Global Business Management (Final Year Top-up) BA (Hons)

Global Business Management (Final Year Top-up) BA (Hons)

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise




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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    N210; Short form: BA/GBM3

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September; January

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

This one year top-up course is specifically designed to build on your previous Diploma/ HND Business Studies (or equivalent) and enables you to learn about business strategy, marketing, finance and human resource management within the context of global business management. With its global focus, the course is particularly suited to students from overseas, with the focus of the degree on the strategic and management challenges that global companies face when operating across borders. 

Entry Requirements

HND in Business Studies or a related subject.

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.

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Course at a Glance

Core modules

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Global Business Strategy
  • International Marketing Management
  • Social Enterprise in Practice

Optional Modules

  • International Financial Management
  • Leading and Managing Change in Global Orgs.
  • Managing People across Cultures

Further Information

BA (Hons) Global Business Management is a one-year top-up programme specifically designed for students who have completed an HND or Diploma, or an equivalent in a business-related discipline and which allows progression to honours degree level.

Students studying the programme will, on successful completion, be able to demonstrate the following:

  •  critical awareness of concepts and principles relating to marketing, finance, human resource management and business strategy.
  • An ability to apply and evaluate such concepts and principles within the context of global business management.
  • An ability to analyse complex business situations and issues and communicate conclusions, solutions and insights in an effective and appropriate manner.

The course builds upon your previous Diploma/ HND Business Studies (or equivalent) and enables you to learn about business strategy, marketing, finance and human resource management within the context of global business management.

With its global focus, the course is particularly suited to students from overseas and the student cohort will normally be expected to have a rich mixture of cultures and nationalities. The course will also provide a sound foundation for those students who may seek to pursue a postgraduate business management course upon graduation.

Based on the 2015 National Student Survey results, Management courses at UCLan are rated first in the UK based on overall satisfaction, with access to learning resources scoring very highly.

The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings are in the middle of the campus offering a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.

Greenbank Building 

Every student on this course will have the opportunity for a structured work experience opportunity, which may include a work placement, an internship, a live business project and many other opportunities. The work experience is highly valued by employers and our students have found placements in leading UK and international companies.

The world of business is becoming increasingly global and the course team believes it is important to develop graduates that have a global perspective. Our course has been created to provide an opportunity for an international experience, whether that is an overseas placement, a chance to study abroad as part of the course or an opportunity for an overseas study visit.

Additionally, we offer a unique International Travel Bursary Fund and pay for students to take part in our week-long international visits. In recent years we have organised trips to China, India, Singapore, Cyprus, Brussels and the USA. The trip involves attending some classes at one of our local partner Universities, company visits to gain an insight into international business issues plus taking part in cultural and social activities. Students can make individual bids to the Fund and arrange educational visits that they will benefit from. In recent years students have gained funding to attend trade fairs in Hong Kong, visit the USA for a conference, plus support an orphanage in Thailand.


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Apply Now

You should apply through UCAS to start September 2018 by the UCAS deadline of 15 January 2018

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

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

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. Some modules are part web-based with links to organisations such as professional bodies. You will also have the option to develop your skills in a variety of areas such as IT, web searching, social media, advanced excel and specialist Microsoft packages.

Assessment includes essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake an independent dissertation or company project. Exams account for no more than 50 per cent of the final mark (with exception of the accounting modules).

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