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BA (Hons) Top-up

Business Administration (Top-up)

1 year
September 2024

Our BA (Hons) Business Administration (top-up) course will accelerate your development as a manager and leader. It’s ideal if you’re looking to build on an existing business administration course and gain an honours degree.

Why study with us

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    in the North West for graduate prospects (on track)
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  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
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  • Gain a full honours degree if you’ve already completed a business course which is equivalent to the first two years of a relevant UK degree (such as an HND, Foundation Degree or overseas diploma).
  • Whilst studying the Business Administration Top-Up you'll receive 1-2-1 dedicated support. This support will help you excel in your future career and further study.
  • Choose from a range of optional modules, tailoring your learning to your interests, postgraduate study and career ambitions.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll learn about Business Strategy, Business Ethics & Sustainability and apply this new knowledge to real-world business simulations. Whilst developing skillset needed for career development, helping to enhance your employability.
  • You can tailor the programme to suit your areas of interest. These include modules about business in emerging economies, in particular the emerging Asian economy. There is a focus on sustainability which is embedded throughout the programme.
  • You’ll also have the option to develop your skills in IT, online research, specialist Microsoft packages, and more.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dr Muhammad Usman
Senior Lecturer
Joe Riordan
Senior Lecturer
Richard Fisher
Lecturer in Management and Organisational Behaviour
Peter Short
Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Employability

Future careers

We are renowned for developing graduates who are highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills. With an equal focus on business and management, you’ll be equipped to succeed in a range of business environments throughout industry, commerce, the public sector and non-profit making organisations.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Business

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