Undergraduate study
 

Course overview

The BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top-up) emphasises enterprising and entrepreneurial approaches and provides a university-based business and management education to those entering through non-traditional, workplace based routes.

The course offers a part-time flexible mode of delivery which allows you to move seamlessly from the completion of previous study such as ILM5 or CMI qualifications into degree-level study.

The underpinning philosophy is centred around developing an entrepreneurial eco-system, which encompasses creativity, innovation, planning, implementing and managing processes within organisations in an enterprising way. This combination of knowledge and 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.

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.

 

Course details

Each module is delivered throughout one trimester, with the exception of the work-based learning module, which is delivered across three trimesters. Support sessions are in place for each module and are facilitated by the module tutor.

Course structure

Core modules

Business Growth

This module introduces the importance of business growth, including the planning, resourcing and implementation approaches that co-exist to enable a successful growth strategy. You learn through interaction and engagement with peers, case studies and reflection.

Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise

This module investigates the entrepreneurial function, appraising the entrepreneurial journey from beginning to completion. You develop skills in entrepreneurial thinking and innovative problem-solving approaches whilst considering risk, uncertainty and new product development.

Productivity through People

This module considers the effect of human resource management on the productivity and efficiency of employees. You develop knowledge in the recruitment and retention of employees, the impact of communication and how to best manage complex supply chains.

Professional Project

Through negotiation between the University, workplace and learner, you design and carry out an inquiry-led activity (project) demonstrating research and development approaches to your own professional development and the development of your organisation. You manage a work-based project to initiate and lead change. The content and context of your project is unique to you or your group.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

The learning and teaching strategy of the course ensures 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.

Some of the study hours for each module are spent attending lectures. All learning materials are available on the University’s Virtual Learning Platform - Blackboard. When you are not attending classes you have time for individual study, including researching, reading, preparing material for tutorials, referring to texts and articles, preparing coursework assignments and revising for examinations. During your induction you are given information about the resources available through the library and these are invaluable to your studies, particularly as you are not campus-based.

How you are assessed

You experience a variety of assessments. These help both you and your module leaders gauge how you are getting on with the modules in your course. The assessments may take a range of forms; they 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 may be summative (where the assessment will count towards the final mark for the module).


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Entry requirements

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 one of four routes:

Route one: Teesside University standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses can be found here. For International applicants IELTS requirements are defined on the international pages of the website here.

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 APEL and related experience.

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


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
Find out more about RPL

 

Employability

Career opportunities

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

 
 

Full-time

  • Not available full-time
 

Part-time

From Sept 2019 entry

  • Length: 1 year
  • Enrolment date: January and September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342308

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