Part-time: One year four months minimum
Distance without attendance, Part-time
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Preston, Burnley (Campus code: U)
Burnley: September. Preston: January and September.
BA (Hons) - Top-up
This 16-month part-time top-up programme has a distinct emphasis on practical learning and is delivered entirely online. You’ll develop core business skills in key areas such as problem solving, decision making, team working and communications and will be encouraged to put theory into practice. It is an ideal course if you have completed a Foundation Degree or HND (or an equivalent international programme of study) in a business related discipline, allowing you to progress to honours degree level.
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In order to gain the BA (Hons) Business and Management you must successfully complete six modules (120 credits) - 5 compulsory modules and one option module from a choice of four.
You have further flexibility to mix and match e-learning modules with ‘face-to-face’ classes both on a part-time or full-time basis. This is known as ‘mixed mode’ and you can choose to study some modules on the course by e-learning and others, if convenient to you, via traditional ‘face-to-face’ delivery at the Main Campus in Preston. ‘Face-to-face’ delivered modules are normally taught on Tuesday evening and repeated on Thursday afternoon. Some equivalent modules are repeated at other times of the week too. Further details about opting for a mixed mode can be provided by the Programme Leader.
The course is specially designed to allow you to:
You will need to have a PC or Mac with broadband access to the internet (usually using a web browser such as Safari or Firefox).
The course is a mix of theory and practice in business and management. It builds on previous knowledge of business and management, and develops your understanding of contemporary business strategy. You will be encouraged to consider the professional vocational skills that will enable you to get ahead in your preferred business area. You also have the opportunity to complete a project directly related to your job so you can apply the skills that you've learned in your workplace, plus choose from a range of options relevant to the world of business. By the end of the programme you will be an independent learner with the skills, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about your future career.
The UCLan Library service offers a Distance Learning Service for e-learning course. It exists to provide key library and learning information to all distance learners. If you are on a distance-learning course and living in the UK or Ireland, you will be entitled to the following services, without travelling to Preston or other site libraries:
To read about the course in more depth, please download the programme specification.
We have a strong business network between local and national businesses which you will benefit from, for example, there is an opportunity to attend guest speaker events, which are organised in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CiM). The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience. The School also offers a number of electives and options that provide students with an opportunity to gain an additional professional body qualification.
This degree is completed through e-learning. Web-based technology will give you the flexibility to work where and when you like, and make it possible for you to fit your study around your other responsibilities and work at a pace that fits in with whatever else you do. It utilises a virtual learning environment with learners able to talk to each other and the tutors in an online learning community. The use of new technology means that you'll never be alone, interactive learning in teams online, online discussion groups and tutor support mean that you'll be sharing experiences and ideas. There is an online library service to help you find the latest information meaning that study support will only be a click away.
The course team members are committed to student centred learning and use a variety of teaching and learning strategies such as lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies thus enabling students to learn from different approaches. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. As they progress through the degree programme, students are encouraged to become more self-confident and self-motivated. Some modules are part web-based and increasingly modules are supported by electronic learning facilities at the University, with links to other sites such as the professional bodies and publishers.