academic Development and Professional development. Students will be closely engaging with and evaluating classic and contemporary theorists and directly applying ideas from theorists to their own experience. In the second theme, students will be closely engaging with and evaluating management and business strategy and performance as well as creative re-designing corporate strategy to contribute to wider social, political and cultural objectives.
  3. Service Excellence for Creative Industries LT6091SR (15 credits)
    This module investigates practices and strategies used in managing exceptional relationships between customers and service providers.
    Consistent delivery of high-quality service increases customer loyalty, businesses reputation and competitive advantage, hence the module focus lies in the exploration of all aspects of excellent service delivery. The aim of the module is to provide students with understanding of the importance of service excellence, including reflection on their own professional conduct practices and equip them with analytical ability to assess and improve service delivery.
  4. Practicing Business Strategy MN6071SR (15 credits)
    Strategy is a crucial subject, concerned with the development, success and failure of all kinds of organisations, from multinationals to entrepreneurial start-ups, from charities to government agencies, and many others. It equips aspiring managers and leaders with the knowledge, skills and techniques required to critically analyse contemporary organisations within changing environments nationally and globally; to formulate, evaluate and defend realistic and creative proposals for future strategic direction; and to plan for the effective implementation of the strategy selected. It will assist students to translate their analysis of contemporary organisations and contexts into persuasive, creative and realistic proposals for an organisation’s future strategic direction.
  5. Social Marketing MN6070SR (15 credits)
    This module aims to introduce the students to a developing specialist new field associated with marketing. It provides the students with the opportunity to build on their knowledge about marketing to apply it to situations where the aim is to help address social problems. Students will learn how this developing new science makes use of several disciplines, in addition to marketing, to help improve the welfare of our societies. This field has been successfully applied to many social ills ranging from obesity, drinking and driving to discrimination and domestic violence. Students will be introduced to the history and concepts of social marketing and shown the procedures used by social marketers to address social problems. The students will be encouraged to develop their critical as well as applied abilities during their studies.
  6. Financial Decision Making for Managers MN6068SR (15 credits)
    Financial decision-making is important for any and every business. This natural mental process needs to be informed to select a course of action from several alternative options. One of the most essential elements that help to facilitate the implementation of the business strategy in an organisation is Finance. The financial manager of an organisation plays a central role in making decisions on optimum utilisation of financial resources and assess the implications for shareholders and other stakeholders and the need for effective corporate governance. Therefore, managers require critical understanding of key financial management issues, performance indicators and methodologies relating to financial management frameworks. Managers use these tools when they are faced with making financial decisions in the business environment. This module provides students with knowledge about financial decision-making approaches and control systems businesses use to make managerial decisions.
  7. Dissertation FE6P04SR (15 credits)
    This module aims to enable students to complete a research focused dissertation on a chosen topic or issue appropriate to their undergraduate degree. Students are required to reflect on relevant research questions, theoretical concepts/hypotheses, prior literature, ethical approaches, research methodologies and data analyses in an independent and disciplined manner. Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of their chosen research topics, research methods/approaches and the ability to appropriately seek out data samples required for research in a selected topic. The module aims to develop analytical, critical thinking, referencing and time management skills in independently undertaking and reporting on a research project.

Teacher- Student Ratio is 1:50

Duration Full-time: 12 months / Part-time: 12 months
Mode of delivery Blended learning
Awarding Body London Metropolitan University, UK
Language of instruction English

Entry requirements

Minimum Age 19 years
Academic qualification Advanced Diploma in any field AND completed GCE A Level/ high school education
240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), a foundation degree or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject
240 credits from year 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject at a different institution.
Language proficiency requirement Any of the following:

    1. GCE O level: minimum C6
    2. IELTS score 6.0 with no element below 5.5
    3. Pearson Test of English Academy with a minimum score for each element of 45 and 50 overall.
    4. Cambridge Certification in Advanced English  (CAE) with Grade C or above.
    5. Completed Stanfort Academy Certificate in English for Foreign Students (Intermediate Level).
    6. Obtained at least 60% for Stanfort Academy English Proficiency Test.


London Metropolitan University (London Met) authorises and approves Stanfort Academy to deliver and assess part or all of the course. This course is also taught and assessed at London Met’s main campus in London, United Kingdom. London Met holds direct responsibility for quality assurance, curriculum content, and the teaching, learning and assessment strategy.

Dissertation, Group Video to be posted in YouTube, Individual Report, Individual Presentation, Group Presentation, Individual personal development plan report, Reflection and simulation job application

Marking and grades:

Overall average mark obtained for all modules and the dissertation, with classification thresholds for each grade of award as follows:

70% – 100% – A

60% – 69% – B

50% – 59% – C

40% – 49% – D

0% – 39% – Fail