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Business and Management (E-learning)  BA (Hons) - Top-up

Business and Management (E-learning) BA (Hons) - Top-up

Lancashire Business School

UCAS Code

N/A

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston, Burnley
  • Duration:

    Part-time: One year four months minimum

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Distance without attendance, Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    N/A; Short form: N/A

  • Fees:

    Non-standard fees apply to this course, for more details please see further information.

  • Campus:

    Preston, Burnley (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    Burnley: September. Preston: January and September.

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons) - Top-up

Why study this course?

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. The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) results show 100% of students studying this course at UCLan said they had been able to contact staff when they needed to.

Programme Spec

To read about the course in more depth, please download the programme spec.

Entry Requirements

  • Foundation Degree in Business or a related subject
  • Higher National Diploma in Business or a related subject
  • Higher National Certificate in Business or a related subject (normally will need to study a further two modules to gain a honours degree)
  • Accredited Study equivalent to two years of full-time study at degree level in the area of Business at a UK university
  • Diploma of HE for two years university study on a business programme
    International students who have studied two or three years towards a degree in their home country can apply to join this course.

Contact

Contact UCLan

Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

How to Apply

How to Apply

Information about admissions; what to expect; what we need and your next steps. For information on financial support options see Bursaries/ scholarships.

Apply now

Course at a Glance

Year 1

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.

  • Honours Level E-Learning
  • Research Methods
  • Business Strategy
  • Personal and Professional Development for Business
  • Option: Electronic Marketing

Year 2

  • Business Management Project OR Business Management Dissertation

Options:

  • Customer Experience Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Start a Business

Mixed Mode

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.

UCLan Open Day

Experience UCLan for yourself: talk to lecturers, walk around campus and chat to students.

15th November 2014

Further Information

Non-standard course fees apply to this course: For details please visit Tuition Fees.


The course is specially designed to allow you to:

  • Convert a business and management related Foundation degree, HNC/HND, NVQ Level 4 or BTEC Professional Diploma to a BA (Hons) in Business and Management degree.
  • Study in a way that's tailored to your needs - any time, any place without the need to attend lectures on campus.
  • Study at home or at work or anywhere in the world that has a connection to the internet.
    Have regular tutor support, which uses multimedia technology, so you can learn in an interactive and stimulating way.
  • Participate with fellow learners in online group discussions and experience the support of a learning community that is not available in mail-based distance learning courses.

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:

  • Specialist, dedicated support team
  • Postal book loans from our stock
  • Inter-library loans for books not in our stock
  • Book reservations
  • Journal article photocopies from journals in our stock
  • Inter-library loans for journal articles not in our stock
  • Reference enquiries/Access to subject specialists
  • Access to a vast range of on-line databases and resources
  • Access to other University libraries via the UK Libraries Plus scheme
  • If you are living abroad we cannot provide postal loans, but you do have access to a large number of the electronic resources

Late Applications

We are still accepting applications for a number of courses starting in 2014, please contact us for further information.

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Industry Links

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.

Learning Environment and Assessment

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.

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