BA (Hons) in Business and Enterprise (Top-up)


Program Description

Develop the skills and knowledge valued by employers and give your CV a boost with our innovative and flexible new BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top-up) (Online) course, which enables you to top-up your previous qualifications (such as professional body qualifications or a HND/FdA or equivalent) to gain a full bachelor’s degree – 100% online.

The course provides a combination of business knowledge and theoretical application in the workplace, enabling you to evaluate the effectiveness of your activities across a range of business-based learning outcomes. It emphasises developing enterprising and entrepreneurial approaches to business challenges and provides a university-based business and management education to those entering through non-traditional, workplace-based routes.

The underpinning philosophy is centred on developing an enterprising approach towards business, which involves creativity, innovation, planning, implementing and managing processes within organisations. This combination of knowledge acquisition and practice-related learning enables you to develop your own management horizons and apply your experience in a practical way through flexible assessments. The ability to cross-fertilise ideas between subject areas is reinforced through the work-based learning module.

Online learning

Online learning We offer a broad range of flexible online learning courses from business to creative writing – all designed to fit around you and your other commitments.

Course structure

Core modules

  • Business Growth
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • Productivity through People
  • Professional Project

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

You are guided through your learning by module tutors who are experienced in developing and delivering high quality online and in-classroom learning experiences and supported through your learning journey through tailored learning experiences that have been designed for online learners, located across the world.

You engage with content – such as video lectures, reading and online tasks – independent of other learners. However you are also expected to collaborate, network and immerse yourself in group learning activities through online collaboration tools designed to support peer to peer learning. These tools replicate the learning experiences that would be experienced in class through discussion and debate of concepts, theories and case application.

The learning and teaching strategy of the course ensure we develop confident individuals with high-quality skills and attributes that are recognised and valued by you, employers and the wider community. This is achieved through:

  • utilising formative and summative assessments.
  • actively involving you in collaborative learning processes.
  • developing employability skills.
  • placing learning and subject content within an international context where appropriate.
  • making use of relevant learning technology.

How you are assessed

You experience a range of assessments. These help both you and your module leaders gauge how you are progressing with the modules on your course. The assessments may be formative (to allow you to test your understanding and get feedback to support your further development and understanding of the subject matter) or summative (where the assessment will count towards the final mark for the module).

Our Disability Services team helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia

Entry requirements

You are expected to be employed in a role or volunteer in a position which allows you to utilise the management knowledge and skills that you develop or enhance during your studies.

Entry to this course may be through one of four routes:

  • Route one: Teesside University standard entry criteria for an undergraduate course. For international applicants, IELTS requirements are defined on the international pages.
  • Route two: Institute of Leadership & Management (Diploma in Personal Enterprise) BTEC/NVQ level 5 (or equivalent)
  • Route three: Diploma in Management CMI Level 5
  • Route four: Where professionally qualified staff are seeking entry to the course, recognition will be given through APEL (Accredited Prior/Experiential Learning*) and related experiences will be considered on a case by case basis.

Other qualifications which can be mapped on to the ILM/CMI Level 5 are also be accepted at the discretion of the course team.

*Accreditation of Prior/Experiential Learning

This course widens access to degree-level learning. The nature of the course, combined with the mechanism to recognise prior learning, provides another route to entry. You should be able to demonstrate that you have achieved knowledge and skills through learning from your prior experience, such as the workplace.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

Career opportunities

This course is an ideal route to enhance knowledge and experience to develop and enable future career development and progression.

Graduates from this course are confident, enterprising and proactive. They are attractive to employers across a broad spectrum of sectors and job roles and many go on to become successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Last updated Apr 2019

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At Teesside University, we offer a broad range of flexible, online and open learning courses designed to fit around you and your other commitments, putting you in control of pace and place.

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