BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top Up)

Activate Learning
Course summary
1 year
Full time
Next available date: 23/09/2020 - Oxford
Open / Scheduled

Course description

BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top Up)

This degree is awarded by Oxford Brookes University. Designed in cooperation with and supported by employers, this programme has a strong focus on employability skills appropriate to the workplace.

The BA (Hons) ‘top up’ in Business and Enterprise provides a practical business education for entrepreneurial students who wish to further their knowledge of Business and Enterprise. It has been developed in a way which explores each of these two strands progressively, whilst maintaining a holistic view of business within various contexts.

This programme has been designed to further students’ knowledge of good business management practice. It will equip you with information, understanding and the entrepreneurial skills required to succeed in business. Designed to meet the needs of future employment in business in today's changing economic landscape, it will open up routes into postgraduate study, graduate jobs or provide students with the skills to start or grow their own business.

Please note: tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the government.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Entrants to the programme should normally meet one of the following sets of requirements:

  • Either a Foundation Degree (Arts) in Business and Enterprise awarded by Oxford Brookes University, achieving 240 credits and normally a minimum of 55% grade average achieved at Level 5
  • Or a Foundation Degree (Arts) in a Business related subject / Higher National Diploma in Business (Merit Profile). Subject to agreement of prior learning and meeting pre-requisite module requirements (including Research Skills and Strategic Management at Level 5)

Applicants may be required to attend an interview before admission to the programme

English Language Requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as:

  • British Council IELTS: normally minimum Level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components (the IELTS qualification should not be more than two years old at time of application and the certification must include a UKVI Number ).

Training Course Content

The programme aims to provide a balance between provision of information and opportunities to assimilate actively, apply, question, debate and reflect critically.

There are four single and two double modules in the programme, all compulsory. The Dissertation and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Project are compulsory alternatives – you will need to select to undertake one or other of these as a compulsory module.

* Please note that as programmes are reviewed regularly, the module list may vary from that shown here.

Level 6

  • Dissertation or Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Project* - Double module
  • Entrepreneurial Business Management -  Double module
  • Managing Quality and Risk
  • Enterprise Awareness, Evaluating Opportunities and Creativity
  • Managing Careers
  • Strategic Management* - Double module (subject to interview with the HE Programme Co-ordinator)

The Business strand introduces students initially to the scope and functions of business and gradually develops their understanding of the internal and external environment in which businesses operate.

The Enterprise strand takes basic enterprise concepts and theories to a contemporary and practical level and equips students in establishing and developing businesses. It is designed with the underlying principle of blending critical enquiry with practical insight. It provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate for effective, ethical management roles.

The programme cultivates creative and entrepreneurial approaches and enables students to recognise and fulfil their potential. An example of this is the unique offering of module 307 – Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Project (WBL). This work-based learning module allows students to achieve the learning milestones of the final year whilst engaging in a business start-up.

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Activate Learning

Activate Learning

Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group that aims for far-reaching, progressive change and impact through learning. We work with learners as individuals, helping them make the choice of course and career pathway that’s right for them. Our mission is to provide work-ready talent for business, and...

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