BA (Hons) Top-up

Business Administration (Top-up)

1 Year
September 2024
In Person

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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  • 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.


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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

Samantha Hollinhurst
Samantha Katie Hollinhurst
Lecturer in Economics
School of Business

Samantha is a lecturer, teaching across a range of modules in Business and Economics. She teaches in a a range of areas, with particular interest in labour economics, behavioural economics and business ethics and sustainability. She also leads the undergraduate economics programm…

Dr Muhammad Usman
Senior Lecturer in International Business
School of Business

Dr. Muhammad is a Senior Lecturer in International Business. He is a member of the Ethics Review Panel (EPR) and Research Programme Appraisal (RPA) at UCLan. He completed his PhD in Accounting and Finance with us. He also holds a Master's degree in Accounting and Finance (with Di…

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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